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Jessica Bursztynsky

I am a journalism student focusing on news-editorial writing with a minor in politicalsScience. 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 2017–2018 term. If I'm not working on a story, I'm usually alternating between episodes of The Office and Parks and Recreation, eating breakfast foods or convincing myself to go on a run.

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Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor

Dec 03, 2017
Suburban Express owner sends second apology after UI condemns company (Story)
Dec 03, 2017
University responds to Suburban Express advertisement (Story)
Dec 02, 2017
Suburban Express sends controversial Christmas email (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Paintball shootings prompt UIPD campus safety notice (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Ameya Pawar drops out of race for governor (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
Christensen charged in kidnapping of missing Chinese scholar (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
UI student witnessed aftermath of Vegas attacks (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
Christensen facing either life in prison or death penalty if found guilty (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
From Illinois to Playboy: Remembering Hugh Hefner (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
Green Street shooter convicted with first-degree murder (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
Students continue fight against Title IX plans (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
University plans to keep resources amidst Title IX pushback (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Professor involved in email scandal’s standing unknown, continues to contact students (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
100 days later, vigil for Zhang planned (Story)
Sep 12, 2017
UI professor leaves after email scandal refusing to accommodate student (Story)
Sep 10, 2017
Christensen’s attorneys granted request to leave case (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
Alleged kidnapper’s attorneys ask to be removed from case (Story)
Sep 01, 2017
Daily Show’s Trevor Noah coming to State Farm Center (Story)
Aug 31, 2017
From the lecture hall to the campaign trail (Story)
Aug 30, 2017
Cut power line affects campus emergency phones (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
Missing scholar’s alleged kidnapper facing tricky legal process (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
Confusion follows retiring of ‘War Chant’ (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
80 days after apparent kidnapping, Yingying Zhang remains missing (Story)
Aug 27, 2017
Quad Day survival guide (Story)
Aug 24, 2017
What to do when you have a problem with… (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
Family of kidnapped scholar remains hopeful, asks for government support (Story)
Aug 19, 2017
University astronomers celebrate total solar eclipse (Story)
Aug 16, 2017
Campustown comes alive again with sidewalk sales (Story)
Aug 11, 2017
Performance of Vagina Monologues to benefit Courage Connection (Story)
Aug 09, 2017
Japan House to host third annual Matsuri festival (Story)
Aug 07, 2017
Young Dems hosting Women in Politics Panel (Story)
Aug 03, 2017
Urbana First Fridays celebrates full year of festivals (Story)
Aug 02, 2017
Illinois ousted on list of top 10 party schools (Story)
Aug 01, 2017
How to get involved in a Big Ten school when you dislike sports (Story)
Aug 01, 2017
Break into CU’s vibrant music scene (Story)
Aug 01, 2017
A caffeinated state of bean: where to get your coffee fix this school year (Story)
Jul 31, 2017
Pie Run lets you have your pie and eat it too (Story)
Jul 24, 2017
The Script to perform at the State Farm Center (Story)
Jul 22, 2017
Roger Ebert to be inducted into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (Story)
Jul 21, 2017
Governor appoints new trustee, first local representative in years (Story)
Jul 21, 2017
University names interim Chief Financial Officer (Story)
Jul 19, 2017
Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium (Story)
Jul 13, 2017
Local foundations receive donation from Yahoo (Story)
Jul 12, 2017
Big Church Night Out tour to stop in Champaign (Story)
Jul 12, 2017
Get some produce and donate blood while you’re at it (Story)
Jul 07, 2017
MCORE resumes, Illini Union restaurants close temporarily (Story)
Jul 06, 2017
University to receive state funding as Illinois passes first budget in years (Story)
Jul 06, 2017
Carle Illinois College of Medicine adds to leadership team (Story)
Jul 05, 2017
MCORE project halts as state enters third year without budget (Story)
Jul 03, 2017
University receives competitive grant from USDA (Story)
Jun 28, 2017
Pygmalion festival announces lineup, pass sales (Story)
Jun 28, 2017
Phishing scam targets University (Story)
Jun 27, 2017
Wire damage causes power outage (Story)
Jun 26, 2017
Women’s Resource Center moves, hosting open house (Story)
Jun 19, 2017
University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case (Story)
Jun 11, 2017
UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar (Story)
May 31, 2017
Champaign Chipotle locations affected by data breach (Story)
May 24, 2017
Caribbean Grill set to open permanent location (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Former University student gets 10 years in prison after killing newborn (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
Cracked expands from food truck to permanent location (Story/Photo)
Mar 27, 2017
University YMCA selected for startup program (Story)
Mar 16, 2017
Food insecurity creates silent problem for University students (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
KAM’s violates Champaign liquor laws, resulting in suspension of license (Story)
Mar 06, 2017
Illini Republicans new logo continues debate over the Chief likeness (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
How much beer it would take Alma Mater to turn up on Unofficial (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
University officials discuss Unofficial attire, planning budget (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
State Farm Center increasing security protocols (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
Emily Blue donates album sales to RACES (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
WWE Live is returning to the State Farm Center (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Gov. Rauner voices support for higher education through a Facebook live Q&A (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Below the waves: University researchers map unknown parts of the earth’s surface (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
One of the largest CU road construction projects ever to begin in March (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Legality questioned on Trump’s order to cut funding for sanctuary cities (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
As public perceives increase in crime, statistics say otherwise (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
University appoints new vice chancellor for advancement (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
UI students develop new transportation possibilities for SpaceX (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
Community members to march for women’s rights (Story)
Dec 27, 2016
RACES searches for hope amid Illinois budget crisis (Story)
Dec 09, 2016
Free Reading Day activities provide stress relief (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
STD rates are rising, most likely affecting UI students (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
TedxUIUC showcases growth of women in STEM related fields (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
Elections open for students to vote on ISS Constitution (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
Red Herring hosts event against Dakota Access Pipeline (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
[email protected] brings convenience to campus (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
University’s Tunnel of Oppression sheds light on campus hardships (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Illini Republicans gather for final presidential showdown (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
Themed trivia nights debut at Brother’s (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
The Other Half of the Ballot Debate shows students third party options (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Urbana Police Department investigates attempted murder (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Millennials experience stress in high numbers as election day approaches (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
Back in business: Students can now study abroad in Cuba (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
The Hub, a new gastropub opens near campus (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
Illini Democrats and Republicans watch, reflect on presidential debate (Story)