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Study to music that isn’t Mozart

Study to music that isn’t Mozart

Krystyna Serhijchuk, Columnist
March 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Most students usually get ready to study with a stack of books and a laptop equipped with playlists curated by Spotify. Many of these are generic, comprised of classical music and somber acoustic songs. More often than not, these playlists lull me to sleep before they motivate me to study. One of Spotify’s...

Don’t be afraid to seek mental health help

Don’t be afraid to seek mental health help

Jamie Linton, Columnist
March 20
Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s that time of the semester again, when students are rebounding from their decisions regarding dropped classes.  Whether they’re worried about letting themselves (or their parents) down or because they don’t want their GPAs to crash, this can be an especially difficult decision for a stude...

Letter to the Editor: Illinois should raise age for tobacco sales

Letter to the Editor: Illinois should raise age for tobacco sales

Megha Mathur
March 18
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

When the University became smoke-free a few years ago, we made our school healthier, more inclusive and greener. But it’s time for the state of Illinois to take the next step in improving campus health by raising the age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. Raising the age would be better for students’...

Technology isn’t driving us further apart

Technology isn’t driving us further apart

Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist
March 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions

With every passing day, 353,000 babies are born and will slowly grow up in the most connected generation of children our world has ever seen. Evolution is a phenomenon that takes time to be seen, but with technology’s endless ceiling of restrictions we can witness it every single day. Ross Doutha...

Revoked Fraternities unjustly live on

Revoked Fraternities unjustly live on

Jacquelyn Banks
March 16
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

In response to “Frats live on despite UI punishments,” published on Feb. 9. The article leaves much room for inference and support of Alpha Chi Rho’s reapplication and reinstatement. However, I think the narrative should shift itself to the problem the University is having with sexual assault...

Illini Republican bake sale has flawed reasoning

Illini Republican bake sale has flawed reasoning

Tatiana Rodriguez, Columnist
March 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

When the Illini Republicans’ latest political stance is making baked goods to uphold white supremacy, you know they’re getting desperate. A few weeks before March 14, the date of the Illini Republicans’ “Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” the Illini Republicans became frustrated that there we...

Editorial: Saying farewell as our editorial staff turns over

Editorial: Saying farewell as our editorial staff turns over

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
March 16
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Another year on the Daily Illini calendar has passed. Friday night marks what we at The Daily Illini call “turnover” — the annual replacement of our editorial staff. This occasion also marks the final editorial put together by this group of editorial board members, so we wanted to reflect on w...

Students are more than just numbers

Students are more than just numbers

Tyler Panlilio, Columnist
March 15
Filed under Columns, Opinions

For a lot of students at the University, the thought of high school brings back memories of adolescence; from home football games to prom, those four years were a time of firsts. But it was also the first time we experienced rules and policies that made no sense. Last Friday, students protested ov...

Admitted students day should reassure University students

Admitted students day should reassure University students

Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist
March 15
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

There is a look in a senior student’s eyes their last few weeks here on campus — taking in their favorite sights a few more times, remembering with fondness the one-of-a-kind experiences they had at different places on campus. There is a look in a freshman student’s eyes the first few weeks on cam...

Media must monitor sexism within celebrity coverage

Media must monitor sexism within celebrity coverage

Jessie Webster, Columnist
March 14
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey foretold the future two years ago in January when they presented George Clooney with a lifetime achievement award at the 2015 Golden Globes. Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, the highly accomplished human rights lawyer who recently married Clooney, were the “it couple” of the...

Editorial: Help The Daily Illini improve our campus coverage

Editorial: Help The Daily Illini improve our campus coverage

The Daily Illini Editorial Board
March 14
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The Daily Illini Editorial Board has been led by a consistent group of editors for nearly an entire year now. Our experiences at the helm of the paper have led to both individual growth and a better understanding of our fellow University students’ desires. We’ve learned about what students lo...

Transgender soldiers deserve military acceptance

Transgender soldiers deserve military acceptance

Doreen Misiorek
March 13
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

How can Transgender Soldiers Negatively Impact my Military Career? Quick answer: They can’t. Repealed June 2016, the ban on transgender persons in the U.S. military required individuals to hide certain characteristics about themselves. Now that this barrier has been removed, transgender Servi...

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