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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. ...

Grading Illinois’ 24-14 loss to Indiana

Grading Illinois’ 24-14 loss to Indiana

November 13, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Offense: F The Illini had more punts than first downs against Indiana. The defense gave the team plenty of opportunities to win the game, but the sputtering offense ensured the Illini defeat. All seven of Illinois’ drives in the first half ended with Blake Hayes booting the ball downfield. The Illini...

UI organization traveling to Texas for hurricane relief

UI organization traveling to Texas for hurricane relief

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Thirty-two members from the University’s Muslim Student Association are swapping out their Thanksgiving break with a service trip to provide relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Students will be traveling from Nov. 17 to Nov. 26 to Sugar Land, Texas, for the organization’s fifth annual...

Speculative Features event discusses integration between science, humanities

Speculative Features event discusses integration between science, humanities

By Laura Tanase, Staff writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Speculative Futures event aimed to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between the sciences and the humanities this weekend, touching on topics ranging from cutting-edge research to science and speculative fiction. Students and educators were then able to think about how a science-humanities app...

Q&A with Conner Klotz, sports editor at the Purdue Exponent

November 2, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Editors Note: The Daily Illini sports desk interviewed Purdue Exponent sports editor Conner Klotz ahead of the matchup between the Boilermakers and the Illini.  The Daily Illini: Who should Illini fans look out for on the Purdue offense? Conner Klotz: Two weeks ago, I would've written that Ill...

Control your life’s narrative

Control your life’s narrative

By Ashvini Malshe, Columnist

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

It is imperative that you learn how to love yourself. When you’re young, part of this comes from actively being the hero or heroine of your own story. This leads to learning how to stop being the victim of your own oppression and to take control of your life's narrative. Recently, I read a Teen Vog...

Illinois to play exhibition game at Eastern Illinois

Illinois to play exhibition game at Eastern Illinois

October 30, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

The Illini play on the road in a special exhibition game against Eastern Illinois on Friday. Both teams were granted a one-time waiver by the NCAA to play in an additional preseason game due to event proceeds going to a predetermined disaster relief effort. Illinois takes the floor at 7 p.m. followi...

Foster gets his rhythm back in return as starting running back

Foster gets his rhythm back in return as starting running back

By Jacob Diaz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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

After losing his starting running back spot after the first game of the season, Kendrick Foster was deflated. The senior running back was named to the Doak Walker award watchlist — an award for college football’s top running back — and spent the offseason hearing Illinois head coach Lovie Smith...

Volleyball splits with Iowa, Nebraska

By Christian Evans, Staff writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois women’s volleyball team increased its win streak to four matches with a win against Iowa on Friday night, but the streak ended Saturday as the team lost against No. 7 Nebraska. The win against Iowa did not come easily. The Illini fought off three-straight match points and scored five consec...

CBS sportswriter, Julie DiCaro, calls attention to domestic violence

By Anisha Kasem, Contributing writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

CBS sportswriter, Julie DiCaro, visited the University Tuesday in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At Gregory Hall, DiCaro led a keynote discussion regarding domestic violence and misogyny in professional sports and society. The lecture was sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center, Courage...

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