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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...

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. ...

Editorial: Stay vigilant in war against gun violence

Editorial: Stay vigilant in war against gun violence

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
February 16
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The Daily Illini’s longform team published a story Thursday about Robbie Shepard, an innocent bystander whose arm was injured in the crossfire of the campus shooting in September. The Daily Illini Editorial Board wrote numerous editorials following the Sept. 25, 2016, shooting, each of which revolved a...

Editorial: 4 odes to Valentine’s Day on campus

Editorial: 4 odes to Valentine’s Day on campus

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
February 13
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

In honor of the single best time of year to see packs of people in red bar crawl t-shirts, our editorial board brings to you the finest poems we could muster. A celebration as distinguished as that of St. Valentine deserves sophisticated thought on love, lust and life. We hope our work here reflects...

Editorial: DeVos confirmation shows overwhelming power of partisanship

Editorial: DeVos confirmation shows overwhelming power of partisanship

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
February 9
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The U.S. Senate confirmed wealthy Republican donor and grizzly bear-fearer Betsy DeVos on Wednesday as the new Secretary of Education. Fifty senators voted to confirm DeVos, and 50 voted against it. Thus, Vice President Mike Pence had to cast a historic tie-breaking vote to officially confirm her posi...

Editorial: The 4 worst date ideas on campus

Editorial: The 4 worst date ideas on campus

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
February 6
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

With Valentine’s Day approaching, The Daily Illini is hosting a competition where students can share their worst dating experiences. The person who had the most awful date will win a grand prize. Even though this sounds great, we don’t want anyone to be subjected to any of these horrific dating scena...

Editorial: Let Super Bowl Sunday be your break from the political arena

Editorial: Let Super Bowl Sunday be your break from the political arena

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
February 2
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The EPA and other government agencies have been banned from public communications, immigrants from primarily Muslim countries have been barred from entry to the U.S. and the co-founder of a fake news-peddling conservative media outlet was promoted to the National Security Council in the 13 days since ...

Editorial: University must continue to foster global community

Editorial: University must continue to foster global community

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
January 30
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

One hundred and forty-three University students can no longer travel home for the next 30 days. These 143 Illinois students are from the seven Middle Eastern countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s executive order to suspend immigrant and refugee travel into the United States from countries with ...

Editorial: Concussion epidemic careening out of control

Editorial: Concussion epidemic careening out of control

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
January 26
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Our longform story published in Thursday’s paper looks at one of the most serious and frequently suffered injuries in sports, but one that in the past was often left undiagnosed: the concussion. The story specifically focuses on these injuries in females, whose concussions from sports such as soccer ...

Editorial: University shouldn’t forget state it serves

Editorial: University shouldn’t forget state it serves

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

University leaders have often invoked the historical mission of the University — to serve as an educational institution for the people of Illinois who may not have any other opportunity to receive higher education — this year in anticipation of the school’s 150-year anniversary. Much has change...

Editorial: Trump inauguration should spur student action

Editorial: Trump inauguration should spur student action

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
January 19
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S. While we’ve explained our distrust in the president-elect in past editorials, we are aware that the inevitable is finally happening. Watching someone who has picked on people of different races, genders, disabilities and more beco...

Editorial: MLK Day reminds us there’s more work to be done

Editorial: MLK Day reminds us there’s more work to be done

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
January 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

United States President Barack Obama’s slogan during his presidential campaign was “Forward,” but it hardly feels like we’ve moved forward during the last week of his presidency. The recent election of President-elect Donald Trump has shown that the country is more divided since electing its...

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