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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...

Mass shooting in Las Vegas raises serious discussion

Mass shooting in Las Vegas raises serious discussion

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” When this legislation was written almost 250 years ago, the technology required to build a s...

Hugh Hefner, a multifaceted and controversial life

Hugh Hefner, a multifaceted and controversial life

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, died Wednesday night. Twitter came alive shortly after with the usual mix of celebrity reactions, inspirational quotes and memorial portraits. Yet among the tributes, a notable fraction reacted differently, questioning the integrity of honoring Hefner, the...

Trump’s NFL comments are way off mark

Trump’s NFL comments are way off mark

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Lovie Smith said it best: “For this many people to feel like they need to take a stand against it, then something is wrong.” On Friday, Trump openly called NFL owners to fire any “son of a bitch” that follows Colin Kaepernick’s lead and kneels through the national anthem. It’s not the first t...

Slice Factory has some big shoes to fill

Slice Factory has some big shoes to fill

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Cheap drunk food on Green Street is a thing of the past. Sure, McDonald’s is always there for a budget-friendly bite and a random DJ, but non-chain restaurants catered toward college students who are looking to grab a late night snack are largely gone. Slice Factory, which opened on Thursday, w...

Grange Grove needs to go (even more) Greek

Grange Grove needs to go (even more) Greek

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

For years, sororities and fraternities head away from campus to “Block” at The Red Lion or Joe’s Brewery. Block is a Saturday morning tradition for bars on campus where fraternities and sororities party at the bars and get special deals. There is no reason why that exact same thing can’t be done at ...

Greek recruitment can be superficial

Greek recruitment can be superficial

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Greek life has its perks. Lifelong friendships, support systems, a social outlet and a home away from home for many participating members. Greek life began in the mid to late 19th century as a way for college students to find communities with common interests, often talking about current events,...

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