The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Opinion | It’s time for a drone strike reckoning
Opinion | It’s time for a drone strike reckoning
By Eddie Ryan, Senior Columnist

Sometimes, the attitudes of the masses — their rebuttal to the “conventional wisdom” — get...

Letter to the Editor | Schools must be safe for children to prosper
Letter to the Editor | Schools must be safe for children to prosper
By Iris Medina

My biggest concern when I was in middle school, and even in high school, was whether I had completed...

Natalie Declerck performs a frontside 180 at the Spalding Park Skatepark on Nov. 6.
Shred the town: Skateboarders request light system
November 17, 2021
Students studying at the main stacks of the main library on April 30, 2019. The UI library system has been provided with grants as aid during the pandemic.
UI library system receives nearly $50,000 from state for pandemic recovery
January 22, 2022

Last week, the University library system received two grants from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to help with COVID-19 recovery efforts. The...

The front cover of Walrus, a student-run publication from the 60s. The Special Educational Opportunities Project, also known as Project 500, recruited students from underrepresented populations, and its implementation received mixed criticism from the student body.
Looking back: Project 500 in retrospect
January 19, 2022

On a cold January night in 1968, students, professors and cameramen packed into the Illini Union. Clouds of smoke filled the air as leaders from the...

Ryan Reeder looks over his rapid Covid-19 test at the ARC on Feb. 1.  The university has provided a Covid-19 briefing about returning to campus for the 2022 spring semester.
UI officials hold COVID-19 briefing, discuss return to campus 
January 17, 2022

University officials discussed the return to campus and COVID-19 in the latest of the COVID-19 briefing series on Jan. 11.  The briefing comes...

Health care worker fills up syringes with the Covid-19 vaccine on Nov. 6. The university is now requiring staff and students to receive the Covid-19 booster when eligible.
University requires COVID-19 booster shots
January 6, 2022

In a Massmail sent Thursday, the University of Illinois System announced the requirement that all faculty, staff and students get a COVID-19 booster...

Illinois womens tennis Kida Ferrari prepares to hit the ball during her singles match against Chicago State on Jan. 23. Farrari won her match, 6-1 and 6-0.
Illinois women's tennis sweeps Eastern Illinois, Chicago State during Sunday doubleheader
By James Kim, Staff Writer • January 24, 2022

The Illinois women’s tennis team took on both Eastern Illinois and Chicago State at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday. The doubleheader tested the team’s fitness levels, but the Illini did not falter...

An image of one of the playable characters from Crossing Souls fights off zombies. This video game allows the player to fight and solve puzzles in its retro world.
‘Crossing Souls’ fuses ‘80s nostalgia, childhood summer adventures
January 24, 2022

For many, the end of summer is a beautiful yet bittersweet sensation of emotions. It may be...

Graduate student, Emily Guske, works at an IMC Zine Library event featuring zines from the librarys collection in Sept. 2021. The Urbana Free Library utilizes zines as a form of self-expression.
Urbana Free Library introduces self-expression through zines
January 21, 2022

Carol Inskeep recalls a memorable zine made by a trans individual during pride fest. She said is...

University alumnae, Mikki Kendall talks about her book, Hood Feminism at The Literary on Jan. 20. The New York Times Bestseller is a nonfiction novel discussing modern feminism.
University alum, bestselling author Mikki Kendall discusses 'Hood Feminism' at The Literary
January 24, 2022
The cover of the zine, Rabbiteen, displayed with other zines and comics in Quimbys, a Chicago bookstore. Rabbiteen centers around the dark alternative subculture in music, visual arts, and more.
Rabbiteen zine cultivates dark-alternative scene
January 21, 2022
Members of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, at the University of Illinois pose for a photo in 1913. Black Greek life was created for Black students to have a safe space to live and socialize on campus.
Making a home: Black Greek life on campus
January 19, 2022
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Illinois Students are Looking Forward to the Holidays
Illinois Students are Looking Forward to the Holidays
December 21, 2021

 The Illini are getting excited about their holiday plans. Check out their favorite foods, traditions and more!

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