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

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...

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...

Amir Dadar, freshman in AHS, talks about his opinion about the decommissioning of the UGL.

Opinion | What do you think about UGL moving?

The Undergraduate Library, or UGL, is a capstone of...

Senior Charlie Foster pounds on his chest during a game against UTSA football on Sept. 04. Foster is the Universitys unofficial mascot because of his game day spirit.

Opinion | Charlie Foster is UI’s ‘unofficial’ mascot

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist

Among over 56,000 University students, Charlie Foster,...

Helene Simmons (left), freshman in ACES, and Hayden Fischer, freshman in LAS, discuss their thoughts on the correlation between Greek Life and sexual assault.

Opinion | Does Greek life correlate with sexual assault?

A 2019 report prepared for the Vice Chancellor for...

Kofi Cockburn looks toward an official during the game against St. Francis Oct. 23. Columnist Nick Johnson argues that Cockburns suspension is the perfect example of NCAA double standards.

Opinion | Cockburn’s suspension epitomizes NCAA double standards

By Nick Johnson, Assistant Opinions Editor

Last week, the NCAA announced that star Illinois big...

Student carries a a pack of seltzers to a party on Mar 6, 2020. Columnist Noah Nelson gives some partying advice in having a safe and great night out.

Opinion | Polish your partying with these tips, tricks

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist

One aspect of social life at the University is drinking...

Opinion | Appreciate campus beauty technology free

Opinion | Appreciate campus’ beauty technology free

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist

No one can argue we live in a predominantly digital...

Students line up outside of the Ikenberry Dining Hall on Aug. 20. Columnist Sanchita Teeka believes secularity should take effect in campus buildings rather than evangelism following a scene in the dining hall.

Opinion | Evangelization has no place in campus buildings

By Sanchita Teeka, Columnist

One day amid the typical overpriced Ikenberry Dining...

Two students wear masks on the Main Quad while playing real life Squid Games on Oct. 19. Columnist Micky Horstman argues that the University Covid-19 policies pick favorites and prompt skepticism.

Opinion | University COVID-19 policies prompt skepticism

By Micky Horstman, Columnist

The University has a complex history of favoritism...

People counter-protest the Unite the Right rally held by far-right, white supremacy groups in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug 12, 2017. Columnist Judith Race believes that completely banning hate speech goes against freedom of expression, and its exposure allows people to learn and fight against it.

Opinion | To protect freedom of speech, keep hate speech

By Judith Race, Columnist

In 1978, neo-Nazis sought to march through Skokie,...

A large crowd of people congregate in front of Alma Mater passing out May 22 after a University students dead name was used during a commencement ceremony. Columnist Matthew Krauter argues that the Universitys proposed protest policy will harbor free speech compatible with education.

Opinion | Proposed protest policy protects free speech

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist

The amendments to the U.S. Constitution are not ordered...

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