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Editorial | Water Day can be every day

Editorial | Water Day can be every day

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Thursday is Illinois Water Day. You can celebrate by going to your local grocery store and buying a bottle of water, swimming at the ARC’s 22,907 square-foot indoor pool or taking a warm, relaxing bath. In Cape Town, South Africa, an unsettling portion of the water available to us every day is rationed...

Editorial | This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

Editorial | This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

"The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media.” “Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control exactly what people think.” “I’m concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-side...

Editorial | Political activism is more than just protesting

Editorial | Political activism is more than just protesting

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Make a sign, but not just to be on the 5 o’clock news. Post a picture, but not for the purpose of gathering up likes. Yell a chant, but don’t blindly follow. The political climate surrounding us has sparked possibly one of the most active protesting scenes experienced in the country — and wit...

Editorial | Seek truth and spread it

Editorial | Seek truth and spread it

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Time’s Up. #Metoo. The student reactions to the Parkland shooting. Political unrest within the Trump administration.   All of these movements and events were propelled by a call to action. It wasn’t a coincidence that each new initiative occurred within only two months of another. For the ...

Editorial | Put the St. Patrick’s Day back in Unofficial

Editorial | Put the St. Patrick’s Day back in Unofficial

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories, Unofficial Edition

Has anyone else noticed that Unofficial has seemed lackluster in the last couple of years? The upperclassmen members of the Editorial Board have noticed. In the last couple of years, Unofficial has become just another day to go out, day drink and go to the bars. On a bar-heavy campus like our own, this is no...

Editorial | What you need to know about the GEO protest

Editorial | What you need to know about the GEO protest

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

The Graduate Employees' Organization began striking today, 196 days after its contract ended. The Daily Illini is not taking a stance on the issue because the editorial board is primarily undergraduates who are not directly involved in the ongoing negotiations. Undergraduate students on campus should...

Editorial | Parkland shooting survivors prove young people do have a voice

Editorial | Parkland shooting survivors prove young people do have a voice

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

It doesn’t matter where you stand on the issue of gun control — no one in our country is unfamiliar with the act of a school shooting. The idea of someone entering a place of education with the intent to inflict harm has become so common that even when news breaks of another incident, there is he...

Editorial | Keeping politics in mind during the Olympics

Editorial | Keeping politics in mind during the Olympics

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

During the politically divisive time we live in, the Olympics could either serve as a reminder to stay educated about the state of the world, or as a time to distract from politics and focus on unity. Keep politics in mind while you watch the Olympics Every two years, more than 100 countries come togethe...

Editorial | The beginning of the end to football as we know it

Editorial | The beginning of the end to football as we know it

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Do you ever feel guilty watching football players get smacked in the head? Do you think about the ramifications of the brain damage many professional and even recreational football players endure? Most of us would say no, we don’t really think about it, especially when we are just watching the g...

Editorial | Larry Nassar sentencing reflects severity of sexual assault

Editorial | Larry Nassar sentencing reflects severity of sexual assault

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The story of Larry Nassar’s alleged sexual assaults against young athletes began long before the #MeToo movement of late 2017 propelled his name back into the media, and it shows that the topic of sexual assault was not taken as seriously before millions of supporters joined the #MeToo movement earl...

Editorial | Salty about unsalted roads and sidewalks

Editorial | Salty about unsalted roads and sidewalks

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The snow has fallen, and so have many students slipping on ice. Once again, we’re entering another semester in the frigid, icy winter. Students are getting settled into their coursework, ready to start the semester off right, but getting to class in this cold can be a dangerous task. In 2014,...

Editorial | Aziz Ansari situation highlights myths about consent

Editorial | Aziz Ansari situation highlights myths about consent

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 16, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

By now, many of us have probably heard that Aziz Ansari was implicated in a situation involving a woman whom he had a sexual encounter with, which left the woman feeling uncomfortable and disrespected. Since she came forward, social media has been abuzz with those who claim the situation was “too blur...

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