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

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...

Nathanial Langley, Daily Illini Opinions Editor, and Ryan Ash, Daily Illini Managing Editor for Visuals, play Super Smash Brothers on the Nintendo Switch on Sept. 6. Columnist Axel Almanza believes owning and playing the Nintendo Switch is therapy for the soul.

Opinion | Nintendo Switch is therapy to the soul

By Axel Almanza, Columnist

Like several students at the University, we tend to...

Opinion | Video games lead to finer self-understanding

Opinion | Video games lead to finer self-understanding

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist

Long gone are the days of video games being relegated...

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Opinion | OnlyFans announcement exposes creator economy fantasy

By Dennis Austin, Senior Columnist

On Aug. 20, news broke that OnlyFans would be banning...

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Blue Origin, speaks at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Jeffrey Bezos tells others that Blue Origin will build rockets at Exploration Park at NASAs Kennedy Space Center and launch them from SLC-36 at the Cape.

Opinion | Do not wait for the technocratic utopia

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor

Anyone in the know on the techno-futuristic promises...

A student works on a computer at the PAR computer lab on April 28, 2020. Columnist Matthew Krauter argues that its time that Zoom exits our lives to make way for in-person classes in the fall.

Opinion | End Zoom’s tyranny toward education

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist

As an unusual semester of socially distanced classes...

Opinion | Social media spurs societal balkanization

Opinion | Social media spurs societal balkanization

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor

Social media is a digitized, tribal landscape. Whether...

A female robot named Sophia is presented at a press conference during Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal on Nov. 6, 2019. Columnist Andrea Martinez argues that the abilities of artificial intelligence is over exaggerated by fear mongers.

Opinion | Artificial intelligence problem isn’t computers; it’s humanity

By Andrea Martinez, Columnist

The turn of the century has solidified computer science...

Opinion | Public transportation exceeds time-consuming driving

Opinion | Public transportation exceeds time-consuming driving

By Chiara Awatramani, Columnist

As young adults, most college students have learned...

Opinion | Billionaires exploit consumers for Dogecoin Ponzi

Opinion | Billionaires exploit consumers for Dogecoin Ponzi

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor

Cryptocurrencies are all fun and games until someone...

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