On October 25, 1968 about 300 students marched into Noyes Lab on the UIUC campus, filling the hallway and blocking a particular door. In that room sat a Dow Chemical recruiter, who expected to quietly interview …
Posts by Vern Fein:
Not just the horse’s mouth—the horse’s mind
Vern Fein, published author and horse racing enthusiast, takes a look at a great tale of a thoroughbred champion.
Revisiting the legacy of Chancellor Jack Peltason
In the N-G, I read that Chancellor Jack Peltason died at 91. He was the Chancellor during the 60’s demonstrations and someone I had a lot of contact with. Overall, in hindsight, he probably was …
Canteen run hits the streets
Two nights a week, all year round, one family and a load of volunteers are changing the face of the homeless in Champaign-Urbana. Vern rode along to find out how he, and you, can help.
For love of the game
With the MLB struggling to keep fans in the seats, and a general malaise towards the game itself, one Champaign couple is doing their part to keep America’s Pastime alive around here.
This weekend: anti-human trafficking film at the Art
Who has the potential to discover a human trafficking victim? You! Many believe that slavery ended in the 1800s or it happens only in other countries. The reality isthere are more slaves in the world …
Vote for Jamie Newell’s photo NOW!
One of our own, Jamie Newell, is in a horse racing photography contest and has a real chance to win and get her photo on the front of a magazine. The contest runs from today …
Salt and Light in need of your help
After the family that runs Salt and Light were given a new home by a TV show, their popularity rose so fast that they are running out of funds. Here’s how you can help.