The Daily Illini

Campus bars not only businesses impacted on Unofficial

By Lilly Mashayek

March 3, 2016

Each year, Unofficial draws both University students and visitors to the many businesses located around Campustown, which can be a big boost to some popular campus locations.“We definitely get more customers,” said Kyle Spesard, general manager of Jimmy John’s on Green Street.He said the restaur...

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

November 13, 2014

Fathers may call their daughters “princesses” and treat their children like royalty, but not many children get the chance to call their fathers a “king.” The King Dad Award is awarded every year to one father who shows exemplary support for their children, and gives his sons and daughters a c...

Jumpstarting your relationship with CUMTD

Riders board a MTD bus across the street from the Illini Union on Sunday, October 19, 2008.

By Earn Saenmuk

July 26, 2014

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has 647 total buildings, covering an area of 7.1 square miles, which makes it difficult to walk from one side of the campus to another. Most students rely on Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) buses to commute. There are many different lines o...

Cut your costs on textbook purchases

Cut your costs on textbook purchases

July 26, 2014

The costs of textbooks can add up fast. When added with the other costs of college — tuition, meal plan, booze, Fat Sandwich (the list goes on) — it makes sense to minimize what you can, and it just so happens that it is very easy to get cheap textbooks.  As a freshman, you may feel obliged to buy ...

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

By Christen McGlynn

April 29, 2014

Whether students at the University are cramming for an exam, struggling through a long day of classes after a night out or simply trying to wake up, they usually turn to the one thing that has the perfect amount of caffeine — coffee.  With a variety of options available on campus, how is one to ch...

Students get social during Super Smash Bros. tournament

Students Justin Hughes and Jamie Pu participate in a Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament this past Saturday afternoon in the Union's basement.

By Annabeth Carlson

February 26, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, the basement of the Illini Union was quiet. The only sound to be heard was the light tapping of keys on laptops and the occasional person ordering in the food court. However, a few steps over in the Illini Union Rec Room, a group of about 20 students crowded around a large televis...

Indian Student Association to host Diwali Night talent competition

Ghungroo Dance Company performs in Indian Student Association’s India Night at Foellinger Auditorium in March 2013. They are one of three dance groups that will perform at Diwali Night at Lincoln Hall Theater on Saturday.

By Saher Khan

November 14, 2013

The Indian Student Association will celebrate its biggest cultural event, Diwali Night, with a talent show competition at Lincoln Hall Theater on Saturday at 7 p.m. The registered student organization ISA has celebrated Diwali in some form since the start of the organization. It was transformed from...