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

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Andrea Flores

Andrea Flores, Longform Editor

I'm Andrea and I'm a junior in journalism. Even though I'm more interested in broadcast journalism after graduation, I love the time I spend at The Daily Illini. I started as a news reporter my freshman year, and at the end of my sophomore year, I became assistant daytime editor and longform editor. News has always been a passion of mine, which is what I like to do in my broadcast classes. I'm excited to continue as longform editor for a second year, focusing on stories that affect our campus and society the most.

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A passive investigation

A passive investigation

By Aaron Navarro, Contributing Writer December 6, 2018
A passive investigation

A passive investigation

By Aaron Navarro, Contributing Writer December 3, 2018

What to expect from Greek life at Illinois

By Andrea Flores, Longform Editor August 24, 2018
Students at Activities and Recreation Center on Peabody Dr. Longform editor Andrea recommends scoping out the workout facilities on campus after students move in.

Ten things to do after you move in

By Andrea Flores, Longform Editor August 22, 2018
Shelves filled with items for sale at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. This is a popular destination for students looking to work on campus, as longform editor Andrea writes.

How to find a job on campus

By Andrea Flores, Longform Editor August 15, 2018
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications is hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Following the film, a group of panelists will be leading a discussion.

Beautiful outdoor spots on campus

By Andrea Flores, Longform Editor May 20, 2018
Weekly Illini Podcast | March 12, 2018

Weekly Illini Podcast | March 12, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor March 12, 2018
GEO members protesting on the Main Quad during the first day of their strike on Monday.

Massmail addresses first week of GEO strike

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor March 3, 2018
GEO protesters strike on the Main Quad on Monday.

GEO issues proposed demands, will strike on Unofficial

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor March 1, 2018
Weekly Illini Podcast | Feb. 26, 2018

Weekly Illini Podcast | Feb. 26, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor February 26, 2018
Co-President of the GEO Gus Wood speaks in front of Illinois grad students during the GEO rally on Sunday.

GEO to move forward with Monday morning strike

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor February 25, 2018
Weekly Illini Podcast | Feb. 19, 2018

Weekly Illini Podcast | Feb. 19, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor February 19, 2018
My experience with an international roommate

My experience with an international roommate

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime Editor/Longform Editor February 18, 2018
Weekly Illini Podcast | Feb. 12, 2018

Weekly Illini Podcast | Feb. 12, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor February 12, 2018
Junior in food science and human nutrition Ben Chapman holding his declaration of intent to run as a write-in candidate against Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, for his 51st Illinois Senate District seat.

Campaigns and classrooms: Two UI students run for state government

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor February 8, 2018
Weekly Illini Podcast | Feb. 7, 2018

Weekly Illini Podcast | Feb. 7, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor February 7, 2018
Ph.D. candidate Yogatheesan Varatharajah has developed an artificial intelligence technique that can help identify seizure-causing brain regions for those with epilepsy.

Graduate student uses AI to advance epilepsy research

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor January 30, 2018
Weekly Illini Podcast | Jan. 29, 2018

Weekly Illini Podcast | Jan. 29, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor & Assistant News Editor January 29, 2018
A house on 804 W. Springfield Ave. A shooting occurred at this address during the early in the morning on Jan 20.

Second arrest following Urbana house party shooting

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor January 26, 2018
Weekly Illini: January 22, 2018

Weekly Illini: January 22, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor/Assistant News Editor January 22, 2018
President Donald Trump being sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017.

Campus reflects on Trump’s first year in office

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant News Editor January 20, 2018
Students walk past an illegally parked car on Green Street on Jan. 17.

Increased police presence to target illegal parking on Green Street

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor January 20, 2018
Weekly Illini Podcast | Jan. 18, 2018

Weekly Illini Podcast | Jan. 18, 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor/Assistant News Editor January 18, 2018
The Alpha Delta Phi is demolished to make room for new developments. The northern half of the lot was sold to Opus Development, which plans to construct an apartment complex in the empty space. The southern half will be used to build a new fraternity house for the chapter.

High-rise apartment to replace unoccupied fraternity house

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor/Assistant News Editor January 14, 2018
UIUC President Timothy Killeen addresses the Board of Trustees during a meeting at the Illini Union on Thursday, Sept.  8, 2016.

University system proposes in-state tuition freeze

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor January 7, 2018
Portrait of Matt Myrick.

UIPD interim police chief named, set to begin in 2018

By Aaron Navarro, Interim Assistant News Editor January 1, 2018
Weekly Illini: December 4, 2017

Weekly Illini: December 4, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor December 4, 2017
Weekly Illini: November 28, 2017

Weekly Illini: November 28, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor November 28, 2017
Weekly Illini: November 13, 2017

Weekly Illini: November 13, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor November 13, 2017
Weekly Illini: November 6, 2017

Weekly Illini: November 6, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor November 6, 2017

UIPD looking for two suspects involved in menorah tampering, theft

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor October 31, 2017
Weekly Illini: October 30, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 30, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor October 30, 2017
Weekly Illini: October 23, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 23, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor October 23, 2017
Weekly Illini: October 16, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 16, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor October 16, 2017
Weekly Illini: October 9, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 9, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor October 9, 2017
Vic Mensa performs at the Canopy Club Sunday night. This is the first time in over 4 years since Mensa has performed in Urbana, IL.

