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

Traverso, Ava

Ava Traverso, Assistant buzz Editor

I’m a junior in NRES and I’ve been at the DI since September of 2018. So far, I’ve worked in production and writing for special sections, so I can’t wait to start as editor. I’m also a buzzfeed unsolved enthusiast and I love sushi.

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All content by Ava Traverso
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

With Valentine’s Day steadily approaching, there...

A customers browses for produce at the Blue Moon Farms stand on May 19, 2018. The Market at the Square offers a variety of locally-grown produce.

Implement community farmers markets into your grocery routine

While the current state of the world and COVID-19 has...

Students enrolled in a Statistics class listen attentively during a lecture at Lincoln Hall Theater on Dec. 3, 2019.

Student ambassadors offer unique spin on RSO experience

With Quad Day canceled and RSO interactions being limited...

Students gather in front of the Lester H. Swanlund Administration Building during the Climate Strike protest on Dec. 6, 2019.

Consider these sustainable dorm-life swaps

As August begins to wind down into the beginning of...

An illustration created by the CDC depicts the structure of the coronavirus. Students and faculty will adjust to partially-online classes and a socially-distanced campus during the fall semester.

Students prepare essential items for online classes during pandemic

Students attending the fall semester will have to adjust...

Find your signature drink based off of your dorm

Find your signature drink based off of your dorm

Let’s take it back to where it all started: The University...

Career Center employee and student, Shoptorshi Rahman, walks through a sample resume with Alexis Young on January 24. Academic advisors are available to assist with student problems.

Be advised: college planning

Looking through the long list of stresses that college...

he Career Center is located on 715 S. Wright St. It offers students many resources free of charge.

Dominate your next job hunt

In the world of careers and internships, the hunt for...

Patrons of Exile on Main Street shop for vinyl records on April 13.

Avoid gift-giving monotony by shopping small

Once the finals season is over and you can finally...

A Christmas tree stands in the Murphy Gallery at the University YMCA on December 3.

Flourish in spirit during finals season

After returning to campus from Thanksgiving break,...

A dorm room in FAR is pictured on Sunday. Hunting for a roommate can be a source of stress.

Simplify your hunt for next year’s roommate

Though the largest stress on the surface for apartment-hunting...

Avoid giving in to pressure to sign early

Avoid giving in to pressure to sign early

With October finally making its appearance, the fall...

The Marching Illini perform their halftime routine at the Homecoming football game. The game was against Purdue and took place on Oct. 13, 2018.

Take part in UI Homecoming celebration

Monday Oct. 14 Homecoming Party on the Quad, 5-7 p.m. The...

The class of 2019 homecoming court poses for a photo on the balcony of Foellinger Auditorium. The 20 candidates that were selected to serve on the court are viewed as role models for their peers and outstanding representatives of the University of Illinois student body.

Meet UI’s 2019 Homecoming Court

Tamika Bobo Hometown: Homewood, Illinois College:...

Infants expect leaders to intervene by 17 months

A facet of our society that has been around as long...

Grad student balances research and sorority life

When the word ‘research’ comes to mind, one may...

Representatives of Registered Student organizations stand behind their organizations booths on Quad Day on Aug. 26. When faced with difficult times in college, its important to also enjoy yourself.

Struggles turn into successes in college

Dear new student, Welcome to what may be the wildest,...

Students enter the Ikenberry Dining Center on May 1.

Keep your health in mind with dining choices

The experience of starting a new life at college can...

Students fill the Main Quad on Aug. 26, 2018. Quad Day is an exclusive opportunity to get an idea of the kinds of RSOs are on campus.

Festivals introduce Midwestern culture

As a person who has lived in the Midwest for the past...

Make new friends in college easily

One of the most stressful parts of coming into college...

Indian School of Business students throw their caps after the graduation ceremony in Hyderabad, India. Special sections editor Ava urges graduates to be optimistic about the future.

Look forward to what comes next

So, you’ve finally done it. You’re here. It’s...

The Alma Mater statue is located on the corner of Wright and Green streets and is the site for many memorable photos.

Oh, the places you’ll go … to take graduation photos

As graduation gets closer by the minute, it’s time...

Professors prove ‘junk’ DNA has a purpose

Professors prove ‘junk’ DNA has a purpose

The science behind evolution has an interesting history,...

Ava Traverso and her mother visit the American Girl Doll store in downtown Chicago in 2002. This is among one of the earliest memories she has with her mother.

The Daily Illini runs through two generations

With spring in full gear, it is more crucial than ever...

Give a perfect present

Give a perfect present

With the coming of spring weather brings Moms Weekend....

University experts warn of false information regarding vaccinations

University experts warn of false information regarding vaccinations

In a time where health sciences are more advanced than...

Exercise in comfort of your own space

Exercise in comfort of your own space

One of the best ways to deal with stress during the...

Impress future employers with your profile

Impress future employers with your profile

Throughout life, one of the most necessary and intimidating...

The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, located at 504 E. John St. in Champaign. Ava Traverso writes that we should become more educated about different religious celebrations and traditions this holiday season.

There’s more to holiday season than Christmas

Around the holiday season, Christmas tends to be the...

Study reveals climate change, hurricane size go hand-in-hand

Study reveals climate change, hurricane size go hand-in-hand

Florence, Helene, Leslie and Michael: These are the...

Give your dad the ultimate Illini experience

Give your dad the ultimate Illini experience

It can be stressful to think of what activities to...

A dad: a legend and a legacy

While my time working at The Daily Illini has been...

Illinois remembers, celebrates meaning behind 108-year tradition

Homecoming Week is here, and it is the perfect time...

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