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

Julie Kang

Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

My name is Julie Kang and I am a junior majoring in journalism and pursuing a minor in English. I was a reporter for the Daily Illini on the special sections and news pages before I became assistant news editor. I currently live in San Jose, California, and plan on working in the Bay Area when I graduate.

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Unofficial sees decline in alcohol-related citations

Unofficial sees decline in alcohol-related citations

The number of alcohol-related citations given out on...

Patrons stand outside KAMs on Jan. 29 for opening night. A GroupMe chat of KAMs employees caused controversy across campus. KAMs responded Wednesday stating that an employee in the chat was fired.

KAM’s GroupMe leaked on social media stirs controversy, KAM’s responds

A Twitter post showing a group message between a few...

A price tag hangs beneath red plastic cups at County Market on Sunday. A video on Reddit accused the store of charging discounted prices that ended up being more expensive.

Shoppers find County Market’s ‘discounts’ are false

At the end of January, a video of falsely discounted...

Carle to be refunded $6.2 million in property tax exemptions

Carle to be refunded $6.2 million in property tax exemptions

The Carle Foundation will receive a $6.2 million refund...

A VeoRide is left tipped over in a residential parking lot on Sixth and Clark streets on Oct. 24, 2018. The e-bikes will most likely relaunch after spring break.

VeoRide e-bikes disappear from campus for winter

As students returned from winter break, some noticed...

The new KAM’s location, which sits on the corner of First and Green treets, remains under construction on Monday. The original opening date was scheduled for New Year’s Eve, though the new date remains up in the air with construction still underway.

KAM’s opening date delays due to weather

Although KAM’s was supposed to open its doors at...

CU sees variety of crime this semester

CU sees variety of crime this semester

Case against former UI professor accused of sexual...

Shawn Gilmore speaks in his office at the English Building on Friday. Gilmore is a lecturer in LAS and chair of the University Statutes and Senate Procedures Committee.

Resolution passes amid ongoing academic freedom issue

After years of ongoing attempts from University committees...

Parkland Community College is located at 2400 West Bradley Ave. The college announced a potential hybrid plan Tuesday for its fall semester that would have students attend classes partially online and partially on-campus.

Parkland College begins workforce equity training

Parkland College recently started a program that works...

Illinois Student Government members (left to right) Jimmy Song, Conner Josellis and Mariama Mwilambwe sit together for an interview.

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

Last year, only 4% of the feminine hygiene product...

Students sit in the Lincoln Hall Theater during a STAT 107: Data Science Discovery  lecture taught by Karle Flanagan and Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider. According to the Report on the Entering Class of 2019, the Class of 2023 is the “most diverse” class in history.

Class of 2023 demonstrates historical diversity

The University welcomed the “most diverse” class...

UI addresses Suicide Awareness Month

UI addresses Suicide Awareness Month

The University’s Counseling Center and Student Assistance...

The University YMCA and Illini Media Company is located at 1001 S. Wright St. IMC was hit with a cyberattack Tuesday morning.

City of Champaign and University YMCA co-host Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week, a nationwide event held in Champaign...

Sadeen AlHalabi, freshman in FAA, uses her phone on the Main Quad. Derek Hoiem, associate professor in Engineering, urges students to be wary about consenting to facial recognition technology in various apps because it can be used to track individuals.

Facial recognition apps pose security issue

The recent surge in facial recognition algorithms,...

A look inside Gregory Hall where the College of Media and the Department of History is located.

Graduate students want transparency in leadership search

The graduate students of the Institute of Communications...

An I-Guide helps a student moving into a dorm in the Ikenberry Commons move their things from a car to a cart on Aug. 22, 2013. I-Guides are there to help you move your possessions into your room to make the process as smooth as possible.

Expect these things on your first move-in day

Not everyone’s move-in experience will be the same....

Feel at home on your university campus

Feel at home on your university campus

Being an international student at a public university...

The University admissions staff has taken notice of wealthy families from five counties around Illinois having their children gain financial independence upon entering college to obtain greater need-based awards to attend the University at a lower cost. ProPublica Illinois reported many of these schemes may be taking place around the country.

Admissions firewall aims to provide transparency

The University’s admissions firewall policy aims...

