The Daily Illini

Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

Ellnora: Strumming the chord of diversity

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2015

Stretching back to the 16th century, the guitar has evolved as much as the timeline of human history. Originating from what was once called a long-neck lute, today’s modern counterpart has developed into the backbone of all musical genres. Music lovers can continue to celebrate this diversity and evolution o...

Hotdog! Wienermobile recruits on campus

January 22, 2015

Since Monday, Alex Lando and Joe Zerka, also known as “hotdoggers,” have been driving the Wienermobile through campus honking and waving at passersby while sharing their stories of how they became drivers. Now they are recruiting college students to become the next class of hotdoggers, the 28th in Osca...

Engineers Without Borders successfully provides clean water in remote Adu Achi

Engineers Without Borders successfully provides clean water in remote Adu Achi

October 28, 2014

In many places around the world, poor sanitation is not an easy problem to fix. But the issue kills far more people each year than warfare, according to the World Health Organization.  In places like Nigeria, for example, approximately half of its population of 170,000 million people suffer from defici...

Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival brings pre-Halloween horror to Champaign-Urbana

October 9, 2014

While Halloween may still be a few weeks out, the Immersed in Ink Tattoo Arts and Horror Festival is bringing the creepy atmosphere to Champaign-Urbana starting Friday with live tattooing, body suspension and celebrity guests. The festival will be visiting Champaign for the first time as the final s...