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

Champaigns 40 North kicks off its annual Boneyard Arts Festival, which will be held April 9-12 throughout Champaign-Urbana.

Annual Boneyard Arts Festival launches on campus Thursday

April 8, 2015

Champaign’s 40 North will kick off its annual Boneyard Arts Festival on Thursday, with the University campus as its first stop before visiting the rest of Champaign county. The festival, which is presented...

HERstory: Intertwining religion and spiritual feminism

By Becky Nguyen March 16, 2015

Lining the walls in Murphy Gallery, Art @ the Y is presenting its newest exhibition, HERstory, at the University YMCA. The show is free and open to the public Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9...

Illinois Alexis Viliunas (8) attempts to block a hit from Floridas Carli Snyder (4) during the Sweet 16 against Florida at Hilton Coliseum on Friday.

Viliunas’ return from injury can’t spur on Illini volleyball

December 13, 2014

As junior setter Alexis Viliunas lay at midcourt beneath the net, the Illini faithful in attendance at the Hilton Coliseum let out a collective gasp. The fans, fellow Illini players and coaches knew what...

University YMCA’s Cosmo Coffee Hours continue to shed light on different organizations

November 13, 2014

Caffeine, fellowship and cultural enlightenment are all brewing at the University YMCA’s Cosmo Coffee Hours. Every Thursday night at 7 p.m., the YMCA hosts an evening to celebrate and explore a different...

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

By Brittney Nadler November 12, 2014

A single mother with three kids has to send her children to school, but also get to work on time. She needs to buy more groceries, but she doesn’t know how to pay for the doctor’s appointment, let...

Dia de los Muertos offers opportunity to celebrate life

Dia de los Muertos offers opportunity to celebrate life

By Becky Nguyen November 3, 2014

La Casa Cultural Latina, University YMCA and La Casa Alliance of Student Organizations came together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos on Thursday at the University YMCA. Latzer Hall’s perimeter was aligned...

Members of UNICEF UIUC sell BeadForLife jewelry in PARs lobby during their first sale in early October.

UNICEF group sells fair trade jewelry for Uganda women

October 21, 2014

In Uganda, nearly 25 percent of people are living below the poverty line. These impoverished conditions increase the likelihood of human trafficking, which can lead to lifelong trauma and the inability...

Campus RSOs support various environmental causes

By Amanda Gecewicz October 6, 2014

University students and faculty have joined together to combat environmental issues on campus in hopes of continuing the awareness raised by recent protests in New York City.  On Sept. 21, more than 300,000...


YMCA’s “Reclaim” exhibit features reused materials in artful forms

October 1, 2014

For artist Nathan Westerman, nothing about his colorful, latex-covered plywood pieces is complicated. He doesn’t want it that way. None of his art is political either, nor does it have any underlying...

The documentary Bidder 70 features Tim DeChristophers story of disrupting a federal auction in protest against it selling oil and gas drilling rights in Utah. The film will be shown on the Quad near Anniversary Plaza on Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m.

Student group hosts outdoor movie showing for Earth Day

By Bridget Hynes April 22, 2014

Tim DeChristopher was a 27-year-old college student at the University of Utah in 2008 when he disrupted a federal auction under the Bush administration.  According to the documentary detailing this event,...

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Healing through Art: Project Unbreakable spreads awareness in campus lectures

April 15, 2014

Words and photographs are capable of sending powerful messages. For survivors of sexual assault, these pictures can have a deeper meaning: providing special healing powers. Participants of Project Unbreakable,...

Jaws by Sue Searing

Edible Book Festival presents books so good you can eat them

By Annabeth Carlson April 1, 2014

What do the titles “Life of Pi,” “Lord of the Flies” and “The Ugly Duckling” all have in common? Yes, they are books, but they were all also exhibited in last year’s Edible Book Festival. The...

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