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Divided Republicans are a roadblock for change

Divided Republicans are a roadblock for change

Minju Park, Columnist
March 29
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

The current divisions within the Republican Party became evident with the failed passage of the GOP’s proposed health bill to replace the Affordable Care Act this past week. President Donald Trump’s inability to uphold his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act likely foreshadows...

China uses panda bears as a tool to pursue political agenda

China uses panda bears as a tool to pursue political agenda

Shankari Surshbabu, Columnist
March 27
Filed under Columns, Opinions

When thinking about establishing diplomatic relations with a country, fast-paced scenes from “The West Wing” or “House of Cards” might pop into your mind. Or, more currently relevant, maybe a wall or a refusal to shake hands with foreign Prime Ministers. It’s unlikely that you would think...

Relatable themes in ‘Logan’ resonate with students

Relatable themes in ‘Logan’ resonate with students

Tyler Panlilio, Columnist
March 27
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Superheroes have always been a symbol of continuity; something that more or less stays the same as our lives do the opposite. Sure, there will always be new villains or plot points, but our favorite characters always win in the end, right? “Logan,” which premiered in March, has topped “...

Trump’s health care failure exposes weaknesses

Trump’s health care failure exposes weaknesses

Matt Silich, Columnist
March 27
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

For all the recent hand-wringing about the millennial generation’s need for instant gratification, there is perhaps no better public example of that stereotypical impatience than 70-year-old President Donald Trump. Trump spent a significant portion of the past six years or so vaguely lambasting the A...

Quick Commentary

Quick Commentary

Courtney Boyer, Opinions editor
March 27
Filed under Columns, Opinions

ALMA APPROVED: Lyft makes efforts to support local charities Lyft is showing customers once again why it is superior to its main competitor, Uber. Lyft is implementing a new feature that allows the customer to round up their fare price to the nearest dollar to contribute that difference to charity. While still...

Study to music that isn’t Mozart

Study to music that isn’t Mozart

Krystyna Serhijchuk, Columnist
March 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Most students usually get ready to study with a stack of books and a laptop equipped with playlists curated by Spotify. Many of these are generic, comprised of classical music and somber acoustic songs. More often than not, these playlists lull me to sleep before they motivate me to study. One of Spotify’s...

Don’t be afraid to seek mental health help

Don’t be afraid to seek mental health help

Jamie Linton, Columnist
March 20
Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s that time of the semester again, when students are rebounding from their decisions regarding dropped classes.  Whether they’re worried about letting themselves (or their parents) down or because they don’t want their GPAs to crash, this can be an especially difficult decision for a stude...

Technology isn’t driving us further apart

Technology isn’t driving us further apart

Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist
March 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions

With every passing day, 353,000 babies are born and will slowly grow up in the most connected generation of children our world has ever seen. Evolution is a phenomenon that takes time to be seen, but with technology’s endless ceiling of restrictions we can witness it every single day. Ross Doutha...

Illini Republican bake sale has flawed reasoning

Illini Republican bake sale has flawed reasoning

Tatiana Rodriguez, Columnist
March 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

When the Illini Republicans’ latest political stance is making baked goods to uphold white supremacy, you know they’re getting desperate. A few weeks before March 14, the date of the Illini Republicans’ “Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” the Illini Republicans became frustrated that there we...

Students are more than just numbers

Students are more than just numbers

Tyler Panlilio, Columnist
March 15
Filed under Columns, Opinions

For a lot of students at the University, the thought of high school brings back memories of adolescence; from home football games to prom, those four years were a time of firsts. But it was also the first time we experienced rules and policies that made no sense. Last Friday, students protested ov...

Admitted students day should reassure University students

Admitted students day should reassure University students

Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist
March 15
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

There is a look in a senior student’s eyes their last few weeks here on campus — taking in their favorite sights a few more times, remembering with fondness the one-of-a-kind experiences they had at different places on campus. There is a look in a freshman student’s eyes the first few weeks on cam...

Media must monitor sexism within celebrity coverage

Media must monitor sexism within celebrity coverage

Jessie Webster, Columnist
March 14
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey foretold the future two years ago in January when they presented George Clooney with a lifetime achievement award at the 2015 Golden Globes. Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, the highly accomplished human rights lawyer who recently married Clooney, were the “it couple” of the...

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