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Dad mooching 101

Dad mooching 101

By Jessica Xu, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

Quality time is a common value amongst families, especially between parents and their kids. But who said you couldn't spend quality time with someone else's parents? If your dad isn't able to visit you, make an adventure out of becoming a temporary member of someone else's family. Despite this...

Give your dad the ultimate Illini experience

Give your dad the ultimate Illini experience

By Ava Traverso, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

It can be stressful to think of what activities to do when your dad comes to town. This Dads Weekend, take the time to make sure your dad gets your version of the authentic Illini experience. Here are some ideas to get you started on planning your schedule for the weekend ahead. Cheer on the Illini ...

Students talk dads

Students talk dads

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

Our dads tend to be people close to our hearts for being people who love, care for and support us through the thick and thin. Our dads are there to offer sound advice, to lend a hand or simply to listen. In preparation for this year's Dads Weekend, I asked 10 students about their dads, and my heart ...

Grumpy dads require special attention

Grumpy dads require special attention

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

When we discuss the behaviors of some of nature’s creatures, we often forget about the less exotic flavors of what we might find. The jaguar is taken to be more interesting than the squirrel, and the eagle is more interesting than the sparrow. But in my own humble opinion, there is an oft-observed creatu...

A dad whose story continues to inspire

By Molly Nguyen, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

When I was younger, my dad told me dozens of stories about his life. I was fascinated by each one, but one in particular sticks with me the most. The story I am about to share really defines who he is: a father who deeply loves his family and who will do anything he can to give them the best possible ...

Here’s to you, dad

Here’s to you, dad

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

Sometimes, living your life isn’t enough by itself. Sometimes you need to take a step back and smell the roses, to stop moving and appreciate how far you’ve come. On Dads Weekend, it seems like as good a time as any to appreciate someone we are lucky to have in our lives: our dads. Life seems ...

A dad: a legend and a legacy

By Ava Traverso, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

While my time working at The Daily Illini has been short, I feel as though I have been hearing about it forever. I am a double legacy at The Daily Illini, with my parents meeting there back in the late 1980s. My mom worked in production and my dad eventually became the sports editor during his time. My par...

Two races, one household

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

It’s 2002, and it’s Halloween in the Taluja household. As a 4-year-old girl, naturally, I’m dressed up as a fairy. My 2-year-old sister, my mom and I are in the kitchen laughing about glitter, fairies and candy. Suddenly, the kitchen lights click off, I hear stomping and this glow-in-the-dark skul...

Things to do if your dad is not a sports guy

By Natalie Stanowski, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

Not all dads are big on the sports scene, and luckily, Dads Weekend offers way more than just football and hockey games. Not a fan of watching from the bleachers? Has your dad never watched more than a few minutes of sports programs before losing interest? Here are a few ideas for keeping you and your...

Extensive history predates modern Dads Weekend

By Zack Fishman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

This November will mark the 98th year of the Dads Weekend celebration at the University, but the ways in which Illini fathers are celebrated has changed extensively over time. Historical documents, including old editions of The Daily Illini, depict decades of varying history and tradition. The Universit...

Top 10 father figures in media

Top 10 father figures in media

By Sonal Singh, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Dads Weekend

Father figures play a big role in most of our lives. Whether we depend on them to keep us going or if we can simply never get enough of their dad humor, they all have their quirks. Here are some of the best father figures in recent movies and TV series. Terry Jeffords in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" As a father of two ...

Other things to do if your dad doesn’t like football

Other things to do if your dad doesn’t like football

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Hanging out with the people you love is something anybody can get behind. It’s not hard to look forward to the big football game when everyone knows they will have a good time. But as Dads Weekend approaches, some people might start asking, “What if my dad doesn’t like football?” It’s a go...

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