The Daily Illini

Homecoming: A foreign term for some

By Mikayla Ostendorf

October 27, 2014

With more than 9,800 international students at the University there are many differences between American culture and others. One such difference is Homecoming. “We don’t have football in France, just soccer,” said Benoit Coulan, an exchange graduate student who studies Business at ESCP Europe...

ROTC hosts second annual Hall of Fame induction

By Brittney Nadler

October 20, 2014

The University’s Army ROTC will host its second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday to recognize University ROTC alumni who have made significant leadership contributions in both the military and civilian world. The medal ceremony will take place in Huff Hall on Friday at 10 a.m., follow...

Students compete in Mr. & Ms. U of I pageant

Past Mr. and Ms. U of I winners pose after being crowned.

By Annabeth Carlson

October 20, 2014

Elijah Okpogie never thought he would be in a pageant. But now, Okpogie, junior in LAS, has found himself to be a contestant in the Mr. & Ms. U of I pageant, which takes place tonight from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Illini Union Rooms A, B and C. He said someone sent him a link about the contest and decided ...

Annual 5K Homecoming race restarts after 8 year hiatus

The Homecoming 5k returns after nearly a decade on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Arboretum.

October 20, 2014

The reason that Joel Sarmiento runs is not only to stay in shape or to be healthy. It’s to keep a peaceful, calm mindset. “You get into this state of mind where everything’s clear, and you’re not thinking about anything — you’re just running,” said Sarmiento, junior in Engineering. “It’s jus...