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Student entrepreneurs combat sexual assault

Student entrepreneurs combat sexual assault

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Top Stories

While traversing the country from California to Vermont in a trailer loaded with 3D printers and laptops, Kendall Furbee, junior in Engineering, and Premika Pandian, senior in Engineering, formed a bond that eventually transcended their friendship. For eight weeks in the summer of 2016, they were visiting tec...

Suburban Express faces default judgment

Suburban Express faces default judgment

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, State, Top Stories

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is accusing Suburban Express and its owner, Dennis Toeppen, of stalling and is seeking a default judgment against the transit company. Madigan sued the Champaign-based transit company on April 23 over alleged discrimination and harassment, and the two have been neg...

McGrath steps up in fall season

McGrath steps up in fall season

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Sophomore Allison McGrath led the Illini in Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet. Despite her underclassman status, McGrath has improved over the last 12 months and stepped into a leadership role on the team this season. McGrath improved her time compared with last year at the 2017 NCAA regionals fro...

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


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

Both campus locations of Caffe Bene will be switching to biodegradable cups, after exhausting their current plastic cup inventory, in 2019. Samuel Ham, owner of Caffe Bene on Green Street, was inspired by posts on social media urging people to stray away from single-use plastics, such as the coffee...

Lee’s death impacts Marvel fans

Lee’s death impacts Marvel fans

By Agastya Bhatia, Columnist

November 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Like any year in history, 2018 has seen a slew of wildly influential men and women pass away: Aretha Franklin, Anthony Bourdain, Stephen Hawking and countless others. On Monday morning, Stan Lee, a man who many credit with reshaping comic books as we know them, took his last breath. Comics, too-oft...

Free speech in the post-truth era

Free speech in the post-truth era

By Joseph Dillier, Columnist

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In the never-ending debate over free speech on college campuses, arguments against issues like deplatforming and safe spaces go along the lines of “instead of creating safe spaces, we should teach students how to debate” or “if their opinions are really true why can they not use the facts to p...

University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2018


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

The University is partnering with Phoenix Solar for the second time to construct an additional solar farm before the end of 2019. While the first solar farm was purchased by making payments over a period of ten years, the University will try to make the payments for the second solar farm last 20 years,...

Women’s basketball hopes to get back on winning path

Women’s basketball hopes to get back on winning path

By Gabby Hadjuk, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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

The Illinois women's basketball team will play its second game of the season, hosting Valparaiso at the State Farm Center on Wednesday. Valparaiso, coming off a six-point loss to North Dakota on Sunday, will be looking for its first win of the season. Last Wednesday, the Illini opened the ...

Daniel Krause ‘cracked’ code to successful small business

Daniel Krause ‘cracked’ code to successful small business

By Courtney Stone, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Daniel Krause, a University alumnus, now owns and operates the successful food franchise Cracked, located on Green Street. Starting off his career in the food industry at a young age, Krause began working at a concession stand at his local pool, was a vendor in the skyboxes at Wrigley Field and e...

CS+X degree programs cater to growing job demands for technical skills

CS+X degree programs cater to growing job demands for technical skills

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

With computing increasingly becoming a ubiquitous entity in the job market, the University has decided to implement changes in majors to accommodate the growing demands. Computer science is being combined with a variety of different majors, spreading across disciplines such as liberal arts, business, m...

Look to philosophy to help with stress

Look to philosophy to help with stress

By Matt Hutchison, Columnist

November 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

Most people don’t believe philosophy has much to offer them; perhaps this is why it’s one of the least pursued majors. But what if I told you philosophy might help you solve your problems and that it might profoundly help in areas like anxiety and depression? I first want to get some of the c...

Time for the US to make new friends

Time for the US to make new friends

By Ajay Dugar, Columnist

November 13, 2018


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

Saudi Arabia continues to deflect and deny any wrongdoing after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Despite the fact that the murder of a well-known critic of the autocratic Muslim regime was premeditated and unimaginably cruel, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince and head o...

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