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Bike sharing would ease campus transportation woes

Bike sharing would ease campus transportation woes

By Harrison Lindholm, Columnist

October 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Cities across America are introducing bike sharing programs for quick rides to get around town. Perhaps most notable to University students are Chicago’s Divvy Bikes, but the programs have proliferated across the country. A bike sharing program on campus would be an economical option for getting around and...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Now is the time to talk about gun control

Now is the time to talk about gun control

By Minju Park, Columnist

October 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

OPINIONS COLUMN On Oct. 1, a gunman killed 58 people and seriously injured hundreds at a country music festival from the vantage point of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. After further investigation, officials found that the gunman had equipped 12 rifles with a firearm accessory called a “bu...

Media provides valuable discourse on mass violence

Media provides valuable discourse on mass violence

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

October 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

If you’re a serious fan of the “Friends” franchise, you may recall the episode where Monica and Chandler are trying to go on their honeymoon and they keep being shown up by another newlywed couple on their travels.  However, the episode was originally filmed showing the couple being calle...

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