This friendly Quad Day reminder to the UI Class of 2023: No matter how homesick you might feel — or how awkward these first few days with that quirky new roomie may be — everyone goes through it.

After a UI office manager learned the story of the building's long-removed stained-glass dome, she embarked on a decade-long mission to create a replica of it in hopes the campus will install a real version in an upcoming renovation of the building.

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In this week's edition: The Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club gets some well-deserved recognition from the state and the Illini Bass Club's Angler of the Year points race tightens up after last weekend's tournament in Paris.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the Mahomet woman whom friends call a professional volunteer, giving her time and passions to the homeless and those in need within the local community.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois student and entrepreneur who is executive manager at the school's chapter of the socially conscious Enactus program.

'Well, I'm a proud Jew, and here's what I know,' said Diane Ore of Champaign, chairwoman of Bend the Arc CU. 'Claiming Jews are disloyal — that we are not full Americans — is a centuries-old anti-Semitic trope designed to isolate and endanger Jewish people.'

 

Now that she's back in Champaign County, Mica Allison shares her journey from St. Thomas More standout to Auburn freshman to now an Illini, in her own words, with beat writer Scott Richey

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois student and entrepreneur who is executive manager at the school's chapter of the socially conscious Enactus program.

High school senior Annabelle is running from Seattle to Washington, D.C. — 2,700 miles — in Deb Caletti’s “A Heart in a Body in the World” (Simon Pulse 2018). She’s running away from excruciating mental pain and toward having to face her recent trauma.