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Samantha Jones Toal

I'm a sophomore majoring in news-editorial journalism with a minor in business. Originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia, I've recently relocated to central Illinois and am growing to love all the corn, soybeans and orange sunsets that the Midwest has to offer. If I'm not writing articles for the Daily Illini, I'm likely feeding my horse carrots or pretending I can play guitar. Someone once told me that my essence can be described as "a 40-year-old mom who just wants to hike."

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Samantha Jones Toal, Brand Manager

Jun 23, 2017
FBI makes missing scholar case a national priority (Story)
Jun 01, 2017
Virginia Theatre announces upcoming season’s lineup (Story)
Apr 03, 2017
Roommates on campus in luck, millennials having less sex (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Voting for student leadership, campus referendums begins Wednesday (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
UIPD agrees with SIU students: Unofficial “lame” (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
The Illini weren’t always orange and blue (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
New majors, minors proposed at Academic Senate (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Sexual assault at fraternity prompts campus safety notice (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Protests heard, discussed at Senate Executive Committee meeting (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
University president declares support for undocumented students (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
University president declares support for undocumented students (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Administration voices concern over Trump presidency (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Halloween serves as religious holiday for some Pagan students (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
It happened here: Student witnesses reflect on a night of violence (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Bid Day 2016: Campus sororities welcome new sisters home (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Counseling Center sees huge increase in patients, low on clinicians (Story)
Sep 06, 2016
Police Blotter for September 5, 2016 (Story)
Aug 22, 2016
A freshman’s guide to navigating the bus system (Story)
Aug 21, 2016
Why are students looking forward to Quad Day? (Story)
Aug 19, 2016
How to transition from high school to college (Story)
May 25, 2016
Staying safe on campus (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
Students create coffee-scented soap to benefit community (Story)
Mar 22, 2016
Police blotter for March 22, 2016 (Story)
Mar 16, 2016
Board of Trustees approves contract to increase UI use of minority business vendors (Story)
Mar 16, 2016
Student trustee election leads to hearing (Story)
Mar 13, 2016
Student senate, community leaders promote same day voting (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
UI offers Rosetta Stone to help international, study abroad students (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
University purchases Rosetta Stone for student use (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Student trustee candidates discuss mental health, diversity (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
Strategic Plan met with criticism from faculty (Story)
Mar 06, 2016
Student senators push for automatic voting (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
Raise.me startup awards students for academic achievement (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse (Story)
Feb 28, 2016
University scores search firms for chancellor (Story)
Feb 22, 2016
Rauner vetoes map grants legislation (Story)
Feb 21, 2016
Committee searches to fill new diversity efforts chancellor position (Story)
Feb 21, 2016
Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Movement: “We have to look at structural racism” (Story)
Feb 20, 2016
Rauner vetoes MAP grants legislation (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
UI still far from naming chancellor (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
Rauner says little on higher ed in budget address (Story)
Feb 14, 2016
New Welcome Center To Open Fall 2017 (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
UI alumna to serve as new executive director for governmental relations (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
University Revenue Diversified, Unlike Chicago State (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
UI continues to look for College of Medicine dean, negotiate state budget (Story)
Feb 08, 2016
UI reports record number of applications for the class of 2020 (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
State senator Scott Bennett: Illinois budget is not a partisan issue (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
Students, faculty push for revised general education requirements (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
New VPs set tone for semester (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
UI student applications up 11 percent for fall 2016 (Story)
Feb 01, 2016
Black Lives Matter co-founder to visit UI (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Black Lives Matter co-founder to visit UI (Story)
Jan 27, 2016
Recession could be to blame for higher ed tuition spike (Story)
Jan 21, 2016
Student senator proposes "tuition equality" resolution (Story)
Jan 20, 2016
Big Ten student governments discuss diversity, mental health (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Student Senate plans to promote mental health resources in coming semester (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
VP duo terms end early (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
VP duo terms end Wednesday (Story)
Nov 29, 2015
Creation of 'Illini White Student Union' sparks both national following and outrage (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Rep. Rodney Davis supports refugee background checks (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Illinois Student Senate holds public forum (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
UI students in Paris safe (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
Student Senate pushes for more U.S. Minority education (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Student senate aims to highlight diversity (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Student senate aims to highlight diversity (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Illinois Student Senate VPs resign due to 'unforeseen circumstances' (Story)
Nov 08, 2015
University to participate in national week of action to stop sexual assault (Story)
Nov 01, 2015
Study Finds Rebates an Effective Way to Improve Health Among Low-Income People (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
UIPD reports campus sexual assault (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Office of Undergraduate Research searches for new director (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
C-U community members discuss race and violence (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans (Story)