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Responsibility calls to community members who aid homeless

Responsibility calls to community members who aid homeless

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Rob Dalhaus feels that as a society, there is a responsibility that comes to providing support for the homeless. As the executive director of CU at Home, a homeless shelter located at 70 E. Washington St., Champaign, Dalhaus has been a champion of homeless life issues since 2016. In his experience,...

Opinion | Red meat scare is overblown

Opinion | Red meat scare is overblown

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

January 28, 2020

Eating meat, especially red meat, is often demonized as a cause for increased risk of cancer. Many headlines in the media often point to new studies that find evidence for this notion, resulting in people panicking about their diets and cancer risk.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has gone so far as listing p...

Illini rack up two dual wins in spring season opener

Illini rack up two dual wins in spring season opener

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Illinois women’s tennis team defeated Eastern Michigan (7-0) and Eastern Illinois (4-0) in a doubleheader Sunday at the Atkins Tennis Center. The matches marked the first of the Illini’s spring season.  In the singles matches against Eastern Michigan, junior Mia Rabinowitz won her sets, 6-1, 6-...

Two vacancies announced in Sixth Judicial Circuit

Two vacancies announced in Sixth Judicial Circuit

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 28, 2020

The Sixth Judicial Circuit, which includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties, has opened the application process for two vacancies. The vacancies are a result of the retirement of Judge Jeffrey B. Ford on March 25 and Judge Heidi Ladd on July 1. Both were Resident Circuit...

Illini defeat Wolverines at Huff Hall Sunday

Illini defeat Wolverines at Huff Hall Sunday

By Andrew Medina, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Illini wrestling team defeated the Michigan Wolverines at Huff Hall, 20-13, on Sunday. Redshirt freshman Justin Cardani, senior Travis Piotrowski, redshirt junior Dylan Duncan, redshirt freshman Danny Braunagel, redshirt senior Joey Gunther, and redshirt freshman Zac Braunagel all won their matches...

Illinois Commitment raises income level requirement

Illinois Commitment raises income level requirement

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

The Illinois Commitment Program plans to raise the income level for qualification from $61,000 to $67,100 for the 2020-2021 academic year. This program covers some, but not all, of a student’s costs at the University using both federal and state grant funds. The guidelines for qualifying for the progra...

Opinion | It’s okay to find comfort in routine

Opinion | It’s okay to find comfort in routine

By Tara Pavithran, Columnist

January 27, 2020

The new year always comes with promising ideas about self-improvement. People swear they’ll hit the gym more often, cut sugar out of their diets and wake up at a reasonable time every day.  With February upon us, however, you might be becoming increasingly aware of how many striking similarities th...

No. 21 Illinois tops Michigan on the road, 64-62

No. 21 Illinois tops Michigan on the road, 64-62

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

With the shot clock ticking down and the game tied at 62, sophomore Ayo Dosunmu made his move to the basket. As he crossed over back and forth off the dribble, he was eventually cut off, trying to lean in and settled for a contested jumper from the foul line. Though it wasn’t an ideal look, Dosunmu...

Wishmakers embrace empathy through charity

Wishmakers embrace empathy through charity

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Wishmakers on Campus makes wishing on a star a reality for some children with life-threatening illnesses. At the University, this organization helps raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.  Lindsey Panozzo, a senior in AHS, serves as one of the vice-presidents of the RSO. “Having organizatio...

Lunar New Year celebrated with traditional dinner at the Ikenberry

Lunar New Year celebrated with traditional dinner at the Ikenberry

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 25, 2020

The Year of the Rat is officially upon us as the Lunar New Year is being celebrated by many. Traditionally a Chinese festival, the Lunar New Year celebrates the new year on the traditional moon calendar. To celebrate this year, the Asian American Cultural Center will be hosting a dinner celebration on Tuesday at the Ikenberry Commons, 301 E. Gr...

Illinois falls to No. 20 Maryland at home

Illinois falls to No. 20 Maryland at home

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

January 25, 2020

Ali Andrews led the Illini women’s basketball team (10-8, 1-6) with 20 points in a 79-60 loss against Maryland (15-4, 6-2) Thursday night at the State Farm Center. Freshman Kennedi Myles did not play due to a concussion. Illinois was off to a slow start, down 8-0, within the first two minutes. Maryla...

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