Welcome to Illinois Weather

                Before I began to write this blog post, I Googled how many days there were until spring officially begins. I found out that the spring season starts on March 20Â this year and that is approximately 45 days away. At this point in time, we are in the thick of... Read more →


                Tuesday, January 15th was the announcement date for the 87th annual Academy Awards, and if you were on Twitter at all that day, you probably saw a few congratulation tweets to certain actors, but you also probably saw the backlash that the Academy received and... Read more →

The unexpected welcome back

                I got back to Blono a few days ago after a fun, relaxing Winter break. I spent a couple of days getting back into the swing of things—cleaning my apartment and getting ready for my classes. Everything was running smoothly until the fire alarm went off in my... Read more →

Column: Birdseye view of the FCS Championship

Adam Weiss / Photographer: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas is expected to be filled at maximum capacity with 20,000 fans Saturday for the FCS Championship. As soon as I walked into the airport, I immediately sensed how tense the air felt. It's hard to explain, but there is just this eerie sense of confidence, not cockiness. Everyone you... Read more →

Postcard from Frisco: Former ‘Bird shows support

Vidette sports editor Adam Iwans (left) and photographer Adam Weiss (right) are covering the FCS Championship in Frisco, Texas. Greetings from Frisco. As the sports reporter covering the FCS Championship in Frisco, Texas, I've decided to put together a series of updates as the pregame and game events unfold. See below for some of my... Read more →

Four winter wear staples

                  With the flurries starting to fall, and the actual Fall season making its way out of the picture, us Fashionistas are looking for new style inspiration for our walk to class. While we are adding on the layers, it is important to include some of the... Read more →

What’s with all the protests?

                The meaning behind the riots in Ferguson, Mo. and across the country isn’t just to get justice for one innocent, young man. It’s for justice for a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a “neighborhood watchman” after buying Skittles from a nearby... Read more →