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

Hannah Preston

Hannah Preston, Copy Chief

My name is Hannah Preston, and I’m a junior majoring in psychology and English. After working as a copy editor, slotter and assistant copy chief over the past two years, I now serve as copy chief at the DI. When I’m not being a grammar Nazi, you can probably find me people-watching in the English Building atrium, coffee cup in hand.

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Books intended for SAT preparation sit on a shelf at Barnes and Noble on May 22. The College Board recently announced the Environmental Context Dashboard, a tool intended to measure social and economic adversity on college applicants’ backgrounds.

[Photo] University continues to avoid using College Board resource

Books intended for SAT preparation sit on a shelf...

A student shakes the hand of a representative of the Illini Rugby on Quad Day Aug. 26. Participating in these events takes preparation. Consider the head, the crowds and the multitude of opportunities thrown your direction.

Survive Quad Day stress

For those of you who have attended a Quad Day at the...

A dorm room is decorated in Carr Hall on Oct. 4, 2017. When you first move out on your own for college, it is important to set good cleaning habits to keep your new space tidy.

Make your space inviting by keeping it clean

The day has come. You pack up your childhood memories...

The Main Librarys Main Stacks has ten levels of books and resources available to students. The University library system offers a multitude of resources for students.

Don’t underestimate value in University libraries

While many of the attractions when you arrive on campus...

Diverse Business Opportunity Fair to explore expanding diversity at UI

Following last year's fair involving more than 200...

Senior Assistant States Attorney Dan Jackson and Yingying Zhangs familys attorney Zhidong Wang, surrounded by Yingying Zhangs family, make a statement revealing  how Brendt Christensen disposed of Zhangs body in June of 2017. No searches have been conducted yet as it will prove to be a difficult task, but future investigations of Christensens claims will be undertaken by the federal, state and local governments.

Recovery of Yingying Zhang’s remains ‘has no certainty of success’

Yingying Zhang's family and their attorneys gathered...

The Head and the Heart opens for Dr. Dog at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 29, 2011.

The Head and The Heart joins 2019 headliners at State Farm Center

On Monday, the State Farm Center announced The Head...

At the memorial Jiheng Jing, vice president of the Chinese Student and Scholars Association, announced plans to build a small garden at the bus stop at corner of Goodwin Avenue and Clark Street where Yingying Zhang went missing.

Yingying Zhang’s family given lead to where her remains lie

On Friday, Yingying Zhang’s family announced they...

Yingyings Fund is an endowment started by her family to assist international students and their families in crisis.

Memorial service for Yingying Zhang to be held Monday

A memorial service honoring the life of Yingying Zhang...

Summer streaming marathons arent all worthy of your free time

Summer streaming marathons aren’t all worthy of your free time

Summer is the season for outside activities like swimming,...

Death in Champaign currently under investigation

An unresponsive male was discovered near an apartment...

The bench watches during the spring football game at Memorial Stadium. Players look ahead to the fall season.

Illinois announces football training camp schedule

As the fall semester approaches, Lovie Smith and his...

Champaign police respond to scene of shooting

On Monday evening, Champaign police investigated the...

Shops line the streets of downtown Champaign. C-U in the Prairibbean will be hosted in downtown Champaign in the parking lot in front of the Orpheum Childrens Science Museum.

Bring island life back home at ‘C-U in the Prairibbean’

Champaign-Urbana will experience a taste of the tropics...

Members of the Spike Squad student section sing “Hail to the Orange” during a break in the match against Penn State at Huff Hall on November 10. The Illini won 3-2.

Game days are great days, even for non-fans

If you aren't a huge sports fan — much like me when...

Pygmalion adds Rob Bell to 2019 lineup

Pygmalion adds Rob Bell to 2019 lineup

After announcing their lineup earlier this summer,...

