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

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Student-run YouTube talk show offers anonymous advising

Student-run YouTube talk show offers anonymous advising

Students tend to spend a lot of time watching videos...

Student musicians use digital network

Student musicians use digital network

Carly Shultz considers herself an artist at heart....

Hispanic Heritage Month’s importance extends beyond October

Hispanic Heritage Month’s importance extends beyond October

The past month has been an important time for Hispanic...

Retreat educates students in social justice

Retreat educates students in social justice

Students are being offered a two-day opportunity to...

Madeline Barone, junior in LAS, is the president of a new-to-Illinois professional fraternity called Epsilon Eta. The fraternity’s new chapter focuses on sustainability
and is working to promote a more environmentally friendly consciousness on campus.

Illinois welcomes professional fraternity

Madeline Barone’s interest in the environment stems...

Recycled food offers new ways for sustainability

Recycled food offers new ways for sustainability

A group of seniors in food science spent spring semester...

Thee Phantom talks performances, inspiring students

Thee Phantom, born as Jeffrey McNeill, uses his musical...

4,000-mile bike ride raises money for cancer research

Alison DeBruyn spent 75 days this summer riding her...

T-Pain performs at the Spring Jam 2018 on Sunday.

Illini Union Board brings big names to Illinois

University students are familiar with many of the guests...

Expanding nonprofit makes strides to inspire young girls

Expanding nonprofit makes strides to inspire young girls

MakerGirl, a University-based nonprofit, is taking...

Students’ Academy brings FBI to campus

Students’ Academy brings FBI to campus

It can be hard to receive job offers from government...

The Ponicki triplets while they were younger. The sisters were known throughout their community as identical triplets, but they now consistently meet astonishment on the streets from passersby when they see the triplets walking on campus.

Triplets find bond strengthened through similarity

Growing up, Frances, Mary and Theresa Ponicki never...

Remington Sheehan, Kelsey Woodbury, Dan Zolecki, Justin Dirr rehearse for “Sign Here, Please.” the play’s first show will premier on Firday April 20 the Community United Church of Christ.

Play brings student’s work to stage

One University graduate student has been given the...

Local children partake in outdoor activities offered at the Boneyard Arts Festival in downtown Champaign. This year’s festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, and more than 100 venues will be hosting local artists’ work and activities for visitors to enjoy.

Local festival brings art and business together

People who attend art festivals may be used to walking...

The University of Illinois Solar Farm on Mar. 30, 2018.

Future of sustainability on campus appears positive

Students have access to recycling bins all around campus...

Women with disabilities discuss hardships through panel

Women with disabilities discuss hardships through panel

Conversations about Women’s History Month typically...

Natalia Wojnowski, Julia Bastow and Ema Khan at the Make a Wish office in Chicago.

RSO partners with Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes to children with illnesses

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has a lasting impact on...

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too by Rachel Kinney depicts a urinal cake inside of a urinal. The painting is supposed to convey a message to all men, especially men in power,  who have ever sexually assaulted or harassed a woman.

Resist 2.0 local art show provides political outlet

Last year, Shannon Peroco posted a status to Facebook...

Student work together as a part of Illinois Sports Business. ISB is an RSO which helps students network by connecting their passion for sports with their passion for business.

RSO unites business and sports

Students at the University who are passionate about...

photo courtesy of hussain boxwalla
Hussain Boxwalla, University alum and founder of Bomba Beads, works with families in Kenya. The bracelets are made in Kenya and sold in America to help Kenyan families earn a living.

Alumni start-up makes beaded bracelets, gives back to Kenya

In 2009, Hussain Boxwalla and his family visited Kenya....

Fundraisers promote One Winter Night sponsored by CU at Home. One Winter Night is a fundraiser to help support people that are homeless by giving the community a chance to spend a night outside.

One Winter Night raises money for the homeless community in CU

Volunteers to spend one cold night sleeping on street to support CU homeless community

For the sixth year in a row, on Friday, volunteers...

Dancers perform “Virago-Man Dem.” The production was created by University professor Cynthia Oliver to celebrate black masculinity. Two of the dancers, Duane Cyrus and Niall Jones, are University alumni whom Oliver recruited for the show.

Dance production celebrates black masculinity

Cynthia Oliver, a professor in the dance department...

Urbana Art Expo gives local artists platform to showcase talents

Urbana Art Expo gives local artists platform to showcase talents

Flying above the Champaign-Urbana area in a plane,...

Krannerts annual November dance concert honors Kate Kuper

Krannert’s annual November dance concert honors Kate Kuper

The past four years of research for Mauriah Kraker...

Food Product Development Club creates products through competitions

Food Product Development Club creates products through competitions

A club at the University works to develop food products...

Maddie Dolinsky, a sophmore in LAS, offers fashion advising to other students for free. Dolinsky uses a website called Polyvore to create outfits for clients.

Stylish student creates personal advising service

Maddie Dolinsky, sophomore in LAS, has always been...

Alyssa Loving is a graduate student in Mathematics. Her book, 4 Gone Conclusions details her journey through her studies and job.

Student uses love of math and writing to publish book

Alyssa Loving spent her summer creating a book of poetry...

RSO provides students with outdoor experience

RSO provides students with outdoor experience

Students who run across the Main Quad from class to...

The CU Pride Parade takes place  from September 15 to 17.

Champaign community celebrates gay pride on and off campus

The University’s size creates endless opportunities...

The Hopscotch Bakery + Market. Owner Kaya Tate recently opened a new John Street location in Champaign.

Local bakery brings nostalgia with neighborhood corner store

A location surrounded by neighborhood homes and across...

Girls exit Foellinger Auditorium to join their new sisters on Monday, September 12, 2016. This  years recruitment begins Sep. 7.

Going greek: recruitment advice from panhellenic council

It's not uncommon to see sorority women represent their...

The marquee of the Art Theater Co-op for the Feminist Film Festival. The festival, hosted by the Womens Resource Center, will take place Thursday starting at 7 p.m.

Feminist Film Festival gives voice to underrepresented groups

Around the University, it is not uncommon to find events...

Photo courtesy of Rod Roberts

Slowride Pedal Tours add intriguing twist to Champaign bar scene

University students are used to seeing bikers on the...

From left: Brabantion/Venetian Ambassador played by Joe Agase, Desdemona played by Elana Weiner-Kaplow, and Othello played by Christian Wilson during a rehearsal of Iagos Plot in the Studio Theatre at Krannert Center in Urbana on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

“Iago’s Plot” combines traditional Japanese theater and Shakespeare

At some time in their academic career, most University...

A student comes out from the Fred H. Turner Student Services Building on March 8, 2017. The Student Services building is where most students must go to deal with financial aid issues.

Student’s financial feud leads to unenrollment

Haley Lewis was looking forward to spending four years...

An AtlasV rocket, carrying the Maven spacecraft, blasts off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Nov. 18, 2013. Maven is on a 10-month journey will directly assess the atmosphere of the planet Mars.

Aerospace students engage younger students

When most people hear of aerospace they think of a...

Frank Sommers; top row, far right; poses with his Sigma Alpha Mu brothers. Sommers graduated in 1956 but has seen many changes at the University while visiting his children and grandchildren.

Legacy graduates reflect on changes in campus

Frank Sommers was the first of three generations in...

Women’s Resource Center creates an event to talk about reasoning behind book censorship and the affect of the community on the flow of information. The event will be held Friday at noon.

Conversation Cafe covers book censorship

The removal and restriction of certain books is no...

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