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SheaMoisture underestimates the Black woman’s dollar

SheaMoisture underestimates the Black woman’s dollar

Tatiana Rodriguez, Columnist
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WWFxEnJovA Major companies have been missing their mark lately when it comes to connecting with Black consumers. First it was Pepsi with their controversial Kendall Jenner advertisement and now it’s SheaMoisture, a hair product company that caters to natural hair...

Editorial: Nick Offerman was the right choice

Editorial: Nick Offerman was the right choice

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
April 27, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

After all the obvious hinting the University deployed over the last couple of days, it officially announced the commencement speaker on Tuesday. Nick Offerman will be speaking at Commencement. This may fill you with extreme happiness because you’re graduating and couldn’t imagine a better Commencem...

University hides information regarding criminal records

University hides information regarding criminal records

Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The University boasted over 43,000 students in 2014. Over 32,000 of these students were undergraduates and a little over 11,000 were graduate students. Those numbers have since grown in the past three years. A simple walk through the Main Quad can display the University’s rich diversity of students of all ...

Zipcar, GrubHub should improve customer service to students

Zipcar, GrubHub should improve customer service to students

Minju Park, Columnist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

College students are often short on resources, as we are separated from our parents who we have previously depended on for food, transportation and housing. At the same time, we are trying to maintain that we are independent adults capable of living on our own. College students seem like the perfec...

Letter to the Editor: Why you should vote for Emily Tuttle for Student Trustee

Letter to the Editor: Why you should vote for Emily Tuttle for Student Trustee

Laura Saldivar and Alex Villanueva
April 26, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Being an Illini is more than wearing our favorite colors orange and blue. It is a sense of engagement, pride and excellence in building a strong foundation for the future. Emily Tuttle, junior in management and political science, is the experienced Student Trustee candidate we want and deserve. Her...

Editorial: Students have a right to know their grades before finals

Editorial: Students have a right to know their grades before finals

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
April 26, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It’s almost May and finals are near, so now commences the mad dash to boost grades. From extra credit assignments to additional participation, students are trying everything they can to earn a couple more points. Many students across campus are going into their final exams without a clue of their...

KAM’s penguin visit should be more than a photo-op

KAM’s penguin visit should be more than a photo-op

Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I finally remembered to call my Dad last week to catch up on life. After talking for a good half hour, he told me he had to get back to work. I yelled for him to wait a minute — I had forgotten to share my very important news; a penguin was coming to campus for a visit. If you need to get in touch...

“13 Reasons Why” oversimplifies suicide

“13 Reasons Why” oversimplifies suicide

Jamie Linton, Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

The latest title in the Netflix binge watching trend is a single-season show entitled “13 Reasons Why,” in which a 16-year-old girl, Hannah Baker, recounts the 13 people and situations that caused her to commit suicide.   Although the internet has praised the show for shedding light on very re...

Trust scientists to do their jobs

Trust scientists to do their jobs

Matt Silich, Columnist
April 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

During a 2009 meeting with Republicans to discuss the nature of the stimulus package designed to reboot the American economy, President Barack Obama expressed his frustration with the stalled negotiations: “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” That remark went down as one o...

Earth Day can be every day

Earth Day can be every day

Tyler Panlilio, Columnist
April 24, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The Great Barrier Reef is dying, and climate change is to blame. The corals that make up the reef are the subject of many recent studies regarding the collapse of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Coral bleaching is a direct result of climate change. Warmer water temperatures cause c...

Editorial: Continuing the mental health conversation

Editorial: Continuing the mental health conversation

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
April 24, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Last week, a deadly fire occurred at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. It was later revealed that the individual had acted intentionally.This time of year is known for such tragic acts. Spring is one season with some of the highest suicide rates, and April is one of the highest months, especially among young adults. Suicide is currently the second-leading cause of death among 20 to 24-year-olds. This includes college students on cam...

Letter to the Editor: Veteran’s Choice bill is long overdue

Letter to the Editor: Veteran’s Choice bill is long overdue

Eric Batsie
April 22, 2017
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

A new solution to solve the Veteran’s Affairs problems. Yesterday, President Trump signed into law the "Veteran’s Choice Program Improvement Act.” The bill is designed to extend and improve the existing veteran’s choice program, in order to allow more veterans to see a doctor of their choice...

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