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Explore, use transportation to conquer campus size

Explore, use transportation to conquer campus size

By Cassidy Brandt, Assistant Design Editor

July 17, 2019

When I first arrived on campus my freshman year, the size of the campus was incredibly daunting. Even as a junior, I’m still finding new pockets on campus I had no idea existed. Here are some ideas to help you find your way around campus like a pro. Learn the bus routes You’ve probably heard...

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019

Kovacevic carries best NCAA tournament run since 2007 The Illini men’s and women’s tennis teams had successful spring seasons, and junior Aleks Kovacevic advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA men’s singles tennis championships. Kovacevic became an All-American Tuesday as he advanced to th...

Be humble to avoid being a ‘know-it-all’

By Jilllian Little, Assistant Buzz Editor

May 24, 2019

If you’ve ever been alive on planet Earth, chances are you’ve encountered those people who think they know everything. They raise their hands in class every second available to make themselves sound like intellectuals, like they only want the best for themselves and like they don’t care about the e...

This is the end of an era for your parents, too

By Kyra Sadovi, Assistant Opinions Editor

May 24, 2019

When I arrived at Wassaja Hall in August 2017, I had just about had it with my family. After a three-hour-long car ride in my family’s minivan, crammed between my siblings, a bike and not a few suitcases of clothes, I was ready to run into my dorm without a single glance thrown over my shoulder. The su...

Send your student gifts to let them know you’re there

Send your student gifts to let them know you’re there

By Lucas Oswald, Opinions Editor

May 24, 2019

Everyone knows college can be draining, mentally and physically. There’s no better pick-me-up, however, than a package from home. It’s always nice to know people at home are thinking about us and rooting for our success. Receiving anything at all is wonderful, but the following seven items will reall...

RSOs provide valuable experiential learning

By Sidney Madden, Longform Editor and Assistant Features Editor

May 24, 2019

I am a self-proclaimed compulsive over-joiner. I say I’m “interested” in more Facebook events than I could ever go to. If I see a bulletin board, I have to stop to take pictures of flyers that will inevitably get lost in the cloud. You can imagine my overstimulation at Quad Day, where I join dozen...

Help your homesick kid with these tips

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019

Every parent pictures dropping off their kid at college just like in the movies: You leave them with their cookie-cutter roommate, and as you wave goodbye, you watch them head off toward the Main Quad to go throw around a frisbee. No parent wants to think their happy kid will suffer from homesickness, b...

UI system presents historic number of degrees to class of 2019

UI system presents historic number of degrees to class of 2019

By Hannah Preston, Interim Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2019

According to the University, the UI System will present more than 20,000 degrees after the completion of this semester, including undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. This is the second year the UI System has exceeded 20,000 degrees, and the number of degrees conferred could rise to more...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 13, 2019

Champaign Theft over $500 was reported in the 300 block of East Springfield Avenue around midnight Friday. According to the report, the victim’s cell phone was stolen from the apartment complex’s mailroom. An arrest was made on the charges of possession of controlled substance, controlled subst...

Diab to represent US in Italy

Diab to represent US in Italy

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

After a historic four-year career competing for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team, Alex Diab will represent the U.S. in this summer’s World University games in Naples, Italy.   Diab is coming off another stellar season with the Illini, where he won his fourth straight Big Ten title on still ring...

Illini sit at seventh in Big Ten conference ratings

Illini sit at seventh in Big Ten conference ratings

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Illini in the field With a little under two weeks left until the Big Ten Tournament, the Illinois softball team (27-20) sits at the back half of the conference rankings. As of Thursday, a conference record of 6-11 leaves Illinois tied for seventh in the Big Ten alongside Indiana, Purdue,and Penn Sta...

Rumors spread of multiple reports of batteries on campus

Rumors spread of multiple reports of batteries on campus

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 26, 2019

University students were in a frenzy late Wednesday night after social media posts and messages began to spread a rumor that local gangs were beating university students with bricks. The rumors presented different scenarios for each incident. Some reports indicated that beatings were reported at t...

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