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Unofficial St. Patrick's Day 2016: Live updates

Unofficial St. Patrick's Day 2016: Live updates

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 4, 2016


Filed under News

3:45 p.m. -- Activity on campus is slowing down. Many bars aren't nearly at capacity, and students and visitors are meandering about Campustown. The Daily Illini will have full post-coverage of Unofficial 2016 throughout this weekend and into early next week. By 4 p.m. last year, over 75 ...

The 'best band in the land' shows its Illini pride in NYC and on social media

The 'best band in the land' shows its Illini pride in NYC and on social media

By Abigale Svoboda

November 26, 2015


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The Marching Illini will lead Santa through midtown Manhattan in the 89th Macy’s Day Parade on Thursday. The band — which has been preparing for the parade for over a year now — will perform in the parade for the very first time in University history this Thanksgiving. Though this is...

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

By Christen McGlynn

April 29, 2014


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Whether students at the University are cramming for an exam, struggling through a long day of classes after a night out or simply trying to wake up, they usually turn to the one thing that has the perfect amount of caffeine — coffee.  With a variety of options available on campus, how is one to ch...

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

St. Patrick’s Day: Going beyond the green beer

By Declan Harty

March 17, 2014


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Whether someone is Irish, Irish-American or not even a little bit Irish, St. Patrick’s Day, the epitome of green gatherings, is celebrated in a variety of ways across the nation.  From the numerous parades to shamrock shakes and green beer, the holiday offers the 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry the...

Marching Illini to tour through Ireland

Marching Illini to tour through Ireland

By Declan Harty

March 12, 2014


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Though most identify St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland with the color green, the Marching Illini will be celebrating in blue and orange. On March 17, they will march down the historic winding streets of Dublin, Ireland, in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The trip to Dublin is nothing new for the band; t...

How Unofficial stacks up to other Big Ten school-wide drinking events

How Unofficial stacks up to other Big Ten school-wide drinking events

By Bridget Hynes

March 5, 2014


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For many students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a school ranked No. 3 on Princeton Review’s list of top 20 party schools, the first Friday of March means two things: Wearing green and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Bars open early and some students skip class to celebra...

Swimming and diving will compete after monthlong break

December 5, 2013


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The Illinois swimming and diving team looks to reap the benefits of a month’s work of practice as it takes part in the three-day Miami (Ohio) Invitational, which begins on Thursday. This will be the first time the Illini will compete since their win against Kansas on Nov. 9. During the break between ...