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David Dobrik shares wealth, not clickbait

David Dobrik shares wealth, not clickbait

By Shaylee Bent, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

YouTube personality David Dobrik is known for his outrageous stunts, iconic friend group, his podcast and now for single-handedly shutting down the University of Illinois for a day. Dobrik got his start on the now non-existent app Vine. Now reaching 14.1 million fans, Dobrik’s platform is used to...

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

October 17, 2019

Last year, only 4% of the feminine hygiene product dispensers in women’s bathrooms around campus were used, according to Jimmy Song, treasurer of the Illinois Student Government and sophomore in Business. To combat this, ISG started the Menstrual Hygiene Pilot Program to replace dispensers in the bathro...

Shegos prepares for Big Ten Championships and Zones competition

Shegos prepares for Big Ten Championships and Zones competition

By Angelle Cortes, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

The Illinois swim and dive team started off the season with a 192-107 win against Indiana State Friday. The following day, the team competed against Big Ten opponent Northwestern and the University of Illinois Chicago in a tri-dual meet. The team swept University of Illinois at Chicago 207-92 but fell to ...

China’s market power challenges American economic freedom

China’s market power challenges American economic freedom

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

October 17, 2019

Few foreign countries have made as much news in the United States as China, much of it coming from constant threats of escalating the ongoing trade war or the retaliation against the pro-democracy protests occurring in Hong Kong. Most recently, China has been making news for its economic market power, not because ...

No. 20 Illinois set to run at Bradley Pink Classic, Pre-Nationals

No. 20 Illinois set to run at Bradley Pink Classic, Pre-Nationals

By Sports Desk

October 16, 2019

The Illinois women's cross country team will travel to Peoria, Illinois, and Terre Haute, Indiana, this weekend, following the team's jump in U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ranking from the No. 21 to No. 20 spot. Illinois also climbed to the No. 3 spot in the Midwest Regional...

Social influencers stunt societal growth

Social influencers stunt societal growth

By Alice Lee, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Most people are all-too aware of the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” With this inquiry comes the standard set of responses: doctor, astronaut and teacher. While these may have been the common career goals for older generations, a new occupation has entered the job mark...

Dedicated fall-lovers celebrate the season with RSO festivities

Dedicated fall-lovers celebrate the season with RSO festivities

By Carmen Martinez, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2019

The changing of the leaves, sweater weather and crisp fall air marks the beginning of autumn, the season the October Lovers have dedicated their RSO to celebrating.  Hosting events exclusively in October, the October Lovers’ sole purpose is to spread fall cheer. This includes hosting a number o...

Sexual harassment summit scheduled for Wednesday

Sexual harassment summit scheduled for Wednesday

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 16, 2019

A day-long summit, “Cultivating Bravery, Changing Culture: The Illinois Summit on Sexual Harassment,” will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The summit, hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is supposed to “provide administrators a fo...

Political ‘whataboutism’ runs amok

Political ‘whataboutism’ runs amok

By Clint Dozier, Columnist

October 15, 2019

After the stunning allegations that were recently brought to light in a CIA whistleblower’s complaint and the subsequent decision by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to open a formal impeachment inquiry, President Trump has come under a heap of well-deserved criticism. In the right-wing media, however, everyo...

Illinois goalkeeper’s unusual path to the net

Illinois goalkeeper’s unusual path to the net

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Illinois junior goalie Elizabeth Cablk has always been a goalkeeper. She started playing soccer at a young age, and by the age of 10, she stood out among her peers in the goal. But Cablk’s earliest memory of her sport involves her being far, far away from the net. “My first soccer memory is actuall...

Band kids: the Hindsley Symphonic Band experience

Band kids: the Hindsley Symphonic Band experience

By Vi Aldunate, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2019

Students flood the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts year-round for its extensive breadth of performances offered, but on Sunday night, the Hindsley Symphonic Band attracted family members and other community members, alongside the University student population. As with many Krannert live shows,...

Swastika incidents remain under investigation

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 15, 2019

The University Police Department is continuing to investigate four instances of anti-semitism that occurred on campus last week. Craig Stone, UIPD police chief, released a statement Monday saying each instance is still under investigation, and at this time, there is no reason to believe they are connected. ...

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