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

Graduate student Drake Materre speaking during the George Floyd protest at the Champaign County courthouse on June 1, 2020. Materre focuses a lot of his time on community projects such as Project 1000.

Local activist takes on more community projects

By Mona Alrazzaq, Assistant News Editor

Drake Materre, local activist in the Champaign-Urbana...

Danny Vogwill, senior in AHS, balances their life through their many leadership roles from being an RA to an event planner.

Resident adviser occupies many leadership positions

By Lydia Constantine, Contributing Writer

Danny Vogwill, senior in AHS, has lived in University...

Kathy Kesner, cafeteria worker at Newman Hall, creates strong bonds with students of many different backgrounds in the Newman Hall community.

Opinion | Kesner cooks up conversation, smiles

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist

For most students living in dorms, their time in the...

Anthropology professor, Lisa Lucero, inspires students to think and learn more about sustainability by looking at historic lifestyles and technologies.

Professor teaches students to appreciate past through archaeology

By Fizza Hassan, Staff Writer

University of Illinois professor Lisa Lucero, an internationally...

Marwan Shamseldin, junior in LAS, talks about changes that he would make to the University of Illinois.

Opinion | What would you change about UI?

The University is a dynamic place filled with fresh...

Mohammed Kadiri, junior in LAS, is pursuing pediatric oncology. He was inspired by medics who helped him during his battle with cancer.

Cancer survivor seeks path in oncology

By Madison Holcomb, Contributing Writer

Mohammed Kadiri, junior in LAS, was 15 years old when...

Andrew Hall, assistant festival director for the Ebert Film Festival, talks about his experience with Ebertfest and the difference its made within the CU community.

Andrew Hall shares legacy of Ebertfest

By Lilli Bresnahan, Staff Writer

Andrew Hall, assistant festival director for the Ebert...

Sophomore Illini Swimming, Lily Olsen, successfully devotes her time in both academics and athletics throughout high school and within the university.

Familiar unfamiliarity: Lily Olson strives for success in athletics, academics

By Jonathan Alday, Staff Writer

The majority of Illinois’ student population consists...

Jinda Han, graduate student in Engineering, speaks on his early full-time offer to work at Apple.

UI student gets full-time offer from Apple years in advance 

Jinda Han, graduate student in Engineering, was a professional...

Jacki Rand, Associate Vice Chancellor of Native Affairs, devotes her time to mending relationships with native tribes in Illinois to make the University a more welcoming place for Native American students.

New hire mends relationships with Native tribes

By Farrah Anderson, Assistant Investigative News and Longform Editor

When Jacki Rand was a child, she was the kind of kid...

Reginald A. Stuckey, sociology professor at the University, raps on Green Street as a way to express himself creatively.

Sociology professor raps on campus hot spots

By Vivian La, Assistant Daytime Editor

At the street corner in front of Alma Mater, it isn’t...

Sophomore in LAS Bishal Baskotas passion for soccer prompted his journey to pursue medicine.

Soccer kicks off future physician’s inspiration

By Royal Shrestha, Staff Writer

For Bishal Baskota, sophomore in LAS, life was vastly...

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