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What's the cost of Unofficial?

By Aaron Navarro

March 3, 2016


Filed under News

Many students are ramping up for this Friday, putting their green on and amping up for the Unofficial festivities. But what what could it cost a student’s wallet if their Unofficial experience goes wrong?Tickets vary based on different types of offences and their circumstances, for example a ticket for pu...

Investigation continues into University student's death

By Adam Kaz

December 30, 2015


Filed under News

The Champaign County Coroner’s office is currently investigating the death of Deeptangshu Chatterjee, a senior at the University and a former member of the Daily Illini sports staff.According to a press release, Chatterjee was found injured in a parking lot next to his apartment building in the 50...

Death of UI student to be investigated

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 23, 2015


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The identity of the University student who was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at Carle was released by the Champaign County Coroner Wednesday.Deeptangshu Chatterjee, a senior at the University, was found in a parking lot next to his apartment building located in the 500 block of South Third Str...

University collaborates with Carle for Cancer Community program

By Abigale Svoboda

May 10, 2015


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The University recently established yet another collaboration with Carle Foundation Hospital. Cancer Scholars for Translational and Applied Research, or C*STAR, is a new graduate fellowship program within the Cancer Community at Illinois, which comes just weeks after the announcement of the Carle-Ill...

Moving past melanoma

Moving past melanoma

May 4, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

In October, Kaitlin Johnson got a tattoo. She stood patiently as the tattoo artist inked delicate orange and blue flowers connected by a green vine around her leg. The needle hurt, of course, but she was tough. After all, it wasn’t the first time she had felt pain. Two hours later, the artist added...

From books to business: Students on campus hold a variety of jobs

From books to business: Students on campus hold a variety of jobs

By Jaini Shah

January 27, 2015


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For some students, college is about more than cramming for exams or spending the night out with friends. The costs of textbooks, food and everyday necessities begin to add up, and many students support themselves by finding an on-campus job. According to Emily Wickstrom Neal, assistant director for the ...

Look Good Feel Better provides a new outlook for cancer patients

December 9, 2014


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The physical repercussions of cancer are no match for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) and the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) program, Look Good Feel Better.  Developed in 1989, Look Good Feel Better has found success providing men, women and teenagers with ways to cope with the phys...

Teal Pumpkin Project promotes food allergy awareness

By Jasmine Dinh

October 30, 2014


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This Halloween, families are opting out of the traditional orange pumpkins for teal-painted ones to help raise awareness about food allergies. The new tradition is called the Teal Pumpkin Project, with the color teal representing food allergy awareness. By placing a teal painted pumpkin on doorsteps, t...

Spotlight Survivor: Maureen Parks

Spotlight Survivor: Maureen Parks

By Alice Smelyansky, Staff writer

October 30, 2014


Filed under Life & Culture

In the pouring rain, Maureen Parks hurried from the parking lot to her office at the Henry Administration Building. As soon as she walked through the door, she put the umbrella down and swung her hood off. But along with her hood, Parks’ wig fell off, revealing her bald head.  President Emerit...

Two shot, one dead after early morning shootings in Champaign

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 27, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

One man died and another was injured in two separate incidents in Champaign Saturday morning. According to a press release from Champaign Police Department, the first shooting occurred at 2:15 a.m. in the 900 block of West Bradley Avenue. The victim, a 35-year-old male, was found unresponsive by police...

Survivor Spotlight: Anna Mehl

Survivor Spotlight: Anna Mehl

By Declan Harty

October 23, 2014


Filed under Life & Culture

Anna Mehl has always been a fan of “Star Trek.” In particular, the fictional alien animal on the show — Tribbles.Tribbles are fluffy, ball-shaped animals that are first seen in the episode “Trouble with Tribbles.” In the show, the animal is born pregnant and is widely considered harmless until ...

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