Top 12 Unique Museums in the Big Ten

As promised, to follow up my “Top 12 Large Museums in the Big Ten”, here is my list of the top 12 smaller, more unique museums around the conference. You might need to search further to find these gems, as …

Dad’s Day with the Marching Illini

The Marching Illini perform the “Three-In-One”. Photo courtesy of the Marching Illini.

Get ready for a weekend of dancing and patriotism as the Marching Illini performs a dual dad’s day show and an America show at the Illinois vs. Minnesota …

Best on Main Street, Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s Main Street is nothing short of diverse. Food and culture’s from all over the globe gather in the three main blocks that make up Main Street’s satisfaction of taste.  And no matter how far from home one finds …

A Nightcap in Champaign-Urbana: SomaUltralounge

photo courtesy of ‘Student Life in Downtown Champaign’

If Murphy’s Pub wins the award for the quaintest bar in Urbana-Champaign, and Station 211 wins the award for the most energetic venue in Urbana-Champaign, SomaUltralounge is going to be added to …

Best Pizza in B-Town

Photo courtesy of Mad Mushroom.

It’s an American delicacy. Sure, it may not have been invented here, but we like to think we’ve perfected it. Or, at the very least, Americanized it. Now, street corners are lined with them with …

Happy Valley to Hollywood

On Friday, October 26, the Penn State College of Communications presents Happy Valley to Hollywood, featuring Penn State Alumni in the entertainment business. This panel of Penn State Distinguished Alumni and Emmy Award winners will discuss their road from …

Marching Illini Challenge Alumni at Halftime

Photo courtesy of Marching Illini

As Saturday is Illinois’s homecoming vs. Indiana University, the Marching Illini will be welcoming back former band director Gary Smith, who served as director of the Marching Illini from 1976 to 1999. Since he retired, …

Evanston Fall Fest

Photo courtesy of Evanston Downtown Farmer’s Market.

Visit the Downtown Evanston Farmer’s Market before the Homecoming Game this Saturday, October 27, and experience Fall Fest 2012! Amongst the regular Farmer’s Market, full of local organic fruits, vegetables, flowers, artisan cheeses, …

The “Rookie Coach” Bowl: PSU vs. OSU Rivalry

Photo courtesy of pennstatetrustee.com

Woody Hayes. Joe Paterno. Archie Griffin. John Cappelletti. These are just a few of the names associated with the Ohio State-Penn State series. The series record between the two teams is 14-12 in favor of the …

A Nightcap in Champaign-Urbana: Murphy’s Pub

photo courtesy of dailyillini.com

Over thirteen percent of Illinois is of Irish decent, but if you’re not a member of that proud demographic that doesn’t mean you can’t make your way to Murphy’s Pub (ironically located on East Green Street). …