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Illinois Soccer Loses to Penn State, ties Ohio State

Illinois Soccer Loses to Penn State, ties Ohio State

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

The Illinois soccer team lost 2-1 Thursday to Penn State (10-6-1) at University Park, Pennsylvania. Illinois (8-7-0) defeated Ohio State Sunday. The Nittany Lions ended the Illini’s season last year, defeating Illinois 1-0 in the 2018 Big Ten playoffs in Indianapolis. Historically, Penn State has been a ...

Bubble tea craze grows on campus

Bubble tea craze grows on campus

By Ben Xia, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2019

In recent decades, more and more bubble tea stores are emerging around the world, which is something students have seen first hand. A few years ago, few places sold bubble tea in the area, but now several exist within a few blocks of each other.  The drink is typically made using milk tea as a base and then to...

Justice Department invokes no justice

Justice Department invokes no justice

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

October 22, 2019

When the founders created the judicial branch, they made it a separate, independent branch from the other two branches so that it would not be saturated by politics. The Department of Justice was founded on the same principle. It was intended as an executive tool to enforce the law, represent the U.S. gov...

Raising school budget doesn’t fix issues

Raising school budget doesn’t fix issues

By Skylar Bouchard, Columnist

October 21, 2019

The Chicago Teachers Union is once again on strike, leaving more than 300,000 students vulnerable. Along with higher pay, the teachers are  demanding improvement of school conditions such as smaller class sizes and more staff. Although the teachers are striking for a larger budget, it is unlikely adding more money to ...

Illinois vs. Wisconsin game notes

Illinois vs. Wisconsin game notes

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

It was the win no one in America saw coming. Illinois, a 30-point underdog, stunned No. 6-ranked and undefeated Wisconsin, 24-23, for a homecoming victory. Offensively, Illinois stepped up when its back was against the wall, contrary to previous performances this season such as the Nebraska game. On defen...

KAM’s bids Daniel Street bar farewell

KAM’s bids Daniel Street bar farewell

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 21, 2019

The famous Campustown bar KAM’s opened and closed its doors one last time Sunday at its location on Daniel Street.  Already under construction, the new location for KAM’s will replace an old Domino’s, 102 E. Green St., and is planned to be opened by January.  KAM’s was first established in ...

Homecoming football notebook

Homecoming football notebook

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

A sea of orange and blue flooded the field at Memorial Stadium following Illinois’ upset over No. 6 Wisconsin Saturday during the Illini’s 109th Homecoming game.  The win not only broke Illinois’ four-game losing streak, but also handed the team it’s first conference win of the season an...

Costume consciousness inspires discussion

Costume consciousness inspires discussion

By Kimberly Villanueva, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Halloween on campus can be a recipe for disaster. Offensive costumes and cultural appropriation are nothing new this time of year, but the age of social media has extended the shelf life of when these photos later resurface online. Questionable costume decisions made when public figures were young, including current...

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 ...

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