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Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Both campus locations of Caffe Bene will be switching to biodegradable cups, after exhausting their current plastic cup inventory, in 2019. Samuel Ham, owner of Caffe Bene on Green Street, was inspired by posts on social media urging people to stray away from single-use plastics, such as the coffee...

CS+X degree programs cater to growing job demands for technical skills

CS+X degree programs cater to growing job demands for technical skills

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

With computing increasingly becoming a ubiquitous entity in the job market, the University has decided to implement changes in majors to accommodate the growing demands. Computer science is being combined with a variety of different majors, spreading across disciplines such as liberal arts, business, m...

Look to philosophy to help with stress

Look to philosophy to help with stress

By Matt Hutchison, Columnist

November 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

Most people don’t believe philosophy has much to offer them; perhaps this is why it’s one of the least pursued majors. But what if I told you philosophy might help you solve your problems and that it might profoundly help in areas like anxiety and depression? I first want to get some of the c...

Volleyball takes down Penn State

Volleyball takes down Penn State

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

https://youtu.be/BtRn-vwwhNs Against Wisconsin, it was 2013. As for Nebraska and Penn State, it was 2014. Those were the last years the Illinois volleyball team beat its Big Ten opponents until this month, when the Illini beat all three, finishing off the trifecta with a dramatic five-set win over ...

Community bands together to serve refugees

Community bands together to serve refugees

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase

Hezbullah Akmal started his professional career as a veterinarian in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province. After working with animals for five years and seven months in the war-ridden country, he embarked on a long career of working with developmental organizations to rebuild the country. It turned out ...

Pilot Processing Plant undergoes renovation

Pilot Processing Plant undergoes renovation

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Past the McFarland Bell Tower at the end of South Quad is the Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building. From the exterior, the long brick building seems like any building on campus. But inside, students and staff are meticulously developing and processing mass quantities of food products to be exported...

Midterm election watch: 2018

Midterm election watch: 2018

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

8 p.m. Maggie Marzonie As polls come to a close, the lines at the Illini Union still extend down three flights of stairs; the estimated wait time is 45 minutes. However, Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for state governor, has conceded to J.B Pritzker, the Democratic candidate. If voters ar...

Dating apps examine racial stigmas

Dating apps examine racial stigmas

By YooJin Son, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Showcase

A University professor is researching racialized sexual discrimination across dating apps, such as Grindr and Tinder, toward gay or bisexual black men based on stigmas surrounding their identities. While this phenomenon is understood within LGBTQ communities, Ryan Wade, lead researcher and assistant profe...

GPS tracking deters thieves

GPS tracking deters thieves

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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

Since the introduction of anti-theft bikes on campus last year, the University of Illinois Police Department has seen a decrease in the number of stolen bikes reported by students. Anti-theft bikes are tracked by GPS and put out around campus by the UIPD. When a tracked bike is stolen, the police can...

Program launches peer-modeled support group

Program launches peer-modeled support group

By Alicia Barbas, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Student Organizations, Top Stories

The Latinx Resilience Network, founded in 2014, provides resources for Latinx students in many areas of their lives. With a rise in mental health awareness in the University population, the network has decided to start implementing workshops that focus on Latinx mental health. Assistant Vice Chancellor of Diversity an...

Moral diplomacy is not working

Moral diplomacy is not working

By Guzi He, Columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Showcase, Top Stories

Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Saudi Arabia finally admitted on October 20 that The Washington Post journalist and longtime critic of the country's regime had been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Many questioned the country’s denial of involvement in Khashoggi’s demise. President Donal...

Illini Esports prepares for Chicago competition

Illini Esports prepares for Chicago competition

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase, State

While playing video games is a popular activity for many students, a team of players from Illini Esports has taken it to another level as the students made it to the final round of the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2018 competition. The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team won against Michigan State and will compete in the IEM Chicago finals on Nov. 11 in fr...

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