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

What is the future of student media?

What is the future of student media?

By Jiawei Pei April 14, 2022

DI alumni talk about the future of student media during Illini Media's Hall of Fame Reunion Weekend.

Stand Out Illini: Kathryn King

Stand Out Illini: Kathryn King

By Maddy Chemers April 5, 2022

 Kathryn King has been writing and producing her own music since high school. Hear King's story and her most recent single, "Doubting...

Join The Daily Illini Video Team

Join The Daily Illini Video Team

By Maddy Chemers March 21, 2022

 Video team is hiring a video editor! Build your media portfolio by producing short-form video content for The Daily Illini’s social feeds....

Stand Out Illini: Kevin Gao

Stand Out Illini: Kevin Gao

By Maddy Chemers and Tara Mobasher February 23, 2022

 Kevin Gao is making waves with his video content. Gao works at Fighting Illini Productions, covered the 2021 Orange Bowl and makes his own commercials....

Illinois Students are Looking Forward to the Holidays

Illinois Students are Looking Forward to the Holidays

By Maddy Chemers and Tara Mobasher December 21, 2021

 The Illini are getting excited about their holiday plans. Check out their favorite foods, traditions and more!

Stand Out Illini: Yiqi Zhang

Stand Out Illini: Yiqi Zhang

By Maddy Chemers and Jiawei Pei November 19, 2021

 Yiqi Zhang stands out as a member and leader in the Chinese Theatre Group on campus. Find out why being part...

DI on the street: What makes you proud to be an Illini?

DI on the street: What makes you proud to be an Illini?

By Maddy Chemers November 11, 2021

 This week, opinion's editor Nathaniel Langley asked students on campus why they are proud to be part of the...

Stand Out Illini: Ryan Leshock

Stand Out Illini: Ryan Leshock

By Maddy Chemers and Tara Mobasher October 28, 2021

 Senior in Media Ryan Leshock releases his short film, "Bodies of Water" today in Gregory Hall at 5pm. Leshock also...

What Makes You Happy?

What Makes You Happy?

By Maddy Chemers October 13, 2021

 The humans of Champaign-Urbana have a lot to say, especially about what makes them happy. Follow Opinions Editor Nathaniel...

Whats in Your Backpack?

What’s in Your Backpack?

By Tara Mobasher and Maddy Chemers September 21, 2021

 As students return to campus and in-person classes, more and more backpacks are returning to the scene. Find out what...

Illini Media Recruitment Night

Illini Media Recruitment Night

By Maddy Chemers September 7, 2021

 The Daily Illini was a part of Illini Media Recruitment night last Wednesday and Thursday. Here is our slideshow with each...

Tips from Illini: Jade

Tips from Illini: Jade

By Maddy Chemers and Jiawei Pei May 12, 2021

 Illini Jade Oribello makes sure to get her workout in during the pandemic. Check out the tips she has for working out!