A local resident takes Christmas decorating to a whole new level with plastic figurines covering practically every inch of his front yard and house, even spilling over into a neighboring yard. The house is located on Hovey Avenue in Normal and is an annual holiday attraction. (Photo by Kaylin Smith / Contributing Photographer)
Coordinator: Studying abroad makes you fearless
Traveling to a different country, experiencing a new culture and meeting new people all while gaining an education at about the same if not cheaper price than at Illinois State University are just some of the opportunities studying abroad provides. Chrissie Strong, assistant study abroad coordinator at ISU believes that every student needs to try to study abroad while they are in school.
What’s up next? Fall 2012 theatre preview
Audiences at ISU will be treated to a lavish menu of theatre productions this fall, including a modern take on Homer’s “Odyssey”, one of Bertolt Brecht’s most celebrated plays and the sparkling British comedy, “Noises Off.” Anon(ymous) kicks off the season. Written by Naomi Iizuka and aimed at younger audiences, this channels Homer’s “Odyssey” with the story of a nameless refugee from Southeast Asia searching for his family in America.
It is that time of the year again, the time when it may be cold outside, but the house is always toasty and warm. That time when families decorate their houses for the season, and children jump for joy while on their best behavior. It is the time for a trio of holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.Three ISU students discussed what these occasions mean to them.