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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

Graduate student Megan Cooney (left) celebrates with fellow athletes on Nov. 21 for senior night before the game against Maryland. Illinois volleyball enters NCAA tournament ready to make noise away from home.
Illinois volleyball enters NCAA tournament ready to make noise away from home
December 1, 2021

On Sunday night, Illinois players, coaches, staff and friends packed into the Orange Krush Club...

Many students worry about their spending habits with easy access to places on Green Street and others around campus.
Greenback on Green Street: Students overwhelmed by spending
November 30, 2021

As college students living on campus, many students said it seems there is no shortage of spending...

Pipeline To Göliad performs in Urbana in early October. The band recently released a single and is also working on an EP.
Pipeline To Göliad talks first single as new band
November 30, 2021

In the backyard of a sage green house in Urbana, the porch serves as a stage, filled with various...

Illinois senior DaMonte Williams looks for a teammate to pass during the teams game against Notre Dame at State Farm Center on Nov. 29.
Efficient shooting from three, big nights from Cockburn, Plummer see Illinois men's basketball take down Notre Dame
November 29, 2021

Behind 28 points from Kofi Cockburn and 21 from Alfonso Plummer, Illinois took down Notre Dame,...

DI Voices | Christmas FM delivers joy each holiday season
DI Voices | Christmas FM delivers joy each holiday season
December 1, 2021

It was a month before Christmas, when all through the house, not a Christmas song was playing —...

Travis Scott performs at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 24, 2019. Columnist Aparna Lakkaraju argues that COVID-19 is making it tough to reestablish proper crowd behavior at concerts.
Opinion | COVID-19 rocks crowd behavior expectations
December 1, 2021

After nearly two years of social isolation, it is no wonder everyone has been itching to jump back...

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Two workers prep food at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen on Oct. 17, 2018. Despite Covid-19 regulations, the kitchen continues to operate outside the dining room.
Daily Bread Soup Kitchen: Business continues despite COVID-19 restrictions
November 29, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen’s dining room has been closed since March of 2020,...

Professor in LAS and plant biologist, Donald Ort, is one of the six UI professors that has been named for the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers.
Six UI faculty named as some of the world’s most influential, cited scientists
November 28, 2021

Six UI professors have been named in the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List. The...

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...

Vaccination supplies sit on a table at the Carle COVID-19 Vaccine Location next to the Market Place Shopping Center on Nov. 6. COVID-19 cases have been increasing significantly in Champaign County before the holiday season.
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...

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Illinois fifth-year senior guard Trent Frazier guards Notre Dames Prentiss Hubb during the first half of the Illinis 82-72 win at State Farm Center on Monday.
Fifth-year seniors Williams, Frazier show resilience despite battling injury, illness in win over Notre Dame
November 29, 2021

Junior Kofi Cockburn scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Illinois beat Notre Dame, 82-72,...

Illinois junior Kofi Cockburn shoots a floater during the teams 82-72 win over Notre Dame at State Farm Center on Monday.
Player grades: Shorthanded Illinois shows promise in 10-point victory over Notre Dame
November 29, 2021

In the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and without point guard Andre Curbelo or Austin Hutcherson, Illinois...

Wide receiver Isaiah Williams embraces a coach during the game against Northwestern on Saturday. The Illini made a series of good plays during the game to bring them to victory.
Northwestern likes, dislikes: Isaiah Williams, Brandon Peters, Chase Brown shine in final game of season
November 29, 2021

It’s hard to believe, but the Illinois football regular season is over in what feels like the...

Illinois defensive back Tony Adams flexes in celebration during Illinois 47-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday. Adams and the Illini defense dominated, forcing two turnovers while allowing just 14 points in the emphatic win.
Solid defensive performance key in Senior Day victory against Northwestern
November 28, 2021

During this season’s bye week, Illinois extended first-year defensive coordinator Ryan Walters...

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The inside of The Literary, an indie book bar located in Downtown Champaign. The Literary is one of the many spots to visit during the holiday season.
Celebrate the holiday season with these CU spots
December 1, 2021

As the magic of the holiday season rushes around the corner, the C-U community will be full of Christmas...

Kangaroo Court opens for Post Animal at Canopy Club Nov. 12. The band is currently working on an album that is planned to come out early next year.
Kangaroo Court brings psych-punk rock to CU
November 29, 2021

As Champaign-Urbana’s music scene continues to recover from the pandemic, one of its newest garage-punk...

Santa Clause waves to parade goers in front of Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Champaign. The 21st Annual Parade of Lights — organized by the Champaign Center Partnership and presented by Christie Clinic is set to happen on Saturday at 6:00 pm.
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...

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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
Cars come to a slow halt on Green Street before a stoplight on Sept. 30. Reckless driving on-campus is putting students in harms way.
Reckless driving on campus poses danger
December 1, 2021

Students insist reckless driving on campus results in near-accidents and poses grave danger for...

Members of the the RSO Hip-Hop Collective produce an album during their 12-hour lock-in on Friday. During that time, members of the club wrote, recorded and produced music.
Hip-Hop Collective holds lock-in to produce album
November 27, 2021

On Friday, Nov. 19, while many University students were going home for fall break, the RSO Hip-Hop...

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 &...

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