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

Kylie Corral, Buzz Editor

Hi! My name is Kylie Corral and I'm currently a sophomore in Creative Writing with minoring in Political Science and Theatre. At The Daily Illini, I've been a staff writer for buzz, Assistant buzz Editor, and also held an interim position for Managing Editor for Reporting over the summer until starting as buzz Editor this year. It's my second year at the DI and I couldn't be more excited to be working and writing alongside some of the most hardworking and talented people who help to compose the rest of the newsroom. When I'm not at the office writing, you can find me writing short stories for my major, along with studying, eating lots of snacks, reading and trying my best to play the piano. I'm looking forward to this next semester and what is in store for The Daily Illini!
Bringing the party home

Bringing the party home

By Kylie Corral, buzz Editor March 7, 2023

Best of C-U | Editor’s note

By Kylie Corral, buzz Editor November 6, 2022
Best vegetarian food: Bread Company

Best vegetarian food: Bread Company

By Kylie Corral, buzz Editor November 6, 2022
Best fine dining: Hamilton Walker’s

Best fine dining: Hamilton Walker’s

By Kylie Corral, buzz Editor November 6, 2022
Best place to cry: Under a staircase

Best place to cry: Under a staircase

By Kylie Corral, buzz Editor November 6, 2022
Best local band: Kangaroo Court

Best local band: Kangaroo Court

By Kylie Corral, buzz Editor November 6, 2022
TJ Blakeman, president of the Champaign County History Museum, browses through archival material in the Champaign County History Museum library on Oct. 19. Blakeman, along with the rest of the board, is responsible for deciding which artifacts and objects should go on display at the museum

Sparking imagination through local history

By Kylie Corral, Buzz Editor October 25, 2022
People walk and gather by the local stores and cafes of downtown Champaign on Saturday. The C-U community is always adapting to fit both needs of students and residents.

Ever-changing population makes C-U unique

By Kylie Corral, Assistant Buzz Editor September 27, 2022
Mimi At The Puddles lead singer and songwriter Amiel Cain speaks to WPGU 107.1 during a live session on Sept. 21. Cain speaks on being a Chicago based artist  coming to Urbana for Pygmalion as well as the band and its genre of electronic dance music.

Mimi At The Puddles brings dance to Pygmalion

By Kylie Corral , Assistant buzz Editor September 22, 2022

buzz calendar 9/18

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor September 21, 2022
Dining area of La Bahía Grill, located on Church Street, displays colorful decorations that brightens the mood of the restaurant.

Restaurant owners bring authenticity to C-U

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor September 14, 2022

buzz calendar 09/11

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor September 13, 2022
Non-profit organization, Uniting Pride, has upgrading to a bigger location for their offices at the Universitys YMCA second floor on Wright Street.

Uniting Pride finds new home, center at University YMCA

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor September 9, 2022

buzz calendar 9/4

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor September 5, 2022
Students wearing masks sit at a distance in the Ikenberry Commons doing school work on Sept. 18. More students this upcoming school year will experience a more normal school year with the mask mandate lifted and building access regulations.

New Year, Old Pandemic: Is the COVID cloud gone?

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor August 23, 2022

buzz calendar 8/14

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor For Reporting August 17, 2022
A University student scans the QR code for The Wildlife Society RSO on Quad Day 2021. Some RSOs will use a QR code as a way for students to sign-up for the club, or will require them to write it down on a sign-up sheet.

Find balance in coursework, RSOs

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor August 17, 2022
Artist Lauv releases his latest album All 4 Nothing on Friday. The album features Kids Are Born Stars, Summer Nights and more.

Lauv’s ‘All 4 Nothing’ gives everything to summer ‘22

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting August 8, 2022
Wall hangings and lights decorate a student room in Scott Hall, one of 10 residence halls located in the Ikenberry Commons. Students should look at the University Housing website to better understand their room sizing.

