Shavonne's Year

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    Episode One: Meet Shavonne

    Shavonne settles into the first few weeks of school, showing us her living space and talking about how life has changed since the beginning of the pandemic.

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    Episode Two: Bills to Pay

    Shavonne documents what she does to keep the bills paid, as she is largely responsible for paying her way through college. She also shares her goals for after graduation.

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    Episode Three: Art Discoveries

    Premiering Sunday, September 26, 2021

    Shavonne discovers some local street-art by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus Langston Allston, who is getting noticed in the art world.

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    Episode Four: Favorite Campus Eats

    Premiering Sunday, October 3, 2021

    Shavonne takes us to her favorite spot to grab a bite… to go, because eating out during the pandemic is more of a take-out affair.

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    Episode Five: New Year Riot at the Capitol

    Premiering Sunday, October 10, 2021

    Shavonne shares her thoughts on the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol and her desire to create meaningful change for the African American community.

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    Episode Six: Black History Month Photo Shoot

    Premiering Sunday, October 17, 2021

    Shavonne turns her small apartment into a makeshift studio space as she prepares to star in a friend's Black History Month photo project for class.

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    Episode Seven: Cooking with Shavonne

    Premiering Sunday, October 24, 2021

    Shavonne experiments with some classic recipes, like trying her hand at scrambled eggs, and works on creating the perfect on-the-go snack.

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    Episode Eight: Working Out

    Premiering Sunday, October 31, 2021

    Shavonne focuses on her physical fitness while in lockdown and sets some exercise goals for herself in 2021.

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    Episode Nine: Shavonne’s 21st Birthday

    Premiering Sunday, November 7, 2021

    Shavonne celebrates an important life milestone with a little organization and a decadent meal at a local restaurant with a friend.

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    Episode Ten: End of a COVID Year

    Premiering Sunday, November 14, 2021

    Shavonne documents the last day of her junior year and reflects on the last year in a pandemic. Then she packs her bags to head home.