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Alt-right movement: It’s wrong

Alt-right movement: It’s wrong

By Guzi He, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

It seemed like a notice from a federal agency, but this was no Great Seal. In fact, it was a clear recreation of it. On the poster was a bizarre bird with sharp, jagged wings and talons holding three large arrows. Inked in bold were the words “RECLAIM AMERICA” below an image of a bundle of stic...

Ads are not meddling with election

Ads are not meddling with election

By Guzi He, Columnist

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

President Donald Trump recently accused China of election meddling. The evidence: China-sponsored “propaganda ads” denouncing his all-out trade war found in The Des Moines Register, an Iowa newspaper. The shadowy campaign of misinformation Russian trolls launched in 2016 from their fake social med...

Student life in a construction zone

Student life in a construction zone

By Collin Carmichael, Columnist

October 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

Illinois Street Residence Hall was my freshman year dorm of choice, and as such, it will always hold a special place in my heart. However, as much as I loved its location and convenience, watching what it has become with the advent of renovation made me question why the University would ever house s...

Kavanaugh’s response proves he’s undeserving

Kavanaugh’s response proves he’s undeserving

By Kyra Sadovi, Columnist

October 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

The Brett Kavanaugh hearings were a turning point for the worse in this new era of extreme partisanship. The entire world seemed to be watching as Christine Blasey Ford was sworn in and questioned. This University campus was not immune. I am among many guilty others who sat in the last row of a lect...

Set an example with Judge Kavanaugh

By Ellen Barczak, Columnist

October 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

I believe victims. Judge Kavanaugh should not be our next Supreme Court justice. For those who are unaware, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick — women he knew in either high school or college....

Can Apple save Hollywood?

Can Apple save Hollywood?

By Matt Hutchison, Columnist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

Can Apple save Hollywood? This may make me sound like a traitor to our generation, or maybe like your Grandpa, but I have a confession to make: I think there is too much pointless sex, violence and profanity in much of today’s media content. So you can imagine my surprise when Apple, via CEO Tim Cook...

Editorial | Stay conscious of your image on social media

Editorial | Stay conscious of your image on social media

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

You went out to a bar this weekend and got a little wild with your friends from class. This morning, someone texted you a photo and you’re tempted to share it. Should you? The Daily Illini Editorial Board encourages students to consider, at the very least, what’s already posted on their social media...

Possibility of Universal Basic Income looms large in the future

Possibility of Universal Basic Income looms large in the future

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

September 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

As technology and civilization evolve, so do the means by which humans ensure each other a better standard of living. By the late 19th century, every state in the U.S. had a coherent public school system for future generations to attain the skills required to work in an industrialized economy. The So...

VeoRide: nuisance?

VeoRide: nuisance?

By Collin Carmichael, Columnist

September 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

One new addition to our campus, many have noticed, is the presence of bright blue bikes with flashy lights and pay-to-ride advertisements. The bikes are almost impossible to miss here at the University, or any of the 14 others they inhabit. These bikes were created by the company VeoRide, a bike shari...

Editorial | Parties are full of germs, don’t share your drink

Editorial | Parties are full of germs, don’t share your drink

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

At the University, parties and bars are rampant with students sharing drinks, JUULs and people. With the sheer amount of students passing through, these environments become the perfect places for bacteria to spread. Most students are aware of how many germs are spread in any type of housing, on or off campu...

Grown-ups are people, too

Grown-ups are people, too

By Samuel Kottoor, Columnist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

Growing up, I was frequently asked the question: What do you want to do when you’re older? I would not have answered the question with such excitement and certainty if I knew career fairs were what facilitated the growing-up process. Career fairs used to scare the life out of me. You walk into a r...

Colin Kaepernick is not a traitor

Colin Kaepernick is not a traitor

By Jaime Watts, Columnist

September 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

Nike recently released an advertisement filled with inspiring athletes and words of encouragement related to its slogan of “Just Do It.” However, the inclusion and voiceover of Colin Kaepernick caused a tremendous amount of controversy, debate and boycotts for the company. Kaepernick is most known...

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