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

Chiara Awatramani

Chiara Awatramani, Columnist

Hello! My name is Chiara Awatramani, and I'm a sophomore studying English and Psychology. I love to read realistic and historical fiction. My favorite authors include Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Ocean Vuong, Amor Towles and Haruki Murakami among others. I love working out as well with a focus on powerlifting.

Reach me at [email protected]

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A scene from the Netflix show Elite of a Muslim character, Nadia Shanaa, who is played by Mina El Hammani. Columnist  Chiara Awatramani believes that western media misrepresents Muslims and Islam culture.

Opinion | Western media has a problem portraying Islam

Islam continues to stand as one of the world’s largest...

Two people hover over a pot making dinner on May 5, 2010. Columnist Chiara Awatramani believes it is better to save money by cooking at home then going out to eat.

Opinion | Save money by cooking, not eating out

After a long day of classes, exams, meetings and so...

Opinion | Graduate early, rescue yourself from debt

Opinion | Graduate early, rescue yourself from debt

Thirty thousand dollars is an entry-level salary for...

The Fusion48 asian cuisine restaurant sits inside of the new Illinois State Residence Hall dining area on Aug. 27. Columnist Chiara Awatramani believes University meal plans should partner with local restaurants in the area.

Opinion | University meal plans should partner with local restaurants

Dining hall food, through its varying degrees of palatability,...

Opinion | Traveling does not need to be expensive

Opinion | Traveling does not need to be expensive

With summer vacation approaching, the dream of traveling...

Students sit on the quad enjoying a nice spring day. Students all enjoy the quad no matter their age.

DI Voices | Freshman year yields momentous opportunities

When I first toured the University, I knew I would...

Opinion | Public transportation exceeds time-consuming driving

Opinion | Public transportation exceeds time-consuming driving

As young adults, most college students have learned...

Opinion | Americans will one day embrace the ‘Flexitarian’ diet

Opinion | Americans will one day embrace the ‘Flexitarian’ diet

When my partner first asked if I would do Veganuary...

Opinion | Duolingo is a realistic way to learn

Opinion | Duolingo is a realistic way to learn

Countless hours are spent on our phones checking our...

Opinion | Plan your finances, minimize debt

Opinion | Plan your finances, minimize debt

As college students taking different classes, completing...

A student runs around the indoor track at the ARC on Feb. 29. Columnist Chiara discusses the negatives of wearing a mask while working out.

Opinion | Mask requirement hinders athletic achievement

Throughout this global pandemic, the University has...

Opinion | Reading remains a pastime of the past

Opinion | Reading remains a pastime of the past

Picking up a paperback seems harder for this generation...

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