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Other things to do if your dad doesn’t like football

Other things to do if your dad doesn’t like football

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Hanging out with the people you love is something anybody can get behind. It’s not hard to look forward to the big football game when everyone knows they will have a good time. But as Dads Weekend approaches, some people might start asking, “What if my dad doesn’t like football?” It’s a go...

You should visit your family at home more often

You should visit your family at home more often

By Yifan Gu, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

As we grow up, we get used to leaving home: from several blocks in childhood to another city in youth and around the world for college. To some people, distance from home is a measurement of success. However, you always need to visit home. Without family, life just would not be the same. Step back and...

Dad’s everlasting support continues after high school

Dad’s everlasting support continues after high school

By Ashley Rayan, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

As I am the oldest of three children, my parents were pretty clueless when it was time for me to go to college. My dad came to the United States from India as an international student at North Dakota State University at Fargo in 1984. He was alone, young and naive, but he was also smart, driven and ...

Celebrate your father; he won’t be around forever

Celebrate your father; he won’t be around forever

By Molly Zupan, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

We all have fears. Some of those fears are irrational or unrealistic, while others are inevitable and maybe even reccurring. Last summer, I was afraid of spiders and the dark. A few months later, my biggest fears changed dramatically. I became afraid of losing a loved one. On Sept. 2, 2016, my dad suffered from cardi...

Dads Weekend traditions show changes through the decades

Dads Weekend traditions show changes through the decades

By Chinmaya Sharma, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

With an inevitable influx of visitors expected on campus, it’s worthwhile to look back at how one of the University’s most cherished traditions has evolved over the decades. Prior to 1920, Dads Day Weekend was unheard of. It was “Bud” Hopkins, during an Alpha Delta Phi chapter meeting, who propo...

Local restaurants to eat at with your dad

Local restaurants to eat at with your dad

By Yifan Gu, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Dads play important roles in our lives. They provide life lessons and always cheer us up when we are down. Dads Weekend is coming up soon. It is time for us to have a relaxed dinner with our dads to show how special they are and recall sweet memories. Luckily, here are some suggestions for you to pe...

2017 Dads Weekend Schedule

2017 Dads Weekend Schedule

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Friday, Nov. 10 Illinois Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game 7 p.m. State Farm Center Tickets $20 per person, depending on the seat   Illinois Men’s Hockey vs. Ohio University 7:30 p.m. University of Illinois Ice Arena Tickets $10 per person Illini Union Board Weekend Films — Leap! 7 p.m. Pine Lounge in Illini Union Free with student i-card   Saturday,...

Choose a different weekend for dad to visit

Choose a different weekend for dad to visit

By Melissa Niemiec, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

The dads are coming. And no, not to revolt against how much their children are costing tuition bills (though there will probably be plenty of those too) but to visit their kids, go to the football game and have a little fun on a weekend specifically for them. My father does not, and probably will not, par...

Places to go for the perfect photos on Dads Weekend

Places to go for the perfect photos on Dads Weekend

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Dads Weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your family and friends, and there is no better way to make the memories last than by taking photos. The University of Illinois has a large campus, so it may be difficult to pick out the best spots to capture moments from this precious weekend. He...

Illini Dads Association plans for games, fundraisers

Illini Dads Association plans for games, fundraisers

By Arden Youn, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Joe Gainer is the president of the Illini Dads Association.  The association is a group of University students who plan all of the activities for Dads Weekend. Gainer is an alumnus and will remain president for the rest of the year. Daily Illini: For freshmen who don’t know, can you briefly descr...

Sharing your dad on Dads Weekend isn’t half bad

Sharing your dad on Dads Weekend isn’t half bad

By Kyra Kirsh, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

For two years, I’ve always felt like I only had half of a Dads Weekend. My dad has spent Dads Weekend with me for two years, but he’s experienced it for a total of four years because my older brother went here. My Dads Weekend overlapped with my brother’s until he graduated this past May. Becau...

Illinois students take time to recognize their motivating dads

Illinois students take time to recognize their motivating dads

By Kaolin Sewell, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

As December creeps closer, ‘tis the season to give thanks and appreciate loved ones — especially our dads. In the midst of midterms and busy schedules, it can be hard to find time to recognize family. However, this coming Dads Weekend is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a little time off with your da...

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