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An Illinois student receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the I-Hotel on Feb. 11. 23.3% of Champaign County has received the first dose of the vaccine.

Champaign County ranks second in full vaccination rate

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor March 1, 2021

Out of the 1,640 total new doses administered, another 115 people received their first dose of the vaccine in Champaign County according to data updated by the Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday. After...

Illini add a magical flair to campus

Illini add a magical flair to campus

By Matt Troher, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Carlos Martinez, sophomore in ACES, opened a fresh deck of cards. His Zoom camera was positioned at an overhead angle, so the viewer could clearly see his hands and cards. He separated the four kings from...

Outside hitter Raina Terry hits the ball against Ohio State on Feb. 19, 2020 at Huff Hall. After overcoming mono in December, Terry has been a valuable player to the struggling Illini.

Freshman Raina Terry a bright spot for struggling Illini

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

The 2021 season may prove to be one of the most difficult years in history to be a true freshman in college volleyball. When COVID-19 hit last year, practices that typically helped freshmen prepare for...

Senior Michael Feagles watches his ball after a swing during competition. Feagles has been named the Illini of the Week following his first-place finish at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate.

Illini of the Week: Feagles dominates in Mobile after returning for fifth season

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In a perfect world, Michael Feagles does not win the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. In a perfect world, the COVID-19 pandemic does not change everything. If all things went as he planned, Feagles would be...

Emotional support animals alleviate mental stress

Emotional support animals alleviate mental stress

By Kayla Mish, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Going into the third semester affected by the pandemic, students have increasingly been searching for ways to help alleviate the stressors of life and take care of their mental health.  Self-care can...

Champaign-Urbana police respond to a call on Green street on Dec. 10, 2018. The department is developing alternate responses for mental health crises.

CU police develop alternate responses for mental health crises

By Mona Alrazzaq, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Urbana and Champaign police departments are in the early development stages of a collaborative alternate response option: a co-responder model that would allow social workers to respond to mental health...

Habitat for Humanity ReStore worker Lloyd Addison wheels a cabinet towards the loading dock for a customer on Wednesday morning. The store has had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore adapts to pandemic

By Karena Tse, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

The Habitat for Humanity Restore stands tall at 119 E. University Ave. in brick and cobalt blue. Its three floors hold colorful collections of used furniture, construction materials and household goods....

U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Monday. If confirmed, Garland could decide to investigate the events of Jan. 6..

UI political science professors analyze ‘remarkable’ impeachment trial

By Chieh Hsu, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial quickly ended after four days, with seven Republican senators willing to convict the former president. The Daily Illini invited two political...

Senior Trent Frazier advances down the court during the game against Michigan State on Sunday. The Illini lost 81-72.

Player grades: Frazier brings life to struggling Illini offense in road loss

By Gabby Hajduk, Sports Editor February 24, 2021

Heading into East Lansing Tuesday night, No. 5 Illinois was riding a seven-game win streak that most recently saw a dominant performance at Minnesota over the weekend. The Illini looked like an entirely...

Students trade off sleep to study

Students trade off sleep to study

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

In the early hours of the evening, the sporadic and diverse lifestyles of many Illini residents can be seen throughout campus. The quiet atmosphere of common area study groups grinding the night away can...

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo looks on in the second half of their game against Iowa at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, on  Feb. 13, 2021.

Illinois, Michigan State sit at opposite ends of Big Ten

By Brandon Simberg, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

When Illinois and Michigan State have matched up over the past decade, it hasn’t been uncommon to see at least one of the teams ranked. Under Tom Izzo, Michigan State's head basketball coach, they...

Illinois dance professor Cynthia Oliver performs a routine. Oliver recently received a $50,000 fellowship.

Dance professor wins $50,000 US Artists fellowship

By Alexandra Gergova, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

The United States Artists funding organization has announced that one University professor, in addition to 59 other individuals, have been awarded the organization’s 2021 Fellowship. These prestigious...

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