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Student app helps make it a ‘Small World’

Student app helps make it a ‘Small World’

By Niani Scott, Staff writer

October 22, 2017


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

With only 54 hours to create a business model out of merely an idea, Ankith Subramanya and his team created “Small World,” a travel app that prioritizes budget over destination. “Usually people find a destination first and then they try to make it as cheap as possible for themselves,” said ...

University professor sees future dependence on wearable technology

University professor sees future dependence on wearable technology

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

With new gadgets like Fitbits and smartwatches, wearable technology’s presence in society is on the rise. Melissa Littlefield, professor of English, kinesiology and community health at the University, understands the importance of neuroscience. The goal of her research is to bring the hard science...

buzz: Women’s fall fashion guide

buzz: Women’s fall fashion guide

By Shelbi Voss, buzz writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under buzz, Top Stories

Trends are constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up sometimes. With fall weather coming in full speed, it is time for a new wardrobe to be pulled out. Here is a fashion guide to help you turn heads as you walk through campus this fall. 1. Choosing sweaters, cardigans, and jackets Everyone...

Smalling’s confidence helping Illini through difficult season

Smalling’s confidence helping Illini through difficult season

By Mike Gasick, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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

The Illinois football team’s confidence is nothing like what it was after its Week 2 victory against Western Kentucky. The Illini have lost four-straight games since then to drop to 2-4. Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said some of his players have not possessed the same confidence that some of their young...

Trump’s weaponizing of the flag is a political move

Trump’s weaponizing of the flag is a political move

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

October 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Columnists' opinions are their own and may not necessarily represent the views of The Daily Illini. Traditionally, the American flag serves as a physical symbol for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These concepts are almost universally agreed upon as the founding rights for the United States, rights t...

Globetrotters to bounce into State Farm Center

Globetrotters to bounce into State Farm Center

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2018 World Tour to the State Farm Center on Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets go on sale Tuesday and will start at $20. The team will face their long-time adversaries, the Washington Generals.  The Generals aim to break a 47-year losing streak this time around afte...

College of Engineering pushing to narrow gender discrepancy

College of Engineering pushing to narrow gender discrepancy

By Karen Liu, Staff writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Although the University’s College of Engineering has been traditionally male dominated, the gender discrepancy has been significantly narrowed in recent years. The College of Engineering student body was 15 percent women about 10 years ago, but the number has grown to 20 percent now, said Bill Bell...

No guns, no liberty

No guns, no liberty

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Columnists' opinions are their own and may not necessarily represent the views of The Daily Illini. The recent Las Vegas shooting has once again revived the controversial gun control conversation, sparking debates about the merits of additional gun laws across the country. However, even in the wake of...

First report of meningitis since 2008 reported on campus

First report of meningitis since 2008 reported on campus

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

A University student was admitted to Carle Foundation Hospital with a confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis last Tuesday. Close friends and roommates of the student are being contacted in order to identify others who may be at risk. The student lives on the fourth floor at LAR. Medical Dire...

Illinois soccer falls 4-0 to Minnesota on Senior Day

Illinois soccer falls 4-0 to Minnesota on Senior Day

By Miles Powers-Huang, Contributing writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Sometimes the final box score for a sporting event doesn’t tell the full story of the game. Illinois soccer head coach Janet Rayfield felt the 4-0 loss in the game against Minnesota on Sunday was one of those instances. After Minnesota opened the game with an early goal, there was a long period...

Think pink: Students take part in breast cancer awareness month

Think pink: Students take part in breast cancer awareness month

By Pari Apostolakos, Contributing writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Kevin Troy, sophomore in FAA, was in third grade when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She spent years battling the hardest fight of her life. Troy was with her every step of the way. She lost the battle a little over a year ago. “It was just something that I grew up knowing ,” Tro...

Quarterback play continues to be Illinois’ downfall

Quarterback play continues to be Illinois’ downfall

By Jacob Diaz, Staff writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Photo & Video, Sports, Top Stories

Jeff George Jr. may have finished the game with 308 yards and two touchdowns, but he knew that he needed to play better. “I have to get better, obviously,” George Jr. said. “Interceptions cannot happen. I have to make better decisions and make better throws, turnovers will kill you at this level.” In...

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