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Delta Chi Fraternity celebrates Homecoming like savages

I hope the kids at Delta Chi who painted and displayed this last weekend feel super about themselves. And by super, I mean a superiority over the Native American population that doesn't hardly exist on this campus.

Next time, please feel free to paint and display a caricature of a Jew or an African-American ripping apart a Hawkeye or a Badger. I am sure they will come on by to help you celebrate. 

Just make sure that when you paint the Jews, you get the size of their noses proportionate to their faces. That's super important. Don't blow it, fellas! 

Publisher's Note: In case it needs clarification, the above statement in the final paragraph is intended to be satire / parody in order to better illustrate the similarity between someone drawing a caricature of a Native American and a Jewish person. The magazine's position on the issue of Native American or human cultural mascots depicted by former oppressors is steadfast: we are appalled by its use and believe it to be dangerous for our society. Despite the fact that we believe strongly in our readership and its ability to discern this sort of thing, we wanted to make that abundantly clear, as this article has gotten a bit of traffic from beyond our regular readership. Any questions, you can find us at info@smilepolitely.com. 


bacaro Friday lunch: jambon y buerre

There's a reason why this cost me and three guests $12.00 each. It's a steal, by comparison to the average sandwich. And so simple. Baguette, thinly sliced ham, and Kerrygold butter. 

Available on every corner on every street in Paris, it's the perfect combination of salty, sweet, chewy, and crispy. 

Good Lord, thank you for allowing me to be alive today. 


Urbana Public Arts Program & the Public Art League announce the installation of Astera

The City of Urbana Public Arts Program and the Public Art League is proud to announce the installation of Asteray, a sculpture by Nicole Beck. The City of Urbana and the Public Art League worked together to complete the installation near the corner of Green and Cedar streets in downtown Urbana. Asteray represents the 42nd sculpture Public Art League has brought to the community, and its installation is possible thanks to the generous support of Barak Rosenshine. The sculpture will reside at this location until August 2016.

In 2009, the City of Urbana launched the Urbana Sculpture Project with four sculptures that were considered for installation in four locations in Urbana. The program is now in its third cycle of sculpture that reside in the community for two years.  The Urbana Sculpture Project is part of the Urbana Public Arts Program, whose aim is to create a city where all residents can engage with the arts in its many forms, and where art is an integral part of the civic environment. 

For additional information, contact the Urbana Public Arts Coordinator, Lisa Hatchadoorian at 217/328-826, or by email at lhatchadoorian@urbanaillinois.us.  For more information on the City of Urbana’s Public Arts Program, please go here, and join us on Facebook at Twitter.

For more information about this installation, please contact David Wilcoxen at 217.898.8263. For more information about joining Public Art League, please visit www.publicartleague.org.


Donation parking meter

I spotted this meter downtown just outside of Big Grove. The idea behind it is that you can put your change into it and the money will go to helping local homeless people. RealChangeCU.org is the website associated with the meter and touts that a mere 65 cents donated will pay for a nights stay at a shelter including meals. The program is sponsored by our local mental health program Community Elements. 

What do you think about this idea? Will it "change" anything?