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

YooJin Son

YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

Hello! My name is YooJin and I am pursing a degree in journalism and a minor in psychology. I started working at the The Daily Illini fall of 2018 after transferring to the University. After starting as a news reporter, I soon became the daytime assistant news editor and now excited to work as the assistant news editor!

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Keeping clear of coronavirus

Keeping clear of coronavirus

With the outbreak of the coronavirus starting in December...

Champaign Police make second arrest in 2018 homicide

A Champaign homicide investigation of 2018 made its...

Dunia Ghanimah, senior in LAS and co-author of Illinois Student Government Resolution 03.61, presents her case for the resolution alongside authors Buthaina Hattab and Ahlam Hatib. Since its passing, the resolution sparked divided reactions and issues with voting records threaten to nullify the act.

Vetoed resolution faces divided reactions, potential nullification

The executive branch veto of senate-backed Illinois...

Illinois Student Government meets at the Illini Union on Oct. 30.

Student senators call for KAM’s to take action

Illinois Student Government senators called for change...

Champaign police make arrest in 2018 homicide

A Champaign homicide investigation of a 2018 gun shooting...

The block ‘I’ at O’Hare InternationalAirport was installed Wednesday in Terminal 3.

Seven-foot, LED-lit block ‘I’ unveiled at O’Hare International Airport

O’Hare International Airport waves blue and orange...

People wait in line at Sunnyside Dispensary on Jan. 22, a cannabis dispensary located on 1704 S. Neil St. Following the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Illinois, the C-U community has taken a variety of stances on the topic.

Marijuana use, possession remains strictly prohibited on-campus

The questions following the new year’s welcome of...

Workers look over construction near the corner of Wright and John streets on Sept. 20.

MCORE makes significant progress in fall semester

As the University saw a record largest incoming class...

The Block I student section holds up cards spelling coming in Homecoming during halftime of the game against Purdue at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Illinois celebrates 109th Homecoming week with new events

By YooJin Son Assistant News Editor With the University’s...

Latinx communities experience additional stressors

Latinx communities experience additional stressors

For many in Latinx communities, because of traumatic...

Kevin Pitts, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at the Office of Provost speaking at the Swanlund Administrative Building on Sep. 13.

Student loan forgiveness program rejects majority of applicants post renovation

The Department of Education rejected 99% of applicants...

Amir Maghsoodi, a second-year doctoral candidate in the counseling psychology program whose office is located in the College of Education, stands in front of the College of Education Building. The program for doctoral students was recently ranked among the top of the nation.

UI Counseling Psychology Program ranks top in nation

With a small faculty line accepting only a maximum...

An I-Guide directs the family of an incoming freshman at Florida Avenue Residence Hall. Students may have options to move in early to avoid the rush of students moving in last minute.

Make your move less stressful

As much as this day can be exciting, move-in day can...

A dorm room sits in the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall on Oct. 4, 2017. Residence halls at the University dont start out comfortable; make a few adjustments to make your room yours.

Make your dorm room feel like a home

Moving away from home is never easy. Far from friends...

Study questions drinking behaviors

Study questions drinking behaviors

Questioning the behavior of ordering another drink,...

Photo of Brendt Christensen, alleged kidnapper and killer of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang. Recent court documents revealed Christensen visited the University Counseling Center three months before Zhangs disappearance.

Christensen’s trial delayed until June 3

Alleged kidnapper Brendt Christensen's trial has been...

Hyrdations IV Lounge and Oxygen Bar on Green Street. The location offers hangover treatments.

Blackouts present unintended consequences

Without taking caution to your alcohol limit, a few...

CU sees two more cases of measles

Two additional cases of measles have been reported,...

Counseling services see long waits

As the semester progresses toward the end, more students...

Vedhus Hoskere, graduate student in the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Michael Neal, senior in the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering, traveled to Mexico City after the earthquake in September. Alongside other volunteers, they helped with building inspections using drones and collected data for research.

Cultural differences affect teenage coping mechanisms

Bernardo Molina, an 18 year old high school student...

Dating apps examine racial stigmas

Dating apps examine racial stigmas

A University professor is researching racialized sexual...

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Study examines UI system contribution to state economy

A recently released study shows the University of Illinois...

Drew Hong, sophomore in LAS, uses a milk pitcher to make a drink at the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe on Monday. The company’s removal of milk pitcher labels has the public worried about cross-contamination.

Milk label removal sparks concern

Starbucks began enforcing a policy change in early...

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Illini Lights Out increases sustainability awareness

The campus sustainability program, Illini Lights Out,...

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