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

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...

German Finance Minister, Vice-Chancellor and the Social Democratic Partys candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz arrives for a session of exploratory talks with leading members of the social democratic SPD party, the Greens and the free democratic FDP party in Berlin, Germany on Oct. 15. Columnist Eddie Ryan believes that it is important that the European Union must take a progressive turn and that Scholz might be able to help.

Opinion | EU must embrace progressive turn | I

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

A prerequisite for understanding the European Union...

U.S. Border Patrol agents interact with Haitian immigrants on the bank of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 20, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico. Columnist Eddie Ryan believes that it isnt possible for Haitians to seek asylum from America because of the current administration.

Opinion | Asylum for Haitians is not optional

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

Just before Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s murder...

Neelab holds up her one year olds birth certificate. Columnist Eddie Ryan shares his opinion on the Afghanistan Refugee problem that is now taking place after the United States left Afghanistan.

Opinion | America is indebted to Afghan refugees

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

With the United States gone from Afghanistan, several...

Sergeant Zach Smola, rear door gunner on a CH-47, keeps watch on the mountains in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan on May 12, 2013. Columnist Eddie Ryan argues that Americas self absorption has hurt Afghans yet again.

Opinion | American solipsism hurts Afghans again

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

It strikes one as a morose and rather cruel instance...

The U.S. rhythmic gymnastics team hug after completing their final routine on Saturday at the Ariake Gymnastics Center during the Tokyo Olympics. Columnist Nathaniel Langley argues that the Olympic host city displaces less affluent communities and expedites gentrification rather than uniting the world.

Opinion | Olympics serve no modern purpose

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor

A particular elation looms every two years as the Olympic...

Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny stares with intent on Oct. 22, 2011. Columnist Eddie Ryan argues that Navalny is facing a turning point in his career.

Opinion | Navalny faces another inflection point

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

At the moment, one thing in Russia seems clear: Alexei...

A crowd of soccer fans in Europe protest the Super League. Columnist Nick Johnson argues that the Super League was created in the interest of greed instead of the spirit of soccer.

Opinion | Proposed Super League will ruin soccer forever

By Nick Johnson, Assistant Opinions Editor

European club soccer is the mainstay of global sports....

The Student Union, along with many teachers, protest against a military coup in front of the State Government Office in Hpa-An, Kayin State, Myanmar on Feb. 9. Columnist Eddie Ryan argues that suffering Burmese deserve stronger solidarity.

Opinion | Suffering Burmese deserve consolidated solidarity

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist

Just two months have elapsed since the jarring and...

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