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Students create app to pay for cover digitally

Cover'd is a new app created by University students that lets users pay for cover to get into Kam's digitally.
November 30, 2015

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...

The gameday experience: Homecoming Block

Students participating in
October 26, 2015

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...

Diffr app lets users message as friends or anonymously

November 17, 2014

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...

ACE detail yields 28 citations

September 24, 2014

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...

Navigating nightlife

Portrait by Folake Osibodu
September 22, 2014

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...

Traditional Greek Reunion weekend hosted at University

Many line up in front of Joe's Brewery during Greek Reunion on July 12, 2014. Each year, Greek Reunion draws many students back to Champaign during the summer season.
July 14, 2014

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...

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

Kelsey Vlamis (right) celebrates her freshman-year Unofficial St. Patrick's Day with Zana Darwish (left), senior in ACES.
May 6, 2014

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...

50Diamonds Photography captures college life on University campus

This photo was taken by 50Diamonds founder Elijah Okpogie at the Heartland Music Festival in March.
April 2, 2014

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....

Greek community unites to support cancer patient

Portrait of Steven Hollon on the Quad
March 12, 2014

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...

February bar checks results in more than 60 citations

March 7, 2014

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...

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

Don Gerard
March 5, 2014

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...

Business student reaches new heights at NASA

Tanaya Bhardwaj, sophomore in Business, currently works at the NASA Johnson Space Center Pathways Co-Op in Houston, Texas.
February 19, 2014

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...

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