The Daily Illini

University Director of Bands Steve Peterson ready for a challenge

By Ali Braboy and Walbert Castillo

August 30, 2015

Since becoming the director of bands and professor of music at the University, Stephen Peterson said he has realized the University truly values the band program.“I feel a certain pressure and responsibility to make sure that continues in a positive way and continues to grow and keep it as vital as it...

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...

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...

Student group hosts outdoor movie showing for Earth Day

Student group hosts outdoor movie showing for Earth Day

By Bridget Hynes

April 22, 2014

Tim DeChristopher was a 27-year-old college student at the University of Utah in 2008 when he disrupted a federal auction under the Bush administration.  According to the documentary detailing this event, the auction aimed to sell oil- and gas-drilling rights to under 150,000 acres of Utah wilderness, ...