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Student government swears in new officers

Student government swears in new officers

Leon Li, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Uncategorized

The Illinois Student Government swore in new senators and officers Wednesday evening, including student body President Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business, and Vice President Joseph Domanski, junior in LAS. Speaker of the Senate Sam LeRoy, junior in Business, and director of the Senate Gabby Gende...

Latinx students’ 1992 protest sparks solidarity

Latinx students’ 1992 protest sparks solidarity

Tatiana Rodriguez, Columnist
April 20, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Though the University likes to boast an image of diversity, it never mentions its dark history of police brutality and the silencing of brown and black students on campus. The University showed its true, violent colors on May 5, 1992, when Latinx students gathered in the Henry Administration Building...

Couples come together to enjoy Ebertfest

Couples come together to enjoy Ebertfest

Annabeth Carlson, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Ebertfest, Uncategorized

One of the aspects of Ebertfest that makes it so special is the people in the seats. Some festival-goers are Champaign-Urbana locals, others are dedicated fans from out of town, and there are also University students who venture off campus and experience the world of Roger Ebert for the first time....

Second class of Ebert Fellows continue to learn

Second class of Ebert Fellows continue to learn

Masaki Sugimoto, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture, Uncategorized

In the second year of the program, the Roger Ebert fellowship is still equipping students with the skills to be successful film critics. The fellowship is hosted by the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It places three University students to work with Chicago Tribune film ...

Lillian Barkley

Lillian Barkley

April 6, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

I'm a junior in Journalism with a minor in Gender and Women's Studies. Since I joined the DI as a freshman, I've been features editor, assistant copy chief and a paid reporter. I'm so excited to be editor-in-chief this year. I have family in the area, so the University was my second home growing up,...

Joseph Longo

Joseph Longo

April 6, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

I'm a sophomore majoring in journalism from Chicago (both the city and the suburbs). Prior to being assistant news editor, I worked as a general assignment reporter. Later, I covered the crime beat where I developed an interest in data-driven, investigative reporting. When not working, I'm stay upda...

Jacob Singleton

Jacob Singleton

April 6, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

Hi, I’m a sophomore in Economics and Advertising. At the DI, I oversee social media, web development, and copy (I also love working with the design and video departments).  I like making to-do lists, almost finishing those to-do lists, making and eating food, traveling, playing soccer, playing the p...

Hannah Auten

Hannah Auten

April 6, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

I'm a sophomore in communication, specializing in rhetoric and public communication. I'm from good ol' southern Illinois, and I'm grateful to be experiencing some sort of human civilization here in Champaign-Urbana. I love learning about current social, political, and environmental issues in the world,...

Jessica Bursztynsky

Jessica Bursztynsky

April 6, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

I am a Journalism student focusing on News-Editorial writing with a minor in Political Science. I transferred into the University in fall 2016 from a community college and began working as a news reporter at The Daily Illini. After spending time as a reporter, I was chosen as the News Editor for the 2017-...

Aaron Navarro

Aaron Navarro

April 6, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

I am a sophomore majoring in journalism from Lindenhurst, Illinois, though when people ask I just tell them Six Flags. I started at The Daily Illini fall semester freshman year as a news writer, and I am now an assistant daytime news editor. Outside the newsroom, I'm probably doing something with music or...

Gillian Dunlop

April 6, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

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