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

A street sign showing the cancellation of the AstroWorld Festival at NRG Park on Nov. 6. Students are now questioning concert environments after the events at AstroWorld and the increasing risk of Covid-19 due to crowds.

Students debate going to concerts after Astroworld deaths, COVID-19 exposures

By Azucena Gama, Contributing Writer

It’s one of the first shows since the beginning of...

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

On Tuesday night, students and community members gathered...

Students return to movie theaters

Students return to movie theaters

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

The sounds of people clapping at the ends of movies...

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

The cast and crew of “Fun Home,” an upcoming musical...

A guitarist performs during Dayglows set at Lollapalooza on July 29. The ELLNORA: Guitar Festival was held at Krannert on Sept. 25 and 26.

ELLNORA guitar festival resonates with students

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival went down on Friday and...

Louise Fishman, who received her M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the University in 1965, poses in front her painting during a campus visit in 2019. Fishman passed away this July only a month before Krannert Art Museums newest exhibit dedicated to her work was set to open.

Krannert Art Museum exhibit pays unexpected tribute to Louise Fishman

By Farrah Anderson, Assistant Investigative News and Longform Editor

Amy Powell, Krannert Art Museum’s curator of Modern...

The Illini Student Musicals puts on a show with masks during the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, Illini Student Musicals will be playing the musical Into the Woods.

Illini Student Musicals starts production for Into the Woods

By Olivia Vamos, Staff Writer

After more than a year of canceled or socially distanced...

After having many open mic nights online, The Canopy Club is now back in-person. The Canopy Club is working on ways to continue using online broadcasting to make sure people from all over can show off their talents.

The Canopy Club concerts return after over a year

By Rohit Jammu, Assistant Features Editor

The Canopy Club has served as a regular spot for live...

A student made poster for the A4E Art Exhibition is shown above. Professor Stacey Robinson speaks about art being for everyone.

“We’re designing the world of tomorrow.”

Stacey Robinson illustrates his perspective on student visions
By Mateo Bautista, Staff Writer

Assistant Professor Stacey Robinson’s pan sizzled...

The Chicago skyline is photographed by Jack Gillespie during a colorful sunset. Students Sierra Reed and Gillespie have garnered thousands of followers through TikTok by making the platform into a business opportunity.

Student influencers launch business through TikTok

By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor

Sierra Reed, senior in Media, joined TikTok during...

An oil painting of a skull inspired by Pieter Claesz and painted by Farwah Tariq, senior in FAA, is shown above. University students show off their creative abilities on campus.

Student artists explore their craft on campus

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

There are many various pockets of beauty and inspiration...

An illustration on the senior thesis project poster is shown above. The show was virtually streamed on Friday and Saturday despite setbacks from Covid-19.

Seniors present dance theses despite setbacks

By Farrah Anderson, Assistant Investigative News & Longform Editor

As a young girl growing up in Chicago, Stephanie Shaw...

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