Spring is such an exciting time both on campus and in the Champaign-Urbana area. This past weekend was the 15th annual Ebertfest - the Roger Ebert Film Festival at the Virginia Theater in downtown Champaign. The festival promotes small, independent films. I didn't get a chance to go see a film this weekend, but I went with a few friends last year. We went and saw a documentary called "Funny Business" - because it featured business men running comedy clubs in Chicago. This upcoming weekend is the Illinois marathon! There is always a lot of buzz about the marathon because so many students participate in both the half and the full - I went to go to see friends cross the finish line last year and I plan on doing the same thing this weekend. Last weekend was Moms Weekend - both my parents came down to participate in campus festivities. We went and saw the musical Hairspray that was put on by the Illini Union Board and ate dinner at Wedge - my new favorite Mexican restaurant off campus (try the chicken or fish tacos!). These are just a few things going on around campus, Champaign-Urbana is a really awesome area to explore. My friends and I are trying to make the most of our time before we graduate on Saturday, May 11th! GO ILLINI!