The Green, Orange and Blue

By Emily Chen; Photo by Tyler Baldassone In 2016, the Marching Illini (MI) made a complete 180 turn regarding environmental sustainability. What once was an organization where paper was invaluable is now a completely digitalized, efficient system.  Known as “The Nation’s Premier College Marching Band”, the MI was founded in 1867 and has been performing […]

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Styrecycle: Where Are They Now?

By Elise Snyder Expanded polystyrene aka Styrofoam: It’s ideal for keeping your cup of coffee hot or your DNA samples cold, but once it’s usefulness has run out, Styrofoam often ends up in the trash and, eventually, a landfill. This was the case for Styrofoam at the University of Illinois until the spring of 2016 […]

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Grad Interviews: This grad is getting her PhD Koalafication!

Grad Interviews: This grad is getting her PhD Koalafication! By Alida de Flamingh This issue’s Grad Interview is with Christina Ruiz-Rodriguez who studies Koala genetics. “Ultimately, the findings of my research will benefit both Zoo and wild koala populations” “One of the coolest things about koalas is that they are only found in Australia.” “Koalas […]

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