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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...

Sexual assault survivors are our ‘person of the year’

Sexual assault survivors are our ‘person of the year’

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Time magazine’s annual awarding of the “Person of the Year,” or the person or group of people who had the most influence on the news throughout the year, has recently sparked a bit of debate. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to proclaim that he would not accept Time’s terms for being n...

Shame on Suburban Express

Shame on Suburban Express

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

This weekend, mass transit company Suburban Express made racist and discriminatory statements aimed at more than 20 percent of the University’s student population. In an email advertising the “Suburban Express Experience,” they wrote, “You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our bu...

It might be time to stop streaming

It might be time to stop streaming

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories, Uncategorized

It started with Harvey Weinstein, and now, the floodgates are open in Hollywood — leading men are receiving boundless allegations of sexual misconduct, both on and off screen. The renowned actors Kevin Spacey, Ed Westwick and Louis C.K. are just a few of the alleged offenders. Like many of the issues t...

Be proactive; don’t blindly trust your academic adviser

Be proactive; don’t blindly trust your academic adviser

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

About midway through each semester, students across campus start looking through their DARS reports and course listings to begin the ever-joyous process of planning out their schedules for next semester. It’s during this time that students are reminded to see their advisers again. You might be s...

Halloween is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself and avoid stress

Halloween is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself and avoid stress

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 30, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Halloween won’t be the scariest event this year. Stress is everywhere, whether it stems from national security, international crises or the looming threat of midterms and internship applications. Even the scariest Pennywise costume can’t top the horrors of real life. So instead of putting on a creep...

5 notable alumni you might not know about

5 notable alumni you might not know about

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

It’s Homecoming Week, which means students navigate the Main Quad weaving in and out of adults strolling in bright orange sweaters with little kids. That’s right: Alumni are back on campus. This year, the Homecoming theme is “Illini make History.” Most students, when listing off famous alumni...

It’s time to step up and prevent sexual assault

It’s time to step up and prevent sexual assault

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 23, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For the past few weeks, women have been sharing stories of sexual assault and harassment through using a hashtag to convey the problems that routinely occur. But the #MeToo movement was one that started a decade ago by Tarana Burke, and sexual assault is a prevalent issue.  To avoid letting this movemen...

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...

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...

Remember basic bus etiquette when riding

Remember basic bus etiquette when riding

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

EDITORIAL The University of Illinois is fortunate enough to have a vastly diverse group of students enrolled. While many demographic breakdowns are focused on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, the population here can be much more easily broken down into four, broad groups: the pedestria...

A list of 20 things going on while Donald Trump distracts us

A list of 20 things going on while Donald Trump distracts us

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

President Donald Trump’s antics can deter Americans from more important issues going on “behind the scenes." Last week, Trump’s cheerleader-like display throwing paper towel rolls into the crowd distracted from real issues that the people of Puerto Rico are dealing with. Sometimes, people seem t...

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