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

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Samantha Boyle

Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting

Two swastikas found on campus in one week

Two swastikas found on campus in one week

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor October 14, 2019
LAR dining hall offers a vegan egg substitute from JUST Eggs, which comes in both liquid and patty forms. The substitute is made out of mung beans and will help expand food options for students with special dietary needs.

[Photo] Students veg out with meatless options

By Ayse Pirge, Staff Writer September 12, 2019
The front entrance to Phoenix Botanical, which stands at 1704 S. Neil St., a marijuana dispensary located in Champaign. House Bill 1438, passed in Illinois on May 31, states anyone 21 or older can possess, purchase and use limited amounts of cannabis starting Jan. 1, 2020.

CU dispensaries plan for legal marijuana

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor September 3, 2019
Xinyang Zhang, Yingyings brother (right), leads their mother Lifeng Ye (center) after the family addresses the public. Ronggao Zhang, Yingying and Xinyangs father (left), made the statement. Brendt Christensen was found guilty by the jury on June 24.

Justice for Yingying Zhang

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor August 26, 2019
Students defend the democratic party during the University of Illinois Student Government Debate at the Courtyard Cafe on Oct. 2. A debate RSO is just one of many options for students to choose from when trying to find a home on campus.

Find your home away from home in others

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor August 20, 2019
Photo of Brendt Christensen, convicted kidnapper and killer of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang. Christensen was arrested on June 30, 2017 and will be sentenced at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Verdict reached in Christensen trial

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor July 18, 2019

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor May 24, 2019
Students walk in front of Espresso Royale, located at 1117 W. Oregon St. in Urbana. This location, along with Starbucks on Green Street, will close its doors in the next month.

Campus cafes set to close

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor May 11, 2019
A total of 42 trees were marked with bright pink “X”s, signaling they will soon be removed.

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant News Editor February 18, 2019
LAR dining hall offers a vegan egg substitute from JUST Eggs, which comes in both liquid and patty forms. The substitute is made out of mung beans and will help expand food options for students with special dietary needs.

Dining expands dietary options

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor November 15, 2018

The Daily Illini police blotter Oct. 18

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor October 19, 2018

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor October 12, 2018
The Smash Out Hunger event raised over $500 in donations to go to hunger relief in the Champaign-Urbana community as part of Wesley Methodist Church’s block party. Hunger Action Month brought about multiple efforts on the behalf of community groups, including the Wesley Food Pantry, Etc. Coffeehouse and Illini Fighting Hunger.

Local efforts aid relief of student food insecurity

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor October 1, 2018

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 27

By Samantha Boyle, Daytime News Editor September 28, 2018
University continues discussion for new mascot

University continues discussion for new mascot

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 27, 2018
 University professor, Dr. Ming Kuo, is the recipient of the 23rd Heinz Award in the environment category. Winners of the Heinz Award will be given their award on Oct. 24.

University professor receives $250,000 award

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 22, 2018

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 14

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 17, 2018
Source: Science Mag

Cost deters construction of solar, wind farms

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 17, 2018

ISG announces appointment of new adviser

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 16, 2018
Source: Office of University Relations

Enrollment in U of I system increases for sixth straight year

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 14, 2018
Illini Union hosts sexual assault gallery

Illini Union hosts sexual assault gallery

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 13, 2018
Students sit in front of the Illini Union as Homecoming 2017 begins on Oct. 26.

Alumni reminisce about college during Homecoming

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 10, 2018

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 7

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 10, 2018

Zorba’s closed due to noncompliance with tax laws

By Samantha Boyle, The Daily Illini Staff Report September 7, 2018

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 6

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 7, 2018

944 students received tickets to Obama’s speech

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 6, 2018
Food waste is commonly found in dining halls and restaurants on campus. A recent study
suggests young adults, ages 18-24, are more likely to waste food due to a lack of awareness.

Lack of awareness leads to abundance in food waste among young adults

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor September 4, 2018
Governor Bruce Rauner speaks out during a press conference for an announcement of a donation from AptarGroup and Adapt Pharma, Thursday, Feb. 8,2018.  The donation will go to help prevent opioid deaths.

New bill to change MAP grant system

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor August 30, 2018

Take your time at Quad Day

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor August 24, 2018

Don’t forget to thank your parents

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor August 22, 2018
Stay in touch with those from home

Stay in touch with those from home

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor August 15, 2018
Top tips to deal with academic stress (because, midterms)

Top tips to deal with academic stress (because, midterms)

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor July 17, 2018
Five students worked on this deployable structure in their structural planning course, ARCH 502.

Architecture professor develops moving structures

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor April 23, 2018
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