Julie details her experience with "glamping" in Allerton Park.
Julie shares her experiences at the Harvest Moon Drive-In during this unusual summer.
What were the stories that got the most attention? Some may surprise you.
It's so hard to say goodbye.
The fifteenth iteration of PYGMALION just went down on a whirlwind weekend in C-U, and now that there’s been some time to decompress (and get over post-festival depression), here’s a rundown of the highlights.
Cope details the homecoming of Sasha Velour, Urbana's very own drag queen superstar.
This month, Tom goes miniature golfing and turns his critical eye towards each and every hole.
If you can't beat the heat, at least call it a draw at Aikman Wildlife Adventure in Arcola, IL.
Burlesque/Vaudeville troupe Carnivále Debauche provided a high-energy, crowd-pleasing celebration of all things nerdy at Nerdlesque.
Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, spoke at the Illini Union last night as a part of One Book One Campus.
As we wind down the publishing calendar for 2018, here are the most visited articles on Smile Politely this year.
Check out the results when they are posted for the much-anticipated Midterm Election.
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