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

Be safe while dating with these socially-distanced activities

Be safe while dating with these socially-distanced activities

By Caileigh Alexander , Staff Writer February 11, 2021

The pandemic has negatively impacted all of our social lives. Whether it be meeting up with friends, having in-person classes or dealing with isolation, it has been hard for everyone to adjust to our new...

Celebrate being single this Valentine’s Day

Celebrate being single this Valentine’s Day

By Becca Bertram, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Being single on Valentine’s Day will be something that some of us have to endure once February comes around, but it doesn’t need to be a pity party. Seeing all the happy couples can be triggering....

The cover for the movie “Tongues Untied” is pictured above. The film was released in July 1989 and was one of several LBGTQ movies produced by Marlon Riggs.

LGBTQ representation evolves in film

By Sydney Wood, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Although the amount of LGBTQ+ representation in films has grown in recent years, the LGBTQ+ community’s portrayals have always existed within movies. The history of LGBTQ+ representation in films is...

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Champaign sits on the corner of Stoughton and Third streets. The office offers several services relating to sexual health to the Champaign-Urbana community.

Consider your birth control options with Planned Parenthood

By Ava Traverso, Assistant buzz Editor February 11, 2021

With Valentine’s Day steadily approaching, there is no better time to reassess birth control methods or receive STI testing to ensure you are as safe as you can be with your partner. While some clinics...

Watch out for red flags in dating scene

Watch out for red flags in dating scene

By Carolina Garibay, Assistant buzz Editor February 11, 2021

Sometimes spotting red flags in people is easy. A lot of people may have a good radar for who is and isn’t partner material. However, some red flags are subtle and harder to spot, especially considering...

Rapper Juice WRLD performs at ComplexCon in Chicago on July 20, 2019. His song “Who Shot Cupid?” is one on buzz’s “Timeless Love &

Why are so many songs about love?

By Casey Daly, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

We are in love with love. Life supplies us with a smorgasbord of themes and problems to dwell on artistically. There is the hero’s journey, the struggle to find oneself, the longing to broaden horizons....

LGBTQ+ musicians promote inclusivity, individuality in music

LGBTQ+ musicians promote inclusivity, individuality in music

By Nate Sun, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

As music is a form of expression, many artists have used their platforms to express LGBTQ+ values and identities. In recent years, one of the more prominent voices is a Scottish DJ known as Sophie. Her...

Constance Wu and Henry Golding star in “Crazy Rich Asians.” The film was released on Aug. 15, 2018.

Watch these rom-coms if you hate rom-coms

By Rukayah Hussein, buzz Calendar Editor February 11, 2021

Valentine’s Day is not for everyone, and neither are romantic comedies. There are diehard rom-com fanatics who will call you cynical, bitter or a party-pooper — but rom-coms don’t appeal to every...

Students eat at the Ikenberry Dinning Hall and enjoy the multiple cuisines it has to offer.

Why you should choose a dining hall date

By Nora Halleran, Supplements writer February 9, 2017

Are you looking for a reasonably priced, romantic Valentine’s Day destination? A dining hall could be the perfect place for you. It's a relaxed, comfortable and casual place to grab a meal with a college...

Students gather at Joes Brewery to watch the Cubs game on September 23, 2016.

How to tell if your fling is becoming something more

By Jessica Potempa, Supplements Writer February 9, 2017

The typical college lifestyle can make dating such a perplexing process for students. Balancing late nights at the library as well as managing a new relationship can seem impossible. As Valentine’s...

How to prep for a date

How to prep for a date

By Madeline Galassi, Supplements editor February 9, 2017

All dates have one thing in common: They can cause a lot of stress. Whether you’re going on your first or 10th date with someone, going into it can be nerve-wracking, and it’s easy to put a lot of...

Black Dog Smoke and Ale House serves The Daily Illini Dish of the Week, a beef brisket drizzled with Georgia peach barbecue sauce and a side of sweet potato fries. The restaurant, located on Broadway Ave. in Urbana, usually has a line of people outside waiting to eat just before it opens every day.

How to escape a bad date

By Holiday Tang, Supplements writer February 9, 2017

Dates: They can be fun, but unfortunately, a lot of times they can leave you wanting to run. Everyone is used to coming home from a date and having friends crowd around and ask, “How did it go?” Anyone...

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