Adelaide Aime speaks about her work in sexual assault prevention in her office in Lincoln Square Mall on Tuesday. During her 35 years of work in prevention, she has seen a 60 percent decrease in sexual assault nationwide.

Survivors experience longer wait for support

An increased number of sexual complaints filed is leading...

The original post was reposted by Putu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena, who identifies as a teaching assistant at the University on his Facebook page.

Professor faces sexism accusation

University professor in FAA Joan Hickey is facing backlash...

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

The Urbana Police Department’s ride-along program,...

New pedestrian signs with flashing lights are installed on Lincoln Avenue to ensure traffic safety in areas with high levels of pedestrian activity.

Lincoln welcomes pedestrian signs

Over winter break, two flashing pedestrian crossing...

Students wait in line at the pharmacy window at McKinley Health Center on Lincoln Ave.

Waiver deadline allows for insurance opt out

Students who missed the deadline to waive University...

University adopts to human subject research changes

The University is working to adapt to the changes to...

Chancellor’s commission will not name new mascot

Chancellor Robert Jones announced the commission he...

Source: At Illinois We Care

College of Law increases transparency

Jay Kesan, professor in Law who was accused of sexual...

Students studying and meeting up for group projects at the Gies College of Business atruim before thanksgiving break. (Nov. 14)

Business minor opens to all students

Changes have been made to the business minor, making...

Organizations help spread holiday joy

University students and local community organizations...

A Brand Ambassador sticker is placed on the counter near the register at Kung Fu Tea, located at 707 S 6th St. in Champaign.

Student ambassadors lower costs for brands

When Sophie Walton, senior in FAA, received an Instagram...

Student cyclists lock and unlock their bicycles outside the English Building. Bike thefts have decreased since last year since the UIPD introduced anti-theft bikes on campus.

GPS tracking deters thieves

Since the introduction of anti-theft bikes on campus...

Danny Yoo, in game leader for the Illini Esports Orange Counter Strike: Global Offensive team, plays a match of the game on his computer.

Illini Esports prepares for Chicago competition

While playing video games is a popular activity for...

Pink Week is dedicated to breast cancer awareness. Colleges Against Cancer is hosting fundraising events during the week as part of its plans for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

University students are working to make a difference...

Students line up on the Main Quad to get their flu shots at McKinley Health Center’s flu shot clinic on Monday.

Flu shots administered at vaccine clinics across campus

If students think they are noticing an increase in...

Advice from early graduates

Advice from early graduates

With the semester coming to an end, the class of 2018...

A bittersweet farewell

A bittersweet farewell

A little less than a year ago, I graduated from high...

Thank you, Mom, for everything that you do

Thank you, Mom, for everything that you do

Dear Mom, I’ve started a new chapter in my life,...

Moms Weekend: out-of-state student style

Moms Weekend: out-of-state student style

Students from states other than Illinois often experience...

A look inside the engineering fraternities on campus

A look inside the engineering fraternities on campus

Going to one of the best engineering schools in the...

Graduate employees strike across the University campus.

Students face dilemma on crossing picket lines

The Graduate Employees' Organization strike that began...

Unofficial: 22 years too long

Unofficial: 22 years too long

Unofficial is famous — or maybe notorious — for...

Seize the (rainy) day

Seize the (rainy) day

With the spring season come rainy days. You may not...

How to find the best internships

How to find the best internships

Choosing an internship or finding one that is the right...

Students use the elliptical machines at CRCE. CRCE is just one of many workout options on campus.

New semester, new you

With 2018 approaching quickly and my first semester...

ASCE T&DI emphasizes the importance of creating better roads

ASCE T&DI emphasizes the importance of creating better roads

As we walk and drive on roads everyday, we may not...

The entrance to the University of Illinois is on the corner of South Wright Street and University Avenue. This is often a popular place for students to take pictures when their families come to visit.

Places to go for the perfect photos on Dads Weekend

Dads Weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend time...

Cheerleaders perform during the Big Ten Tailgate before the game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium on Saturday October 29.

10 essentials for the Homecoming tailgate

Tailgating is fun, but it is important to be prepared...

Five simple ways to be the best roommate

Five simple ways to be the best roommate

Roommates are a big part of college and can make or...

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