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Teammates double as roommates

Teammates double as roommates

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Freshman year in college can be a hard adjustment for some students. You take harder classes, gain independence and have a roommate you barely know, if at all. You two have to share a small space and learn how to work together to create a living environment. You and your roommate are, pretty much, a t...

College culture augments environmental impact

College culture augments environmental impact

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

April 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

Earth Day is on April 22. While many University students may choose to celebrate by taking a walk on the quad, that’s not good enough. Earth Day and its focus on general care and concern for the environment is not a new topic, and many of us are familiar with repetitive speeches about how to avoid ...

Parkland Pathway provides cheaper higher education

Parkland Pathway provides cheaper higher education

By Jared Ebanks, Contributing Author

April 18, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Najwa Swel lived in the Champaign area before college and considered attending the University, but the high tuition costs led her to choose Parkland College instead. It was after making this decision that she learned about the Parkland Pathway program. Many students choose to follow the traditional four-year Univ...

Team aims for national title

Team aims for national title

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team will compete in the NCAA Championship Friday and Saturday at the State Farm Center.   Just two weeks after the Illini came up short in their bid to be back-to-back Big Ten champions, the team will face the 11 best teams in the country as they try to break the Okla...

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

Some people may spend their mealtime scrolling on their phone or watching television; however, a study revealed families spend nearly half of their time distracted during meals. The study, conducted at the University, was directed by Jaclyn Saltzman, who earned her doctoral degree in human development ...

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The number of students pursuing a degree in Spanish at the University is increasing, but the number of faculty is not, which may be a problem for the department. As of February, the Spanish department has 137 majors and 352 minors with a total of 489 students in the department, not including people who have y...

Suburban Express issues relate to tuition rates

Suburban Express issues relate to tuition rates

By David Lee, Columnist

April 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Dennis of Suburban Express is a not-so-beloved meme figure on our campus. I encourage all readers to boycott Suburban Express and Illini Shuttle based on a series of controversial advertisements the company sent out in 2017 and various other complaints about the company. I utterly reject the company’s r...

‘Distinguished’ alumnus becomes Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO

‘Distinguished’ alumnus becomes Cancer Treatment Centers of America CEO

By Citlalli Pino, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

When Pat Basu was a student at the University in the late ‘90s, he juggled his challenging mechanical engineering curriculum with several extracurricular commitments and jobs on campus. He’s been a doctor at Stanford University, a White House Fellow under former President Barack Obama and is n...

Hopkins leads this year’s Eco-Olympics

Hopkins leads this year’s Eco-Olympics

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Hopkins Hall leads the pack in the 2018-19 Eco-Olympics taking place at the University, with Taft-Van Doren, Allen, Wassaja, Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue halls trailing close behind. Eco-Olympics is an energy conservation competition between University residence halls in which students compe...

Look into details before making decisions

Look into details before making decisions

By Skylar Bouchard, Columnist

April 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

The Extreme Risk Protection Order, commonly known as the red flag law, is a new piece of gun legislation passed by the state of Colorado. The red flag law states a person can be deemed a significant risk to themselves or others and have their guns temporarily confiscated. Upon first glance, this law s...

Illini take care of business against Badgers, Golden Gophers in weekend matchups

Illini take care of business against Badgers, Golden Gophers in weekend matchups

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team competed against Wisconsin and Minnesota this weekend and cruised through both matches for the wins, 5-2 and 6-1, respectively. The Illini have been working harder during practices, according to the team, and it’s reflecting well during their most recent matches. The...

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

After the newest $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support, the College of Engineering will be renamed The Grainger College of Engineering, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees. James Bell, executive director for marketing and communications ...

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