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Procrastinate now to save your grades later

Procrastinate now to save your grades later

By Mary Adam, Columnist

December 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I have been subject to the YouTube black hole too many times. First, you innocently press on a clip of a Vine compilation, have a few laughs and then realize the clip is 12 minutes long. You tell yourself after this one clip you’ll finish your assignment or start studying.  But suddenly, the clip is...

Hibernation is key: How to survive finals

Hibernation is key: How to survive finals

By Ellen Barczak, Columnist

December 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I would like to report an imbalance in the universe. Since I am unaware as to whom I should notify about this celestial malfunction, I will explain my predicament to you, reader. The space-time continuum is broken. It’s December, and, as far as I’m concerned, it was August about five minutes ag...

Don’t let President Trump steal our land

Don’t let President Trump steal our land

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Hey, you with the Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover.  Do you know anything about that fleece you are wearing besides the fact that seemingly every third person walking around this campus has one on too? This week, the company that makes the fleece jacket we all know very well on this...

Exams better for mastering material than final group projects

Exams better for mastering material than final group projects

By Sriram Karumbunathan, Columnist

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As finals week approaches, many classes either have a final exam or a final project. These are both alternate ways of showing you have mastered the class material. In some classes, there is clearly one that is more appropriate than the other. For example, theory classes will often incorporate exams,...

Letter to the Editor: Take care of yourself this finals season

Letter to the Editor: Take care of yourself this finals season

By Jacqueline Geraty

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Whether this upcoming week brings your first college finals or your last, final exam season brings stress and difficulty to students anxiously awaiting the start of winter break. As the semester reaches its end, taking care of yourself and others should be a top priority. The Counseling Center on...

Moore and others trivialize sexual assault for political gain

Moore and others trivialize sexual assault for political gain

By Jaime Watts, Columnist

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It seems there is a certain pattern surrounding #MeToo survivors in politics. Recently, Senator Al Franken spoke about his resignation while pointing out the irony that we have a president who bragged about sexually assaulting women along with a senator candidate, Roy Moore, who is an accused child molester ...

Letter to the Editor: Communities are failing their survivors

Letter to the Editor: Communities are failing their survivors

By Eleni Kaldis

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Your Opinions

Nearly every day since the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations have been in the news, dozens of women and men in Hollywood, politics and academia are exposing sexual misconduct incidents. From the first allegations against Harvey Weinstein to his eventual firing by the board of his company...

Target makes waves for body positivity

Target makes waves for body positivity

By Jamie Linton, Columnist

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Target is acting as a blessing for women everywhere in yet another way this month. On top of being a home decor mecca and a convenient grocery option, the retailer is also breaking barriers in terms of the way it displays its clothing. In 2015, Target Australia introduced “realistic” shaped mann...

Emergency exits too often overlooked on campus

Emergency exits too often overlooked on campus

By Delayne Weston, Columnist

December 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Imagine hearing the fire alarm in your dorm or apartment. Where do you go? Do you know where the fire exits are? You only have a few seconds, so you better think on your feet. I’m sure we all remember the scene from “The Office” when Dwight takes matters into his own hands to teach his co-worker...

Letter to the Editor: NFL should redesign helmets to prevent concussions

Letter to the Editor: NFL should redesign helmets to prevent concussions

By Matthew Gibson

December 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Football is widely viewed as the most popular sport in America. The players exhibit speed and strength that can seem otherworldly to most normal human beings. However, they do have to take care of their bodies just like the rest of us, something that the NFL may not want you to know. A rising concern...

Letter to the Editor: It’s not a good idea to raise minimum wage

Letter to the Editor: It’s not a good idea to raise minimum wage

By Conor Durkin

December 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Your Opinions

I’m writing to express my concern about future legislation regarding an increase in the state minimum wage. In order to provide a more substantial lifestyle for low-income workers, the debate over increasing the minimum wage has significantly grown in popularity across the country for the last five...

Editorial: Response to The News-Gazette’s Dennis Toeppen redemption article

Editorial: Response to The News-Gazette’s Dennis Toeppen redemption article

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 8, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The News-Gazette gave Dennis Toeppen his redemption narrative on Thursday, less than a week after the Suburban Express owner made “controversial” statements. It’s all there in the headline, “Jim Dey: Controversial Suburban Express owner: 'I want every passenger I can get'.” Shameless self-p...

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