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University researchers maximize sugarcane harvest with new blade

University researchers maximize sugarcane harvest with new blade

By Rebecca Wood, News Reporter

January 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Uncategorized

University researchers conducted a study to maximize sugarcane harvest that tested four different blades to check the quality of the cut and the quality of the blade after the cut. “The main advantage that we found is that the machine can operate much faster, while yielding a high quality of cut...

The most outlandish crimes of the semester

The most outlandish crimes of the semester

By Yasmeen Ragab, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Some of the police blotters that stood out this semester included paintball shootings, ejaculation into condoms, numerous instances of usage of counterfeit bills and a chicken “running at-large.” Here is a recap of a few of the strangest police blotters of the fall semester. Champaign Aggrav...

New majors and minors come to the University, some disbanded

New majors and minors come to the University, some disbanded

By Alyssa Pappas, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

With the fall semester coming to a close, there are many new majors and minors that have been approved to be implemented for the upcoming semesters.  There are also a few programs that will no longer be taking students, thus set on the path toward elimination on campus. Kathryn A. Martensen, assistant provost for ...

What to eat during finals week, according to University experts

What to eat during finals week, according to University experts

By Niani Scott, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Food is a key component in people’s lives, and finals week can take a toll on routine eating schedules students implemented at the beginning of the semester. “The most important thing is that students should eat throughout finals week,” said Juan Andrade, assistant professor of nutrition. “...

Krannert Art Museum receives award, acquires valuable new print

Krannert Art Museum receives award, acquires valuable new print

By Yasmeen Ragab, Staff writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

The Krannert Art Museum recently acquired a 16th-century print by Albrecht Dürer using a $10,000 Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize awarded by the International Fine Print Dealers Association. The museum is the first academic art museum to receive this prize, which is awarded to one museum annually....

Emergency exits too often overlooked on campus

Emergency exits too often overlooked on campus

By Delayne Weston, Columnist

December 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Imagine hearing the fire alarm in your dorm or apartment. Where do you go? Do you know where the fire exits are? You only have a few seconds, so you better think on your feet. I’m sure we all remember the scene from “The Office” when Dwight takes matters into his own hands to teach his co-worker...

Illinois loses overtime thriller despite second-half comeback

Illinois loses overtime thriller despite second-half comeback

December 4, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Maryland (7-3, 0-2 Big Ten) survived for a thrilling 92-91 overtime victory over Illinois (6-3, 0-2 Big Ten) on a free throw from sophomore guard Anthony Cowan Jr. after the officials determined to put 0.6 seconds back on the game clock. Cowan Jr. scored a game-high 27 points (9-15 FG, 3-4 3FG, 5-7...

University student wins national award

University student wins national award

By Niani Scott, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Uncategorized

With over 2,000 applicants this year, the highly competitive Rhodes Scholarship has chosen the first University student since 1998: Thomas Dowling, senior in LAS. The scholarship awarded 32 students from the United States the opportunity to attend the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, with full fina...

Ball is Ballin’

Ball is Ballin’

By Meghan Rest, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

Not many basketball players have 96 collegiate games under their belt the first time they step onto the floor of the State Farm Center. For most freshmen, the atmosphere of their first Division I game is daunting. But for senior Alli Ball, the scene was all too familiar. The 6-foot-1 forward begins ...

What it’s like to be a woman in engineering

What it’s like to be a woman in engineering

By Kyra Kirsh, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph, Uncategorized

Alyssa Licudine, freshman in Engineering, said that it didn’t take long for her to recognize the trials that women in engineering find themselves facing. Licudine said that she faces "the critical eye of the opposite sex, the assumption that I am where I am to help fulfill a 'diversity requirement,'...

It might be time to stop streaming

It might be time to stop streaming

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories, Uncategorized

It started with Harvey Weinstein, and now, the floodgates are open in Hollywood — leading men are receiving boundless allegations of sexual misconduct, both on and off screen. The renowned actors Kevin Spacey, Ed Westwick and Louis C.K. are just a few of the alleged offenders. Like many of the issues t...

Sitara looks to reopen in ‘a couple of months’

Sitara looks to reopen in ‘a couple of months’

By Jiejie Wang, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

A kitchen fire forced Sitara to close down in October. Now, the restaurant hopes to reopen within the next two months. “When the fire happened, our employees even didn’t notice the fire because they couldn’t smell it, and they couldn’t see the smoke,” said Holli Gomes, co-owner of Sitara. ...

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