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Illinois women’s golf trending in right direction

By Lucas Wright

May 10, 2015

By Lucas WrightStaff writerThe Illini women’s golf team struggled through the 2014-15 season, but saw improvement from last year’s less-than-stellar campaign.The team came into the season with little playing experience, routinely starting three freshmen and two sophomores. However, periodically a few...

Work left for Illinois baseball in historic season

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

May 10, 2015

The players of the Illinois baseball team answered reporters’ questions inside the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility on a cold January day. Each player faced the same question: How good can this team be this year? With the experience from the Illini that were returning, expectations were set high f...

Martinez dominates 2015 for Illini Wrestling

By Ethan Swanson

May 10, 2015

For Illinois wrestling, 2014-15 marked the beginning of one stellar career and the end of another.The Illini (13-5, 6-3 Big Ten) experienced its fair share of success this season, registering three more wins than the team did in 2013-14 and capturing sixth and 12th place finishes at the Big Ten Champio...

Report reveals racism on campus

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By maggie sullivanstaff writerTanisha King, director of the University Tenant Unionmp, said an undergraduate professor at the University once told her as a student that, “Black people don’t go backpacking because they are poor.” In response to the comment, King said she complained to the departmen...

The University’s 20th president will take over May 18

By Abigale Svoboda

May 10, 2015

By abigale svobodaNews editorTimothy Killeen will serve as the next University of Illinois President, taking over for President Emeritus Robert Easter. Killen served as the former State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research President. At a Champaign press conference on Nov. 19, Killeen sa...

Illini women's track and field leans on individuals for success

By Zoe Kaler

May 10, 2015

The Illinois women’s cross country team won three meets during the season: the Illinois State Invite, the Bradley Invite and the Illini Open.Senior Alyssa Schneider was a key performer this season. She claimed individual victories at two of the team’s five regular season meets: the Illinois Challenge an...

Illini women's gymnastics peaks at Big Tens, fails to reach Nationals

By Ashley Wijangco

May 10, 2015

The Illinois women's gymnastics team had one target all season long: to place in the top 10 at NCAA Championships. The Illini failed to reach that goal, but sophomore Mary Jane Horth felt the season still went wellmp."We put together some great meets this season and had a lot of learning experiences," Hort...

Illinois hockey finishes just short of goals

By Daniel Dexter

May 10, 2015

For the Illinois hockey team, the road to a successful season ended too early.The team finished with a 25-16-1 record and earned a berth in the ACHA national tournament, but were were eliminated  in the second round by rival Robert Morris. LBIllinois started the season by winning 12 of its first 17 gam...

Despite win streak, Illinois women’s tennis falls short of NCAAs

By Jonathan Joffe

May 10, 2015

After finishing last season just a single win shy of the NCAA tournament, the Illinois women's tennis team entered the spring with postseason hopes in mind.The team boasted a 7-4 record heading into spring break but lost all five matches during that week to come out of the break at 7-9. LBNevertheless, ...

Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to University students at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday about the

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By Maggie Sullivanstaff writerVice President Joe Biden visited the University to celebrate students’ efforts with the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The White House launched the “It’s On Us” campaign in October and the University quickly led the pack in ...

Gov. Rauner’s term so far full of plans and proposals

By Caeli Cleary

May 10, 2015

By Caeli Clearystaff writerAfter being elected last November, Rauner’s time in office so far has included several budget cuts and financial agendas for more economic stability. Republican Bruce Rauner defeated HYPERLIN...