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February 20/21

February 20,


Rauner proposes more cuts to higher education, universities to bear the brunt


Interested in silver, gold, or antiques? Check out the upcoming Central Illinois Antiques Show

Slave escaped by dressing as a man. Check out the full story in Jennifer Goran’s portrayal.


#TBT to these outdated resumes…see how to modernize your resume information here!

Your future career could be just one fair away! Check out the full list of upcoming career fairs here!

@ Discuss

A public relations charade? FBI claims it can’t hack into encrypted iPhone data of San Bernardino Suspect.

February 21,


Pope Francis calls for an international abolishment of the death penalty

Illinois school and university budgets stretching thin as budget stalemate enters 8 months

UIUC student-run newspaper wins over 30 individual awards at the Illinois Press Association annual conference #goIllini ttp://


Fans of Star Wars, Star Trek, and Shakespeare gather around. The Virginia Theatre has movie showings this weekend just for you.

Acclaimed Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro will be at Ebertfest this April, will you?


Thrilling finish gives Hamlin Daytona 500 crown.

Half of Pelican’s points come from Anthony Davis’s stat line against Pistons.

­­ Johnny Manziel caught up with the law again, this time on video.


Can you ‘hack it’ at this year’s HackIllinois? Tweet us with pictures of your favorite parts of the event @thenois


#Blacklivesmatter founder holds forum on breaking down racism

Physically disabled student explains how she and others wish to be treated


Donald Trump wins in South Carolina Primary! Check out what’s behind his victory.

Feb 18 tweets

February 18/19


UI basketball player accused of threatening security guard with a knife is suspended from his team

Woman says arrest led to the loss of her unborn baby, files 4th lawsuit against Champaign police officer

31 year old man arrested after causing I-57 wreck in a stolen car, faces multiple charges


UI’s Intensive English Institute helps international people acclimate to new surroundings


“I got the fever.” CU musician known for Tenacious D, Kyle Grass Band interviewed

@WCIA3 anchor Cynthia Bruno receives the ATHENA Young Professional Award #CUproud

Can Parkland Theater perform Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” with half as many actors as there are roles?


Some of Jeb Bush’s allies think he should call it quits

(Discuss and Now) Illinois enters eighth month without a budget: governor proposes two options but Democrats aren’t swayed


Feb 17 @Enjoy

New UIUC Athletic Director announced- what will he do to bring back the fans?

Miss the Grammy’s? Check out this video recap

Do you like dancing, games, and stories? Head over to the Urbana Fairy Tale Ball this March

Feb 15/16


Meet the man keeping the love of print photography alive by running the only public darkroom in CU

Will you find your true love in college? Learn the real facts behind happily ever after.

Wednesday 2/17 Identity Tweets

Differing opinion among college students is black and white. Most white students find racial understanding negligible, not so with those of color.

States don’t wait, begin passing immigration laws while bills stall in Congress.


Practice Tweets

Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay. I thought I posted this on Thursday night, but ended up saving it as a draft. Here are my tweets below:


  • Now! (headlines, breaking news, crime)

Judge refuses to change ruling of guilty decision on man who left baby to die in a farm field after learning he may be mentally ill

  • Enjoy! (arts, entertainment, travel, fashion, leisure)

Chuck Koplinski weighs in on the current Hollywood films such as ‘Hail, Ceasar!’

  • Active! (fitness, sports, health, nutrition)

Tyra Buss & Indiana Hoosiers have continued to be a force to be reckoned with when playing against #ILLINOIS

  • Connect! (careers, classes)

A more casual & innovative approach to a career fair is presented by Illinois Founders to offer students more unique job opportunities

  • Believe! (faith, service)

8th grader redefines the meaning of giving back: Nicolas Ramkumar raised $10,000 to buy 360 laptops for Franklin Middle School in Champaign

  • Diverse! (gender, minorities, ethnicities)

Central High School students explain the importance of National African-American Parent Involvement Day during Black History Month

  • Belong! (family, Illini legacy)

#ILLINOIS, a research one institution, has a budget that remains solid despite closure of other in-state universities

  • Discuss! (politics, issues)

Politicians from opposing sides weigh in about President Obama’s visit to the Illinois General Assembly




Should state funding go into rape counseling centers? Illinois doesn’t seem to  think so.

