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Editorial: University shouldn’t forget state it serves

Editorial: University shouldn’t forget state it serves

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
January 23, 2017
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... Read more »

Editorial: Trump inauguration should spur student action

Editorial: Trump inauguration should spur student action

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
January 19, 2017
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... Read more »

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, 2017
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... Read more »

Editorial: Looking back on a bumpy 2016

Editorial: Looking back on a bumpy 2016

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
December 12, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Semester-in-Review

Much of the past year, and the fall semester in particular, was weird, frustrating, sad, scary and, in some cases,  completely unprecedented. We could gripe about ways we wish our campus, nation and world could do better, so on and so on. Or we could look back on all of the positive events of the... Read more »

Editorial: Eight reasons to hate finals week

Editorial: Eight reasons to hate finals week

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
December 9, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

Slight disclaimer: This editorial contains a lot of complaining — about finals week. We are well aware that we are very fortunate to be receiving an education at this fine University and know there are many worse problems in the world (which we usually make a point to discuss in our editorials). ... Read more »

Editorial: Athletes increasingly can effect change through social media

Editorial: Athletes increasingly can effect change through social media

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
December 5, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Thursday felt like deja vu for Illinois football. This time, it was another team and another coach: Indiana football’s Kevin Wilson. Rumors were circling the entire day that Wilson was to be fired for coaching abuse. Indiana University held a press conference later that day, and Athletic Director F... Read more »

Editorial: Share holiday cheer with WPGU’s Operation Santa

Editorial: Share holiday cheer with WPGU’s Operation Santa

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
December 1, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Gearing up for the holiday season can be tough when you’re seriously strapped for cash and stressed out over your five finals. Somehow, though, our friends at WPGU managed to get in the holiday spirit in the best way possible. Our sister radio station will host a DJ lock-in Thursday and Friday to raise money for... Read more »

Editorial: Thanking our senior Illinois athletes

Editorial: Thanking our senior Illinois athletes

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
November 28, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Many young boys and girls grow up with a love of playing sports. They have many different dreams: hitting a grand slam in the World Series, draining a game-winning shot in a final series or scoring the deciding goal in a soccer shootout. Those are the dreams that many athletes try to make a reality when t... Read more »

Editorial: Reasons to be thankful this year

Editorial: Reasons to be thankful this year

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
November 24, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

After a grueling election season, unrest at the Dakota Access Pipeline and other protests, major earthquakes and tsunami threats in Japan and more, the widespread sadness and uncertainty can make it hard to remember the good in our world. So today, take care of yourself. Eat some pumpkin pie, reunite w... Read more »

Editorial: 13 ways to distract your family at Thanksgiving dinner

Editorial: 13 ways to distract your family at Thanksgiving dinner

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
November 17, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Oh, Thanksgiving. It’s a time to gather with family and friends, reflect on the past year’s blessings and stuff your face until you are in a food-induced coma. But nothing can spoil your appetite faster than when politics are put on the table. We all have that racist uncle and cousin who just... Read more »

Editorial: A letter to President-elect Donald Trump

Editorial: A letter to President-elect Donald Trump

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
November 14, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Dear President-elect Donald Trump, Congratulations on becoming the 45th president of the United States of America. As you may already know, you shocked not just the country, but the world, with your win. Because of this, The Daily Illini Editorial Board would like to offer a few reminders in anticip... Read more »

Editorial: Did you make America great again?

Editorial: Did you make America great again?

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
November 9, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Congratulations, America. You did it! You really made America “great” again. You’ve managed to beat the odds and elect the least-qualified, most blatantly racist, sexist and homophobic candidate available. Yes, it’s really “great” that come January, millions of Americans who have had to fi... Read more »