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War on political correctness expands past social media

August 9, 2016

The term “politically correct” has taken on a new weight recently, with its actual usage and meaning being manipulated by social media. It seems like everyone is blowing the politically correct whistle...

Hillary Clinton can’t pour a beer, and that’s OK

August 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton had a week filled with faux pas. Perhaps most memorable was her being unable to slide a card to board the New York City subway. After a grand total of five swipes she made it through. It...

Sanders endorses, funds Carol Ammons campaign

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the ARC on March 12, 2016. Photo by Lily Katz
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders announced his support of State Representative Carol Ammons.
May 24, 2016

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders announced his support of State Representative Carol Ammons Tuesday. Ammons is the representative for the Illinois 103rd Legislative District which...

Top 10 visitors to the University this year

May 9, 2016

1. Bernie Sanders Like most college students, many Illini have been ‘feeling the Bern’ all year long, so it’s no wonder that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited the University...

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues
March 15, 2016

Hillary ClintonEducationClinton has taken a more moderate position on higher education than her opponent Bernie Sanders, calling for “debt-free” college tuition rather than free college tuitionClimate...

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the ARC on March 12, 2016. Photo by Lily Katz
March 13, 2016

Marcia Hogue just wants the best for her 4-year-old son. With a white, “Feel the Bern” t-shirt, matching button and green hair, the 25-year-old Marion, Illinois resident stands out from many in...

Campaign groups amp up efforts on campus as primary approaches

March 13, 2016

From setting up tables on the Quad to traveling to the Iowa caucuses, students are organizing and working hard to promote their candidates. Though some of these organizations have been running since last...

Bernie Sanders holds UI rally

Bernie Sanders holds UI rally
March 12, 2016

4:15 p.m. — "Love trumps hatred." Speaking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Sanders speaks of his faith in the American people.  "The American people will defeat Donald...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to come to campus Saturday

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders will come to campus on Saturday for a rally at the ARC. 
March 11, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming to the University on Saturday. The Vermont Senator will hold a rally on campus in preparation for Tuesday's Illinois primary. The...

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations
February 1, 2016

Update (Monday, 1 p.m.)Presidential campaign donations from Champaign County residents spiked approximately 60 percent to $84,618 in the most recent numbers released from the Federal Election...

Clinton's College Compact Plan appeals to students with loan refinancing options

September 8, 2015

As the Democratic primary has progressed, Hillary Clinton has emerged as a leading Democratic candidate for the 2016 election. Historically, college students largely contribute to the Democratic vote,...

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