Oregon standoff finally over? Last four occupiers of wildlife refuge say they will turn themselves in.

After a month long investigation into alleged narcotics and weapons charges, Champaign police finally make arrest


From a boxcar to owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, see how basketball has helped former Illini, Mannie Jackson, rise to the top

Did the experts strike out on this one? After last year’s Big Ten Championship,Illini baseball team picked to finish 5th this year.


Just in case if you weren’t getting enough political ads for this year’s presidential race, brace yourself for local congressional attack ads too


Read why students think that National African American Parent Involvement Day is so important for themselves and the black community


With winter just a few cold weeks away from being over, let Andrew recap how this winter went for us Illinoisans



  • Now! (headlines, breaking news, crime)
    • The Daily Illini continues its digital push and offers headlines news straight to your inbox!
  • Enjoy! (arts, entertainment, travel, fashion, leisure)
    • Refugee to success to closing: Escobar’s to close its doors after a successful run
  • Active! (fitness, sports, health, nutrition)
    • Vukic serves up a double bagel against ND’s Monaghan
  • Connect! (careers, classes)
    • job fair coming to Champaign to provide opportunities for students to network with startups
  • Believe! (faith, service)
    • Jewish Menorah vandalized AGAIN.  This time by a UI softball player.
  • Diverse! (gender, minorities, ethnicities)
    • Budget cuts could cut out CU’s rape advocacy center
  • Belong! (family, Illini legacy)
    • New award winning study abroad program, INSPIRE, is now open to UIUC students
  • Discuss! (politics, issues)
    • Budget issues warrants a Springfield visit from President Obama


Now! (headlines, breaking news, crime)

100 years later, Einstein proves he is still smarter than us all

Illinois’ lack of state budget could mean UIUC students saying goodbye to The Rape Advocacy and Education Services

Should it be a crime to film and post fight videos online? A proposal making its way through the state house is asking just that.

Enjoy! (arts, entertainment, fashion, travel, leisure)

Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool expected to top the Valentine’s Day box office

Active! (fitness, sports, health, nutrition)

This fit family is redefining fitness, see how here

Senior night celebration dampened by defeat for the Illini women’s basketball team

Connect! (careers, classes)


Believe! (faith, service)


Diverse! (gender, minorities, ethnicities)

Women up in arms: an increase in gun violence has inspired women in Central IL to head shooting centers for educational gun courses

Belong! (family, Illini legacy)

University of Illinois researchers part of monumental astronomical discovery

Discuss! (politics, issues)

Obama visits old Springfield stomping grounds to deliver unifying speech



@Now! (headlines, breaking news, crime)

Champaign Highschool board president says the school will either expand at the current Central cite or build at Interstate.

@Enjoy! (arts, entertainment, travel, fashion, leisure)

R-rated superhero flick Deadpool takes over the box office with $135 million in its opening weekend.

@Active! (fitness, sports, health, nutrition)

U of I head football coach Ron Turner loves the idea of potentially hiring former Illinois football coach Josh Whitman for the next athletic director.

@Connect! (careers, classes)

Campus reports state that record number of applications for the class of 2020 have been received by the university.

@Believe! (faith, service)

Illini Chabad Rabbi restores faith in Jewish Community by vandalized lights on the symbolic menorah

@Diverse! (gender, minorities, ethnicities)

University’s Taiwanese American Student Club organizes event to celebrate the first day of the Chinese New Year and raise campus awareness.

@Belong! (family, Illini legacy)

28% of married graduates attended the same college as their spouse!

@Discuss! (politics, issues)

President Obama received a standing ovation before redressing the Illinois general Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Il.


