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

Jacob Wargo, Photographer

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Sophomore in LAS Bishal Baskotas passion for soccer prompted his journey to pursue medicine.

[Photo] Soccer kicks off future physician’s inspiration

Sophomore in LAS Bishal Baskota's passion for soccer...

Waves crash on the shores of southern Michigan at Indiana Dunes National Park on Jan. 25, 2020. The Universities Students For Environmental Concerns will host Earth Week events from April 17 to April 23.

[Photo] RSO organizes Earth Week, stresses sustainability

Waves crash on the shores of southern Michigan at Indiana...

Students stand in line at the Ikenberry Dining Hall on Tuesday evening. Some quarantined students have had difficulty receiving food from University Housing.

[Photo] Quarantine meal plans fall through

Students stand in line at the Ikenberry Dining Hall...

Students board the 1S Yellowhopper bus at Transit Plaza on Jan. 25.

[Photo] MTD bus struck by gunfire

Students board the 1S Yellowhopper bus at Transit Plaza...

Students board the 9B Brown MTD bus at a stop on Wright St on Oct. 4, 2019. CUMTD is offering a vaccine lottery to all employees in which they could potentially win 5,000 dollars on the first Friday of each month.

[Photo] Fall semester brings service reductions, fresh look for MTD

Students board the 9B Brown MTD bus at a stop on Wright...

Students board the 1S Yellow Hopper bus at the newly opened southbound stop in the Transit Plaza Friday. Workers will begin to rebuild the north side of Green Street from McCullough to Race streets.

[Photo] MCORE to begin next phase north of Green Street

Students board the 1S Yellow Hopper bus at the newly...

JB, a member of the Fifth & Hill community, talks about his experience living in the area on Dec. 2 at the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center.

[Photo] City of Champaign worker encourages caution when using testing kits

JB, a member of the Fifth & Hill community, talks about...

Khiren Johnson , senior in FAA, speaks on his concerns about toxins in the Fifth and Hill neighborhood at the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center on Nov. 21. Of the $3,000 required, RSOs have raised $1,756 to purchase indoor vapor testing kits.

[Photo] RSOs pushes to clear neighborhood contamination on Fifth, Hill

Khiren Johnson , senior in FAA, speaks on his concerns...

Two students label jars of peppers ready to be fermented.

[Photo] Students earn green thumbs in vegetable gardening class

Two students label jars of peppers ready to be fermented.

The Art Theater’s sign reads “closed” in downtown Champaign. The theater officially closed in October after the Art Film Foundation filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy hearings started Thursday.

[Photo] The Art Theater closes despite $25,000 donation

The Art Theater’s sign reads “closed” in downtown...

Rob Smith gives a speech about his journey from Democrat to Republican in Gregory Hall on Oct. 16. Columnist Joe advises people to approach trolls and clickbaiters with apathy instead of engaging them.

[Photo] Opinion | Fighting with apathy is an effective political tool

Rob Smith gives a speech about his journey from Democrat...

Marc Thompson poses in front of his ProctorU dashboard at the CITL in the Armory building on Wednesday. Students at the University are required to pay the ProctorU fee for exams in certain courses.

[Photo] Students required to pay for online exam proctoring service

Marc Thompson poses in front of his ProctorU dashboard...

A Walmart bag flies in the wind Friday evening behind Busey-Evans Hall. Columnist Tommy challenges students to use fewer plastic bags when they shop or even when ordering food to go.

[Photo] Opinion | Start small, cut down on plastic bag usage

A Walmart bag flies in the wind Friday evening behind...

University students disembark from the 9B Brown bus at the new Wright Street bus island on Friday. The northbound 1 Yellow, 13 Silver, 22 Illini, 9 Brown, 4 Blue and 5 Green buses have been running on Wright Street since Sept. 24.

[Photo] Northbound buses return to Wright Street

University students disembark from the 9B Brown bus...

Janice Collins begins her presentation at the 2019 Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium on Friday.

[Photo] Second annual Ebert Symposium sheds light on diversity in media

Janice Collins begins her presentation at the 2019...

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