The Daily Illini

UI pop placement

By Adam Kaz

November 30, 2015

If someone were to look for a can of Pepsi or Mountain Dew on campus, they might have a hard time of finding their favorite soft drink. On a campus that is dominated by the Coca-Cola brand, there are few places where marginalized Pepsi drinkers can get their fix.“There will be customers that don’...

Illegal Downloading: The loss of music’s value

Illegal Downloading: The loss of music’s value

By Darrah Perryman

November 20, 2014

Here, in this enclosed space, the concept of illegally downloading music or streaming songs for free is obsolete. Here, the music consumes the intimate room and the pure simplicity of the art ignites fire within the audiences’ eyes. Here, the notes chase each other up and down the room’s walls an...

Super Bowl Ad-mania

Super Bowl Ad-mania

By Declan Harty

January 30, 2014

Jan Slater, advertising professor and dean of College of Media, fondly remembers Volkswagen’s 2011 “The Force” ad, shown during that year’s Super Bowl. The advertisement featured a young child wearing a Darth Vader helmet, trying to use “The Force” on his baby brother, the family dog and the l...