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Students gear up for Engineering Week

Students gear up for Engineering Week

By Erica Finke, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

While many students are stressed during midterm season, the College of Engineering has planned Engineering Week, or EWEEK, for students. The eight-day event celebrates and encourages engineering students to apply their rigorous coursework in a fun setting, running Feb. 15 -Feb. 23. Throughout the w...

Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

By Erin Cady, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

In cold temperatures and high winds, students, community members and even some out-of-towners queued up in a line that wrapped around the corner of The Canopy Club to see Young the Giant play Tuesday night. Hundreds of people were in line, waiting patiently for their turn to find the perfect spot...

Title IX changes impact University students

Title IX changes impact University students

By Min Cheong Kim, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

The recent Title IX changes proposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, have critical implications to how sexual assault cases will be handled by universities across the country. The changes are controversial and have been extensively commented upon by concerned citizens online. Title IX of...

AWARE empowers underrepresented technological entrepreneurs

AWARE empowers underrepresented technological entrepreneurs

By Shreya Goel, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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

There are new initiatives being instituted within the University's tech community to include people who are underrepresented in the entrepreneurial space.  The Advancing Women and Underrepresented Entrepreneurs program aims to help women and underrepresented minorities get closer to achieving their e...

Promoting fossil fuel divestment movement

Promoting fossil fuel divestment movement

By Olivia Zhang, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations

Beyond Coal is an RSO advocating for the University’s divestment from the fossil fuel industry. It is part of a greater movement across campuses worldwide pushing for a future of renewable energy. AnnaMae Dziallo, president of Beyond Coal and senior in ACES, has been the backbone of the campaign at...

One Smart Diet device monitors health

One Smart Diet device monitors health

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


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

Chang Huan “Douglas” Lee, senior in Business, was diagnosed with pre-diabetes at 16. As a junior in college, he came up with the idea of a portable device that helps individuals monitor their health. Lee founded One Smart Diet in Silicon Valley. The company, currently based in San Jose, has 20 empl...

A few words from our editor-in-chief

A few words from our editor-in-chief

By Abby Paeth, Editor-In-Chief

February 18, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture

This weekend, our editorial staff traveled to Chicago for the Illinois College Press Association conference and award luncheon. Thirty-one college newspapers throughout Illinois joined together at the awards ceremony to celebrate college journalism. The Daily Illini took home 21 awards, including seco...

Alumni bridge entrepreneurship and online dating

Alumni bridge entrepreneurship and online dating

By Sidney Madden, Assistant Features Editor

February 14, 2019


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

Bela Gandhi was always the go-to-girl for relationship advice, helping friends get out of unhealthy relationships and setting up compatible couples. When Gandhi was a student at the University in the early '90s, she matched her first couple. Today, Gandhi has a successful date coaching business, the Sma...

Junior turns hobby into profit

Junior turns hobby into profit

By Elise Guillen, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

Kayla Ruiz has transformed her knitting hobby into a full-fledged business. Ruiz, junior in LAS, capitalized on her leisure past time by selling the hats she knits.  In early fall, she started Kayla’s Knittings. Her main source of inspiration for starting this business is credited to the Danish tr...

CPR app saves lives

CPR app saves lives

By Trishala Bhagat, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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

This time of year, many people tend to focus on hearts. Candy hearts, chocolate hearts and paper hearts are on display on store shelves and websites everywhere. But, there is an app which is trying to make people focus on another type of heart: the real, beating human kind. During a cardiac arrest,...

Students turn fitness into a career

Students turn fitness into a career

By Sarah O’Beirne, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

By the time February rolls around, many New Year’s Resolutions — especially those related to hitting the gym — have faded and people fall back into their old routines. However, some students have taken their passion for fitness and have made a job out of it as student personal trainers. Campus Re...

International students acclimate to campus

International students acclimate to campus

By Ayse Pirge, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

The University serves as a second home to thousands of international students. Joining ethnic and cultural registered student organizations and attending celebratory events throughout the year can help international students feel like they have a small piece of home on the University campus. Multi...

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