The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Carmen Day speaks with reporters while mourning her son Jelani Day at his funeral service on Tuesday morning. During the funeral and press conference, Days relatives and Rev. Jesse Jackson call on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and President Joseph Biden for justice.

Family buries Jelani Day, Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for justice

By Gwyn Skiles, Features Editor October 20, 2021

The funeral for Jelani Day, a 25 year-old student at Illinois State University, occurred on Tuesday at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Danville.  Rev. Jesse Jackson and about 30 people watched him get...

Actor Penn Badgley and Arizona State University professor Nura Mowzoon speak with buzz Editor Carolina Garibay about their “Can We Talk?” discourse series Thursday. The University of Illinois was the pairs first in-person stop since the pandemic.

Q&A: Penn Badgley, Nura Mowzoon talk importance of feeling uncomfortable

By Carolina Garibay, buzz Editor October 20, 2021

Actor and advocate Penn Badgley ("You," "Gossip Girl") and teacher at Arizona State University Dr. Nura Mowzoon visited the University of Illinois campus Thursday as a part of their "Can We Talk?" series,...

A still from the Netflix series Squid Games is shown above. Columnist Rayna Wuh agrees that the show has issues with subtitle translations, yet it is still able to tell a meaningful story.

Opinion | ‘Squid Game’ revives conversation on subtitles

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist October 18, 2021

The Korean survival drama “Squid Game” is on track to become Netflix’s most streamed original series, ranking number 1 on the service in at least 90 different countries. The show’s increasing popularity...

Students return to movie theaters

Students return to movie theaters

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

The sounds of people clapping at the ends of movies and munching on buttery popcorn haven't been heard since movie theaters closed at the start of the pandemic. A year later, people are eager to return...

Senior Emma Milburn was the team’s first finisher during the women’s Garnet 6k where she placed 18th with a time of 20:14.3. The Illinois cross country teams finished Pre-Nationals and now look ahead for the Illini Open meet.

Illinois cross country teams finish Pre-Nationals, look ahead for Illini Open meet

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

With playoff meets, like the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Regional playoff meet, around the corner, the competition is starting to heat up. The Illini’s cross country teams traveled to Tallahassee,...

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