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Letter to the Editor: Take care of yourself this finals season

Letter to the Editor: Take care of yourself this finals season

By Jacqueline Geraty

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Whether this upcoming week brings your first college finals or your last, final exam season brings stress and difficulty to students anxiously awaiting the start of winter break. As the semester reaches its end, taking care of yourself and others should be a top priority. The Counseling Center on...

Letter to the Editor: Communities are failing their survivors

Letter to the Editor: Communities are failing their survivors

By Eleni Kaldis

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Your Opinions

Nearly every day since the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations have been in the news, dozens of women and men in Hollywood, politics and academia are exposing sexual misconduct incidents. From the first allegations against Harvey Weinstein to his eventual firing by the board of his company...

Letter to the Editor: NFL should redesign helmets to prevent concussions

Letter to the Editor: NFL should redesign helmets to prevent concussions

By Matthew Gibson

December 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Football is widely viewed as the most popular sport in America. The players exhibit speed and strength that can seem otherworldly to most normal human beings. However, they do have to take care of their bodies just like the rest of us, something that the NFL may not want you to know. A rising concern...

Letter to the Editor: It’s not a good idea to raise minimum wage

Letter to the Editor: It’s not a good idea to raise minimum wage

By Conor Durkin

December 9, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Your Opinions

I’m writing to express my concern about future legislation regarding an increase in the state minimum wage. In order to provide a more substantial lifestyle for low-income workers, the debate over increasing the minimum wage has significantly grown in popularity across the country for the last five...

Letter to the Editor: Homeless veterans deserve more aid

Letter to the Editor: Homeless veterans deserve more aid

By Shannon Dolan

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

You may have recently come across a news story about Kate McClure, a young woman who raised over $300,000 for a homeless veteran who helped her out when she ran out of gas one evening. As amazing as this story is, when did it become the responsibility of a 23-year-old woman to aid this man? Ve...

Letter to the Editor: University students are too bright for Suburban Express’ antics

Letter to the Editor: University students are too bright for Suburban Express’ antics

By Jesse Ruiz

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

As a proud alum – and as the proud son of Mexican immigrants – I was horrified by the racism of Suburban Express’ recent boast stating, “you won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses.” The University of Illinois was founded so that young people with modest means could...

Letter to the Editor: Suburban Express has a bad track record

Letter to the Editor: Suburban Express has a bad track record

By Kelsey Martin

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

The racist comments that Suburban Express made are nothing compared to the lack of human dignity they show to everyone who attempts to speak the truth about the company's treatment of its customers and disgraceful business practices. Do not use this company. It has mocked anyone who gives negative...

Letter to the Editor: Response to Suburban Express apology

Letter to the Editor: Response to Suburban Express apology

By Yihan Zhou

December 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Suburban Express sent an offensive advertisement and a following apology. In my opinion, the company did not mean to apologize to anyone. I have to admit that I have a different opinion on the way Suburban Express is operated. I believe a good company should serve everyone in need, regardless of race...

Letter to the Editor: Suburban Express doesn’t know how to apologize

Letter to the Editor: Suburban Express doesn’t know how to apologize

By Xuanie Wang

December 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Your Opinions

Suburban Express does not know how to properly apologize because it never intended to. Suburban Express, a shuttle bus service that serves the University of Illinois community, recently sent out a “Welcome to December!” email to its customers with Christmas Break Bus Schedules and a list of bull...

Letter to the Editor: Rethink sponsorship with Dynegy Inc.

Letter to the Editor: Rethink sponsorship with Dynegy Inc.

By Taiya Tkachuk

December 2, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

In February 2016, the University pledged to create a campus action plan to more actively respond to the pressing issue of climate change when Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson signed Second Nature’s Climate Resilience Commitment. Yet, while the University is moving toward becoming a greener campus,...

Letter to the Editor: Protect and empower survivors of sexual assault

Letter to the Editor: Protect and empower survivors of sexual assault

By Grace Kim

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

A series of sexual assault allegations have recently come to light, and more allegations are pouring in as women find the courage to come forward about their own stories. For many women, it has been a continuous battle. For others, the battle has just begun. Women all over the nation are standing...

Letter to the Editor: Courtesy non-existent online

Letter to the Editor: Courtesy non-existent online

By Madeleine Hubbard

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Growing up, my mother told me, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Recently, I have adjusted that proverb to, “If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online.” Most of us got a Facebook account around the same time as our parents and are still...

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