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Parties are full of germs, don’t share your drink

Parties are full of germs, don’t share your drink

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

At the University, parties and bars are rampant with students sharing drinks, JUULs and people. With the sheer amount of students passing through, these environments become the perfect places for bacteria to spread. Most students are aware of how many germs are spread in any type of housing, on or off campu...

Community Cat Day helps feral cats

Community Cat Day helps feral cats

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2018


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

The University's Shelter Medicine Program launched an initiative that provides opportunities for Veterinary Medicine students to gain hands-on experience while improving the health of feral cats. The program, called Community Cat Day, was made possible by a $15,000 grant from the Best Friends Animal S...

Campus Florist’s bloom wilts after 77 years open on Green Street

Campus Florist’s bloom wilts after 77 years open on Green Street

By Vishesh Anand and Eugene White, Staff Writers

September 20, 2018


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

During the early days of Campus Florist, in 1941, Anne Johnston, a freshman at the University at the time and now current owner, was working in the store with her mother when one of her professors walked in. “Where your daughter is now, that’s where my students will be 10 years from now,” Johnsto...

Counseling center works to combat suicide rate

Counseling center works to combat suicide rate

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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

Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently published a study revealing 20 percent of college students have contemplated suicide at one point in their lives, but this came as no surprise to the University Counseling Center. “Given what I know about college students and mental health and other things I...

McLaughlin off to impressive start this season

McLaughlin off to impressive start this season

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois has only played three games so far this season, but kicker Chase McLaughlin has used that time to make history. On Saturday at Soldier Field, The senior became the first Illinois kicker ever to make three 50-yard-plus field goals over three consecutive games. He’s tied for the lead in ...

Pedestrians should stay out of bike lanes

Pedestrians should stay out of bike lanes

By Kyra Sadovi, Columnist

September 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

One of the most hotly contested conflicts on campus — more than our rivalry with Purdue and more controversial than the competition between Engineering and LAS students — is the comport of bikers and pedestrians in their respective lanes. Bikers rejoiced after the new bike lanes were built on Green Street in...

Movement creator of “me too.” shares journey behind campaign against sexual violence

Movement creator of “me too.”  shares journey behind campaign against sexual violence

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 19, 2018


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

Although most people have learned about the “me too.” movement in the past year when #MeToo gained popularity on the Internet, the campaign was created a decade ago by civil rights activist Tarana Burke. On Tuesday, Burke shared her revolutionary journey behind the rallying cry for survivors...

Amazon donates $1 million to fund under-resourced engineering students

Amazon donates $1 million to fund under-resourced engineering students

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 19, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Amazon is donating $1 million over a five-year period to the University’s Academic Redshirt in the Science and Engineering Scholars program. The ARISE program gives a group of 25 Illinois students from under-resourced backgrounds an extra year to prepare for freshman-level courses. University...

UI business alumnus pushes for mental health awareness

UI business alumnus pushes for mental health awareness

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

September 19, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Most people have some sense of “empty.” That rings especially true among driven business students who are trying to fill a void, Parham Parastaran, University alumnus and mental health advocate, would say. Parastaran released his memoir, “Perfect Pain,” this past June after selling his multi...

Illinois vs. USF: Press Box Bundle

Illinois vs. USF: Press Box Bundle

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

As I begin to cover my fourth season of Illinois football, I wanted to try something new. After each Illinois game, I will be sharing what I like to call the Press Box Bundle. Here you can catch up on all the information you might have missed during The Daily Illini sports staff’s coverage of the ...

Concerts are the best medicine

Concerts are the best medicine

By Noah Nelson, Columnist

September 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Everyone in the world shares one common bond of a little thing called stress, and it’s especially apparent here at the University. Most people know how to cope with it by reading a good book, writing in a diary or playing with the pet dog, but for me, I attend concerts, and it's the most therapeutic w...

University students start Chinese food truck on campus

University students start Chinese food truck on campus

By Marissa Plescia, Assistant Features Editor

September 18, 2018


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

Sylvia Chen, sophomore in DGS, first discovered her love for cooking when she came to the University her freshman year. Growing up in Guangzhou, China, Chen told her mom she wanted to attend the University for higher education. But she doesn’t just want to be a student at the University; she also wa...

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