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The illustration for the Senior Dance Concert promotional poster is shown above. The virtual concert will take place this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Senior dance students to perform in virtual concert

By Thomas DeMouy, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

The stage is set for the final 2021 dance concert of University seniors with the department of dance. The final concert for the class of 2021 is set to hit the stage in two parts on Friday, April 30,...

Candidates reflect on spring campus election

Candidates reflect on spring campus election

By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime News Editor April 15, 2021

After a month of unconventional campaigning because of the pandemic, the certified results for the campus student elections this spring were finally released on Monday by the Campus Student Election Commission. According...

Students from the Sigma Delta Tau social sorority and members of student government listen to speakers on the Mobile Museum of Tolerance at the Illini Hillel on Monday afternoon. The bus hosts interactive workshops to raise voices against intolerance, anti-Semitism, bullying, racism and hate.

Mobile Museum of Tolerance visits campus

By Payal Rathore and Vivian La April 15, 2021

Hillel at the University partnered with Organic Oneness to bring the Mobile Museum of Tolerance on campus, a large bus that people can enter for interactive workshops centering on tolerance, awareness...

University students sit in a circle during SPAN 308 at the Foreign Language Building on April 16, 2019.  The University of Illinois plans to hold more in-person classes for the fall semester.

University plans to hold more in-person classes for fall semester

By Thomas DeMouy and Neshmia Malik April 8, 2021

While priority course registration is set to begin on April 19, the size, location and delivery method for many University courses are yet to be determined. “(The) goal is to have the semester look...

A student sits alone on the Main Quad at the University of Illinois on Oct. 29. Students have been dissatisfied with the lack of a spring break and claim it has led to increased worries with their mental health.

Lack of spring break affects students’ mental health

By Payal Rathore, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Students have been dissatisfied with the non-instructional days as a compensation for canceling spring break, citing mental health concerns. In response to this, some instructors have decided to give a...

UI charity drive raises $1.3 million

By Thomas DeMouy, Contributing Writer March 26, 2021

The Campus Charitable Fund Drive raised $1,369,832 in donations last year from University employees. The eight-week drive, held annually by the University, aims to raise money from University faculty,...

A sign made by the Young Democratic Socialists of America hangs from Alma Mater. The RSO is focused on holding president Biden accountable on his promise to relieve student debt.

RSO calls for student debt cancelations

By Alex Chang, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

A passersby on Saturday walking near Alma Mater saw her adorned with a banner stating “JOE BIDEN CANCEL STUDENT DEBT.” The banner was put together by the University’s chapter of the Young Democratic...

A screenshot is taken during the University’s Student Advocacy Coalition zoom meeting to recognize women in leadership roles. During Women’s History Month, the RSO has been discussing the topic of intersectionality.

RSO’s discuss intersectionality during Women’s History Month

By Neshmia Malik, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

While Women’s History Month is being commemorated around the world by educating society on the vital role of women in history, an organization on campus used their platform to feature the stories of...

Voting begins for Spring 2021 student elections

By George Phelan, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Voting began on Tuesday for this spring semester’s student elections. Via a virtual ballot, the student body will elect candidates to represent them in the Illinois State Government, the University Senate...

The Abbott Power Plant stands at 1117 S. Oak St. in Champaign on Saturday. The University plans to reduce energy usage by converting to renewable energy sources.

University creates energy reduction plan

By Alex Chang, Contributing Writer March 22, 2021

A recent Massmail highlighted the University’s commitment toward reducing the environmental impact on campus, the main goal being a 50% reduction in energy consumption campus-wide. The key to this plan...

Students celebrate Big Ten win, rush Campustown

Students celebrate Big Ten win, rush Campustown

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, News Editor March 18, 2021

An orange wave of cheering students filled Green Street soon after the Illini won the Big Ten Championship Sunday afternoon. Awarded No.1 seed in the Midwest region for the first time since 2005, it was...

Students experience burnout during second semester

By Sophie Casaburi , Contributing Writer March 15, 2021

There has been an increase in the number of students reporting loss of motivation and burnout compared to last semester, according to Dr. McCowan, director of the Counseling Center, and Dr. Stock, associate...

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