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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,...

Make inclusivity on campus a reality

Make inclusivity on campus a reality

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Inclusive Illinois – it’s a tagline the University loves touting to prospective students, returning alumni and dissuaded undergrads. It’s certainly something to be proud of. However, in the midst of all of this “inclusivity” remains a very warped mindset among the community. Cultural houses...

The CEO president is in need of a bailout

The CEO president is in need of a bailout

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

On Sept. 5 in a White House Press Briefing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA for short. Sessions parlayed little insight on the decisions, noting a meager six-month window until the program will cease. In...

The hassle of having a paper ID on campus

The hassle of having a paper ID on campus

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

You’ve been there, or seen it happen. You walk up to a campus bar without your ID. But it’s okay, because you have a paper copy while your new and improved ID is on its way. Just like any other night, you confidently pull out your identification, hand it to the bouncer and await a monotone, “Have a...

Help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

About 1,000 miles southwest of the University of Illinois, Hurricane Harvey has left areas of Louisiana and Texas submerged under nearly 50 inches of water. Students may complain about the wind that has a tendency to whip through central Illinois, but these winds are much less damaging than the wind...

The Daily Illini condemns bigotry

The Daily Illini condemns bigotry

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

August 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The Daily Illini Editorial Board is excited to welcome back all the Illini to campus. Whether you are a returning student or this is your first year, view this as a clean slate. We all have the opportunity to be the best version of ourselves. Given the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the di...

Kindness can overshadow apathy and hate

Kindness can overshadow apathy and hate

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

August 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

This summer, as many students were off campus and enjoying vacation, a major tragedy occurred. Every student, faculty and community member should be aware that Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China, was kidnapped in broad daylight. Depending on where you were this summer, thi...

Editorial: Be more than a social media activist

Editorial: Be more than a social media activist

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

You can be more than an Instagram activist. In January, the Women’s March dominated many major cities within the U.S. and garnered a lot of media attention. It was an event that will go down in history as a strong point for female unity and protest. Donald Trump had just recently won the presi...

Consider staying in C-U after graduation

Consider staying in C-U after graduation

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Before jolting back to the suburbs or out to Silicon Valley after graduation, consider Champaign-Urbana as a possibility. Seriously. Champaign-Urbana is a micro-urban community offering the vibrant, exciting city life with the care-free affordability of the country. Here are some reasons why we think...

Editorial: Nick Offerman was the right choice

Editorial: Nick Offerman was the right choice

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

After all the obvious hinting the University deployed over the last couple of days, it officially announced the commencement speaker on Tuesday. Nick Offerman will be speaking at Commencement. This may fill you with extreme happiness because you’re graduating and couldn’t imagine a better Commencem...

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