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‘SpongeBob’ is the greatest cartoon ever

‘SpongeBob’ is the greatest cartoon ever

By Ed West, Columnist

December 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

The creator of the greatest cartoon ever passed away from ALS last week. In honor of Stephen Hillenburg’s memory, everyone at the University is reminiscing about their favorite moments from his greatest creation. “SpongeBob SquarePants” has proved to be an iconic figure within our culture. L...

Illinois prepares to take on conference season

Illinois prepares to take on conference season

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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

Following back-to-back home wins against Eastern Michigan and Indiana State, the Illinois women’s basketball team will continue their home-stretch hosting the Murray State Racers Tuesday night. While still in non-conference play, the Big Ten season is quickly approaching Illinois, which acted as t...

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 11, 2018


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

Brendt Christensen, the alleged killer of Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang in 2017, has had his case transferred from Urbana to Peoria. According to the court order, Christensen’s attorneys requested the case transfer for convenience purposes, saying the change would help Christensen to ...

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

An overview of the plans to demolish part of the Main Library and replace it with services students can utilize for books, collaborations and other purposes was addressed at the public meeting held by the Senate Committee on the Library on Thursday. Meetings are usually open to the public, but faculty a...

University students, at-risk youth foster each other’s growth

University students, at-risk youth foster each other’s growth

By Min Cheong Kim, Staff writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

CU Succeed is an RSO comprised of University students who take on the role of mentors for other students as part of the Regional Alternative for Developing Youth Program. CU Succeed aims to integrate at-risk students into their school system and ensure they finish secondary education and provide exposure ...

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The Gies College of Business and the College of Engineering have become the first colleges on any university campus to purchase insurance to protect themselves from a potential drop in Chinese student enrollment. The University has agreed to pay $425,000 per year to an insurance company for up to $6...

ARC to hold 10-year anniversary celebration, renovation

ARC to hold 10-year anniversary celebration, renovation

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

In 1987, Doug Boyer was a student employee at the Intramural Physical Education Building, or IMPE, keeping track of daily student attendance at the gym with tally marks. Boyer, now assistant director of aquatics, events and facility scheduling at Campus Recreation, has since helped oversee the renovati...

Team now prepares to play 2017 champions

Team now prepares to play 2017 champions

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

Final Four-bound Although he’s typically known as a calm and cool personality, Illinois head volleyball coach Chris Tamas couldn’t hold back tears  while reflecting on his team’s journey to qualify for the Final Four in his second season with the program. “To do it as a head coach, just t...

Divide and conquer: the strategy of America’s enemies

Divide and conquer: the strategy of America’s enemies

By Guzi He, Columnist

December 10, 2018


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

Roughly 231  years ago, James Madison proclaimed that to divide and conquer was the “reprobate axiom of tyranny.” He was referring to the European empires that lurked around North America waiting to prey on the infant United States. Today, America has worked its way to the top; her roaring eco...

Kane earns court time, helps Illini in win over UNLV

Kane earns court time, helps Illini in win over UNLV

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

Just a few weeks ago, Illinois men’s basketball fans thought freshman Samba Kane was being redshirted after a string of DNPs against high-tier nonconference teams. However, his check-in against Mississippi Valley State gave those watching Illinois basketball their first glimpse of the 7-foot pla...

Win secures Final Four spot

Win secures Final Four spot

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


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

Beth Prince, Jordyn Poulter and Blayke Hranicka sat on the bench laughing as the clock on the Huff Hall scoreboard ticked under the 30-minute pregame mark. Two hours and 14 minutes later, the three would meet again but piled in a group hug and accompanied by their teammates, celebrating the Illinois...

New players are mainstays for Illini

New players are mainstays for Illini

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

December 6, 2018


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

With the latest trip for Illinois being the annual United Center game against No. 19 Ohio State in Chicago, the Illinois men’s basketball team still has more questions than answers. The start of the upcoming schedule doesn’t get a whole lot easier for Illinois, which has already played high-calibe...

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