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Editorial: Students have a right to know their grades before finals

Editorial: Students have a right to know their grades before finals

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It’s almost May and finals are near, so now commences the mad dash to boost grades. From extra credit assignments to additional participation, students are trying everything they can to earn a couple more points. Many students across campus are going into their final exams without a clue of their...

Editorial: Continuing the mental health conversation

Editorial: Continuing the mental health conversation

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Last week, a deadly fire occurred at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. It was later revealed that the individual had acted intentionally.This time of year is known for such tragic acts. Spring is one season with some of the highest suicide rates, and April is one of the highest months, especially among young adults. Suicide is currently the second-leading cause of death among 20 to 24-year-olds. This includes college students on cam...

Editorial: Let’s break down barriers between international and domestic students

Editorial: Let’s break down barriers between international and domestic students

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We live on a campus divided into two distinct populations that seldom overlap: international students and domestic students. The University’s student population is made up of about 24 percent international students, yet many domestic students can’t name more than one or two of their international peers. E...

Editorial: Pay attention to the news

Editorial: Pay attention to the news

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It’s easy to be caught up in your day-to-day lives with the many stresses that finals and group projects create. You may feel any extra or free time you have is consumed. College is a time where many personal goals can be achieved, and those goals are at the forefront of everything most college studen...

Editorial: Appreciate the underdog sports

Editorial: Appreciate the underdog sports

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Football and basketball are great sports, but they are not the only sports on this campus that students should pay attention to and appreciate. This University is home to some extraordinary athletes, and some of them partake in sports that many students don’t always bother to go watch. Men’s ...

Editorial: Robot technology encroaches on human life

Editorial: Robot technology encroaches on human life

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Jacob Singleton and Michelle Tam Technology is becoming even better at predicting our next move, sometimes even before we know what we’re thinking. And movies are the perfect place to follow the transition. When robots first made their debut in movies, they were put in an intergalactic setting....

Editorial: Plan for the unplanned and learn about University resources

Editorial: Plan for the unplanned and learn about University resources

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

While focusing on all of the stress that life as a college student entails, an unplanned pregnancy can be the last thing on a student’s mind. As the case of former University student Lindsay Johnson highlights, students who are unprepared for pregnancy need to know their resources more than ...

Wait your turn to register

Wait your turn to register

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Each semester, returning University students begin the amazing race to get a spot in their desired course. For many students on campus, registration is a continual pain. Oftentimes classes are restricted, conflict with another course or fill up too quickly. This can be even more of a pain when courses ...

Editorial: A letter from Alma for visiting moms

Editorial: A letter from Alma for visiting moms

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Moms Day Guide, Opinions, Top Stories

Starting Friday, families will start arriving on campus to celebrate Moms Weekend. As a mother myself since 1929, Moms Weekend is one of my favorite campus celebrations. After a day filled with catching up, exploring campus and checking out the campus facilitated activities, there is always a bit of worry...

Editorial: Students can do more to prevent sexual assault

Editorial: Students can do more to prevent sexual assault

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

April marks the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Unfortunately, our campus is all too familiar with sexual assaults. To start, there’s the seemingly constant Campus Safety Notices informing students about sexual assaults in our community. Then, there’s the notable “It’s On Us” campaign. You...

Editorial: Do your part to save the bees

Editorial: Do your part to save the bees

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 30, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The bees are disappearing. You may have heard this before and shrugged your shoulders thinking that surely the Earth could do without a few bees. Unfortunately, any disruption of the natural order of the environment can quickly take a downward spiral.   They’ve paved paradise and put up a parkin...

Editorial: Don’t stress yourself out coming back from break

The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Reality can be a tough pill to swallow. The week right after spring break is when a lot of students realize that real work needs to be done between now and the end of the year. Coming back from a warm and beachy destination and a week of doing nothing, it’s daunting to return to daily life. Many...

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