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Pre-Law Honor Society prepares students for law school

Pre-Law Honor Society prepares students for law school

By Carmen Martinez, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

The Pre-Law Honors Society at the University has been active since 2009, dedicating itself to assisting students on their path to a possible future in law. Offering mentorship, Q and A panels with various professionals in the field, as well as resources for studying, the RSO aims to prepare their members...

University offers solutions for students with conflicting final exams

University offers solutions for students with conflicting final exams

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As finals week approaches, some students may be frustrated to find their final exams are scheduled at conflicting times. For the most part, students should not have any conflicting finals. However, for students like Timothy Jun, sophomore in AHS, this is not the case. Jun’s biology and organic chem...

Leader of iVenture Accelerator lands spot on Forbes 2020 30 Under 30

Leader of iVenture Accelerator lands spot on Forbes 2020 30 Under 30

By Ethan Simmons, Senior Reporter

December 12, 2019

Manu Edakara is the associate director of Entrepreneurial Communities for the Gies College of Business and leader of its iVenture Accelerator, a resource beacon for student startups. iVenture takes no ownership stake in the startups it helps. Before that, the class of ‘14 Illinois graduate was a techno...

Opinion | GOP fights to preserve white America | I

Opinion | GOP fights to preserve white America | I

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Senior Columnist

December 12, 2019

In 1976, the white Christian demographic accounted for roughly 81% of the American population. Today, only 43% of America is white and Christian. These findings underscore the rapid diversification the country has experienced in the last half-century. But while demographic shifts are remodeling America...

Illini prepare for Redbox Bowl

Illini prepare for Redbox Bowl

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Many Illini fans were scratching their heads when Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced a two-year extension of head football coach Lovie Smith’s contract last season. It’s safe to say most of them aren’t anymore. “We want to be Big Ten Champions someday,” Smith said. “Our program will...

Opinion | Students should learn to be philanthropic

Opinion | Students should learn to be philanthropic

By David Lee, Senior Columnist

December 11, 2019

Democratic primary candidates have highlighted the stagnation of middle-class income as a major talking point. They state the cost of living and inflation have risen faster than real wages. Politicians capitalize on this by introducing their proposed solutions, such as tax code overhauls or student loan forgiveness. These proposals face criticism from Republicans and even from within the party. Balancing financial policy...

Illinois to host No. 5 Michigan at the State Farm Center Wednesday

Illinois to host No. 5 Michigan at the State Farm Center Wednesday

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Illinois men’s basketball suffered two straight losses, determined only by two points or less last week. After dropping the ACC/Big Ten Challenge to Miami, then giving up a lead to No. 4 Maryland, Illinois (6-3, 0-1) will host No. 5 Michigan (8-1, 1-0) Wednesday at the State Farm Center.  Michiga...

History majors remain rooted in the present

History majors remain rooted in the present

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

In a fast-paced, materialistic world, tangible results have become the expectation. Many feel that in order to survive, they must succumb to the pressures of society and show immediate evidence of their work. As high school students prepare to decide their major in college, they must consider what they w...

University finalizes agreement with energy company for newest solar farm

University finalizes agreement with energy company for newest solar farm

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor, Assistant Special Sections Editor

December 11, 2019

Renewable energy company Sol Systems announced Tuesday the finalization of a 20-year power purchase agreement with University-connected Prairieland Energy, Inc. for the development and operation of a campus solar farm. The solar farm is projected to produce 20,000 megawatt-hours of solar power annu...

Illinois dominates Merrimack College

Illinois dominates Merrimack College

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

December 11, 2019

Freshman Kennedi Myles notched her fourth double-double of the season, as the Illinois women’s basketball team (7-2) hung on to secure a win against Merrimack College 75-72. Myles led all Illini scores and rebounders with 23 and 12 respectively, and her scoring output set a new season-high for the ...

This Christmas, try roasting crickets over an open fire

This Christmas, try roasting crickets over an open fire

By Neshmia Malik, Columnist

December 10, 2019

Its that time of year: Making gingerbread houses, the smell of peppermint candles and eating roasted chestnuts sounds about right. But what about decorating that gingerbread house with beetles, roasting termites over an open fire and cooking grasshoppers to make your stuffing a little more crunchy? Have...

Art club voices frustration at University funding

Art club voices frustration at University funding

By Anna Pevey, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

When Chantal Vaca found out RSO funding was included in student fees, she was intrigued, especially because she’s a co-founder of The Collective, an arts magazine and RSO.  “I had no idea that each student paid a set amount on their fees to the University. It’s not something that has been ad...

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