@Enjoy! Still haven’t bought Valentine’s Day gifts? Problem solved. Check out these quick easy gift ideas. (Daily Illini)

@Now! Einstein predicts. NCSA confirms with help of UIUC researchers.

@Diverse! Women are cashing in on concealed-carry in Illinois

@Enjoy!/@Now! You’ll never wonder where to shop again thanks to #UIUC professor’s app #Intelligshop

@Believe! UIUC’s Jewish Center executive director demands a more respectful campus after repeated vandalism

@Now! Man charged for involvement in baby’s death.

@Diverse (@Enjoy?) Local Hip-Hop duo highlight black women identity in new music video

@Enjoy! 2 towers in Champaign battle for the ultimate title. Who wins? You decide.




2-11-2016 tweets

  • Now!(headlines, breaking news, crime)

Presidential speech given to save Springfield. What is being saved though?

  • Enjoy!(arts, entertainment, travel, fashion, leisure)

Woodstock fans may be getting a chance to relive the glory days. See what is in store for them.

  • Active!(fitness, sports, health, nutrition)

Preseason NCAA rankings out for Illini baseball. See where the BIG10 Champions fall this season.

  • Connect!(careers, classes)

Startup fair for Engineering majors underway at UIUC. Check out which companies are attending.

  • Believe!(faith, service)

Islamic leader uses sexual orientation to teach balance between religion and sexuality.

  • Diverse!(gender, minorities, ethnicities)

Black History Month plans in full effect for UIS students. See what they have in store.

  • Belong!(family, Illini legacy)

UIUC alum takes honors with revolutionary invention at InnovateHER competition.

  • Discuss!(politics, issues)

Divisive politics becomes an issue Obama found needed to be addressed the other day. See why.


@Now! (headlines, breaking news, crime)

Mexico prison riot killed 52 inmates.

Could be psychologically rehabilitated? Teen who killed 5 family members was released.


@Enjoy! (arts, entertainment, travel, fashion, leisure)

Best guide to dining out on Valentine’s Day: don’t let your sweet love die!


@Active! (fitness, sports, health, nutrition)

Exercise more = burn more calories? No!


@Connect! (careers, classes)

University’s INSPIRE program: a new opportunity for you to study abroad.


@Believe! (faith, service)

Take action NOW: donate for homelessness! #One Night Winter#


@Diverse! (gender, minorities, ethnicities)

A special gun class for just women is provided by the Springfield Shooting Center.

Better race relations under a Sanders presidency? “Absolutely.”


@Belong! (family, Illini legacy)

#Go Illini# UI alums’ wheelchair-producing company rank top ten in InnovateHER competition.


@Discuss! (politics, issues)

Second Springfield speech from Obama is about Illinois General Assembly.


Scott Hall dorm evacuated after a sprinkler extinguished a trash can fire.

Einstein was right! U of I scientists contributed to the discovery of gravitational waves that confirm Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.


Movie critic @ryanMpainter is not a fan of ‘’How to Be Single’’!Any thoughts on the movie? #Valentinesday


A study shows how our brains can works against our best intentions! Have you ever experienced this?

To eat or not to eat #chocolate! That is the question.


NOIS Future entrepreneurs! Don’t  miss the startup career fair that the U of I is hosting this year


A sad answer from Rape Advocacy Center in Urbana to a student who wanted to volunteer! ‘’they do not know if they will still be open in a few weeks’’ says the Student

Champaign-Urbana honors Local hero John Hecker founder of Champaign County Crime Stoppers.


What About diversity in movie industry? #weareallAfricans, says Meryl Streep

Gun training center offers a class for women only and shooting centers say they’re beginning to see an increase in the number of female customers!


Two U of  I alums among the finalists in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER competition. #goillini


Clinton and Sanders are catching up in Milwaukee tonight! Who is watching the #democraticdebate at 8 p.m. CT on PBS?




Headline -Discovery of gravitational ripples in space time makes waves in scientific community, U of I researchers partially credited.

-Can you put a price on justice? Family of assaulted University student says “Yes”, offering $10,000 dollars for information on assailants.

