Do you like birds and nature? Do you want to become more active in wildlife and habitat conservation? Do you want to know more about the wonders of our local ecosystems? If so, the Champaign County Audubon Society (CCAS) might be the place for you. I sat down with the president, Sara Johnson, for a […]Read More Flying High on Good Vibes with the Champaign County Audubon Society
On a campus with over 40,000 people, it is easy to feel isolated, especially when one is new to the area. When I first came to the university, one of my greatest concerns was the potential isolation I would face because of my choice to practice a vegan diet. Because practicing veganism is so […]Read More 50 Years of Love and Light
I have always enjoyed using candles to create a nice mood in the evening, but there is always some wax left over after burning them. This craft gives you a way to recycle used candles and make them into new ones. What you will need: Old candles Wick base (you can get this from the […]Read More Green It Yourself: Candles
“I will go with the future generations … we must leave for our future generations a climate wherein they can breathe clean air and have a healthy life,” was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response when he was asked about India’s commitment to the Paris Climate Change deal. He vowed that his nation would go […]Read More Cleaner India, Greener India
My earliest exposure to the concept of minimalism was the minimal art on Instagram and minimalism room decor videos on YouTube, which I used to shamelessly watch over and over again. Back then, minimalism to me was just a term given to a certain type of art or design. It wasn’t until my freshman year […]Read More My Transition into Minimalism
Did you know that the Richter scale, the logarithmic scale used to measure earthquake magnitudes, doesn’t have a maximum number it goes up to, but magnitude 9 is the highest ever recorded? Such earthquakes are powerful and they come with some serious consequences. For example, Mexico was recently hit with one of the biggest earthquakes […]Read More The Shaking Earth
Boneyard Creek has been little more than an afterthought throughout much of Champaign-Urbana’s history and development. By the 1900s, the creek became a drainage ditch, squeezed behind Green Street like an alleyway. The cities didn’t build around the shallow tributary – they built on top of it. The creek was channelized and forced into tunnel […]Read More When Will the Boneyard Come Out and Play?