The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Travis Scott performs at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 24, 2019. Columnist Aparna Lakkaraju argues that COVID-19 is making it tough to reestablish proper crowd behavior at concerts.

Opinion | COVID-19 rocks crowd behavior expectations

By Aparna Lakkaraju, Columnist

After nearly two years of social isolation, it is no...

President Joe Biden at the virtual summit on Oct. 26. Senior Columnist Andrew Prozorovsky believes that Biden will have trouble gaining supporters due to the inflation during his presidency.

Opinion | Biden must endeavor to counter inflation

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Senior Columnist

President Joe Biden’s honeymoon with the media has...

Opinion | Toxic ‘film bros’ ruin Letterboxd

Opinion | Toxic ‘film bros’ ruin Letterboxd

By Caroline Tadla, Columnist

In a world of insecure film majors, Letterboxd is the...

Head football coach Bret Bielema walks onto the football field before the homecoming game against Wisconsin Oct. 9 Columnist Talia Duffy argues that Bielemas salary is too high for the underperforming team.

Opinion | Bielema’s extravagant salary is unjustifiable

By Talia Duffy, Columnist

Illinois is a Big Ten school. We are regularly featured...

Travis Scott performs during the Astroworld concert in Houston in 2019. Columnist Axel Almanza believes that the audiences safety at concerts should of up most priority for artists especially after the tragedies at Astroworld.

Opinion | Artists must protect fans from chaos

By Axel Almanza, Columnist

With the recent tragedy at Astroworld, countless are...

Opinion | Match Counseling Center’s pay to UI Police

Opinion | Match Counseling Center’s pay to UI Police

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor

As revealed in The Daily Illini’s updated salary...

Opinion | Meta is last ditch effort to save Facebook

Opinion | Meta is last ditch effort to save Facebook

By Hamza Haq, Columnist

Amid privacy scandals and controversy, Meta (formerly...

Aftermath of a deadly explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon on Aug. 4, 2020. Columnist Eddie Ryan believes that much help is needed for country in preserving Old Lebanon.

Opinion | ‘Old Lebanon’ must be saved

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

In a year of many calamities, the suffering Lebanese...

The Bachelorettes Michelle Young was the star attraction at CHS Field for the St. Paul Saints Triple-A baseball game on July 1, 2021, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Columnist Rayna believes that the Bachelorette shouldnt be making ghosting the norm.

Opinion | ‘Bachelorette’ raises mixed feelings about ghosting

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist

As I joined my roommates to watch “The Bachelorette”...

Opinion | Bystander effect isn’t an excuse

Opinion | Bystander effect isn’t an excuse

By Sanchita Teeka, Columnist

I, like most, have faith in humanity. I hope that if...

A scene from the Netflix show Elite of a Muslim character, Nadia Shanaa, who is played by Mina El Hammani. Columnist  Chiara Awatramani believes that western media misrepresents Muslims and Islam culture.

Opinion | Western media has a problem portraying Islam

By Chiara Awatramani, Columnist

Islam continues to stand as one of the world’s largest...

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D- W.Va., speaks at a news conference outside his office on Capitol Hill on Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. Columnist Axel Almanza argues that the two-party system ruins democratic governance.

Opinions | Two-party system splinters Democrats

By Axel Almanza, Columnist

The current two-party system translates into a fractured...

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