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Shining Light on What’s Hidden

Shining Light on what’s Hidden

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Courtesy Jasmine Dinh

Walking into the Shadows:

There is a lot going on in the world today – take a look at our newsfeeds alone. We read, we update and we try to understand, but have you ever tried to put yourself in someone else’s shoes? We are going to shine light on what’s hidden. Reporter for Off The Shelf and Online, Lizzie Jassin, takes us through what it’s like to experience what other minority groups go through on campus or throughout the world. Follow along with Jassin as she walks through The Tunnel of Oppression , which was hosted at The University of Illinois. Reporter, Jasmine Dinh, shows us the other types of discrimination held universally and how other university campuses display their versions of The Tunnel of Oppression. Dinh also shows us what changes one goes through as the progression of Alzheimer’s takes over. But what is there to be said about the in between of living with Alzheimer’s? Reporter, Jazmine Reynolds, introduces us to the techniques involved with caring for one with Dementia and Alzheimer’s and just how the caregivers are the biggest supporters of our loved ones. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can take an emotional and physical toll on someone. But the toll of living with Alzheimer’s can be worse. Reporter, Vennetta Sims, gives us a step by step tutorial on how to deal with the depression associated with Alzheimer’s. When facing issues, it’s easy to feel in the dark and unsure of the outcome, but we’re here to Shine Light on What’s Hidden. We’re facing the unknown and finding the solutions.  Continue reading Shining Light on What’s Hidden

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A Look into Race Relations on the University of Illinois Campus

Students talk on outside on Green Street. Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois.
Students talk outside on Green Street. Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois.

With over 44,000 Undergraduate students, everyone finds a community where they fit in on the University of Illinois campus. But from segregation in the Greek system, to students speaking out of their experiences with microaggressions in the community, race sadly still plays a factor. Our team of Kara Garvey, Camille Avilez, Fangyi Liu, and Jimmie Jackson took a look at race relations at the University of Illinois.

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Exploring Diversity and Inclusivity at UIUC: Behind the Numbers

Prospective students tour the Quad
Prospective students tour the Quad

In terms of diversity, the University of Illinois isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

While Illinois claims to be the “the most diverse public university in the Big Ten” on its admissions website, according to statistics found on Forbes.com, the university’s student population, while quite diverse, isn’t as varied as a prospective student would be led to believe. Continue reading Exploring Diversity and Inclusivity at UIUC: Behind the Numbers

The Inclusive Illini

The Inclusive Illini

University of Illinois hosts week
of healthy living and learning

By Klaudia Dukala, Brett Lerner, Jeff Ohmer and Jacqui Ogrodnik

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Recreation teamed up to present the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s first Illini Wellness Week. Thirteen events were featured throughout the week of April 6 to 10 that not only focused on the different dimensions of wellness, but emphasized campus diversity as well.

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