Active- Former Globetrotter’s gift of basketball translates to many gifts for the U of I community.

Enjoy-What’s it like to be an African-American with little civil rights? Get on the bus.

Having trouble choosing the perfect Valentine’s gift? With the help of the Daily Illini, it’s a  wrap.

Discuss- Obama admits he could have done better. Find out in what ways.

Diversity- A kick in the shin earns African-American woman 6 years in prison. Overreaction?

Believe- Find community and find love at a CFC community group!

Women- Responsibilities of U of I’s government relations in the hands of UIUC alumna, Lindsay Anderson.




Belong: U of I grads Marissa Siebel-Siero and Scott Daigle are wheeling up to the top 10 of InnovateHER competition.

Now: Mystery fire rages through trash can.

Entertainment: More than just a laugh… Coen brothers new film digs deep?

Active: From the State Farm Center to Madison Square Garden U of I basketball player Dave Downey reflects on his basketball career.

Active: Illini Basketball dreams of what could have been as Indiana’s Buss creams then on the court.

Discuss: Obama to the rescue: President speaks to divided Springfield.

Now: Pay up: former official sentenced to pay back stolen $100,000.

Active: Illini and Wildcats hash out rivalry on basketball court.

Diverse: Why state rape center is losing its funding.

Connect: Is the end of state schools coming? Illinois state schools look into their future.

Tweets for Thursday’s Headlines

@Now! (headlines, breaking news, crime)

  • In case you missed it: Scott Hall was on fire last night. Cause: Still unknown.

@Enjoy! (arts, entertainment, travel, fashion, leisure)

  • Winter weather prediction update: a hint of snow and a whole lot of sunshine

@Active! (fitness, sports, health, nutrition)

  • Illini wrestling will meet its final match this Friday against Minnesota. Who will come out on top?

@Connect! (careers, classes)

  • Even 14 year-old Nicolas Ramkumar can raise $10,000 to buy his school 360 laptops

@Believe! (faith, service)

  • Can’t get your ash at church? Drive-thru it then.
  • Get ash-ed in the comforts of your own car this Ash Wednesday.

@Diverse! (gender, minorities, ethnicities)

  • C-U’s Rape Advocacy center’s possible closure raises questions of how the lack of state budget may have just gone too far.
  • Music video for Mother Nature’s new single “Afro” features the celebration of diversity and self-identity

@Belong! (family, Illini legacy)

  • Intelligent ideas like UI alum’s IntelliWheels can get you places

@Discuss! (politics, issues)

  • A compromise among the state of party – will it make a better America?

Thursday’s Headlines

Daily Illini

@Connect! UI research finds students benefit from classroom views of green landscape.

 Do classroom aesthetics link to better grades? via @TheDailyIllini

@Enjoy! Swan Lake Returns to Krannert

Need a date idea? Check out a classic Russian Ballet at #Krannert via @TheDailyIllini

@Enjoy! Three of a kind: The Red Herring looks to promote vegan cuisine

Combat the Chilly weather with a vegan Chili #cookoff via @TheDailyIllini

News Gazette

@Now! Family offers $10,000 reward in December attack on UI campus

Family seeks to trade $100,000 for answers in December UI assault via @TheNewsGazette

Illinois Home Page

@Belong! Community comes to aid of firefighter’s family

Man who risks life for community everyday receives overwhelming support after tragedy

@Now! Suspect in shooting turns himself in.

Urbana gunmen turn themselves in, only one is charged.


@Service (Believe?) C-U at Home hosting 2016 One Winter Night on February 5

Homeless voices heard across Champaign community, it’s time shed some light.

@Active! Cycling Across the Country

Biking 2,200 miles: A story of strength and determination in the face of a devastating disorder

@Believe! Drive-Thru Offered on Ash Wednesday

Can’t get to Church? Church will come to you! #LentUber

Smile Politely

@Enjoy! Valentine’s Day 2016 Guide to Dining Out

Make Valentine’s Day special with this guide to Champaign’s best date spots.