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Editorial | Parkland shooting survivors prove young people do have a voice

Editorial | Parkland shooting survivors prove young people do have a voice

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

It doesn’t matter where you stand on the issue of gun control — no one in our country is unfamiliar with the act of a school shooting. The idea of someone entering a place of education with the intent to inflict harm has become so common that even when news breaks of another incident, there is he...

Black’s game speaks volumes for Illinois

Black’s game speaks volumes for Illinois

By James Boyd, Staff writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

On the court, Leron Black has no problem talking. His deep, raspy voice can be heard barking out Illinois’ tasks on both sides of the ball. But when he’s not on that 94-by-50 foot stretch of hardwood, he usually doesn’t have much to say. Black has only met with the media a handful of times this y...

51 Main bar manager, Amy Myers, shares drag show past

51 Main bar manager, Amy Myers, shares drag show past

By Marissa Plescia, Staff writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Amy Myers has a raunchy sense of humor. It’s what works when it comes to emceeing and promoting drag shows every month at local bar 51 Main in Champaign. “I just go up there, and I freestyle. I just mess with the crowd and the audience,” Myers said.  I’m very inappropriate and vulgar and c...

They, them, theirs: The remaining progress needed at the University

They, them, theirs: The remaining progress needed at the University

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Longform, Showcase, Top Stories

Unrest on restrooms Letting people choose where to live on campus, or even where to use the bathroom, concerns Timothy Kilcullen. It’s all about discomfort and privacy. “(There are) issues with violating other people’s rights, rights to privacy because it’s not just a transgender student you...

Letter to the Editor: Student government should listen to students on divest issue

Letter to the Editor: Student government should listen to students on divest issue

By Elan Karoll

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Your Opinions

The Illinois Student Government faces a clear choice. They can either listen to the voices of over 3,600 students who said no to the University's divest referendum last spring and remove the question from this year’s ballot, saving our campus from more hate and intolerance, or they can ignore the students...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 20

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 20

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Top Stories

Champaign Theft was reported at Mr. Kyoto, 611 E. Green St., around 2:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, two people waited at the restaurant’s counter before one of them took the donation jar on the counter. Theft was reported at County Market, 331 E. Stoughton St., around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Accordin...

University senior to cycle cross country for cancer research fund

University senior to cycle cross country for cancer research fund

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Kathy Powell has an unconventional plan after graduating this May; she is going to cycle across the United States. Powell, senior in FAA, is currently training for the 2018 Illini 4000 Bike America ride, where she will log an average of 70 miles per day along with 24 other cyclists. Powell’s ride a...

Theatre program offers students incomparable professional experience

Theatre program offers students incomparable professional experience

By Dominic Rose, Staff writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

At the University, only 40 undergraduate students make the theater program each year. According to Kirsten Pullen, professor and head of the theatre department, students are admitted on a rolling basis beginning in late January and concluding in February.  “Students submit their portfolios for review...

Imposter Syndrome real among University students

Imposter Syndrome real among University students

By Jamie Linton, Columnist

February 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

What do the tech community and higher education have in common? Imposter syndrome. While this phenomena probably isn’t the only intersection between those entities, it’s one worth talking about. According to Psychology Today, imposter syndrome is a term that was coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes that essentially describes high-...

Graduate students lead entry level kinesiology courses

Graduate students lead entry level kinesiology courses

By Sarah O’Beirne, Staff writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Brynn Adamson, a sixth-year Ph.D. student in kinesiology, has taught KIN 102 for the past six semesters as part of her tuition waivers. University kinesiology graduate students are gaining experience within their field by instructing basic 100-level kinesiology courses. While a professor oversees the co...

Some rhetoric surrounding gun control misguided

Some rhetoric surrounding gun control misguided

By Jaime Watts, Columnist

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

The Parkland, Florida mass shooting is now the 30th mass shooting to happen in the United States in 2018. It claimed the lives of 17 people, including students and faculty of the school. Any time a mass shooting like this occurs, the topic of gun control is at the forefront of the conversation. Man...

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