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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...

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...

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...

Chance brings God into the rap industry

Chance brings God into the rap industry

Brandon Zegiel, Columnist
February 15
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Chicago’s Chance the Rapper took center stage at the Grammys the other night, accepting three awards for best new artist, best rap album and rap performance. At 23 years old, his lyrics offer meaningful interpretations of the world, incorporating his religious values into his public statements and ...

Grammys gives little to industry’s hardest workers 

Grammys gives little to industry’s hardest workers 

Tyler Panlilio, Columnist
February 15
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Millions watched Sunday as practically the same established artists performed yet again, creating flashbacks of last year’s Grammy Awards. But it’s not just who performed that was repetitive: There’s also a clear bias toward artists who were nominated for Grammys in the past. The system favor...

Illini Veterans RSO shows power of community

Illini Veterans RSO shows power of community

Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist
February 15
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A house in Danville, Illinois has been used specifically to accommodate veterans for nearly 20 years.  Less than two weeks ago, this house erupted in flames and one veteran wound up passing away from injuries sustained in the fire, while another four veterans were displaced. After hearing about t...

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