The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Mythbusters star Karli Byron speaks at the Illini Union on Tuesday night. Byron discussed the future of education with students at the University.

MythBusters’ Kari Byron discusses future of education

By Faith Angel Allendorf, Contributing Writer October 21, 2021

On Tuesday night, students and community members gathered at the Illini Union to hear a voice many could recall from elementary science classrooms: Kari Byron. Byron was one of the busters on Discovery...

Lexi English, a fifth-year in Engineering, thrives in Aerospace Engineerings after being discouraged by previous mentors.

Engineering student creates ‘space’ for women in STEM

By Matt Tr, Investigative News & Longform Editor October 20, 2021

During her junior year of high school, Lexi English got into a horrible pole vaulting accident. The pole faltered, sending her crashing into the ground. The incident was bad enough that her brain function...

Champaign County Humane Society (CCHS) volunteer Joe Domain poses for a photo outside with Foster, an American Pit Bull terrier mix, after their morning walk Oct. 11. The CCHS is gradually restarting their volunteer program after the heat of the pandemic.

Humane Society gradually restarts volunteer program

By Micah Lin, Contributing Writer October 20, 2021

Inside the Champaign County Humane Society is a chorus of meows, barks, chirps and squeaks. Volunteers lead dogs in and out for walks, and staff arrange for a cat to be adopted by a family. However,...

South Asian students dance Garba at the Union ballroom on Saturday. The Indian Student Association hosted events for South Asian Unity Week.

South Asian Unity Week builds back community

By Shreya Rathi, Contributing Writer October 19, 2021

The music roared in the Union ballroom as hundreds of South Asian students, decked out in traditional Indian clothing, jumped and twirled, performing a dance called Garba. It was a blockbuster ending...

Students return to movie theaters

Students return to movie theaters

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

The sounds of people clapping at the ends of movies and munching on buttery popcorn haven't been heard since movie theaters closed at the start of the pandemic. A year later, people are eager to return...

Mask-wearing causes deaf, hard-of-hearing individuals to adapt

Mask-wearing causes deaf, hard-of-hearing individuals to adapt

By Liz Gremer, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for society as a whole, certain groups have been experiencing less known challenges. In particular, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals have had to...

A student performs a cobra pose during the Yoga Practicum class on Monday morning. Yoga practice raises concerns for cultural appropriation.

Yoga practice raises questions of cultural appropriation

By Dara Stack, Contributing Writer October 12, 2021

A spiritual practice spanning thousands of years is happening all around us. The setting: studios, fitness centers, homes or even outdoors. It's a physical and mindful practice: It’s yoga. Many people...

Students carry bundles of produce at a farm while working with the Illinois Student Sustainable Committee on delivering fresh food to campus dining facilities. The Committee is set to have their first first ever sustainability summit followed by a month-long celebration commemorating campus-wide sustainability efforts this month.

Students prepare for first sustainability summit

By Fizza Hassan, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

This October, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting its first ever sustainability summit followed by a month-long celebration commemorating campus wide sustainability efforts through...

Students run around on the South Quad spraying silly string as they play capture the flag on Wednesday. This was one of many activities students could participate in for homecoming week.

Student Alumni Ambassadors host ‘Color Wars’ for Homecoming Week

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

The Color Wars battle of the South Quad went down Wednesday. Despite a rainy forecast, dozens of students participated in the event hosted by the Student Alumni Ambassadors group to celebrate Homecoming...

A mock set for the at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts upcoming musical Fun Home” is shown above and was created by scenic designer José Díaz-Soto. Representation is reoccurring theme in the musical.

Representation takes the stage in ‘Fun Home’

By Cecilia Milmoe, Contributing Writer October 7, 2021

The cast and crew of “Fun Home,” an upcoming musical at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, said that unlike some productions, people will be able to see themselves in the vulnerable characters. “Fun...

A light trail from a MTD bus occupies the intersection of Armory and Fourth streets on March 26, 2020 soon after student left campus due to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. University seniors feel they have missed out on the college experience because of the pandemic.

Seniors say they missed out on college experience

By Olivia Vamos, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

When the class of 2022 were sophomores, everything changed. The pandemic hit and their college experience was completely altered. Now, as they're about to graduate and things are just starting to go back...

A look of the South Quad from the top of the undergraduate library. Many students are still learning about the library being shut down for renovations in Fall of 2022 and students are conflicted.

Students remain upset over UI’s lack of transparency in UGL conversion project

By Liz Gremer, Staff Writer October 2, 2021

Since the University announced its plan for the library renovation project in spring 2021, the closure of the Undergraduate Library has faced great criticism and disapproval from students. While the library...

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