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...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

Daisy Ridley stars as Rey in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi. Columnist Talia Duffy believes that The Last Jedi does not deserve the hate it gets from the many fans from the Star Wars franchise.

Opinion | Give ‘The Last Jedi’ the respect it deserves

By Talia Duffy, Columnist

*The following contains spoilers for “Star Wars:...

Opinion | Timothée Chalamet replaces Leonardo DiCaprio as new heartthrob

Opinion | Timothée Chalamet replaces Leonardo DiCaprio as new heartthrob

By Caroline Tadla, Columnist

With recent releases of sci-fi blockbuster “Dune”...

A traffic jam on a highway on July 20, 2018. Columnist Matthew Krauter discusses the dangers of driving on the shoulder of the road.

Opinion | Don’t drive on the shoulder

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist

You’re driving down I-57 to Champaign when the perpetual...

John Mulaney performs onstage at NRDCs Night of Comedy Benefit, in partnership with Discovery, Inc. hosted by Seth Meyers, on April 30, 2019, in New York City. Columnist Caroline Tadla believes Mulaney’s new comedy special “From Scratch” will redefine his career.

Opinion | John Mulaney’s upcoming special will redefine him 

By Caroline Tadla, Columnist

John Mulaney’s next comedy special “From Scratch,”...

Dave Chappelle performs on stage during his Netflix comedy special “The Closer” that was released on Oct. 5. Columnist Nathaniel Langley argues that Chappelle shames the LGBTQ community as a cheap joke.

Opinion | Chappelle cheapens LGBTQ into callous punchline

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor

Sitting in Foellinger’s third-row recently for the...

A still from the Netflix series Squid Games is shown above. Columnist Rayna Wuh agrees that the show has issues with subtitle translations, yet it is still able to tell a meaningful story.

Opinion | ‘Squid Game’ revives conversation on subtitles

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist

The Korean survival drama “Squid Game” is on track...

A person holds up a sign saying There is No Planet B at a climate change protest. Columnist Caroline Tadla argues that one persons effort to reduce climate change is not enough to make an impact.

Opinion | Metal straws don’t make you an activist

By Caroline Tadla, Columnist

The only effect metals straws have on the planet is...

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