The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Marching Illini makes Macy's Day Parade debut

By Dixita Limbachia December 10, 2015

By Dixita LimbachiaStaff writerThe Marching Illini performed one of their biggest shows ever to TV screens watched by over 65 million people — except instead of a football field, this time their stage...

The Marching Illini drum-line performs for fans in Grange Grove before the game.

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

By Abigale Svoboda November 26, 2015

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...

Champaign-Urbana citizens gather in the Urbana High School’s cafeteria during the 2013 Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

Fall break events in Urbana-Champaign that help community, others

By Susan Szuch November 20, 2014

For many students, Thanksgiving Break means taking a bus, driving or flying home to see family and friends.  However, that doesn’t mean there is any shortage of things to do for those who stay at the...

The Office of Volunteer Programs will be collecting baskets of donated goods for a Thanksgiving drive until Nov. 17. The baskets will then be distributed by the Stone Creek Church to families in Champaign-Urbana.

OVP hosts Thanksgiving basket drive

November 11, 2014

The Office of Volunteer Programs is joining together with the University community to make a difference in the lives of local families with Thanksgiving rapidly approaching. From Nov. 3 to Nov. 17, the...

“Red Zone” is most vulnerable time for sexual assault

By Brittney Nadler October 22, 2014

It’s called the Red Zone — the period of time at the start of the school year when most college sexual assaults occur.  Although the time period is debated, ranging from the first six weeks of school...

The fall season pumpkin flavor craze is now in full force, with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte serving as an iconic forefront item.

Pumpkin spice invasion takes over food industry

October 14, 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...

Students celebrate ‘Thanksgivukkah’ at home and on campus

By Bridget Hynes December 2, 2013

For Andrew Rudolph, freshman in LAS, the Thanksgiving dinner table this year featured a menorah alongside pumpkin pie — a combination that he has never experienced before. The occasion? “Thanksgivukkah,”...

Community members share diverse take on traditional Thanksgiving meal

Community members share diverse take on traditional Thanksgiving meal

November 21, 2013

It is the typical scene at American dinner tables on that fourth Thursday in November: Dad, almost ritually, sharpens his knife to carve up the gobbler, mom transports the last casserole tray from the...

Candied sweet potatoes simmer until their middles are soft. The dish can be served right out of the skillet.

Dish of the Week: Candied Sweet Potatoes

By Annabeth Carlson November 19, 2013

With fall break quickly approaching, I have found myself daydreaming in class about all food of Thanksgiving’s past. I can hear the whir of the electric carving knife as my dad cuts his classic turkey...

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