Gov. JB Pritzker, Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois state representative candidate Sharon Chung and State Sen. Dave Koehler spoke at an event on Illinois State University’s campus to promote early voting and encourage young people to vote.
The Vidette, Illinois State University's voice of students, printed its final print edition after 133 years on April 27, 2021. In honor of the one-year anniversary here is a look back at the final production day by the 2021editors.
With April being sexual assault awareness month we asked students about how safe they think ISU campus is, and what they would like to see changed.
With the 2022 student government elections coming up, Vidette photographer Christopher Schmidt asked members why some of them chose to get involved.
Illinois State men's basketball look to take on Indiana State in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Arch Madness tournament in St. Louis after a dominating 86-66 the week prior. Photographer Chris Schmidt asked some birds on the street what their game one predictions are.
In the early mornings of Feb. 24, Russia unleashed a full-scale attack on Ukraine. With world leaders discussing consequences for Russia's blatant disregard of the Russian-Ukrainian Friendship Treaty, as well as other agreements, Illinois State students voiced their concerns of what is to co…
To celebrate Valentines Day this year, Vidette photographer Chris Schmidt asked Illinois State students what plans they have with their significant others.
With the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams meeting up in Super Bowl LVI, we asked students who they think is gonna win and what their plans are.
Illinois State students return to in-person classes after two weeks online for the Spring semester. Last time ISU announced they would have two weeks online was Spring of 2020, which resulted in the rest of the semester online. Photographer Dwayne Banks asks students about how their first we…
The Vidette staff reprises one of its favorites, "All I Want for Christmas is You" as its 2021 holiday greeting carol.
Vidette photographer Dwayne Banks went around campus asking students their thoughts on the FBI not getting involved with the Jelani Day case. Day was an Illinois State graduate student who had gone missing on August 24, and was found dead in the Illinois River on Sept. 4.
On Tuesday Oct. 26, a march was held for Illinois State graduate student Jelani Day who was found dead in the Illinois River in Peru, Illinois. The march began with a caravan that visited the sites where Day's car was found, articles of clothing were found and the site where the family belie…
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Illinois State's homecoming. Vidette photographer Alyssa Cornelison went out on ISU's campus to see what the anniversary means to alumni, students and faculty.
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on Sept 11th, 2001. Vidette photographer, Dwayne Banks, went out and asked different students and faculty at Illinois State University about their significance and experience.
On Aug. 26, Gov. Pritzker reimposed an indoor mask mandate for the state of Illinois because of a rise in COVID-19 cases. Vidette staff went out and asked Illinois State University students about what they thought about Pritzker's decision.
In the 2021 Presidential inauguration, Amanda Gorman read an original poem titled 'The Hill We Climb.' In her poem she referenced how we need to be brave enough to be the light. In this video Illinois State University students and faculty are asked how they can be the light for others.
When people think about the month of March, one of the first things people think about is the March Madness tournament. Vidette videographer Leiana Bolden went out on campus to ask some Redbirds what plans they have as they watch the tournament over the next couple of weeks.
With the world still being in a pandemic after a year, Illinois State University canceled students' 2021 spring break. ISU instead gave students two "wellness days" to keep them from leaving the state which could put them at risk for contracting COVID-19. Vidette videographer, Leiana Bolden,…
Photo Editor Maia Huddleston asks ISU students about their thoughts regarding the second impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Vidette Videographer Rafael Menchaca asks students "What does a Joe Biden victory mean to you?"
Vidette staff member, Rafael Menchaca, goes out on campus to ask ISU students what the 2020 election means to them.
With the 2020 election coming up, the Vidette staff has a special message for you regarding where you can cast your ballot in Normal. Vidette staff members featured are, front from left, Alex Gant and Jaker Sermersheim. Second row, from left, Andrea Ricker, Kellie Foy, Lizzie Seils, Jake Fog…
Photo editor, Maia Huddelston and news editor, Grace Kinnicut go out and and ask students what they think about POTUS, Donald Trump getting Covid-19 and what it could mean for the 2020 election.
Tennis and track athletes held a car wash fundraiser at Ace Hardware in Normal earlier Friday. The car wash cost $5 and the money they raised will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club as well as My Block, My City, My Hood.
Earlier in the year Illinois State University decided to remove the names of Watterson Tower's floors due to history of slavery. Vidette photographer Zoe Wood went out and asked some birds on the street who live and work at Watterson what they would rename the floors.
Vidette photographer Alex Gant is back with his spinoff to Bird on the Street with season two of the ViddyVlog! Be sure to check back weekly for new episodes surrounding Illinois State University content, as this week's episode features Sports Editors Jake Fogal and Jake Semersheim reporting…
Tuesday night YouTube celebrities, the Nelk Boys, invade locations near Illinois State University's campus. Groups of people quickly swarmed to see the group, resulting in a group size that was more than the 10-person limit set by McLean County.
While classes are mostly online, students are still returning to campus. #Vidette Photo Editor Alex Gant shows how students are preparing for the start of the year.
Vidette photographer Alex Gant is back with his spinoff to Bird on the Street with the ViddyVlog.This week Gant breaks the distance barrier by video chatting with some members of The Vidette staff to see how they have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Staff members in order of intervie…
Spring Break is here, #Redbirds! See what Illinois State students are excited about with the week away from campus. Stay safe this break!
Vidette photographer Alex Gant is back with his spin-off to Bird on the Street with ViddyVlog! Be sure to check back weekly for new episodes surrounding Illinois State content, as this week's episode revolves around elections season and the stigma plaguing college student-voters: Are they tr…
Vidette photographer Alex Gant is back with his spin-off to Bird on the Street with ViddyVlog! Be sure to check back weekly for new episodes surrounding Illinois State content, as this week's episode revolves around ISU's Men's Baseketball game against MVC rival Bradley.
Vidette photographer Alex Gant is back with his spin-off to Bird on the Street with ViddyVlog! Be sure to check back weekly for new episodes surrounding Illinois State content, as this week's episode revolves around ISUs Founder's Day Ceremony.
Vidette photographer Alex Gant shares the love with students at Illinois State University on Valentine's Day.
Vidette videographer Trent Christiansen takes to campus to ask Illinois State students their thoughts on the recent outbreak of the coronavirus.
The staff of The Vidette provides its rendition of "All I Want for Christmas is You" (... and Mariah Carey probably doesn't have to worry about losing her version's top ranking).
BloomingtonCity Manager Time Gleason announces Dan Donath as police chief with Donath and his family.
College Democats at ISU President Angel Zamudio speaks at the rally Thursday.
WATCH: College Democrats at Illinois State lead a rally in front of Rodney Davis' Uptown Normal office.
Brand new red seats are starting to fill the gutted lower bowl of the Redbird Arena as the Redbird Arena Seating Enhancement Project continues. At this point in the process, the new seats occupy the north side of the building on the "home" side of the arena while boxes and parts fill the res…
Former Southern Illinois head coach Barry Hinson announces his resignation at the 10-minute mark of his postgame press conference Friday night.
Illinois State students share with the Vidette how they relieve stress during PAWSitively Stress Free day at Milner Library.
Highlights from Illinois State Universities 2019 Founder's Day bell ringing and convocation ceremoniesVideo shot & edited by: Madison Krzos
Redbirds are captured in their element at the Redbird Arena.