The Daily Illini

RSOs provide helping hand for students during finals week

RSOs provide helping hand for students during finals week

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

University programs and Registered Student Organizations are working to ease students’ stress before one of the hardest parts of the semester starts: finals week. In the past, different RSOs on-campus have promoted awareness of mental health with different methods, such as Positive Illini. Accor...

Procrastination peaks during finals season

Procrastination peaks during finals season

By Eunice Alpasan, Senior Reporter

December 12, 2019

While trying to get work done, chances are you’ve probably found yourself scrolling through social media or cleaning your room — anything except doing that final project you know is due in a few days. “It’s just dumb,” said Kate Jurkovic, senior in ACES. “I’ll do anything but the assign...

Libraries extend hours during finals season

Libraries extend hours during finals season

By Salem Isaf, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Many of the libraries around campus began extending their hours on Monday in preparation for finals season. Among the libraries extending their hours are Grainger Engineering Library, the Undergraduate Library, the Main Library and the ACES (Funk) Library. Grainger Engineering Library, which is typ...

University offers solutions for students with conflicting final exams

University offers solutions for students with conflicting final exams

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

As finals week approaches, some students may be frustrated to find their final exams are scheduled at conflicting times. For the most part, students should not have any conflicting finals. However, for students like Timothy Jun, sophomore in AHS, this is not the case. Jun’s biology and organic chem...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 10

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 12, 2019

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported at Circle K, 609 E. University Ave., around 3 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender battered the victim and left the business before police arrived.  An arrest was made on the charges of improper lane usage and driving under the influence ...

City of Champaign worker encourages caution when using testing kits

City of Champaign worker encourages caution when using testing kits

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Black Students for Revolution and Students for Environmental Concerns have created a GoFundMe campaign to buy indoor vapor testing kits for the Fifth and Hill community, an effort which one City of Champaign worker thinks should “follow all cautions and considerations.” Eleanor Blackmon, assistant city engineer fo...

Students face stress over final exams

Students face stress over final exams

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

During finals season, students may face heavy workloads of final projects and exams. In some cases, exams are close together, which increases the workload and the stress on students.  “Two semesters ago, I had six finals in four days, which was really bad,” said Adhithya Bhaskar, senior in Eng...

Campus experts speak on coping, study strategies for swamped students

Campus experts speak on coping, study strategies for swamped students

By Ethan Simmons, Senior Reporter

December 12, 2019

When finals week rolls around, two student struggles clash; how does one cram in a semester’s worth of information without sacrificing their health and wellness?  The Daily Illini spoke with campus experts in tutoring and stress management, as well as two STEM students with heavy exam schedules, to h...

University finalizes agreement with energy company for newest solar farm

University finalizes agreement with energy company for newest solar farm

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor, Assistant Special Sections Editor

December 11, 2019

Renewable energy company Sol Systems announced Tuesday the finalization of a 20-year power purchase agreement with University-connected Prairieland Energy, Inc. for the development and operation of a campus solar farm. The solar farm is projected to produce 20,000 megawatt-hours of solar power annu...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 9

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 9

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 10, 2019

Champaign Possession of controlled substance was reported in the 2100 block of West White Street around 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday. According to the report, the offender was observed purchasing a controlled substance. Deceptive practices was reported in the 1500 block of Waterford Place around 2 p.m. last ...

Mental health demonstration rescheduled after cancellation

Mental health demonstration rescheduled after cancellation

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 10, 2019

A student-led mental health demonstration originally intended to be held on Dec. 5 was canceled after controversy over a possible violation of University policy. It has since been rescheduled by Students for Mental Health Reform for Wednesday at noon.  The demonstration has been organized as a fi...

New urban high-rises impact supply, demand

New urban high-rises impact supply, demand

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

A new apartment called “The Dean” is currently under construction in the center of Campustown. With a surplus of apartments already available in Champaign, student living is expected to be impacted.  According to the building permit, the estimated $50 million-valued project will be 17 stories tall...

Next Page »