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Top 5 moments of the semester

Top 5 moments of the semester

By Karen Liu, News Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Semester-in-Review

The Fall 2018 semester is coming to an end. Before students switch gears to enjoy the holidays and winter break with family and friends, it is time to look back on the memorable events that happened on campus over the past semester. Obama speaking on campus  Former President Barack Obama made an appearance on campus to receive the Paul H. Douglas Award...

A look back on campus construction

A look back on campus construction

By Jose Zepeda, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Semester-in-Review

Each semester, the University and the surrounding area undergo construction to improve old buildings and roads and to build new facilities. This semester was no exception. At the end of the spring semester of the 2017-2018 school year, Illinois Street Residence Hall closed its dining services facili...

New businesses open to appease students

New businesses open to appease students

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Semester-in-Review

As students say goodbye to some familiar favorites in Fall 2018, the University also welcomed an array of new businesses to enrich the lives of students on campus. To make space for the 17-story residential building on the corner of Green and Sixth Street, campus bars The Clybourne and Firehaus, San...

Top 5 unusual police blotters of the semester

Top 5 unusual police blotters of the semester

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 17, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter, Semester-in-Review

Theft over $500 was reported at Walmart, 2610 N. Prospect Ave., around 11 a.m. Nov. 5. According to the report, a gumball machine was taken from the store by an unknown offender or offenders. Lost articles were reported on the 200 block of North Vein Street at around 7 a.m. on Sept. 7. According to...

ISG members reflect on their semester

ISG members reflect on their semester

By HongBi Jeong, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Semester-in-Review

The Illinois Student Government achieved its main goal of getting votes out during the midterm election this semester. ISG was able to increase voter turnout compared to the 2014 Midterm election, Susan Zhou, Chief of Staff of the organization and sophomore in LAS, said. ISG’s Get-Out-The-Vo...

Chancellor’s commission will not name new mascot

Chancellor’s commission will not name new mascot

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Semester-in-Review

Chancellor Robert Jones announced the commission he appointed to discuss native imagery will not focus on actually selecting a mascot for the University, but rather help establish a path towards it. Jones said the point of the committee is not to name a new mascot. The panel is working to develop...

Missing scholar case trial update

Missing scholar case trial update

By Gillian Dunlop, Managing Editor for Reporting

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Semester-in-Review

It has been a year and a half since visiting scholar Yingying Zhang went missing in June of 2017. Alleged kidnapper Brendt Christensen is facing a charge of one count of kidnapping resulting in death and two counts of making false statements to the FBI. The trial is set to begin in April, 2019 in Peoria. 2017: June 9- Visit...

Sleeping helps solidify memory

Sleeping helps solidify memory

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

During finals week, students may choose to swap sleeping for studying or feel so stressed that they’re unable to sleep well. However, according to Florin Dolcos, associate professor in LAS, lack of sleep may have a negative impact both academically and mentally. Dolcos said if students cram before a t...

Healthy habits help decrease stress levels

Healthy habits help decrease stress levels

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

by Clare Budin staff writer With finals coming up and stress levels rising, students may be tempted to consume energy drinks, make fast-food stops before studying and pull all-nighters with the help of plenty of coffee. It’s understandable that some may choose to snack during stressful times. Luckily, ...

At-home self-care offers free, easy stress-relief options

At-home self-care offers free, easy stress-relief options

By Caroline Coyle, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under News

College students don’t need to worry about spending money to reduce stress during finals season thanks to free online meditation apps, simple breathing exercises and at-home workouts. Without worrying about financial pressures when looking for mental health resources, students can focus on staying h...

University ranked top 10 for endowment

University ranked top 10 for endowment

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under News

Data from the National Endowment for the Humanities revealed the University ranks 7th out of approximately 900 colleges for the number of NEH grants received since 2008. NEH is a federal agency which serves as one of the largest financers of humanities research and programs in the United States. Th...

University hosts events to help de-stress

University hosts events to help de-stress

By Ashley Fu, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

With finals week approaching, many students feel stressed and tired of studying. Here are a few fun, stress-relieving activities that might be just what a student needs to relax. They are also free and open to all students. Breathe in, breathe out The Meditation Student Organization will sponsor Prairie Z...

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