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

All content by Elyssa Kaufman
Violet Kamber works with the Formula SAE team to build and race their car.

A female voice in a male-dominated field

For Violet Kamber, junior in Engineering, being one...

Clark Bar is located at 207 W Clark St, Champaign, IL and is open 5 PM - 2 AM Tuesday through Saturday.

Champaign’s Clark Bar brings family feel to Downtown Champaign

The Clark Bar has been transformed many times from...

A portrait of Detective Robert Coleman.

Explaining the myths behind missing person reports

Myth: You must wait at least 24 hours before reporting...

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Students shed light on independent living with a disability

Stephanie Gallo wakes up every day and completes her...

State funding remains vital for local theater supporting actors with disabilities

State funding remains vital for local theater supporting actors with disabilities

As director of the Prompting Theater, Brian Hagy does...

Nicole Millage holds up her gold medal from the 2016 olympics in Rio. Millage competed in the sitting volleyball games.

Paralympian from Champaign turns disability into ability

For Paralympian Nichole Millage, taking a stand and...

Louis the Child performed at Pygmalion Festival 2016.

Louis The Child returns to Canopy Club for fourth Urbana performance

Louis the Child, the DJ duo Robby Hauldren and Freddy...

Students wait in line at Brothers Bar.

Campus bars lack wheelchair accessibility for students

For Amelia O’Hare, junior in FAA, a night out at...

Nick Offerman, University alumnus, returns to Champaign

Nick Offerman, University alumnus, returns to Champaign

As a young student from Minooka, Illinois, Nick Offerman...

Lifeline mobile safety solution app in Google Play Store.

Safety apps provide peace of mind to students

For Kate Maurer, senior in Media, living in her sorority...

Joes Spazzle, the most popular burger at the bar.

Battle of the bar burgers

Lily Katz Firehaus: Mac N’ Cheese Burger What’s...

Leroy Smith, right, helps evacuate Michele Bowers with Hank Schlindwein, back, in La Place, Louisiana, on Thursday, August 30, 2012, amid flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Even miles away, Louisiana flooding affects campus community

The recent mass flooding in Louisiana has made national...

Students wait in line fir food at Auntie Annes in the Illini Union on Tuesday, Aug. 23

Auntie Anne’s puts a twist on Illini Union food options

The sweet and savory smell of cinnamon pretzels motivated...

University alumnus turned YouTube sensation talks about his Internet fame

Video personality and University alumnus Josh Wittenkeller...

University alumnus turned YouTube sensation talks about his Internet fame

Video personality and University alumnus Josh Wittenkeller...

Education Justice Project frees incarcerated minds

For Earl Walker, the limitations of incarceration...

Zika virus effects extend to University campus

By Elyssa KaufmanStaff writerTatiana Britto has a unique...

Zika virus effects extend to University campus

Zika virus effects extend to University campus

Tatiana Britto has a unique connection to the Zika...

Fitbit fitness tracking motivates athletes, professionals

It knows when we are sleeping, it tracks our every...

Logan Meis, 20, balances on his hover board outside his apartment complex in Overland Park, Kan., on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Meis purchased the personal transportation device for about $330 online. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Hoverboards: 'Back to the Future' or back to the emergency room?

On Green Street, across the Quad and down Wright Street,...

Eric Pursley sits in the airplane that Jason Yue, senior in Engineering, surprised him with. Yue created a YouTube channel called JasonsList, where he helps people fulfill their bucket lists.

YouTube star makes University chef’s dream a reality

In an apartment filled with video games, fraternity...

Yuli Wang, student in LAS, eats a Wendys cheeseburger at the food court in the Union on Wednesday.

University professors address WHO statement on processed meat

Walking down Green Street, the smell of Sausage Egg...

Underrepresented doctoral students in STEM receive grant

Underrepresented doctoral students in STEM receive grant

Select University graduate students will have the opportunity...

Dean Olson, Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Lab, prepares to insert a liquid helium filler into a superconducting magnet apparatus at the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory A on February 10.

Department of Physics invests $600,000 in helium recycling program

Each year, the University spends $200,000 on helium,...

Illinois doctors, local police respond to narcotic misuse

Since Feb. 16, there have been a dozen overdoses of...

Students in a civil and environmental engineering class work on designing water, sanitation and energy systems in Kenya and Uganda as part of a class trip. They visited clinics, tested water quality and met and talked to the people their efforts would help. 

Engineering students travel to Uganda, Kenya for water sanitation project

To Lauren Valentino, graduate research assistant in...

This recently developed innovation center is the product of a partnership between AbbVie and the University. It will employ 18 students and provide work on research projects in informatics, text mining and analytics software.

AbbVie joins Research Park to offer students work experience

For Brian Bernier, finding a job on campus to benefit...

University eText platforms, open-source textbooks lower cost of learning

University eText platforms, open-source textbooks lower cost of learning

With the rising cost of textbooks, which can cost hundreds...

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards grant to humanities program

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities...

Sexual assaults, aggravated batteries, mob action occur during “red zone”

A spike in sexual assaults in October sparked concern...

Smoke ban lacks enforcement, free treatment

Smoke ban lacks enforcement, free treatment

For Bobby McAllister smoking is a way to combat the...

Comedian Bill Cosby attends the 55th anniversary of a Washington institution, Bens Chili Bowl, Thursday, August 22, 2013, in Washington, D.C. 

Virginia Theatre cancels Cosby’s performances

Due to recent allegations of sexual abuse, Bill Cosby's...

Task force looks to rebrand Willard Airport

A task force created to rebrand Willard Airport to...

Illinois Student Senate pushes for same-day voter registration

Many students may struggle to find the time to take...

Sarah Hochman, junior in ACES, is promoting “It’s on Us” campaign to Paulina Bautista, visiting scholar from Spain, at Quad on Oct 22.

Illinois Student Senate launches ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

In an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault,...

Local police departments alert community of sexual assaults, batteries

Two sexual assaults at 309 E. Green St., along with...

American Airlines adds holiday flights to Willard Airport

Due to the overwhelming number of students and Champaign...

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