The following article was written for an Ebert Fellowship in memory of the late Roger Ebert. The fellowship works with the forthcoming Roger Ebert Center at the College of Media. Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips advises the Ebert fellows.
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, Amelia Mugavero, a UI senior majoring in broadcast journalism, chats with The N-G's Melissa Merli. The Dallas, Texas, native is Miss Central Illinois and is the first Marching Illini feature twirler in 10 years.