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ELLNORA Guitar Festival to rock campus this Sept.

ELLNORA Guitar Festival to rock campus this Sept.

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Some of the world’s most renowned guitarists will perform at the ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, presented by the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The festival will span over three days, held from Sept. 14-16, 2017. These artists will perform across six different spaces and stages. 14 events...

SheaMoisture underestimates the Black woman’s dollar

SheaMoisture underestimates the Black woman’s dollar

Tatiana Rodriguez, Columnist
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WWFxEnJovA Major companies have been missing their mark lately when it comes to connecting with Black consumers. First it was Pepsi with their controversial Kendall Jenner advertisement and now it’s SheaMoisture, a hair product company that caters to natural hair...

Editorial: Nick Offerman was the right choice

Editorial: Nick Offerman was the right choice

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
April 27, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

After all the obvious hinting the University deployed over the last couple of days, it officially announced the commencement speaker on Tuesday. Nick Offerman will be speaking at Commencement. This may fill you with extreme happiness because you’re graduating and couldn’t imagine a better Commencem...

UI draft plan envisions campus for next decade

UI draft plan envisions campus for next decade

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The University released its Preliminary Master Plan, outlining plans for development and renovation of campus infrastructure and land for the next 10 years. Both University committees and the national design firm SmithGroupJJR designed the draft campus plan, which was unveiled on April 11. The plan...

Annual Urbana Food Truck Rally serves up meals on wheels

Annual Urbana Food Truck Rally serves up meals on wheels

Bianca Reyes, Staff writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Six different food trucks lined up at the Urbana Civic Center Tuesday to kick off the Urbana Food Truck Rally. The rally will take place on the last Tuesday of every month, starting with April all the way until October, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, located at 108 E. Water St...

Women’s golf finishes seventh at Big Ten championships

Women’s golf finishes seventh at Big Ten championships

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Golf, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's golf team finished the first round of the Big Ten championships in seventh place, and the Illini remained in that spot when the final ball was struck. Two individuals managed top-25 finishes, as junior Chayanid Prapassarangkul and freshman Swing Liu tied for 21st, each shooting...

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

Edward Seidel has been appointed vice president for economic development and innovation for the University of Illinois System. “It is really an honor to be asked to take on this role for the university system, which includes all three campuses at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield,” Seidel sai...

“13 Reasons Why” oversimplifies suicide

“13 Reasons Why” oversimplifies suicide

Jamie Linton, Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

The latest title in the Netflix binge watching trend is a single-season show entitled “13 Reasons Why,” in which a 16-year-old girl, Hannah Baker, recounts the 13 people and situations that caused her to commit suicide.   Although the internet has praised the show for shedding light on very re...

Water leak in front of Cold Stone Creamery on Green St.

Water leak in front of Cold Stone Creamery on Green St.

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

A potential underground line break is spouting murky water on Green St. in front of Cold Stone Creamery. It is unknown what caused the leakage, but in order to be repaired, the water supply between Fifth and Sixth streets will have to be cut off, said Illinois American Water employee, Jim Cox. This...

Slap hitters provide key to Illinois success

Slap hitters provide key to Illinois success

Erich Fisher, Staff writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

While slap hitting might not be considered a flashy play, it is underappreciated and valuable to a softball team's success. The hitting technique is defined as a batter who runs at the pitcher as she swings while trying to hit it to the left side of the field. The runner then tries to utilize her s...

Salad Meister brings more healthy food options to campus

Salad Meister brings more healthy food options to campus

Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Campustown is full of fast-food restaurants, but a new, healthier option is opening up next week — Salad Meister. The restaurant is located at 601 S. Third St., between Latea and Ozu Ramen. It will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. I...

Editorial: Continuing the mental health conversation

Editorial: Continuing the mental health conversation

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
April 24, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Last week, a deadly fire occurred at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. It was later revealed that the individual had acted intentionally.This time of year is known for such tragic acts. Spring is one season with some of the highest suicide rates, and April is one of the highest months, especially among young adults. Suicide is currently the second-leading cause of death among 20 to 24-year-olds. This includes college students on cam...

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