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Where are they now? Catching up with our Class of 2016 ‘Newest Redbirds’
April 22, 2021
Catch up with our Class of 2016's "Newest Redbirds."
Our newest Redbirds: Criminal justice sciences major wants to be part of the solution
September 1, 2020
Tony Davenport has a unique perspective when he listens to the ongoing conversations asking for change in law enforcement practices. He is a proud young Black man who wants to see solutions to...
Our newest Redbirds: Identical twins ready for Gamma Phi Circus
August 27, 2020
Identical twins Julia and Sophie Baker have been surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Chicago for their entire lives. After having an hourlong commute to their high school, the twins are ready...
Our newest Redbirds: Exceptional esports athlete makes ISU his home
August 26, 2020
When Sam Carroll wasn’t seeking athletic scholarships, he was quietly becoming one of the best players in the world at Rocket League.
Our newest Redbirds: Political science major seeks connections through experience
August 19, 2020
Illinois State University freshman Kerem Tasdan has an innate curiosity about the world around him, made perfectly clear from the wide range of activities he was involved with at Macomb High...
Our newest Redbirds: A low SAT score didn’t define her
August 18, 2020
Three hours and four digits do not define her. That’s what LuAnn Bonilla wrote in a financial aid appeal when a low SAT score excluded her from the scholarships she needed to attend Illinois State.
Our newest Redbirds: Twins transfer to ISU together
September 9, 2019
Miriam and Mayra Maldonado are identical twins with nearly identical backgrounds. The two attended the same schools, participated in the same extracurricular activities, and achieved the same...
Our newest Redbirds: Transfer student pursues passion for technology
September 3, 2019
As the technology around us advances, the demand for computer experts rises. Incoming Redbird Levi Schaut realized this from a young age, building upon his passion for technology for as long as he...
Our newest Redbirds: Valedictorian ready to succeed at ISU
August 28, 2019
Becoming class valedictorian is no simple achievement, but incoming Redbird Olivia Streeter had her sights set on it from her first day at Peoria Central High School.
Our newest Redbirds: Honors student goes from Peru to ISU
August 22, 2019
Incoming Redbird Sarah Sanders has already developed a worldly outlook and a passion for exploration.
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