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Letter to the Editor: Bilingual education key to reducing academic prejudice

Letter to the Editor: Bilingual education key to reducing academic prejudice

Shiwei Zhang
December 1, 2016
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As an immigrant student, I am deeply moved by columnist Shankari Sureshbabu’s piece, “Immigrants Can Use Big Words Too." In her article, Sureshbabu responds to the unfortunate case of Tiffany Martinez, a Latina student from Suffolk University in Boston who was falsely accused of plagiarism due... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Students must remember bus safety practices

Letter to the Editor: Students must remember bus safety practices

Alexandra Carrier
November 28, 2016
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With most of our attention focused on the presidential election, we forget about the small things that impact our lives greatly. As students of the University, many modes of transportation are at our fingerprints. With winter around the corner, busing will be a very popular way of travel. Our safety shou... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: University should accommodate e-textbooks

Letter to the Editor: University should accommodate e-textbooks

Zongnan Chen
November 28, 2016
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Dear Robert J. Jones, I am a freshman at the University. This is a supereminent school; I know it's worth the price. But still, I was overwhelmed by the expensive cost of college education imposed on my parents and me. The prices of college textbooks are incredibly high in the U.S. The College Board ... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Trump should not end Trans-Pacific Partnership

Letter to the Editor: Trump should not end Trans-Pacific Partnership

Daniel Austins
November 28, 2016
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When President-elect Donald Trump upset former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, much of the world was devastated. Clinton, who was predicted to be the winner, was going to continue the progress President Barack Obama began. Instead, the Trump presidency has sworn to... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Students should support Illinois Access Bill

Letter to the Editor: Students should support Illinois Access Bill

Luis David Cabrales-Vasquez
November 16, 2016
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The purpose behind this letter is to raise awareness for the Illinois Access Bill SB2196 for Higher Education in State Student Aid. The bill is being voted on Wednesday. Although the post-election political climate may cause some polemical anxiety, the need to address the significance of this legislature... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s election requires action

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s election requires action

Alexander Montero
November 10, 2016
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Last night, we elected a president who, to his credit, reflects how the rest of the world sees America — rich, full of swagger and totally unapologetic. Many people, including myself, are disappointed in the results, disappointed in the low voter turnout and disappointed that this long election stress... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: “Safe Roads” amendment must not pass

Jarn Denijs
November 7, 2016
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Illinois, a once-proud state known for the late former President Lincoln, corn, gerrymandering and its “political boss” Michael Madigan, has planted a surprise in this fall’s voting ballot. Not only will we all vote for who we think is the lesser of two evils in this election, we will also vote... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Country’s future lies in classroom

Letter to the Editor: Country’s future lies in classroom

November 3, 2016
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For many Illinois students, November will mark the first time they cast a ballot in a presidential election. In just a few days, students will be lined up outside the Ike or the YMCA to pull a lever that will determine the course of our nation—no pressure for you first-time voters! As a recent Illinois grad... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: The Daily Illini should not run High Caliber shooting range ads

Letter to the Editor: The Daily Illini should not run High Caliber shooting range ads

Elly Hanauer
September 15, 2016
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Dear Editor, I was deeply disturbed to see an ad for “International Student Night” at Urbana’s High Caliber shooting range in a recent print edition of the Daily Illini.  Just as many venerable media outlets have taken stands against advertising tobacco and alcohol products, I would expect ... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: A letter to Josh Whitman

Letter to the Editor: A letter to Josh Whitman

Ron Colgan
February 18, 2016
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Dear Mr. Whitman, I am excited. By all accounts, your capabilities, desire and loyalty set you up to succeed in your new role of Director of Athletics. As for my background: I am an alumnus, I am an I Fund member, I am a season ticket holder and I want Illinois to win the right way, in the wors... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Student apologizes for Chabad Menorah damage

February 13, 2016
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Editor's note: Ruby Rivera, University junior, submitted the letter below to The Daily Illini following an article that detailed her involvement in the damage of the Menorah at the Illini Chabad Center for Jewish Life. This letter has been edited for clarity. To whom all this concerns, I... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: No reason to use real fur in Canada Goose jackets

Jodie Wiederkehr
February 9, 2016
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Regarding Leah Pearlman's post, I'm sure that the majority of those complaining about the Canada Goose jackets, made from real coyote fur, are people who do not consume or wear animals or animal products. Either way, it shouldn't matter who chooses to speak out against a product created from pure... Read more »