Vic Mensa holds impromptu concert at Canopy Club

By Aaron Navarro, On-air news editor October 9, 2017
Weekly Illini: October 4, 2017

Weekly Illini: October 4, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor October 4, 2017
UIPD busts largest Campustown cocaine dealership in recent years

UIPD busts largest Campustown cocaine dealership in recent years

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor October 2, 2017
Weekly Illini: September 25, 2017

Weekly Illini: September 25, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor September 25, 2017
Thunder cat performed at the 2017 Pygmalion Festival on Thursday, Sept. 21. The festival featured a wide variety of genres and performers.

Music rises as Pygmalion’s top feature

By Aaron Navarro, On-air news editor September 25, 2017
Weekly Illini: September 19, 2017

Weekly Illini: September 19, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor September 18, 2017
Samantha Fish performs opening night on Sept. 14, 2017 at the Krannert Center for the Performing
Arts during ELLNORA Guitar Festival.

Seven takeaways from the ELLNORA Guitar Festival

By Aaron Navarro, On-air news editor September 18, 2017
Weekly Illini: September 11, 2017

Weekly Illini: September 11, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor September 11, 2017
LAS senior Nancy Ramirez-Blancas is an undocumented student and president of the Illinois
Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students’ Education. She says that based on what she sees
and who she talks to, there’s hundreds of other undocumented students at the University.

Support systems for DACA students coming together

By Aaron Navarro, On-air news editor September 10, 2017
A student speaks to crowds in front of Alma Mater gathering to protest President Trumps decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) earlier this year.

University officials respond to DACA stoppage

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor September 6, 2017
Weekly Illini: September 4, 2017

Weekly Illini: September 4, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor September 4, 2017
Weekly Illini: August 28, 2017

Weekly Illini: August 28, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor August 26, 2017
The Illini break through a banner at the 1981 Homecoming football game while the cheerleading squad encourages the football team from the side.

Traditions at the University of Illinois

By Andrea Flores, Longform editor August 24, 2017
Front of Fat Sandwich on East John Street on Sunday, Feb 28, 2016.

Places to eat when cramming for an exam

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air Editor August 1, 2017
Lil Wayne performs at State Farm Center on April 13, 2017.

Lil Wayne performs short set at State Farm Center

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor April 16, 2017
The mayoral debate for Urbana that took place at the Urbana City Council Chambers on Jan. 30. Marlin will be the next mayor of Urbana, defeating Rex Bradfield with 86.25 percent of the vote.

Diane Marlin wins Urbana mayoral race

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime Editor April 4, 2017
Group of people crossing the street and showing Unofficial pride during Unofficial 2016.

Unofficial officially trademarked

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor March 2, 2017
The womens bathroom of Kams, located on Daniel St. in Champaign, on Tuesday, Feb. 21st.

Bar bathroom cleanliness is in the toilet

By Andrea Flores, Staff Writer February 23, 2017
Protestors meet by the Illini Union to march on Monday, Jan. 30.

U of I faculty release statement for Research, Diversity, and Freedom

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor February 20, 2017
Nick Esterman, left, junior in LAS, and Jeff Schroeder, sophomore in ENG, walk towards the State Capital Building in Springfield on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

Proposed Illinois bill to prevent unwarranted searches of immigrants

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor February 14, 2017
A group gathers to protest federal funding of Planned Parenthood on Saturday.

Activists encouraged by fewer abortions

By Andrea Flores, Staff Writer February 13, 2017
Portrait of  NJelle Gage-Thorne, the Unit One/Allen Hall guest-in-residence from Feb. 5th - 9th.

Caribbean dancer N’Jelle Gage-Thorne visits Allen Hall

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime Editor February 7, 2017
Lil Wayne is set to perform at the State Farm Center on April 13.

State Farm Center announce Lil Wayne concert for April 13

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor January 27, 2017
The Goodwin street entrance of the Krannert Center.

Illini Alert: High pressure gas leak reported near Krannert

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor December 27, 2016
The Womens Resource Center, which sponsors FYCARE, provides a plethora of resources for students.

No real punishment for skipping FYCARE/Haven

By Andrea Flores, Staff Writer November 16, 2016
Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sept. 23.

Police blotter for Nov. 10, 2016

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime Editor November 10, 2016
Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sept. 23.

Police Blotter for October 26, 2016

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor October 26, 2016

Domestic violence on campus still taboo

By Andrea Flores, Staff Writer October 19, 2016
Robbie Patton, 18-years-old at the time, appears on video from the Department of Corrections during his arraignment at the Champaign County Courthouse Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. A jury found Patton guilty of first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm on Thursday.

Suspect for Green Street shooting arraigned

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 30, 2016
Police blotter for Sept. 28, 2016

Police blotter for Sept. 28, 2016

By Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 28, 2016
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