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War on political correctness expands past social media

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist

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 after every news story or headline airs, but their motives are justified when it comes to recent ev...

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

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

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 did not exactly come off as endearing. This scene was followed by her filling a pint glass about three-quarters...

Sanders endorses, funds Carol Ammons campaign

Sanders endorses, funds Carol Ammons campaign

By Claire Hettinger, News editor

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 covers Champaign and Urbana. Sanders voiced his support through an email sent to his national f...

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 in March ahead of the state primary. Thousands of students waited in line for hours to see the Vermont senat...

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

By Daily Illini Staff Report

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 ChangeClinton’s plan for energy and climate change is twofold. First, she wants to see the U.S. build half a billion s...

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

By Abigale Svoboda and Declan Harty

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 the crowd. After driving three hours alone to Champaign, Hogue’s excitement to see Democratic presidential candidat...

Campaign groups amp up efforts on campus as primary approaches

By Aaron Navarro

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 summer, they have been ramping up their efforts the past couple of weeks in preparation for early voting...

Bernie Sanders holds UI rally

Bernie Sanders holds UI rally

By Daily Illini Staff Report

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 Trump," he said.  Sanders says he will defeat Donald Trump because Americans aren't going t...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to come to campus Saturday

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to come to campus Saturday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

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 rally will be held at the Activities and Recreation Center at 201 E. Peabody Drive in Champaign. Ac...

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

By Declan Harty

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 Commission on Monday morning.But the county still only accounts for 1 percent of the state's total of $8...

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

By Charlotte Collins

September 9, 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, which may make Clinton’s recently announced college plan a key point of interest. When looking to...