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Students create app to pay for cover digitally

Students create app to pay for cover digitally

By Maddie Galassi

November 30, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

A University student has found a way to fix a common problem many students encounter in the nightlife — paying cover at bars.Cover’d, which launched November 17, is an app that allows users to pay for cover at Kam’s on their mobile device, eliminating the need for cash to enter the bar. Th...

The gameday experience: Homecoming Block

The gameday experience: Homecoming Block

By Alex Roux

October 26, 2015


Filed under Sports

Editor’s note: This story is about the experience of Block at Campustown bars on Homecoming 2015. It’s the third in a series of three stories. Here are parts one and two.Block is a staple at Illinois campus bars on football game days, and Homecoming contributed to a festive atmosphere Saturday morning at a pair of campus establishments.By late Saturday morning, beer gardens at KAM’S and Joe’s Brewe...

Diffr app lets users message as friends or anonymously

By Brittney Nadler

November 17, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

For the friend who wants to gossip without gaining a reputation, the roommates who want to remind each other to clean without the confrontation or the classmate who wants to vent without turning the group against them — a new messaging app, Diffr, makes it all possible. Diffr allows users within the sam...

ACE detail yields 28 citations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 24, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois State Police released the results of its Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) covert detail on Sept. 19. The purpose of the ACE program is to reduce and deter underage drinking, according to the press release from the Illinois State Police. It also hopes to increase police presence in...

Navigating nightlife

Navigating nightlife

By Mara Shapiro

September 22, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

A variety of venues make up campus nightlife in Champaign-Urbana. From beer gardens to the sticky floors of KAM’S, there are numerous ways for students to unwind after another school week.  But within three weeks of its launch, some students have begun to welcome a new app, Zondr, to their phones’ home scr...

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

July 14, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Regular Champaign bar-goers can now return to on-campus bars without the crowds, rowdiness and $5 to $10 covers that come with the summer annual Greek Reunion weekend. Greek Reunion was hosted at the University this past weekend, starting on Friday afternoon and ending in the early hours of Sunday mo...

Senior Essay: “What does U of I mean to me?”

Senior Essay: “What does U of I mean to me?”

By Kelsey Vlamis

May 6, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Alas, when asked to comment on my University experience in approximately 500 words, I found myself drawing a blank. Not due to a lack of notable experiences, but rather an inability to determine which of these experiences is most representative of my time here. As I spend my final days preparing for th...

50Diamonds Photography captures college life on University campus

50Diamonds Photography captures college life on University campus

April 2, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Whether it is taking advantage of Tuesday night’s drink specials or rolling around in hay at a barn dance, University students create memories to look back on long after their college years have passed. Now, those memories can be captured through 50Diamonds Photography. 50Diamonds Photography is an on-...

Greek community unites to support cancer patient

Greek community unites to support cancer patient

March 12, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The day before heading back to begin his final year at the University, Steven Hollon, senior in Business, stopped in to see his doctor for a regular checkup. After a routine physical, Hollon’s doctor shared with him that something may not be right with his health, and the first round of tests was admini...

February bar checks results in more than 60 citations

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 7, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Illinois State Police, along with the Champaign Police Department, conducted two Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement covert details in February. On Feb. 21, 35 citations were issued by the ISP and the Champaign Police. Of the 35 citations, 11 were issued at Joe’s Brewery, seven at It’s Brothers, six at...

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

Champaign mayor: ‘The goal is to keep people out of trouble’ on Unofficial

By Angelica Lavito

March 5, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

With Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Friday, The Daily Illini sat down with Champaign Mayor Don Gerard to discuss the event. The Daily Illini: What are your thoughts on Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day? Don Gerard: Whenever you have great numbers of people you’re going to have a few bad ...

Business student reaches new heights at NASA

Business student reaches new heights at NASA

By Christen McGlynn

February 19, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

A typical day for a sophomore at the University may include classes, club activities and maybe a couple of Blue Guys at KAM’s in the evening. But not for Tanaya Bhardwaj, sophomore in Business. Her days consist of extracting and analyzing data for the technical content, schedule and risk that acco...

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