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If you get rid of a decades old tradition, of course people will be mad

If you get rid of a decades old tradition, of course people will be mad

By Cole Henke, Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Sports, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

The University of Illinois screwed up by retiring the "War Chant" song. But they didn’t screw up with the actual decision itself. It is the justification for the retirement that was botched. The statement released by the athletic department on Thursday said the song was retired because the University...

‘They’re not real’ UI says of party rankings

‘They’re not real’ UI says of party rankings

By Jessica Berbey, Assistant daytime editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

Historically, the University has been ranked as a top 10 party school in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges.” Last year it was ranked as No. 3 in the country, and the year before, it claimed the No. 1 position. This year, however, the University’s rankings fell to No. 14. Robin Ka...

Student body not consulted with logo changes

Student body not consulted with logo changes

By Gillian Dunlop, Assistant news editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

University officials have begun implementing a new block “I” logo as a way to better promote unity within the campus community. However, the change was made without consulting students. “We are going back to our roots,” said Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs. “That ima...

Changes from summer construction can be noticed around campus as students return

Changes from summer construction can be noticed around campus as students return

By Vivienne Henning, Assistant news editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

As a majority of students left campus for the summer, many construction projects took place all over campus—most, but not all, had the intention of being completed before students returned. One of the most notable is the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement, or MCORE project, that began in March. The MCOR...

While students left campus, odd crimes still occurred

While students left campus, odd crimes still occurred

By Aaron Navarro, On air news editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

Though the bulk of University students on campus were off and away for the summer, Champaign, Urbana and campus police still kept themselves occupied. A couple of the standouts from their last 30 days of blotter include candy racks being thrown, intoxication and guns found at the Goodwill. Champaign B...

Missing scholar’s alleged kidnapper facing tricky legal process

Missing scholar’s alleged kidnapper facing tricky legal process

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

Brendt Christensen’s upcoming trial in the kidnapping case of Yingying Zhang, a missing scholar from China, is expected to come to a halt quickly. “The case isn’t nearly ready to go to trial,” said University law professor Andrew Leipold. He said there’s no way to tell what will happen,...

Confusion follows retiring of ‘War Chant’

Confusion follows retiring of ‘War Chant’

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Special Sections, Top Stories, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

While neither student government members nor Illini Pride officials were included in the discussions, the University has retired the "Fighting Illini War Chant" from being played at sporting events, Kent Brown, associate director of athletics and media relations, said on Friday. The dismissal of the...

80 days after apparent kidnapping, Yingying Zhang remains missing

80 days after apparent kidnapping, Yingying Zhang remains missing

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

Shortly after arriving on campus for the first time, Yingying Zhang — a visiting scholar in the College of ACES — was running late to a meeting to sign a lease with a landlord on June 9. The 26-year-old Chinese woman was last seen on surveillance footage entering a black Saturn Astra, allegedly ...

Police blotter for Aug. 27

Police blotter for Aug. 27

August 27, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Special Sections, Uncategorized, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

Champaign A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported in the 1200 block of West Clark Street around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole from the victim’s unlocked vehicle. A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported in the 3900 block of Tallgrass Drive around 7...

Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

By Stephen Cohn, Staff writer

August 22, 2016


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Special Sections, Sports, Welcome Back Guide

Illinois hockey is healthier and more experienced in 2016, after fighting through senior captain John Olen’s injuries last February. “Right now, the focus is baby steps,” junior forward Eric Cruickshank said. “We’re not going to make any assumptions that we’re going to win a national championship,...

Breaking records and barriers: a couch potato’s Olympics experience

Breaking records and barriers: a couch potato’s Olympics experience

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist

August 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

From the inhuman midair flips of American gymnast Simone Biles to the University’s very own Bahamian trackstar Pedrya Seymour, the entire world came together again this summer to watch the Olympics, an event so spectacular that it can inspire even us couch potatoes. The 2016 Rio Olympics might have been swarme...

Continued censure, increased overtime pay highlights July senate executive committee meeting

By Claire Hettinger, News Editor

August 22, 2016


Filed under Administration, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

The University system will receive $350 million for fiscal year 2017, which begins today after the state legislature and Governor Bruce Rauner came to a partial spending agreement after almost a year of a budget impasse. This legislative measure is not a state budget; it is being referred to as more...

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