The Daily Illini

Campus waste should be reduced

By Da Yeon Eom, Columnist

August 9, 2016

When walking out of the apartments along Healey Street in Champaign, I always see garbage cans so jam-packed that the covers can’t even close. Not only are the bulging trash bins problematic, but the contents are worrisome as well. Liquids that should have been drained from the bottles are leaki...

Students express concern over Courtyard Cafe Starbucks

Students express concern over Courtyard Cafe Starbucks

By Aaron Navarro

October 27, 2015

Despite the apparent popularity of Starbucks on campus, some students have filed complaints to the Illini Union Student Programs & Activities office about the Starbucks in the Illini Union.The complaints, which have also been filed to the coffee shop itself, state the noise made by the baristas and machines ...

Espresso Royale Union location closes, new location to be opened in Grainger Engineering Library

Espresso Royale Union location closes, new location to be opened in Grainger Engineering Library

By Ben Lash

May 27, 2015

Tuesday marked the last day of business for the Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Café.After operating there since the mid-1990s, the shop will be replaced by a Starbucks, which will open in the coming school year.Some students said they are excited about the change and happy Starbucks ...

Open signs on Christmas Day

Open signs on Christmas Day

By Abrar Al-Heeti

December 24, 2014

Each winter on Dec. 25, parts of Champaign-Urbana turn into what resembles a ghost town, as many people spend the day celebrating the holidays with family and friends in their homes or travel out of town. But for those who are here, away from family, and don’t celebrate Christmas or want somewhere l...

The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

The hands behind the venti extra-foam latte

By Mara Shapiro

November 18, 2014

Clair Brendel wakes up at 5 a.m. to make the morning shift at 6 a.m.  At the campus Starbucks on Green Street, Brendel, a senior in Social Work, sets up the pastry case and espresso machines for the caffeine-deprived students to stumble in bleary-eyed for their morning caffeine wake-up.  “I was never r...

Pumpkin spice invasion takes over food industry

Pumpkin spice invasion takes over food industry

October 13, 2014

Pumpkin isn’t merely a type of pie consumed on Thanksgiving anymore. In recent years, pumpkin flavors have exploded in the food industry, starting a new food craze. From Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte to Dunkin’ Donuts pumpkin flavored food, coffee shops and other brands are getting in on the ...

Crunchbutton, campus’s newest food delivery app, offers options from non-delivery restaurants

October 12, 2014

Students can now avoid the long lines at restaurants like Chipotle, Dunkin’ Donuts and Panda Express by having orders delivered right to their doorstep through the new food delivery app, Crunchbutton.  Crunchbutton allows University students to have orders catered from campus restaurants that do not alre...

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 28, 2014

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...

Starbucks to open at Illini Union Bookstore in March

Starbucks to open at Illini Union Bookstore in March

January 27, 2014

A Starbucks store is set to open at the Illini Union Bookstore in late March. This is the first of three University-operated Starbucks franchises that will open over a three-year period. Another Starbucks store will open in the Illini Union, said Scott McCartney, senior associate director for retail operation...