The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

By Samantha Jones Toal September 28, 2015

Students who are tempted to reach for their cell phones during class may have a new reason to focus after downloading Pocket Points.Pocket Points is a new app, available for iPhone and Android users, that...

Champaign-Urbana citizens gather in the Urbana High School’s cafeteria during the 2013 Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

Fall break events in Urbana-Champaign that help community, others

By Susan Szuch November 20, 2014

For many students, Thanksgiving Break means taking a bus, driving or flying home to see family and friends.  However, that doesn’t mean there is any shortage of things to do for those who stay at the...

Pun-Loving Costumes

Pun-Loving Costumes

October 30, 2014

Stretch your linguistic muscles and don’t be afraid to look like an idiom this Halloween — all you need is some craftiness, and you’ll be sew ready to show off your threads (and leave your friends...

Unseen app allows anonymous photo-sharing

Unseen app allows anonymous photo-sharing

By Annabeth Carlson September 16, 2014

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. These are just a few of the popular social media giants and apps out there today. However, a new app is on the rise on college campuses across the country. Known as the “Anti-Facebook”...

Phases of the Moon Festival to bring music, art to Danville

By Rebecca Jacobs September 8, 2014

Sam Shear is only 23 years old, but along with his father, Barry, he has co-founded the first Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival to take place in Danville. Danville’s Kennekuk County Park will...

University students among the most driven in U.S.

University students among the most driven in U.S.

September 8, 2014

It has been 10 years since arguably the most well-known dorm-room startup launched. In a dorm room at Harvard’s Kirkland House, Mark Zuckerberg’s 2004 creation of Facebook continues to be a benchmark...

J. Matthis Helmick, owner of Plant Mode, holds a jar of Marimo within the businesss current location in downtown Champaign on Saturday.

Pop-up plant business plans to set down new roots at Furniture Lounge

By Frances Welch September 8, 2014

For most college students, lacking a green thumb and having a shrinking wallet can scare away any thought of plant ownership. However, a new pop-up business, Plant Mode, located in downtown Champaign,...

University faculty awarded 2014 AAAS fellowships

December 4, 2013

Steve Boppart, director of Imaging at Illinois, was surprised when he found out that he would become a fellow of one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious scientific societies last month. His assistant...

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