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‘Quit the Nic’ looks to help students with nicotine addictions

‘Quit the Nic’ looks to help students with nicotine addictions

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 12, 2019

The registered student organization Colleges Against Cancer and Relay for Life will be hosting Quit the Nic across the campus Tuesday to help students learn more about quitting nicotine products. According to Haily Stilabower, smoke and tobacco free program assistant and graduate student in AHS, ...

Department of African American Studies celebrates 50 years

Department of African American Studies celebrates 50 years

By Eunice Alpasan, Senior Reporter

November 11, 2019

The Department of African American Studies hosted a series of events throughout October to celebrate its 50th anniversary and to commemorate the 400th anniversary of what many historians recognize as the beginning of the American slave trade when more than 20 African slaves arrived in Virginia. The them...

UI professor, students work on website that assesses restaurant accessibility

UI professor, students work on website that assesses restaurant accessibility

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

When picking a restaurant for dinner, many will decide based on the food quality, wait time or distance from home. However, people with physical disabilities often must consider many other factors about restaurants to determine if they are accessible. Meghan Burke, professor in Education, has been working on a p...

Sigma Phi Epsilon leaves North American Interfraternity Conference

Sigma Phi Epsilon leaves North American Interfraternity Conference

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 11, 2019

Last week, Sigma Phi Epsilon publicly announced it would be parting ways with the North American Interfraternity Conference. The statement, released on Thursday, said the fraternity left the organization ultimately because NIC should have been doing more to focus on student safety, personal developm...

Disappearing decorations found, fraternity takes responsibility

Disappearing decorations found, fraternity takes responsibility

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Throughout the month of October, many residents of Champaign-Urbana began to notice their Halloween decorations were disappearing from outside of their homes. Although this is something that happens every year between Halloween and Christmas, this year, the thieves were caught.  The missing objects...

Racial slur found written in bathroom stall in Armory

Racial slur found written in bathroom stall in Armory

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 8, 2019

A racial slur was found written in a bathroom stall in the Armory, 505 E. Armory Ave., according to the University Police Department police report released Friday. According to the report, the slur was written in pencil on the wall of the stall and was reported by a student on Thursday. It is unknown...

The Art Theater closes despite $25,000 donation

The Art Theater closes despite $25,000 donation

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

On Oct. 25, the marquee outside of The Art Theater read, “THANK YOU CHAMPAIGN URBANA,” as it announced the theater would close after a final night of showings on Halloween.  The theater had financial issues in the past, only keeping its doors open due to the support from the community that donate...

California wildfires impact University students

California wildfires impact University students

By Ethan Simmons, Senior Reporter

November 7, 2019

Wildfires have ravaged thousands of acres in California this October. For over 2,000 Californian students and professors at the University, blazing landscapes are the normal back home.  Sarah Gale, junior in ACES, is a lifelong resident of Claremont, California, just 30 miles east of Los Angeles. ...

Students build Twitter-connected printer

Students build Twitter-connected printer

By Diana Anghel, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

Two students living in Carr Hall in the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls created a thermal Twitter-connected printer that uses coding to print tweets in their dorm. The printer is connected to a Twitter account under the username of @FlourthPrinter. It scans each Tweet that mentions the username and...

Illinois Student Government discusses old, new plans

Illinois Student Government discusses old, new plans

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

At the most recent Illinois Student Government’s weekly meeting, held every Wednesday at 7 p.m., various projects currently being worked on were said to be in motion. One of the first topics covered during the meeting regarded the resources listed on the back of University i-cards. Although the list incl...

University students create online sustainable clothing company

University students create online sustainable clothing company

By Heather Robinson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Karma Trade, an emerging zero-waste initiative clothing store, is now open online. This student-led company aims to promote unique fashion in a sustainable and affordable way.  The creators behind Karma Trade were inspired to develop a new model for selling clothes that enables circular fashion. ...

Seasonal changes bring fall festivities to campus

Seasonal changes bring fall festivities to campus

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Fall has officially reached campus, ushering in changing leaves, colder weather and a myriad of fall festivities. Jessalyn Flores, vice president of programming from the Illini Union Board, said in an email some events the board has already conducted for the fall include September and October Illinit...

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