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Libertarian party could be potential game-changer

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The presidential campaigns of 2016 are well underway and both the Republican and Democratic parties will choose their nominees to go head to head in the November general election. As of right now, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have emerged as the frontrunners for those parties, but there is still...

Hillary Clinton can’t pour a beer, and that’s OK

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton had a week filled with faux pas. Perhaps most memorable was her being unable to slide a card to board the New York City subway. After a grand total of five swipes she made it through. It did not exactly come off as endearing. This scene was followed by her filling a pint glass about three-quarters...

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 15, 2016

Hillary ClintonEducationClinton has taken a more moderate position on higher education than her opponent Bernie Sanders, calling for “debt-free” college tuition rather than free college tuitionClimate ChangeClinton’s plan for energy and climate change is twofold. First, she wants to see the U.S. build half a billion s...

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

By Abigale Svoboda and Declan Harty

March 13, 2016

Marcia Hogue just wants the best for her 4-year-old son. With a white, “Feel the Bern” t-shirt, matching button and green hair, the 25-year-old Marion, Illinois resident stands out from many in the crowd. After driving three hours alone to Champaign, Hogue’s excitement to see Democratic presidential candidat...

Campaign groups amp up efforts on campus as primary approaches

By Aaron Navarro

March 13, 2016

From setting up tables on the Quad to traveling to the Iowa caucuses, students are organizing and working hard to promote their candidates. Though some of these organizations have been running since last summer, they have been ramping up their efforts the past couple of weeks in preparation for early voting...

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

By Declan Harty

February 1, 2016

Update (Monday, 1 p.m.)Presidential campaign donations from Champaign County residents spiked approximately 60 percent to $84,618 in the most recent numbers released from the Federal Election Commission on Monday morning.But the county still only accounts for 1 percent of the state's total of $8...

Clinton's College Compact Plan appeals to students with loan refinancing options

By Charlotte Collins

September 8, 2015

As the Democratic primary has progressed, Hillary Clinton has emerged as a leading Democratic candidate for the 2016 election. Historically, college students largely contribute to the Democratic vote, which may make Clinton’s recently announced college plan a key point of interest. When looking to...

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

Lean In RSO focuses on closing gender gap

By Saher Khan

October 21, 2014

At a UN conference on Sept. 20, Emma Watson said, “Feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.”  She was there to speak about gender inequality and the HeForShe campaign taking hold on...