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

Students return to movie theaters
Students return to movie theaters
October 18, 2021

The sounds of people clapping at the ends of movies and munching on buttery popcorn haven't been...

Quarterback Artur Sitkowski handles the ball during the game against Wisconsin Oct. 9.  The Illini football runnings backs remain elite while quarterbacks have a tough time.
Illinois football bye week takeaways: Running backs remain elite, quarterback situation remains messy
October 17, 2021

It’s been a slog, but we’re finally here. The Bret Bielema era hasn’t exactly gotten off to...

Quarterback Artur Sitkowski attempts to throw the ball during the game against Wisconsin on Oct. 9 during Homecoming Weekend. Illini football continues to struggle with their offensive line.
Column | Offensive struggles continue into Big Ten play for Illini football
October 15, 2021

If it wasn’t clear enough already, the first year of the Bret Bielema experience has been one...

The annual CU Jazz Festival will be held from October 14-17 and will bring jazz lovers together within the community.
Annual CU Jazz Festival celebrates jazz, local community
October 15, 2021

Running from Oct. 14-17, this year's C-U Jazz Festival plans to bring together two things that many...

A still from the Netflix series Squid Games is shown above. Columnist Rayna Whu agrees that the show has issues with subtitle translations, yet it is still able to tell a meaningful story.
Opinion | Squid Game revives conversation on subtitles
October 18, 2021

The Korean survival drama “Squid Game” is on track to become Netflix’s most streamed original...

Letter to the Editor | Practice yoga with cultural appreciation
Letter to the Editor | Practice yoga with cultural appreciation
October 16, 2021

Recently, an article was written on, “Yoga practice raises questions of cultural appropriation.”...

A photo of the old Congregation Anshe Knesset Israel Synagogue that stood at 949 N. Walnut St. from 1929-1991 is shown above. Jewish archives from central Illinois similar to the photo above will be stored at new archives at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections at the University.
Jewish archives from central Illinois to be stored at University 
October 16, 2021

The University is establishing new archives at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections about...

Miranda Stillwell, sophomore in LAS, shares her opinion on protesting policies the University has put in place. The deadline for the public to comment has been extended due to feedback from students.
Students speak out against University-adopted policy regulating protests
October 14, 2021

The University plans to adopt a policy regulating on-campus speech and expression. The policy consolidates...

An MTD bus drives down a street for line 13 Silver. The MTD is short staffed creating service reductions.
MTD makes service reductions, faces staff shortages
October 14, 2021

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District made service reductions on Oct. 4 due to staff shortages....

Students part of the MENA proposal sit around talking at a picnic bench on Oct. 12. Students work towards establishing a cultural house on campus for Middle Eastern North African cultures.
MENA individuals work to establish cultural house 
October 13, 2021

A group of students created a proposal for the establishment of a Middle Eastern Northern African...

Redshirt junior Nic Meister serves the ball during the Fighting Illini Invite Sunday. The team saw mixed results over the weekend.
Illinois men's tennis hosts Fighting Illini Invite, sees mixed results over three-day event
October 18, 2021

Illinois men’s tennis continued its regular-season preparations at the Fighting Illini Invite...

Redshirt Junior Ashley Cathro defends the all during the game against Wisconsin Oct. 8. The Illini fell to Iowa 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.
Illinois soccer falls short of comeback, loses 3-2 at Iowa
October 17, 2021

In April, Meike Ingles delivered the last dagger, scoring the golden goal knocking Illinois out...

Forward Makena Silber handles the ball during the game against Wisconsin Oct. 8. The Illini look to perform well in their game against Iowa on Sunday.
Illinois soccer looks to return to form against Iowa
October 17, 2021

After a nightmare game against Minnesota, Illinois is looking to regroup on Sunday against Iowa.  Last...

A screen shot from the video game Half-Life is shown above. The game recently underwent a virtual reality transition.
'Half Life' undergoes virtual reality revival
October 18, 2021

In 1998, the landscape of video games was changed in a manner akin to how Stanley Kubrick’s “2001:...

‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ whimsically captures fall aesthetic
‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ whimsically captures fall aesthetic
October 14, 2021

As the midpoint for fall approaches, the craving for seasonal films only grows. Wes Anderson’s...

Lili Trifillio sings during a performance at Foellinger Auditorium on Oct. 7. Lili Trifillio is the primary singer/songwriter for the band Beach Bunny.
Beach Bunny brings indie-pop, new tunes to Foellinger
October 13, 2021

Thursday night, indie-pop band Beach Bunny played at Foellinger Auditorium, brought to the University...

What Makes You Happy?
What Makes You Happy?
October 13, 2021

 The humans of Champaign-Urbana have a lot to say, especially...

Whats in Your Backpack?
What's in Your Backpack?
September 21, 2021

 As students return to campus and in-person classes, more and more...

Mask-wearing causes deaf, hard-of-hearing individuals to adapt
Mask-wearing causes deaf, hard-of-hearing individuals to adapt
October 14, 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for society as a whole, certain groups have...

A student performs a cobra pose during the Yoga Practicum class on Monday morning. Yoga practice raises concerns for cultural appropriation.
Yoga practice raises questions of cultural appropriation
October 12, 2021

A spiritual practice spanning thousands of years is happening all around us. The setting: studios,...

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