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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...

UI alumni reflect on their time on campus

By Christina Oehler

October 21, 2014

The University of Illinois is known for many of its iconic characteristics: its strong engineering program, the Alma Mater and the deep history of the reputable school amid the cornfields. Yet among all of these things that make Illinois so unique, one of its characteristics that may be often overlo...

Marching Illini steps toward its homecoming performance

October 21, 2014

Football players clad in orange and blue won’t be the only students to grace the football field at the University’s annual Homecoming Game. The Marching Illini, with its shiny instruments and rhythmic cadence, is also preparing for its field performance. Although initial preparations for the Homecoming game’s hal...

Once an Illini, Always an Illini

Once an Illini, Always an Illini

October 21, 2014

Besides being a prestigious institution with a prominent social scene, the University provides students with something even greater – the resources they need to continue learning even after they graduate. In honor of Homecoming Week, The Daily Illini spoke with Richard McMenamin, a graduate from the Cl...

Homecoming Playlist

By Mikayla Ostendorf

October 20, 2014

1. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond This group reunion is “so good, so good, so good.” 2. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder What you say every time you send in tuition bills or donations to the University. I'm forever yours, Illinois.  3. “Shake It Off” by Tayl...

Homecoming makes the freshmen feel at home

Homecoming makes the freshmen feel at home

October 20, 2014

Sitting as a high school freshman in 2010, I had no idea what Homecoming was or what it meant. I knew there was a big dance and that we wear our school colors the day of the football game, but otherwise, it was a foreign concept to me. I took the bus to school on Oct. 15, no longer as just a student, but ...

Marching Illini steps toward its homecoming performance

October 20, 2014

Football players clad in orange and blue won’t be the only students to grace the football field at the University’s annual Homecoming Game. The Marching Illini, with its shiny instruments and rhythmic cadence, is also preparing for its field performance. Although initial preparations for the Homecoming game’s hal...

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...

UI Seniors savor final homecoming

UI Seniors savor final homecoming

By Christen McGlynn

October 20, 2014

As I sat anxiously in one of my classes this year, my professor announced a variety of events that would be taking place over the weekend — it was 2011, and I was about to experience my first Homecoming at the University. Unaware of what to expect, I proudly wore my sorority letters to the game that upc...

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

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

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

Annual 5K Homecoming race restarts after 8 year hiatus

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...

Homecoming Week Calendar of Events

October 20, 2014

Tuesday, Oct. 21 Mr. & Mrs. U of I Pageant 7 to 9:30 p.m. Location: Illini Union Rooms A, B, & C Cost: $5 for students, $7 general admission Wednesday, Oct. 22 BBQ and Bags Tournament 4 p.m. Location: Washington “Frat” Park, Champaign Cost: Free Friday, Oct. 24 Army ROTC 2nd Annual Hall of...

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