Members of Brendt Christensens defense team, Elisabeth Pollock (left) and Julie Brain (right) walk out of the courtroom on Monday. In order to avoid the death penalty for Christensen, the defense has been working on humanizing him for the jury, bringing up his struggles with mental health and how he was growing up.

Christensen’s academic background revealed in testimony

After he was found guilty of kidnapping and murdering...

The Thomas Siebel Center for Computer Science is a teaching and research facility that houses the Department of Computer Science at the University. Located in Urbana, it features new-age technology and computer laboratories that allow it to be the first computing habitat of its kind.

Illini Union Bookstore to carry Thomas Siebel’s book

Following the contributions of Thomas M. Siebel, a...

Champaign County Fair to kick off next week

Champaign County Fair to kick off next week

The Champaign County Fair will begin next Friday, July...

American flags line the sidewalks of the Main Quad in remembrance of 9/11 on Monday, September 11.

City of Champaign urges caution on Independence Day

The following guidelines for released by the city of...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.Bn Pritzker in Chicago on Oct. 1. Columnist Kyra writes that Gov. Pritzker must work to unite a deeply divided Illinois and refrain from alienating Democrats or Republicans.

J.B. Pritzker to visit University Wednesday

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will visit the University...

Construction workers build the foundation of the site for a future Target on the corner of Green and Sixth streets in Champaign. Roads will periodically be closed while construction continues.

Sixth Street closure to resume next week

Construction on the corner of Sixth and Green streets...

Statues stand in Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois. The park will be witness to a performance by Deana Carter at Prairie Sky, Allertons concert series.

Grammy-nominated Deana Carter to headline Allerton Park concert series

The U of I Community Credit Union plans a special part...

Pygmalion 2019 announces lineup of 44 performances

Pygmalion 2019 announces lineup of 44 performances

Pygmalion, Champaign-Urbana's annual music festival,...

Local resident Jacob Carter and Allan Hay sit at the bar at Jupiter’s Pizzeria and Billiards, located in downtown Champaign, on Oct. 11. The University was ranked No. 7 in top ten college towns, citing Jupiter’s as one of the city’s iconic pizza places.

Downtown Festival District to run on Fridays for remainder of summer

This Friday will see the Downtown Festival District...

Green Street on Oct. 26, 2016.

Man stabbed on Green Street following presumed altercation

A 66-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly...

The exterior of The Art Theater is shown on Oct. 22.

The Art Theater to host free, child-friendly international film series

Throughout the months of July and August, The Art Theater,...

The Krannert Center 50th Anniversary handouts given to attendants in honor of the Krannert Centers 50th season.

Krannert Center announces performances in 50th season

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has announced...

Eric Andre to headline for Pygmalion 2019

Eric Andre to headline for Pygmalion 2019

Actor, comedian and television host Eric Andre was...

The Illini cheer on their batter in the dugout at Eichelberger Field April 3.  Illinois will be looking to secure a final series win against Purdue next weekend.

Team to tour Europe during fall semester

Illinois softball coach Tyra Perry announced Wednesday...

(Urbana Dance Company)

Urbana Dance Company to hold ribbon cutting ceremony

On Tuesday, the Urbana Business Association and the...

Illinois Aleks Kovacevic swings at the ball during the match against Duke at Atkins Tennis Center on Feb. 1, 2019. Kovacevic was one of the 73 Illinois student-athletes to be named to the spring Big Ten  Academic All-Conference team.

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

On Wednesday, 1,824 students were named to the spring...

Get your money’s worth in college

It’s no secret college is a big investment. Going...

Graduates pose for photos as University officials enter Memorial Stadium for commencement on May 16, 2015.

UI system presents historic number of degrees to class of 2019

According to the University, the UI System will present...

Graduates turn to face their family and friends in thanks with a round of applause during commencement at Memorial Stadium on May 16, 2015. There will be many ceremonies taking place around campus this weekend.

Spring 2019 commencement calendar

With so many ceremonies happening on campus at once...

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