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The top six coaches I’d like to get a beer with on Unofficial

The top six coaches I'd like to get a beer with on Unofficial

By Cole Henke, Sports Editor

March 1, 2018

I have spent a lot of time around Illini coaches in my four years here at the University of Illinois, and with my time as a reporter at The Daily Illini and it being Unofficial season, I figured it’s time for a nice power ranking. I am not going to rank who the best coaches are at this school. No,...

Irish exchange students talk ‘twisted, transmoglified, and dushty’ Unofficial party culture

A portrait of Rob Keenan.

By Molly Zupan, Staff writer

March 1, 2018

Katie Cullen, Cormac O’Cleirigh and Rob Keenan were all born and raised in Ireland. As foreign exchange students from the University College Dublin, they have grown up immersed in Irish culture. Right now, they are preparing to witness a celebration that has quite the reputation. This weekend they...

Private Certified Housing adopt different Unofficial policies

UI students pose for a photo in Newman Hall's dining hall.

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff writer

March 1, 2018

University Housing strengthens its regulations and policies during the weekend of Unofficial, but Private Certified Housing is left to handle Unofficial at their own discretion. On Feb. 25, one week before the campus-wide event, University Housing sent an email to residents reminding them that ther...

Police say Unofficial is much less wild than years ago

A police officer issues tickets hear Fifth Street in the morning of Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. Students have privacy rights they can enforce this Unofficial.

By Emma Palatnik, Assistant features editor

March 1, 2018

Patrick Wade was a student at the University from 2006 to 2009 when he said Unofficial was at its peak. Since then, Wade, communications director for the University of Illinois Police Department, said it has calmed down and generally become less eventful. For Champaign police Sgt. Joseph Ketchum, la...

Editorial | Put the St. Patrick’s Day back in Unofficial

Editorial | Put the St. Patrick’s Day back in Unofficial

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 1, 2018

Has anyone else noticed that Unofficial has seemed lackluster in the last couple of years? The upperclassmen members of the Editorial Board have noticed. In the last couple of years, Unofficial has become just another day to go out, day drink and go to the bars. On a bar-heavy campus like our own, this is no...

MTD sets bus policies for Unofficial

A student boards the 220N bus at the Transit Plaza.

By Megan Xu, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018

While the bus service on campus is many students’ first choice of transportation, there are certain rules to be aware of on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. The rules for Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses will not change on Unofficial and operators are trained to use their best judg...

University community commits to student safety

Students exit Kam's during Unofficial on Mar. 3, 2017.

By Jiejie Wang, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

University housing is increasing the number of shifts for its staff and forbidding guests to enter the residence halls or dining centers for four days to keep students safe on Unofficial St. Patrick’s day. Tracy Cunningham, assistant director for hall supervision and staff for residential life, ...

IFC imposes restrictions on fraternities for Unofficial

Students celebrate Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. The IFC bans alcohol on Unofficial for safety.

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

Since 2006, the Interfraternity Council at the University has enforced an alcohol ban for all fraternity houses during the weekend of Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Thursday through Saturday. Connor Riddle, IFC Vice President of Risk Management, said that before this policy was enacted...

Number of violations during Unofficial hit a 10-year low in 2017

Number of violations during Unofficial hit a 10-year low in 2017

By Madalyn Velisaris, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018

The number of violations distributed on Unofficial in 2017 was at a 10-year low, according to the Champaign and University Police Department press releases. According to the Champaign Police Department release, there were a total of 114 citations were given out during Unofficial Saint Patrick’s Da...

Know your rights on Unofficial

A police car parked outside of the Clybourne, located at 707 S 6th St, in Champaign on Mar. 3, 2017.

By Madelyn Foster, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

Under the United States Constitution and the 4th Amendment, unreasonable searches and seizures are prohibited. Meaning local officers may not enter dormitories, search your residence or belongings, without a warrant. You don’t need to let officers without a warrant into your residence, but if you...

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