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

Skin cancer survivor, Kaitlin Johnson, proudly presents her surgical scar and melanoma awareness tattoo in recognition of Melanoma Monday.

Moving past melanoma

May 4, 2015

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...

Hoke has created her pretzel treats for a variety of occasions, including an Easter party, baby shower and Unofficial celebration.

UI grad student creates chocolate-covered pretzel business

By Maddie Galassi April 27, 2015

When the savory, rich taste of chocolate is combined with the crisp, saltiness of pretzels, a delectable snack is created for anyone with a sweet tooth or salt craving. Rebecca Hoke, graduate student in...

Eric Seeds in the Deralds food truck.

“Olde” favorite donut shop finds new life

By Lillian Barkley April 22, 2015

Ye Olde Donut Shoppe may not date back to Medieval England, as the name’s spelling suggests, but it was founded nearly 60 years ago, making it an area institution. The business has gone through many...

Volunteers help work the packaging lines for Illini Fighting Hunger. The organization is preparing to package 148,000 meal for Saturdays Community & Campus Day of Service.

‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

By Emily Scott April 9, 2015

Packaging 148,000 meals in one day — or one thousand for every year that the University has served the public — is no small task. But that’s the goal, and it takes a lot of organization, time, money...

Students pass the time between classes on the Main Quad.

Student slackers exercise on Main Quad

By Lillian Barkley April 6, 2015

When the temperature goes up, so do lines of webbing that connect the trees on the Quad. Students will wobble and hop onto the primary-colored lines and attempt to cross before dropping onto the sweetgum...

Prepare for a sparkling, delicious New Year’s Eve

Prepare for a sparkling, delicious New Year’s Eve

By Isabella Jackson December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate 2014 and start 2015 off right. In recent years, many hosts have chosen to theme parties around silver and gold. These colors offer an air of sophistication, as well...

Meghan Drew, freshman in Engineering, demonstrates various yoga poses.

Work out, don’t stress out

By Isabella Jackson December 11, 2014

With final exams quickly approaching, the stress levels on campus are quickly rising. However, before wallowing in self-pity and a growing pile of class notes, students should look for healthy ways to...

Virginia Luchini, third year graduate student in nutritional sciences, Kelsi Evans, McKinley Health Educator in Nutrition, and Natalie Masis, second year graduate student and doctoral student in nutritional sciences, pack trail mix to give those attending the Ten Minute Talk.

‘Ten Minute Talks’ discusses healthy eating for finals

By Taylor Lucero December 11, 2014

Students who have gotten into unhealthy eating habits can get the facts on their diet and how it affects their performance, specifically during finals week. The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering...

Look Good Feel Better provides a new outlook for cancer patients

December 9, 2014

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...

Tea steeped in health benefits

By Susan Szuch December 8, 2014

While coffee and energy drinks may tend to prevail as drinks of choice during finals cram sessions, students shouldn’t overlook tea as an option. The drink, in many capacities, has an array of benefits,...

Jurassic Grill’s specialty, the  Brontosaurus Burger with Cajun Fries. The burger features two 1/4 lb. patties, one egg, ham, bacon, and any desired toppings.

Jurassic Grill brings new era of burgers to campus

By Lillian Barkley December 2, 2014

Quality burgers in Campustown are not extinct, and The Empanadas House isn’t either.  Jurassic Grill on Green Street officially opened on Dec. 1, with a new menu and plans for the future. The space...

Sarah Heller, Champaign-Urbana native, makes and sells a variety of baked goods at her business, Sugar by Sarah.

Sugar by Sarah aims to satisfy sweet tooths

By Alexander Vassiliadis December 1, 2014

Chocolate peppermint crunch, salted caramel, chocolate ganache and lemon ginger. These are only a handful of the flavors of French macarons that Sarah Heller, Champaign-Urbana native, makes and sells at...

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