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

Sophomore Jake Swartz prepares his pitch against Minnesota at Illinois Field on Apr. 22.

[Photo] Illinois heads to South Carolina for 3-game weekend

By Adam Rosen, Assistant Sports Editor February 23, 2024
Sophomore guard RJ Melendez looks to pass the ball during the game against Michigan on Jan. 14.

[Photo] Hispanic student-athletes lead Illini in 2022

By Jonathan Alday, Assistant Sports Editor September 15, 2022
RSO Bandside UIUC perform on the Main Quad during Quad Day on Aug 22. 2021. Quad Day is the last event for Welcome Week with other festivities including Illini Union Late Nighter and Illinois Sights & Sounds.

[Photo] Welcome Week: Where, when to attend events

By Matt Troher, Interim Features Editor August 17, 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.

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

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor August 23, 2022
An Illini Wildlife & Conservation Club member talks to a student during Quad Day on Aug. 22, 2021. The University provides a wide array of RSOs that provide high energy or relaxing groups.

[Photo] UI RSOs give opportunities to introverts, extroverts

By Gwyn Skiles, 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.

[Photo] Find balance in coursework, RSOs

By Kylie Corral, Assistant buzz Editor August 17, 2022
Sadeen AlHalabi, student in FAA, uses her phone on the Main Quad on Sept. 3, 2019. Optometrist Dr. Amber Cumings says that too much screen time strains your eyes health.

[Photo] Screen time strains eye health

By Liz Gremer, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

[Photo] Best of CU: Best Place to Meet New People

By Nora Duffy, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

[Photo] Best of CU: Best pizza

By Casey Daly, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

[Photo] Best of CU: Best off-campus bar

By Kylie Corral, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021
A flu-like sickness is making its way around campus as McKinley Health Center urges students to get their flu vaccines.

[Photo] Flu-like illness spreads on campus

By Cecilia Milmoe, Contributing Writer October 27, 2021

[Photo] Health experts urge public to get flu shots

By Weiyu Ding, Contributing Writer October 21, 2021
Senior Charlie Foster pounds on his chest during a game against UTSA football on Sept. 04. Foster is the Universitys unofficial mascot because of his game day spirit.

[Photo] Opinion | UI has an unofficial mascot

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist October 5, 2021
Students tour near the Spurlock Museum on March 6, 2018. In-person visits will be returning to campus after previously having online tour resources due to the pandemic.

[Photo] In-person campus visits return

By Payal Rathore, Staff Writer August 29, 2021
A student waits outside of Hopkins Hall with her family on Aug. 22, 2019 for move in day. College freshmen should utilize advice from current students before starting college in the fall.

[Photo] Things I wish I knew: Follow this advice for freshman year

By Vivian La, Assistant Daytime News Editor July 15, 2021
A College of Liberal Arts & Sciences decal is pasted onto the door of their main office Nov. 14, 2018. University students shouldnt rule out liberal arts if they are interested in pursuing it in the future.

[Photo] Embrace a liberal arts mindset

By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor July 15, 2021
Students in a statistics class listen attentively to a lecture at the Lincoln Hall Theater on December 2, 2019.

[Photo] Take advantage of mental health resources

By Mona Alrazzaq, Assistant News Editor April 25, 2021
A student runs around the second level track at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 29, 2020. The ARC has begun to lift major COVID_19 restrictions allowing more students to access the facility.

[Photo] Students rejoice over eased ARC restrictions

By Alex Chang, Contributing Writer March 11, 2021
Students have fun in the snow on Oct. 31, 2019. A recent snow storm has caused cancelations in the CU area.

[Photo] Heavy snow leads to widespread cancellations in CU, campus

By Samantha Boyle, Managing Editor for Reporting February 17, 2021
Cars roll down Green Street in Champaign on Feb. 24. Deciding between living in Champaign and Urbana requires important consideration.

[Photo] Which is better suited for you: Urbana or Champaign?

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor February 15, 2021
A student works at a station in the PAR Computer Lab on April 28. Keeping your workplace organized is key in being productive.

[Photo] Reinvigorate your at-home work space

By Noah Davis, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
Patrons of Brew Lab have a conversation over coffee on Feb. 18. Analyzing aspects of your personality can be an aid in choosing a career that’s right for you.

[Photo] Let your personality be your career adviser

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor February 1, 2021
Career Center employee Shoptorshi Rahman, walks through a sample resume with student Alexis Young on Jan. 24, 2019. Choosing a path that you slightly fear is often a wise decision.

[Photo] Choose a career that scares you

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor February 1, 2021
The Undergraduate Library sits empty on Nov. 15. The UGL has had limited capacity for study spaces since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

[Photo] Students search for study spaces

By Jared Ebanks, Assistant Features Editor January 27, 2021
Hezbullah Akmal, 38, picks out a fiction novel at the Champaign Public Library on Nov. 5, 2018.

[Photo] Opinion | Maintain healthy reading habits

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist January 26, 2021
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