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Look At What You’ve Done and Smile (: Caudell Group Reflection

As a preface, I’d like to congratulate all of you on an amazing semester. You have all produced such amazing work, and I’m honored to have you as colleagues. Keep up the fantastic work!

To Olivia, Zack, and Demi:

I loved the topic of your story because it gave me pause and made me think. Your group really took an unexpected approach to handing the topic of diversity, and I’m so impressed with the final product. Way to take an already understated issue and cover an aspect so easy to overlook yet so important to share with the world!

To Roger, Samantha, Maggie, and Tommy:

I enjoyed the more intimate experience I got from viewing your work. I admire how personal you were able to get with your subjects, because with a story like this, that is imperative. Most amazingly of all, you showed that students with disabilities are just like the rest of us, with very similar lifestyles and struggles. It almost reminds me of the old documentary Murderball. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it!

To Angela, Tim, and Cassandra:

I must say, your topic is one that is very talked about on campus, and rightfully so. That being said, you still found a way to make your take on the issue unique and impactful. The quality of production was great as well, I really enjoyed the way you handled the How-To and video package.

Perfection: Free Throw Edition

How to Shoot a Perfect Free Throw

Basketball is a game loved all over the world. It spans over generations and generations and has played a unifying role in uniting individuals of all different kinds of backgrounds. Naturally, with my love for this great sport, I wanted to do my project on one of the most important fundamentals of basketball which has won and lost many games throughout history: the free throw.

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Polcyn Assignment 6: How to tape a baseball bat

Why I decided on this topic

Baseball has been my favorite sport ever since I remember. After years of playing, I have become pretty familiar with the ins and outs of the game, and one things I always thought was pretty cool was the different styles that people used to tape their wooden bats. When I first started using a wooden bat I always stuck to the simpler style where I covered the whole handle in tape, but as time went on I decided to try some new ideas out and ended up really liking a newer style called cross-taping (see below).

Here is an example of cross-taping, where the tape almost looks like diamonds on the handle.

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How To Make Flautas – Blanco

Taste of Hispanic Culture

Everyone thinks to get good Mexican food you need to go out to a restaurant. How about if I told you that you can make good Mexican food in your own kitchen? Today, let me introduce you to my Hispanic Heritage. I will show you how to make Chicken Flautas for your family and friends. It is an easy dish and the taste is even better!

The finished product.

The Ingredients 

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International Women’s Day 2017

Recognizing the Importance of Women Everywhere

The members of Love Handles pose for a group shot after their performance Wednesday night at the ISchool.

Women’s History Month is celebrated nation-wide throughout the month of March. The University of Illinois’ Women’s Resources Center organized a number of events this month to recognize local women and girls who have strengthened UIUC’s campus and community.   Wednesday night, the WRC hosted a Women’s History Month Kick Off Event at the School of Information Sciences to celebrate women and International Women’s Day.  This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change.  The Champaign based musical group, Love  Handles, came out to perform feminist-powered songs.   Continue reading

A Plan In Place- Griffin

College Campus Sexual Assaults: What the University of Illinois is doing to solve this issue

In recent months, University of Illinois students at Urbana-Champaign have received campus safety alerts on issues of sexual assaults, three to be exact. This grabbed the attention of not only the staff, students, and faculty of U of I but also well known media outlets like the Chicago Tribune and WGN TV. While these alerts and assaults are always devastating news to hear, U of I is trending upwards as one of the most invested and resource-rich universities that combats sexual assaults.

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The “Right” Solution: 2nd Amendment Advocate and Rape Survivor Speaks Out

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There’s no easy way to cope with sexual assault. It’s a terrible crime that, if one even survives, can leave even the strongest person shaken. Kimberly Corban, a rape survivor and political activist, used her horrifying experience to make her stronger. She travels around the US, sharing her message at events, campuses, and even with former President Barack Obama. So why was attendance so low at her UIUC speech last Wednesday, March 8th? Debbie Bernal, campus president of the  sponsoring organization Turning Point USA says it’s due to the controversial nature of her message.

Digital Poster for Kimberly Corban’s campus visit. Source https://www.facebook.com/TPUSAatUIUC/photos/gm.390718911302279/1077488515696891/?type=3&theater

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