The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Kamila Glowacki plays her guitar by Oregon Street and Goodwin Avenue on April 5.  Glowacki, founder of the band Nectar and alum from the University, provides insight to her positive relationship with the C-U area, which often inspires the creation of her songs.

Local musician, artist embraces CU charm

By Sydney Wood, buzz Editor April 13, 2022

For artist and musician Kamila Glowacki, Champaign-Urbana is where she decided what ‘home’ is to her. After growing up in Arlington Heights, Illinois,...

The Illinois Cancer Center, located in the Beckman Institute for Advance Science and Technology, has been the groundwork for many scientific discoveries. Brian Cunningham, professor in Engineering and Bin Zhao overlooked a study that found technology that detects early-stage liver cancer.

Illinois Cancer Center develops technology identifying early-stage liver cancer

By JP Legarte, Investigative News and Longform Editor April 5, 2022

In the Cancer Center at the University, Brian Cunningham, professor in Engineering and Bin Zhao, a prior postdoctoral fellow at the Carl R. Woese Institute...

A new RSO, the GWS Club, meets at the Gender & Womens Studies building every other week to provide students interactions with social justice and gender equality activities on campus.

New club connects students, GWS department with social justice issues

By Vivian La, Assistant News Editor April 4, 2022

GWS Club, a new RSO, wants to connect students to the many social justice and gender equality activities on campus. The club, whose name is an acronym...

Rebecca Kimberly Goodman, senior in FAA, holds the transgender flag while standing beside the Alma Mater statue during the Trans Solidarity Rally on Thursday. The rally was organized by CUTES and YDSA, and was held as celebration for Trans Day of Visibility.

Students, community members rally support during Trans Day of Visibility

By Sarah Bond, Contributing Writer April 1, 2022

A pink, blue and white transgender pride flag taped to Alma Mater’s hand blew in the wind as nearly 100 transgender individuals and allies gathered early...

Ramadan comes to campus

Ramadan comes to campus

By Fizza Hassan, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

As April 2 approaches, Muslims around the world are preparing to welcome Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Lunar Islamic calendar and is the most...

Aniyha Jones, junior in Business, speaks at an Athleta event in Chicago on Sept. 27. Jones created the podcast Youre Wrong, Sir with its purpose to educate people and give those an outlet for their thoughts to be heard in regards to the sports industry.

Putting women on first base: Student creates podcast for female athletes

By Nandika Chatterjee, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Historically, sports have long been male-dominated, and today as sports commentary evolves across various media platforms, men seem to be primarily the...

The Marching Illini participates in the St. Patrick Days Parade in Ireland on March 19. Matthew Guibord, freshman in Engineering, talks about his experience on the bands ninth appearance in the parade.

The Marching Illini recap Ireland performance

By Jacqui Nguyen, Staff Writer March 28, 2022

During spring break, the Marching Illini traded in Grange Grove for the streets of Dublin. Spring 2022 marked the ninth time in University history the...

University police patrolling Green and Wright Street on Aug. 8, 2020. Police investigate suspicious package found at Smith Memorial Hall with no threat detected.

Police investigate suspicious package at Smith Memorial Hall

By The Daily Illini Staff Report March 23, 2022

Post updated March 25 at 3:02 p.m. On Wednesday night, police investigated a suspicious package found at Smith Memorial Hall, located at 805 S....

On November 2, 2020 Physics professor Peter Abbamonte reviews course materials before a future test on Nov. 2, 2020. Students talk about the difficulties for exams and quizzes with many courses transferring from online to in-person exams.

Students experience anxiety, confusion with in-person exams

By Lily Dokhanchi, Assistant Longform Editor March 22, 2022

Students are experiencing test anxiety after classes begin transitioning to in-person exams following almost two years of online learning. When Kristin...

Guard DaMonte Williams chest bumps forward Omar Payne during the first round game of the NCAA Tournament against Chattanooga on Friday. The Illini will be up against Houston for the second round on Sunday.

Illinois men’s basketball faces Houston in second round of NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer March 20, 2022

The No. 4-seed Illinois men’s basketball team will play No. 5-seed Houston in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday. The winner...

Jeanette Watt, author of “My Dearest Miss Fairfax, will be speaking in Champaign at The Literary on Wednesday. Watts novels are heavily inspired by Jane Austens work, specifically her novel Emma.

Local author introduces new Austen-inspired book at The Literary

By Kylie Corral , Assistant buzz Editor March 16, 2022

On March 16 at 6 p.m., author Jeanette Watts will be at The Literary to talk about her latest book, “My Dearest Miss Fairfax.”  Watts said she...

Drag queen Smokey Doc performs for the Purim Drag Show at the Canopy Club on Friday. Smokey Doc was one of four student performers that appeared for the show.

Purim Drag Show brings Jewish celebration, pride to Canopy Club

By Allyson Lin , Staff Writer March 15, 2022

Last Friday, RSO LGBTJew and Illini Hillel put on a drag show to celebrate Purim, bring the community together and raise money for Uniting Pride of Champaign...