The Daily Illini

Student Access Bill campaign launch

By Jessica Ramos

November 16, 2015

Illinois Students have formed a coalition to promote the advance legislation of a bill. This bill would grant undocumented students access to financial aid. Jaime Nolasco, junior in history, would be directly affected by the passing of this bill. UI7's Jessica Ramos has more.Courtesy of UI7 Newsbreak....

WATCH: CU community celebrates Dia de los Muertos

By Stella You

November 3, 2015

La Casa Cultura Latina hosted their annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the University Y. The celebration brings together members of the Champaign-Urbana community, faculty and students. Dia de los Muertos is a celebration popular in Latina/o culture meant to honor those that have passe...

By Abraham Koshy

October 28, 2015

The Greeks Support Homecoming group hosted the Illinois Homecoming 2015. Students, alumni, and residents of the community were out cheering the parade and children grabbed at the candy being thrown. Editor's note: A previous version of the Homecoming Parade at the U of I video incorrectly stated tha...

WATCH: Newly founded club seeks to break stigmas relating to flow arts

By Stella You

October 19, 2015

A group of flow art enthusiasts joined to establish a new RSO on campus, The Flow Arts Club. The group meets regularly to share each other's talents through what is called "trading." Daniel Nowicki, External Relations Manager, speaks more about the purpose of the club and what their message is to the p...

WATCH: Salaita discusses new book at Urbana visit

By Abraham Koshy

October 14, 2015

Former Professor, Steven Salaita visited Urbana on Oct. 13 to promote “Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom." Nearly 200 guests were in attendance. Salaita talks more about his decision to include Urbana as a stop on his book tour....

WATCH: Community members gather for Oktoberfest Celebration

By Connor Kennedy

October 11, 2015

Champaign's 3rd annual Oktoberfest was celebrated Saturday, Oct. 10. Community members gathered for activities including food, polka and beer from local breweries. Champaign Mayor, Deborah Feinen, discusses why this celebration takes place in Champaign....

WATCH: Students come together for annual Taiwanese Night Market at UI

By Abraham Koshy

October 10, 2015

The Taiwanese American Student Association(TASC) organized it's third annual Night Market in a celebration of Taiwanese culture for the students at UI. The market featured Taiwanese street food, artists and a flea market – similar to the original in Taiwan. ...

Peace Jam kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Stella You and Jean Kang

October 8, 2015

The Women's Resources Center kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness month with the Peace Jam in downtown Urbana. The event was meant to raise awareness and to provide support for survivors. ...

WATCH: The best cars and the best wings in the C-U in one place

By Abraham Koshy

October 5, 2015

The Sundowners Car club and the Fluid Event Center hosted a car show this past Sunday. Citizens of the C-U got a chance to look at some of the finest cars in the area, some even worth $2 million, while also enjoying a wings contest and some local music....

WATCH: UI Students end the 3-day "Wear a Hijab Challenge" with discussion

By Stella You and Jean Kang

October 1, 2015

The Wear a Hijab Challenge concluded with participants in a discussion at the Women's Resources Center. Momina Shaikh, organizer of Islam Awareness week led the discussion and students spoke about their experiences and beliefs in the Muslim culture. ...

WATCH: Famous mind reader Eric Dittelman visits Illini Union

By Hannah Auten

September 30, 2015

The Courtyard Cafe at the Illini Union brought nationally known mind reader, Eric Dittelman, to the Union for a performance on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Dittelman is known for his performance as a semi-finalist on "America's Got Talent" and for appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"....

WATCH: UI students participate in 3-day Wear a Hijab Challenge

By Abraham Koshy and Jean Kang

September 29, 2015

The Muslim Student Association presents the "Wear a Hijab Challenge" to raise awareness on the roles and beliefs of Muslim women and what it means to wear a scarf. The challenge invites women of all backgrounds to participate for three days. Momina Shaikh, the outreach chair for MSA discusses mor...

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