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I deleted TikTok, here’s why you should too

Detainees in a Xinjiang, China Re-education Camp located in Lop County listen to

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

May 29, 2020

Over the last year or so, TikTok has become a global phenomenon, with users from all over the planet. The app is extremely popular among tweens, teenagers and college students. With quarantine measures in place, the app has only garnered more users. And it is not difficult to see the reason why it is...

Illini stay creative amid quarantine

Kathleen Noren, a freshman in Graphic Design, created these Illinois-themed coloring pages to raise money for United Way.

By Tianbin Chen, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

It has been almost two months since the government has advised the public to stay at home. “How should I spend my day today?” has become a frequent question for people stuck inside during the pandemic. Time seems to be the cheapest asset people have right now, and some people decided to spend it ar...

Yes, you heard right: Let go of all hope, learn to adapt this finals week

Yes, you heard right: Let go of all hope, learn to adapt this finals week

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

May 7, 2020

It’s finals week. At this point, you know what to expect.  Finals week is kind of like riding a bike on a bumpy path — except this year, the bike you’re riding is on fire. Everything is also on fire around you, including yourself and everyone you love. Instead of riding home, you are pedaling...

Use these apps to achieve that A during finals

An illustration depicts several adults working and being productive.

By Shalini Atluri, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

With finals kicking into high gear, productivity may dwindle. This can come in the form of a text message or someone posting a picture of a puppy on Facebook. On the bright side, there are some apps to make sure students can stay on task and achieve the grades they want. Below are some useful apps that...

International student navigates finals week

Junior Vishrut Khaitan sits at a desk with the materials he needs to do school work.

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

May 7, 2020

Vishrut Khaitan, a junior in Engineering, traveled 7,858 miles to get home when the University decided to transition online. Balancing finals, family life and a ten-and-a-half hour time difference, Khaitan talks about his experiences back home in New Delhi, India. Vishrut Khaitan: “It was a couple days before...

Follow these tips to ace your final exams in quarantine

A student's head is obscured behind a tall stack of books.

By Cassie Reichert, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

With finals exams quickly approaching, it’s time to start the strenuous process of studying. If preparing for finals wasn’t already stressful enough, now we have to do it in quarantine. Among all the craziness of the pandemic and the lack of structure with remote learning, it wouldn’t be surprising if ...

ACES Professor addresses student, faculty difficulties amid COVID-19

Professor Toni Burkhalter narrates in a video she posted on April 24 which details what her students and children have told her about being a student during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Zainab Qureshi, Longform Editor

April 30, 2020

Toni Marie Burkhalter, senior instructor in Food Science and Human Nutrition and advisor in human nutrition, recently made a video titled “COVID-19 What Your Students Are Not Telling You.” As a single mom with a daughter in undergrad doing research at the University and a son about to graduate high...

The Daily Illini COVID-19 updates for April 24: U.S. passes 50,000 virus deaths

The Daily Illini COVID-19 updates for April 24: U.S. passes 50,000 virus deaths

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

April 25, 2020

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced three more cases of the coronavirus in Champaign County on Friday, bringing the countywide total to 103 cases. Of the 103 cases, 17 are active, 81 have recovered and five have died. Six people with active cases are currently hospitalized. Less...

Opinion | Nickelodeon would be wise to reboot ‘Drake and Josh’

The official logo for the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh.

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist

April 24, 2020

In television history, leading dynamic duos made countless shows worth watching. Older sitcoms like “Laverne and Shirley,” “Sanford and Son” and “Tom and Jerry” paved the way for duo comedies. In the early 2000s, television executive Dan Schneider followed this suit when he created a sho...

Canopy Club open mic night moves online

Lead singer of Beach Bunny, Lili Trafilio, smiles out at the audience while performing at the Canopy Club on Sept. 27, 2019.

By Rohit Jammu, Assistant Features Editor

April 16, 2020

The Canopy Club opened its doors to the public in 1998 and has been home to some of the most entertaining nightlife and live performances ever since. Hosting a wide variety of performers including up-and-coming artists to well-established rockstars to local budding musicians, The Canopy Club has had...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 14

Lieutenant Joseph McCullough investigates a traffic violation on Friday, Sep. 23 2016.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 15, 2020

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Deceptive practices were reported on the 200 block of East California Avenue around 11 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, the victim paid the offender through an app for an item, but when they drove to the listed address to pick...

Make the most out of quarantine now

An Illinois student reads a book while leaning against a tree on the main quad on April 3.

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

April 9, 2020

“There is nothing to do.” The above phrase has been undoubtedly uttered in many households throughout the past few weeks. As humanity hides away indoors from the pandemic, there is yet another threat to mankind. That threat? Excessive time. The world is structured in such a way where people...

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