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

Parade of Lights gives CU new holiday normal
November 26, 2021

After a one-year hiatus from in-person winter festivities, downtown Champaign prepares for an Elvis-inspired...

Students call for trigger warnings during class
Students call for trigger warnings during class
November 24, 2021

Maya Novik, freshman in Social Work, said up until early October, her GWS 100: Intro to Gender &...

Kofi Cockburn shoots the ball during Illinois mens basketballs game against Arkansas State on Oct. 29. The Illini beat the Kansas State Wildcats in the third-place game of the Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday night.
Season-highs from Alfonso Plummer, Kofi Cockburn see Illinois men's basketball take down Kansas State
November 23, 2021

Playing against former Illinois coach Bruce Weber and guard Mark Smith, Illinois took down Kansas...

Screenshot from Yazuka 5 Remastered of one of the characters smashing someone down with a weapon. The game includes a variety of features and modes for different types of gameplay.
‘Yakuza 5’ features diverse gameplay modes, features
November 22, 2021

The Yakuza series is a fascinating beast. It simultaneously exemplifies the best aspects of the...

Head football coach Bret Bielema walks onto the football field before the homecoming game against Wisconsin Oct. 9 Columnist Talia Duffy argues that Bielemas salary is too high for the underperforming team.
Opinion | Bielema's extravagant salary is unjustifiable
November 24, 2021

Illinois is a Big Ten school. We are regularly featured on ESPN, we compete against powerhouses...

Travis Scott performs during the Astroworld concert in Houston in 2019. Columnist Axel Almanza believes that the audiences safety at concerts should of up most priority for artists especially after the tragedies at Astroworld.
Opinion | Artists must protect fans from chaos
November 24, 2021

With the recent tragedy at Astroworld, countless are left heartbroken and confused as to how a concert...

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The Krannert Center for Performing Arts is now requiring proof of the Covid-19 vaccination or negative test to enter.
Krannert Center requires COVID-19 vaccine or negative results for entry
November 24, 2021

Since Nov.16, the Krannert Center for Performing Arts has begun asking that all audience members...

As University administration salary rises, so does tuition
As University administration salary rises, so does tuition
November 24, 2021

When Jack Peltason took office as the first chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...

COVID-19 cases increase significantly in Champaign County before holiday season
November 22, 2021

COVID-19 cases have spiked in Champaign County over the last month as the holiday season approaches. According...

A student receives a funnel and tube for their Covid-19 test at the ARC on Feb. 1. With cases spiking in dorms, University Housing has required tests for certain students, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to begin getting tested.
University Housing requires COVID-19 testing for dorms with high cases
November 18, 2021

On Nov. 4, University Housing sent out an email to certain student residents stating that COVID-19...

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Illinois women’s basketball falls to Dayton in first game at Daytona Beach Invitational
November 26, 2021

Illinois' first away game of the season ended in a loss against Dayton 67-53 at the Daytona Beach...

Guard Adalia McKenzie performs a layup during the game against SIUE on  Nov. 18. The Illini will be up against the Flyers for the Daytona Invitational this Friday.
Illinois women's basketball kicks off Daytona Beach Invitational versus Dayton
November 26, 2021

The Illinois women’s basketball team will play its first away game of the 2021-2022 campaign against...

Former Illinois head coach Lovie Smith walks along the sidelines before the game against Northwestern at Ryan Field on Dec. 12. Columnist Carson Gourdie argues that Illinois needs to knock Pat Fitzgerald down a notch for in-state success.
Column | Illinois needs to knock Pat Fitzgerald down a notch for in-state success
November 25, 2021

A bowl is likely out of the picture for Illinois. Even with a victory on Saturday, which would leave...

The Illinois volleyball team huddles together during the match against Indiana on Nov. 12 at Huff Hall. The Illini will take on the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans this week to close out the regular season.
Illinois volleyball closes regular season with matches at Michigan, Michigan State
November 24, 2021

With the NCAA set to announce the teams participating in the league’s national postseason tournament...

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Adeles new album cover for 30 is shown above. The album released on Nov. 19 and is receiving high praise.
Adele makes impactful return with ‘30’
November 21, 2021

When going through an emotional time like a breakup, most people turn to Adele’s music for the...

Mama and Baby 1, Charcoal on paper by Kinsey Fitzgerald.
The Urbana Free Library showcases accessible art with Young Artist’s Studio 
November 20, 2021

Kinsey Fitzgerald still remembers the first art piece she made when she was a child – a painting...

Escape the rainy weather on campus with The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Escape the rainy weather on campus with 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg'
November 18, 2021

As the rainy fall weather continues in Champaign-Urbana, nothing sounds like a better escape than...

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Stand Out Illini: Yiqi Zhang
Stand Out Illini: Yiqi Zhang
November 19, 2021

 Yiqi Zhang stands out as a member and leader in the...

DI on the street: What makes you proud to be an Illini?
DI on the street: What makes you proud to be an Illini?
November 11, 2021

 This week, opinion's editor Nathaniel Langley asked students...

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Introducing Illinois Divided
Emma Curcuru, a University alumna, holds a Bee Sassy acai bowl outside of the Just Be Acai camper on Friday morning. Curcuru founded the business and has been extremely successful on campus with help from her family.
Humans of CU: The berry bright entreprenuer
November 19, 2021

Beaming like a ray of buttery, yellow sunshine, the Just Bee Acai camper can often be found with...

Sadeen AlHalabi, student in FAA, uses her phone on the Main Quad on Sept. 3, 2019. Optometrist Dr. Amber Cumings says that too much screen time strains your eyes health.
Screen time strains eye health
November 17, 2021

The first thing the average student does in the morning is turn off their alarm, and that is only...

When the stars align: Zodiac signs influence dating decisions
When the stars align: Zodiac signs influence dating decisions
November 16, 2021

Cuffing season, during the fall and winter months, is a time in which many find themselves forming...

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