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Hate the cliché, not the person

Hate the cliché, not the person

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

February 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

On a daily basis, cliches surround us, threatening to swallow every last beacon of uniqueness in a black sea of conformity. Campus is a place where difference can be dangerous, singularity isolating and exceptionally subject to hatred. From the party girls clicking up Green Street in high heels and ...

MTD Art brings together transportation, creativity

MTD Art brings together transportation, creativity

By Thomas Block, Staff writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Melissa Mitchell, who spent her childhood jumping into everything from singing lessons to school plays, ventures wherever her fascination with art leads her. Her destinations aren’t always tourist attractions; in September, she found herself behind a random building in a small town near Columbia, Mi...

Six faculty members named University Scholars

Six faculty members named University Scholars

By Jiejie Wang, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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

Six faculty members were named 2017 University Scholars for their excellent performances in teaching, scholarship and service. The recipients are Martin Burke, Cara Finnegan, Andrew Leakey, Amy Ando, Hedda Meadan-Kaplansky and Saurabh Sinha. “The University Scholars Award recognizes the very bes...

University students reimagine menus with augmented reality

University students reimagine menus with augmented reality

By George Vassilatos, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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

Two University students are working with local restaurants to reimagine menus with an augmented reality app, Menu3, which allows users to view digital renditions of dishes on their table before placing an order. Co-founders Viktor Makarskyy, junior in Engineering, and Patryk Swietek, junior in Business...

The Daily Illini wins second place in general excellence at ICPA

The Daily Illini wins second place in general excellence at ICPA

By Karen Liu, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Daily Illini won more than 20 awards, including second place in general excellence for daily collegiate newspapers and first place in online news site, at the Illinois College Press Association annual conference in Chicago this weekend. Dozens of Illinois college newspapers attended the conference...

Illinois baseball takes advantage of advanced analytics technology

Illinois baseball takes advantage of advanced analytics technology

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

February 15, 2018


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

The 2018 season is going to be different for the Illinois baseball team. The Illini struggled last year, finishing at 23-28 (9-15 Big Ten Conference), and they have spent the offseason doing more than just lifting, conditioning and practicing what they can in limited indoor space. They have a new approach...

Marquise Linnear overcomes difficult past to reach success

Marquise Linnear overcomes difficult past to reach success

By Marissa Plescia, Staff writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

When Linnear was 12 years old, his father, Anthony, was murdered at a party on the West Side of Chicago. Anthony got into an argument with a man at the party, who pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest and leg. He died at the scene. At first, Marquise Linnear, the freshman in LAS couldn’t...

Keeping politics in mind during the Olympics

Keeping politics in mind during the Olympics

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

During the politically divisive time we live in, the Olympics could either serve as a reminder to stay educated about the state of the world, or as a time to distract from politics and focus on unity. Keep politics in mind while you watch the Olympics Every two years, more than 100 countries come togethe...

SafeRides to launch app in the fall

SafeRides to launch app in the fall

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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

SafeRides hopes to launch an app in August that streamlines its pickup service, but it has no plan to expand its service boundaries. Jacob Rajlich, sophomore in Engineering and Illinois Student Government transportation representative, said the app would allow drivers to see routes on a GPS and to plan drop...

They, them, theirs: A better housing experience for all

They, them, theirs: A better housing experience for all

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Longform, Showcase, Top Stories

A multicultural advocate’s mission Holiday Tang tries to carry out his role as best as he can. Tang, junior in LAS and former Illini Media Company employee, was the multicultural advocate (MA) for Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall during the fall 2016 semester. He had applied to be a residential advi...

Crisis Nursery, CASA gives safe environment for children in need

Crisis Nursery, CASA gives safe environment for children in need

By Sam Schrage, Staff writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

A flurry of activity fills the room as a group of children play. Two girls, no older than three, play with dolls in the right-hand corner of the room. A woman hums and holds an infant in a rocking chair on the opposite side of the room. The ABCs are cheerfully sung by a group of five- and six-year-o...

Undergraduates affected by possible GEO Strike

Undergraduates affected by possible GEO Strike

By Samantha Boyle, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Undergraduate students may be affected by the potential Graduate Employee Organization strike as classes are cancelled or relocated. Discussion classes taught by teaching or graduate assistants involved in the GEO have the possibility to be canceled starting Feb. 26. Classes held in buildings surrounded ...

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