The Daily Illini

Ello offers social-network users simplicity, privacy

By Taylor Lucero

October 20, 2014

In contrast to other platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Ello is a newly-established social network which brands itself as “simple, beautiful, and (an) ad-free social network.” After initially starting as a private social network, Ello created a public version of the site after an increase in i...

Eyes on the sky

Eyes on the sky

By Rachel Chinchilla

October 3, 2014

Claudius Ptolemy, an ancient Greek geographer and astronomer, once wrote, “I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch the earth with my feet.” What truth there is to this statement! Observing the night sky ...