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Dear freshmen, beware of the bicycle lane

Dear freshmen, beware of the bicycle lane

By Mary Adam, Columist

October 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

This past summer I received many pieces of advice from friends, family members and co-workers for beginning college. Some I was happy to hear, but some was unsolicited. I heard everything from go to class, don't drink jungle juice, don't die, don't join the Greek system, do join the Greek system, don't...

Men should be honest with each other

Men should be honest with each other

By Tyler Panlilio, Columnist

October 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Columnists' opinions are their own and may not necessarily represent the views of The Daily Illini. Each year, my high school cross country team would line up at our stadium’s bleachers for picture day. Shortest in the front, tallest in the back, coaches on either side — the usual procedure f...

Apartment leasing companies cannot always be trusted

Apartment leasing companies cannot always be trusted

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It has come to the attention of the Editorial Board that apartment leasing companies on campus and the surrounding areas have been known to swindle students leasing with them. These companies typically pivot their power against students rather than assist them. As many students do not have cars and par...

Trump’s weaponizing of the flag is a political move

Trump’s weaponizing of the flag is a political move

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

October 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Columnists' opinions are their own and may not necessarily represent the views of The Daily Illini. Traditionally, the American flag serves as a physical symbol for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These concepts are almost universally agreed upon as the founding rights for the United States, rights t...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘A day in the life of Lindsey Cusack and the Illinois rowing team’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘A day in the life of Lindsey Cusack and the Illinois rowing team’

By Cameron Carter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

This is a Letter to the Editor. Click here to send us your own opinions. When I heard that Will Gerard wanted to do an article on the Illini Rowing team, it seemed fortuitous. The team is participating in Race for ROW Chicago, so getting a mention in The Daily Illini was great. When the article ...

The defilement of Green Street is a tradition

The defilement of Green Street is a tradition

By Mary Adam, Columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

If Green Street could talk it would say, “Help me, I’m covered in urine and drunk girls’ tears.” Walking down Green Street, you’re immediately embraced by a warm hug of horrific smells. If you were to make a stew to try to mimic the smell of Green Street, you'd need stale beer, rotting...

Is Teamoji good enough for Green Street?

Is Teamoji good enough for Green Street?

By Brian Loh, Columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Out with Mashawi Grill, in with Teamoji: A tea shop that offers fresh takes on flavored teas and drinks never seen before on campus. Except we have seen them. On Green Street alone, there are eight places that offer bubble tea within a one-block radius of one another. To be fair, Teamoji does offer ...

Swipe right for a good night

Swipe right for a good night

By Ashvini Malshe, Columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Being physically intimate with someone should be driven by mutual comfort and want. Should I be able to find that on this campus? I would think, yes. But what I find instead is that it is much easier to achieve a hookup — a concept that simultaneously terrifies and saddens me. Admittedly, I’m not w...

No guns, no liberty

No guns, no liberty

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Columnists' opinions are their own and may not necessarily represent the views of The Daily Illini. The recent Las Vegas shooting has once again revived the controversial gun control conversation, sparking debates about the merits of additional gun laws across the country. However, even in the wake of...

JUUL vapes are the 21st century cigarettes

JUUL vapes are the 21st century cigarettes

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

EDITORIAL A new epidemic is sweeping across campus. You may have heard of it, seen it or experienced it. You may be caught off guard when someone whips it out, and you’ve likely heard those who use it defend themselves from its unhealthy side effects. We’re talking about the newest form of e-cig...

Neutrality is a stance

Neutrality is a stance

By Ellen Barczak, Columnist

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

OPINIONS COLUMN College campuses hold quite the reputation for creating hotspots of liberal political beliefs. However, it would prove unfair for one to completely generalize a population. After all, at the University, both the Illini Republicans and Illini Democrats flourish. The current political...

Dove advertisement another in long line of bad marketing

Dove advertisement another in long line of bad marketing

By Isaiah Reynolds, Columnist

October 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

OPINIONS COLUMN Dove’s vision is as follows: “We are here to help women everywhere develop a positive relationship with the way they look, helping them raise their self-esteem and realise their full potential.” With recent controversy, the efforts behind this statement are being questioned ...

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