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Our Newest Redbirds: Chicago native finds power in education article thumbnailOur Newest Redbirds: Chicago native finds power in educationKharisma Thomas said she spent thousands of hours on Illinois State’s website. A bit of an exaggeration, but she’s that excited about starting her first year on campus. ...
Our Newest Redbirds: Chasing her passion all the way from Alaska article thumbnailOur Newest Redbirds: Chasing her passion all the way from Alaska“Science is what I want to do and is my passion,” said Elise Webber from Homer, Alaska, who started her freshman year this fall at Illinois State University. ...
Our Newest Redbirds: Leaving your college town for college article thumbnailOur Newest Redbirds: Leaving your college town for collegeChampaign native Beth Geistlinger broke with family tradition, packed up the family car, and headed northwest on Interstate 74 to become a Redbird. How in the world did that happen? ...
Our Newest Redbirds: Perfect choice after two perfect ACT scores article thumbnailOur Newest Redbirds: Perfect choice after two perfect ACT scoresGetting a perfect 36 score on your ACT exam is really, really hard. Illinois State University incoming freshman Griffin Megeff did it twice. ...
Our Newest Redbirds: First-generation nursing student makes family proud article thumbnailOur Newest Redbirds: First-generation nursing student makes family proudNot many students pack a stethoscope for their freshman year in college. But Enrique Rocha did. It was a special gift for the nursing major from his aunt in Mexico, who recently retired from nursing. ...

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