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Editorial: Do your part to save the bees

Editorial: Do your part to save the bees

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

The bee’s are disappearing. You may have heard this before, and shrugged your shoulders thinking that surely the Earth could do without a few bees. Unfortunately, any disruption of the natural order of the environment can quickly take a downward spiral.   They’ve paved paradise and put up a parkin...

Editorial: Don’t stress yourself out coming back from break

Editorial: Don’t stress yourself out coming back from break

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

Reality can be a tough pill to swallow. The week right after spring break is when a lot of students realize that real work needs to be done between now and the end of the year. Coming back from a warm and beachy destination and a week of doing nothing, it’s daunting to return to daily life. Many...

Editorial: Help our new editorial board be even better

Editorial: Help our new editorial board be even better

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
March 27
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Students are returning  to campus and settling back into their daily routines. Meanwhile, the editorial board is going through a transformation. Spring break signals a renewal as we transition to a whole new Daily Illini Staff. Our change in leadership offers a new mix of perspectives contributing...

Editorial: Saying farewell as our editorial staff turns over

Editorial: Saying farewell as our editorial staff turns over

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
March 16
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Another year on the Daily Illini calendar has passed. Friday night marks what we at The Daily Illini call “turnover” — the annual replacement of our editorial staff. This occasion also marks the final editorial put together by this group of editorial board members, so we wanted to reflect on w...

Editorial: Help The Daily Illini improve our campus coverage

Editorial: Help The Daily Illini improve our campus coverage

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
March 14
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The Daily Illini Editorial Board has been led by a consistent group of editors for nearly an entire year now. Our experiences at the helm of the paper have led to both individual growth and a better understanding of our fellow University students’ desires. We’ve learned about what students lo...

Editorial: Groce’s firing difficult but justified

Editorial: Groce’s firing difficult but justified

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

Saturday was a tough day for a good guy. The cliche of nice guys finishing last was on display Saturday when athletic director Josh Whitman fired basketball coach John Groce. It wasn’t a surprising move — many fans agree that it was time — but that doesn’t mean it was an easy move to make. This...

Editorial: Use caution when adjusting your spring schedule

Editorial: Use caution when adjusting your spring schedule

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

Some of the University’s less-focused students may not have noticed, but we’ve already reached the eight-week drop deadline for the spring semester. For those of you who accidentally missed the first few weeks of class or entirely forgot about a class in your schedule, Friday is the last day to drop ou...

Editorial: Unofficial shouldn’t overshadow University student’s death

Editorial: Unofficial shouldn’t overshadow University student’s death

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
March 5
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

We lost a fellow Illini on Friday. Jonathan Morales passed away after he fell off a balcony. He was a 23-year-old junior studying communications at the University. The tragedy came on a day of celebration for most University students: Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a day that almost always...

Stay safe during Unofficial 2017

Stay safe during Unofficial 2017

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
March 2
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Every year, the three police forces who help govern our beloved campus hand out hundreds of tickets to students in just one day: the infamous Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. Students lament this close monitoring every year, but the cops’ vigilance is merely an appropriate reaction to the many health ...

Editorial: Endorsing our favorite Unofficial drinks

Editorial: Endorsing our favorite Unofficial drinks

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

It is traditional for editorial boards to endorse presidential candidates and the like, but in the current political climate, we decided to try something else. Below you’ll find The Daily Illini’s Official Unofficial Drink Endorsements. Like an election, it’s important to select different candidates fo...

Editorial: How each graduating class should celebrate Unofficial

Editorial: How each graduating class should celebrate Unofficial

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

Just like your effort in class or your opinion on The Red Lion, your views on Unofficial are likely to change as you age. The Daily Illini Editorial Board has compiled tips on the best way to approach Unofficial based on your year at the University. Freshmen You’ve been hearing about this famed drinking holida...

Editorial: Our mandatory listening for Unofficial 2017

Editorial: Our mandatory listening for Unofficial 2017

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
February 28
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For a day that’s dedicated to drinking, or at least fun with friends, you’ll need definitely need some tunes to last you through your Unofficial activities.   While there are plenty of non-Illinois students on campus for the weekend, that doesn’t mean we all can’t agree on our musical taste...

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