Making the best out of a small situation

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor July 26, 2022

Buzz Calendar 7/24

By Kylie Corral, SUMMER MANAGING EDITOR FOR REPORTING July 25, 2022
Em Beihold’s ‘Too Precious’ mixes eras, sticks to familiar tunes

Em Beihold’s ‘Too Precious’ mixes eras, sticks to familiar tunes

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting July 25, 2022
Kona Ice employee taking orders for a delicious treat from fair attendees at the Champaign County Fair. Co-owner of Kona Ice Wes Hanner shares his excitement for the Champaign County Fair this year from July 22-July 30 and for Kone Ice to be attending again in-which the snow cone truck has been a vendor for 7 years at the fair serving a wide variety of snow cones for everyone to enjoy.

Champaign County Fair to feature music, food, fun for everyone

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting July 21, 2022
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift releases new single, Carolina, two weeks before the film “Where the Crawdads Sing on June 24.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Carolina’ stays true to folk

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting July 17, 2022
The Literary book store located on North Neil Street display their products for sale. The Literary offers a safe place for readers and celebrates PRIDE month with the LGBTQ+ community and authors and will be hosting a family-friendly Drag Story Time on Sunday morning alongside Uniting Pride to end off PRIDE month.

Uniting Pride, Literary celebrate end to Pride Month with Drag Story Time

By Kylie Corral , Summer Managing Editor for Reporting June 25, 2022

buzz calendar 6/11

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting June 11, 2022
Members of the Illini 4000 arrive at the Beckman Institute for a welcome event for their short return back to the Champaign-Urbana area on Wednesday. The Illini 4000 is an RSO committed to traveling cross country to raise money for cancer research at the University.

Biking to Save Lives: Illini 4000 rides for cancer research

By Kylie Corral, SUMMER MANAGING EDITOR FOR REPORTING June 11, 2022

buzz calendar 6/5

By Kylie Corral , Summer Managing Editor for Reporting June 5, 2022
NOLA’s, a local rock bar in downtown Urbana, will be holding a pre-party to kick off pride month on Sunday. Uniting Pride will be partnering with NOLA’s for event in creating a safe space for those in the LGBTQ+ community.

NOLA’s Rock Bar pops off for Pride Month

By Kylie Corral , Summer Managing Editor For Reporting June 4, 2022

buzz calendar 5/29

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting May 29, 2022
Jessamine Chan, author of “The School for Good Mothers,” spoke for an online event at the the Urbana Free Library on Wednesday. Chan spoke alongside author Emily Maloney about how power systems affect families and finances.

Authors Jessamine Chan, Emily Maloney talk systems of power

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting May 29, 2022
Kung Fu Tea, located on Green Street, is one of the participating partnerships of the 13 Thursdays event. Other local businesses such as Murphys Pub and Game Day are partners in the event as well.

13 Thursdays reemerges in C-U, Campustown

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting May 26, 2022

buzz calendar 5/24

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting May 24, 2022
Kayla Myers and Amy Thoren, co-founders of The Well Fed Caterpillar, are at their plants sale that took place in the Common Ground Co-Op in Urbana on Saturday. Thoren discusses the importance of native plants for when it comes to water purification, biodiversity and other beneficial environmental factors.

Horticulturist talks native plants in C-U

By Kylie Corral , Summer Managing Editor for Reporting May 24, 2022
Dr. Maria Alejandra Vitale, professor and researcher at the University of Buenos Aires, speaks at the Foreign Languages Building as a guest speaker on Friday. Dr. Vitale goes in depth of the Argentina’s Archives of Repression that showcases events in relation to the last military dictatorship in Argentina.

Argentinian professor analyzes the rhetoric of dictatorships

By Kylie Corral, Summer Managing Editor for Reporting May 23, 2022

buzz calendar 5/15

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor May 15, 2022
Best of CU: Best Sushi

Best of CU: Best Sushi

By Kylie Corral, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021
Best of CU: Best vegetarian food

Best of CU: Best vegetarian food

By Kylie Corral, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021
Best of CU: Best off-campus bar

Best of CU: Best off-campus bar

By Kylie Corral, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021
Best of CU: Best Asian Cuisine

Best of CU: Best Asian Cuisine

By Kylie Corral, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021
Senior Vignesh Suresh performs stand-up comedy for C-U Comedy.

A call to laughter: life of a student comedian

By Kylie Corral, Contributing Writer October 13, 2021