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Waka Flocka Flame: A Political Mastermind

Waka Flocka Flame: A Political Mastermind

Brandon Zegiel, Columnist
October 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

This election season, we’ve see Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the semi-relevant Gary Johnson scope a seat out for the oval office. We’ve seen Trump, the Republican, make his racist and sexist comments, and we shake our heads because of the stupidity that he even has gall to speak live on ... Read more »

Break up your clique by branching out 

Break up your clique by branching out 

Tyler Panlilio, Columnist
October 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Even though there are over 44,000 students on campus, it’s pretty easy to feel alone here at the University. I just got back from dinner at the Ike by myself — not necessarily a bad thing per se, but it’s kind of getting old. People always say that college is supposed to be the best four year... Read more »

Editorial: Worry about your own emotions

Editorial: Worry about your own emotions

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
May 12, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Do you want to know what every woman loves? Being told to smile by random men on the street definitely tops the list. Contrary to this view, which a surprising number of people seem to have, most women don’t love when men trivialize them by asking for extra emotion. When was the last time yo... Read more »

Netflix will not melt your brain

Netflix will not melt your brain

Isabella Winkler
April 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

One of the many valuable lessons I’ve learned at college is that school and Netflix go hand in hand. Whether we are procrastinating, winding down or choosing to save the eight dollars a month for something decidedly more valuable, every college student has a relationship with Netflix.Lately, my on... Read more »

Put away your selfie stick

Put away your selfie stick

Minju Park
April 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

During my spring break, I traveled to Istanbul to visit my brother who is studying abroad there. I really enjoyed having the experience of learning about a country that is so different from my own, and I found its rich and complicated history fascinating. However, my trip was speckled with a sight th... Read more »

Surpassing grief to celebrate Moms Weekend

Minju Park
April 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

This weekend was Moms Weekend; a celebrated tradition where the University invites the students’ moms to campus to enjoy “musicals, (a) craft fair, flower shows, art exhibits, vocal performances and athletic events.” SOIt’s also a way for sons and daughters to invite their moms to campus, spend time with them ... Read more »

Apple, writs and opposition

Greg Caceres
April 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Information builds and inspires everything we do. This is a confused age of overload, and information drives it all.As the U.S. government stumbles to catch up to this overload, more and more cases of attempted control and containment pop up. Government officials want information under their belt, and fro... Read more »

Editorial: Don't abuse your First Amendment rights

Editorial: Don't abuse your First Amendment rights

April 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Overstating the importance of the First Amendment in facilitating responsible journalism is a difficult task. It allows us to do our jobs as aspiring journalists, but more importantly, facilitates freedom of expression for all U.S. citizens.That said, no one should use the privilege granted by the First... Read more »

Congress lends a paw to veterans

Hayley Nagelberg
April 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dog is man’s best friend. This has been common knowledge for years, but it’s taken on new meaning recently. Being man’s best friend no longer just means standing loyally nearby. Lawmakers are now recognizing these best friends because of their therapeutic benefits for individuals with special needs, ... Read more »

Discover an appreciation for the arts

Paul Delutio
April 10, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Clutching my umbrella and grumbling to myself as I walked across campus to the Krannert Centermk, I resented having waited so long to attend a concert for my world music class. After a 20-minute walk in the dark and cold rain, thinking about all the other things I had to do, I arrived at Krannert.Th... Read more »

Discover an appreciation for the arts

Discover an appreciation for the arts

Paul Delutio
April 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Clutching my umbrella and grumbling to myself as I walked across campus to the Krannert center, I resented having waited so long to attend a concert for my world music class. After a 20-minute walk in the dark and cold rain, thinking about all the other things I had to do, I arrived at Krannert. The Marc... Read more »

The societal harm of the War on Drugs

The societal harm of the War on Drugs

Alex Cocanig
April 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Prohibition of drugs in the United States dates back over 100 years and continues to remain a hot-button issue today. Later this month, the United Nations will host a summit in New York to discuss the War on Drugs, which has been an ongoing effort by most countries of the world to reduce, eliminate o... Read more »