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Editorial: The University’s party status is in peril

Editorial: The University’s party status is in peril

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
February 23
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Our campus is in danger of a terrifying decline. Forget the glowing U.S. News and World Report rankings. Nevermind the new College of Medicine or ever-evolving undergraduate programs. In the fall, the Illini fell from grace when we were bumped from Princeton Review’s number one party school slot. W...

Exiling Tiffany Trump won’t solve her father’s problems

Exiling Tiffany Trump won’t solve her father’s problems

Jamie Linton, Columnist
February 23
Filed under Columns, Opinions

New York Fashion Week is no longer merely an expression of haute couture collections debuted in front of publication elites.       Not unlike the advertisements and performances during the Super Bowl, it now seems as if every high-coverage event includes an element of political commentary to ...

Crosswalks in crisis: Students face long waits, collision risks

Crosswalks in crisis: Students face long waits, collision risks

Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist
February 23
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Just outside the Illinois Street Residence Hall is an intersection between Gregory and Illinois streets in Urbana. It’s an intersection that the entire dorm may cross on a daily basis. On most days there is little to no traffic at all, and crossing isn’t a problem. There are certain times, however...

Letter to the Editor: University professor justifies a century of American aggression

Letter to the Editor: University professor justifies a century of American aggression

David Green
February 22
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

This letter is provoked by a disturbing commentary in the Champaign News-Gazette on Feb. 19 by History professor Kristin Hoganson, titled “Requiem for the American Century.” My political identity is as an antiwar activist and socialist. Hoganson laments the passing of an American Century characterized...

How to put college wanderlust to good use

How to put college wanderlust to good use

Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist
February 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

I’m sure you have had the experience of showing up to a classroom, a friend’s apartment or a coffee shop on campus and not even remembering the walk there.  There is something so unique and comforting about walking around a campus you’ve come to know so well. When you first got to campus, i...

It’s okay to admit being wrong

It’s okay to admit being wrong

Tyler Panlilio, Columnist
February 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinions, but not his or her own facts. On a podcast that focuses on a more personal side of NBA players, Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving claimed last Friday that the Earth is flat. When asked by his teammate for clarification, Irving ...

Conway’s ban from MSNBC signifies growing Trump-media disconnect

Conway’s ban from MSNBC signifies growing Trump-media disconnect

Minju Park, Columnist
February 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor and presidential spokesperson for the Donald Trump administration, was banned last week from appearing on the MSNBC show “Morning Joe.” Mika Brzezinski, co-host for the show, explained that Conway was not credible. Joe Scarborough argued that Conway was uninfo...

Editorial: Why The Daily Illini is not your enemy

Editorial: Why The Daily Illini is not your enemy

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
February 20
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Members of The Daily Illini editorial staff spent Friday afternoon receiving a critique from Chicago Tribune editors at the Tribune Tower in Chicago. On a short tour before the discussion, our staff noted the various quotes about the role of the press that line the walls of the building’s lobby. ...

Students of the humanities shouldn’t feel shame

Students of the humanities shouldn’t feel shame

Krystyna Serhijchuk, Columnist
February 20
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I recently did something I joked about doing when I was an 18-year-old senior in high school. With my then-newfound adult privilege, I was ready to get a stupid little tattoo as a rite of passage. I decided against getting my original tattoo idea back then, and instead got an even dumber (easily conce...

UIPD isn’t protecting fraternities from sexual assault allegations

UIPD isn’t protecting fraternities from sexual assault allegations

Isabella Winkler, Columnist
February 20
Filed under Columns, Opinions

All students at the University are probably familiar with the Campus Safety Notices. In the past couple of weeks, the police used this medium to inform the campus about two different sexual assaults occurring at fraternity houses. On Feb. 6, the police issued a safety notice describing a sexual ass...

Negative personalities cash in on undeserved fame

Negative personalities cash in on undeserved fame

Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist
February 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Thirteen-year-old Danielle Bregoli used to be just another troublesome teen with a bad attitude. She lives in Florida with her single mom and has an eccentric life filled with violent fights, stealing cars and running away.                               Upon first impression, one wou...

Stop glorifying specialized diets

Stop glorifying specialized diets

Jamie Linton, Columnist
February 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Yet another celebrity-endorsed trend has entered mainstream culture. In a society so heavily influenced by the actions of the rich and famous, it’s no surprise that weird food trends like Beyoncé’s liquid-only diet or Megan Fox’s Paleolithic (eating “like a caveman”) diet, have been wi...

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