Editor’s Note – 3/18/16

I was born at Carle Hospital. I learned how to ride a bike near Blair Park and bought honey sticks on Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market. I went to Wiley Elementary School, then UMS, and spent four fulfilling yea...

Editor’s Note – 3.11.16

The Illini Media building is a bustling place. At any moment, there are students editing content, prepping for a radio show, designing layouts and selling ads. In such a fast-paced environment, it’s rare to fin...

Editor’s Note – 3.4.16

When I was an awkward and unhappy 7th grader, I joined the track team and started running. This became a hobby that stuck. Ten years as a runner has provided me with some of my most treasured memories: the disc...

Editor’s Note 2/26/16

Although I’m a big fan of the lazy Saturday morning Netflix binge, I don’t spend much time in front of the television. Don’t get me wrong: this healthy habit is not the fruit of my willpower or work ethic. I di...

Editor’s Note 2/19/16

Throughout my seven and a half semesters on campus, I’ve never intentionally planned a semester where my classes corresponded by topic. I haven’t filled my schedule with five classes about British literature or...

Editor’s Note – 2/12/16

I don’t thank Tyler Durgan (last year’s Editor-in-Chief) enough. Although it’s been nearly a year since his last issue at the helm, his presence remains in obvious ways - like the drawings and inside jokes that...

Editor’s Note – 2/5/16

This week’s issue of buzz features an interview with musician Cullen Omori, staff reactions to recently released movie trailers and a list of essential cold-weather meals that can be enjoyed around town. I felt...

Editor’s Note – 1/29/16

Earlier this week, I found myself in a position that I’ve become accustomed to: running late to a meeting (and freezing while I jogged across campus to get there because I’d forgotten my gloves and scarf in the...

Editor’s Note 1/22/16

Two things happened to me on Tuesday: my last semester of college began and I turned 22. In my four years at UIUC, this was the first time that these two events fell on the same day and, though an unplanned and...

Editor’s Note 1/15/16

A few weeks ago, the Illini Media Company announced two noticeable changes to the printing schedules of their publications. This semester, The Daily Illini will drop to two printed issues per week, while buzz w...

Editor’s Note 12.11.15

If you’re anything like me, I know you’ve come across about half a dozen of them today and are guaranteed to see at least a hundred more in the coming week: that’s right, I’m talking about year-end lists, folks...

Editor’s Note – 12.04.15

Seemingly, this time of year is one of near-universal stress. For students, December brings final papers, projects and exams, along with the many sleepless nights and junk food dinners that successful completio...