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CU celebrates recognition as ‘Greatest Midwest Food Town’

Sarah Fischer The Daily Illini
The Farmer Market outside the Illini Union displays its produce for all the Quad to see on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

By Marissa Plescia, Staff writer

September 7, 2017

On a college campus, “free food” is something that never fails to bring in crowds. Not only can students get free food this weekend, but from some of the area’s famous restaurants as the community celebrates their recent recognition in Midwest Living Magazine as the "Greatest Midwest Food Town...

Illini Moms on the Quad

Illini Moms on the Quad

By Charlotte Collins and Ju Yeon Kim

April 9, 2017

University of Illinois welcomes all mothers on campus this weekend to enjoy some quality time together.

Illegal in Illinois, unacceptable on campus

By Greg Caceres, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Crime is ever present on this campus. University massmails routinely indicate the student body’s failure to do what is right. In these emails, a large variety of crimes are listed: from arson to drag racing, sexual and physical assault to murder, and even bomb threats. Granted, the University’s cri...

Students must explore their passions outside the classroom

By Cassandra Masters, Columnist

August 9, 2016

After attending TEDxUIUC’s conference last weekend, I came to one realization: I am doing absolutely nothing worthwhile with my time here at the University. Although the day-long conference had various lessons and overarching ideas, this was the message that rang clear to me. Although each speaker d...

Keep your news out of my selfies

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Did you know it was Earth Day last Friday? If yes, did you know because you actually knew Earth Day was an event every year on April 22nd, or did you know because you saw the Earth Day geofilters when you were flipping through filters trying to capture the perfect Snapchat selfie? As the election cycle has...

Maintaining self-confidence at a prestigious university

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Unique. I’m from a town called Normal where everyone starkly defends that they’re anything but. Middle school was three years of a group of prepubescent teens all trying desperately to fit in and be like everyone else. But as we grow older, being like everyone else is looked down upon. Being ...

Students should venture off campus

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The end of spring semester is approaching and for many students at the University, this means it's time to buckle down and write those term papers or finish that group project you’ve been putting off since February. But the end of the semester also brings gorgeous weather to campus and the urge ...

Have respect for your teachers in class

By Jason Schwartz, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Talking during lecture, discretely playing on our phones in class, these are both things that almost every college student has done, whether they would like to admit it or not. These indiscretions can be overlooked when you think about it in the context of an individual making a personal decision to n...

Don’t lend Main Quad preachers your ears

By Gregory Caceres, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Several free speech issues have recently struck the campus, from “Trump-chalk” to Palestinian-Israeli tensions, and most recently the return of our friendly neighborhood Main Quad preacher. Spring has decidedly smacked us in our collective face with beautiful weather, budding flowers, birds chirping...

The stresses of class registration

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The end of the school year is fast-approaching. The weather is getting nicer, your summer plans are (hopefully) coming together — this should be an exciting time. But this time of year means many other things. It means cramming for that last round of midterms and then finals. It means making su...

Students should back nontenure-track faculty strike

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The non-tenure-track faculty union is on strike, an action that comes after 18 months of contract negotiation with the University’s administration. More than 500 University faculty members are without tenure. This means that their employment is up for grabs at the conclusion of each academic yea...

John Kasich’s insensitive approach to sexual assault

By Minju Park, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich spoke briefly at a town hall in Watertown, New York, where he answered questions including one from a student of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. His response to her question regarding sexual assault on college campuses sparked outrage and criticisms of victim blamin...

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