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Bar bathroom cleanliness is in the toilet

Bar bathroom cleanliness is in the toilet

Andrea Flores, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

By 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, Danny Moore and other staff at The Red Lion get to work cleaning the bar. Saturday is a busy day for Red Lion employees. Doors open at 11 a.m. for block, a student tradition of spending all day at the bars, and stay open until 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Although Red Lion ...

Illinois women’s basketball looks for first road victory

Illinois women’s basketball looks for first road victory

James Boyd, Staff writer
February 22
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Women's Sports

It has been over a month since the Illinois women’s basketball team won a game and over a year since the Illini were victorious on the road. The last time Illinois came away with a win on the road was on Feb. 17, 2016 against Wisconsin. It was one of two conference victories during last year’s...

Updated rapid recap: Illinois men’s basketball beats Northwestern 66-50

Updated rapid recap: Illinois men’s basketball beats Northwestern 66-50

Lucas Wright, Staff writer
February 21
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Illinois men's basketball team completed a season sweep over Northwestern with a wire-to-wire 66-50 victory. The win featured possibly the most well rounded team performance by the Illini all season. Seven players scored, while the defense held Northwestern to 32.1 percent from the field. A...

Updated: No massmail released after three weekend sexual assaults

Updated: No massmail released after three weekend sexual assaults

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 21
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

Three sexual assaults were reported over the weekend, according to police reports. Two were reported to the Champaign Police Department, while one was reported to the University of Illinois Police Department. A 20-year-old female reported a sexual assault to Champaign Police at 11:23 a.m. on Saturda...

Keys to an Illinois basketball win today against Northwestern

Keys to an Illinois basketball win today against Northwestern

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
February 21
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

The Illinois basketball team has the opportunity to achieve a couple of milestones on Tuesday. “Chicago’s Big Ten Team” is making the trek down south as Illinois has a chance to win back-to-back Big Ten games for the first time in two years and complete its second sweep of the season. I...

A place for students to call home: 75 years of history at the Illini Union

A place for students to call home: 75 years of history at the Illini Union

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

During the Illini Union’s 75th anniversary celebration on Friday, Earl Finder, 93, sat in the Pine Room before pictures of the building throughout the decades. To one side of him were pictures from the Union’s past and to the other were renditions of what architects hope to build one day. It was...

The Daily Illini wins best college newspaper in Illinois

The Daily Illini wins best college newspaper in Illinois

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 18
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, State

The Daily Illini won first place for “General Excellence” and “Online News Website” at the Illinois College Press Association award ceremony in Chicago Saturday afternoon. The ICPA hosts this competition annually and judges various components of college newspapers from across the state. S...

Wounds heal, gun violence lingers

Wounds heal, gun violence lingers

By Elyssa Kaufman, Staff writer
February 16
Filed under Showcase

Getting to know, getting to grow: Edamame

Getting to know, getting to grow: Edamame

Jess Peterson, Staff writer
February 15
Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase

Edamame is a type of soybean that has led crop scientists to think outside the pod. Illinois farmers produced nearly 593 million bushels of soybeans in 2016, according to the Illinois Soybean Association, but none of those went toward the popular snack. With China as its largest exporter, edamam...

Complain all you want, Groce is still the guy for now

Complain all you want, Groce is still the guy for now

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
February 14
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

You can complain, boo and tweet all you want. Yell until your lungs get sore and type as fast as you can to get #FireGroce trending. But, it isn’t going to do anything because John Groce isn’t going anywhere. Illinois sits at No. 13 in the Big Ten standings with five games remaining on the schedule...

Updated rapid recap: Illini drop must-win game at home against Penn State

Updated rapid recap: Illini drop must-win game at home against Penn State

February 11
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

In what was a must-win game for head coach John Groce and his Illinois basketball squad, the Illini fell flat, losing 83-70 to Penn State. Illinois took on yet another new look starting lineup, slotting Kipper Nichols at the small forward position and bumping Malcolm Hill to the two-guard, alongside...

UI students, employees to join nationwide rally against immigration ban

UI students, employees to join nationwide rally against immigration ban

Megan Jones, Luke Cooper, and Vivienne Henning
February 10
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

University students and employees joined 55 campuses nationwide and to rally against President Trump’s immigration ban Thursday on the Main Quad. Participants wore white to symbolize peace. “Academics United - No Visa and Immigration Ban” aims to highlight the effects the ban has had on s...

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