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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 Two 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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Investigating the dead: An inside look at Champaign County’s coroner

Investigating the dead: An inside look at Champaign County’s coroner

By Karen Liu, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Not many people can say they have held a detached human head in their hands. Duane Northrup can. Northrup, the Champaign County coroner, once had to crawl under a train to retrieve the head of a victim, which had been severed from the rest of the body by a train. “It’s just a horrible sc...

University police departments on emergency blue lights on campuses

University police departments on emergency blue lights on campuses

By Rebecca Wood, Staff writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

University campuses across the United States have been developing emergency response systems for students’ safety for years. Likewise, the University of Illinois has strategically placed blue emergency call buttons that have been a life-saver for some students. With 675 emergency phones on campus ...

Students share campus experience with faculty member parents

Students share campus experience with faculty member parents

By Sarah O'Beirne, Contributing writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

College: Four years where many students try to get as far away from their parents as possible. It’s a time to be independent and figure out who you are away from home. But for some students, they run into their parents walking down Wright Street. Alexis Burgin’s father, Theodore, has been an electrician a...

Chicago International Film Festival Report

Chicago International Film Festival Report

By Madeline Galassi, Niani Scott, Tyler Panlilio

October 15, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Editor’s note: As part of their 2017/2018 Roger Ebert Fellowship, The Daily Illini staff members Madeline Galassi, Niani Scott and Tyler Panlilio covered the opening weekend of the Chicago International Film Festival. Their reports include a feature on Luxembourg’s foreign-language Academy Award’s entry...

Grading Illinois’ 35-24 loss to Rutgers

Grading Illinois’ 35-24 loss to Rutgers

By THE DAILY ILLINI SPORTS STAFF

October 14, 2017


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

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini football writers graded each facet of the Illinois football team’s 35-24 loss to Rutgers on Saturday. The Illini coaching, offense, defense and special teams were graded. Coaching: F Lovie Smith said it himself in the press conference. Everyone needs to be better, fr...

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