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Trash is scattered along an empty field on March 9, 2020. People are unfortunately leaving their trash on the ground instead of throwing out or recycling the item.

Dining halls, students fail to reinforce recycling efforts

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

Some people associate Earth Day with fifth grade macaroni art projects to be put on the fridge for a week. Many take the day to admire nature and weather. It’s also a time to acknowledge the need to...

Students sit on the Main Quad overlooking Foellinger auditorium on April 3. University staff and students anticipate an enjoyable fall semester.

Students, staff expect positive fall experiences

By Liz Gremer, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

With the expansion of COVID-19 testing and an increase in vaccinations the University plans to return to having more in-person classes. As students begin to register for classes for next semester on April...

An Illinois student performs an aerial on the Main Quad Saturday afternoon. As it’s getting warmer, more students are enjoying the outdoors.

Students spend time outside, appreciate nature

By Alex Lazaro, Contributing Writer April 8, 2021

As the University transitions back to a state of normalcy, the vibrant energy on campus is starting to surface. This is appreciated and relished by many University students, and since the weather has been...

Elephants graze in the rainforest on the Dzanga Sangha Reserve in the southwestern part of the Central African Republic. University professors and researchers have pioneered nationally recognized advancements in the study of elephants.

UI professors contribute to ivory research

By Gwyn Skiles, Features Editor April 8, 2021

Oceans away, mighty beasts shake the earth as they tilt their large grey ears and point their tusks forward. University professors and researchers led nationally recognized advancements in the study of...

Call to action spurs debate over efficacy

Call to action spurs debate over efficacy

By Farrah Anderson, Assistant Longform Editor April 7, 2021

When University senior and speaker of the senate for Illinois Student Government Arnoldo Ayala got an email inviting him to join a committee for the University’s Call to Action for the 2020 academic...

CodeRed UIUC fights to have the University provide femine products. They work to empower and support women students.

Advocacy flows for period poverty relief

By Julia Youman, Contributing Writer April 5, 2021

Illinois is one of four states that requires schools with grades six through 12 to provide free menstrual products in bathrooms. But while students in high school and middle school have access to free...

UI falls short in promoting body positivity

UI falls short in promoting body positivity

By Gwyn Skiles, Features Editor April 4, 2021

Phrases about weight such as “the freshman fifteen,” “sophomore slimming” and “postgrad pudge” are commonly passed around by college students.  But what are the implications of these phrases?...

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By Chieh Hsu, Managing Editor for Online March 29, 2021

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