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Rauner vetoes bill to decriminalize marijuana

By David Stage

August 19, 2015


Filed under News

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana on Aug. 14. He amended the bill to make the legal amount smaller and increase fines for possession. The Illinois General Assembly can either pass the bill as amended by the governor or the bill will die. The ori...

Why it's never too late to join an RSO

By Mara Shaprio

August 19, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

For many upperclassmen, Quad Day is a day for freshmen to join clubs on campus. If anything, they will just stop by to grab the free food and coupons. But for Jessica Lee, senior in AHS, her last Quad Day will be about getting more involved during her final year at Illinois.Lee said she is grateful for...

University RSOs gain followers through friendship, school pride

By Maddie Galassi

August 19, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

The University has a reputation for being an extremely large, diverse campus, and their RSOs follow the same trend. But what distinguishes an organization from gaining a small or large following? And how do clubs maintain their presence? These RSOs weighed in:Illini PrideWith a campus full of students...

Quad Day by the numbers

By Emily Scott

August 19, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Gryphon PollAround 20,000 people are expected to attend Quad Day.There are over 1,000 registered student organizations at UIUC. Almost 700 RSOs will be represented at Quad Day. Around 600 tables will be used at Quad Day. Quad Day has been in existence for 44 years, with the first...

UI trustees discuss strategies to increase donations

By Maggie Sullivan

August 19, 2015


Filed under News

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts - 31.5 percent – to state funding for the University have loomed over administrators since last year. While legislators in Springfield continue to debate a state budget, University administrators are working to develop strategies to cope with the cuts if t...

Unique RSOs offer alternative workout option

By Lillian Barkley

August 19, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Among the performances on Quad Day, two athletic RSOs tend to garner more whispers and sideways glances. Illini Pole Fitness and Bellydance UIUC members will take the stage on Aug. 23 in an effort to draw attention and increase membership.“The pole definitely drags people in and piques their curiosit...

Experience and young talent collide for Illini women's golf

By Lauren Mroz

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illini women’s golf team was dependent on young blood last season. They welcomed three freshmen to Renee Sloan’s team: Dana Gattone, Grace Park and Jan Prapassarangkul. Though it fielded a team with such little collegiate experience, Illinois still managed to make several revisions in the schoo...

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

By Christopher Kennedy

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

After last season’s defeat in the NCAA semifinals, Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small proclaimed the team’s run “the greatest season in Illinois golf history.”Last year was a season of highlights for Illinois. It became the first Northern team to be voted the No. 1 team in the country, set ...

Illini columnist: A message for the people of Quad Day

Illini columnist: A message for the people of Quad Day

By Kevin McCarthy

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

If your Quad Day experience is anything like my Quad Day experience, the crowd of eager and electrified freshmen will soon become a mass of overwhelmed, sweat-soaked students being pushed through the midwest’s best version of a Middle-Eastern bazaar.By the end of the day, you’ll have more flyers than o...

New leadership looking to break Illinois women's tennis out of tourney drought

New leadership looking to break Illinois women's tennis out of tourney drought

By Jonathan Joffe

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team will move forward under new leadership this season.Not only does it lose former All-American Melissa Kopinski — a team captain last year — to graduation, Michelle Dasso will not be retained as head coach by the University after two consecutive seasons in w...

Illinois volleyball aiming national title once again

Illinois volleyball aiming national title once again

By Daniel Dexter

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois volleyball team is determined to kick off the 2015 season with a higher tempo and tighter defense.Illinois finished third in the Big Ten last season with a 26-8 record and trip to the Sweet 16 before they were eliminated by Florida. This year, head coach Kevin Hambly’s team looks to once...

A reminder about Fighting Illini sports

A reminder about Fighting Illini sports

By Peter Bailey-Wells

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois sports are not about you. Once or twice over the summer you might have thought they were. Even if you’re an innocent fan. For example: “Why did Tracy Abrams get hurt? Why are my favorite teams’ players always getting hurt?”That’s a natural reaction. It’s the summer. Summer is a self-centered s...

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