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

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 October 22, 2021

In 1978, neo-Nazis sought to march through Skokie, Illinois, where one-sixth of the Jewish townspeople were Holocaust survivors or descendants thereof. To protect liberty for all Americans, the American...

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 October 21, 2021

Just before Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s murder last July, I was reading the definitive history of the country’s great revolution: CLR James’ “The Black Jacobins.” James’ work as a consummate...

Editorial | Be hopeful for COVID-19’s upcoming conclusion

Editorial | Be hopeful for COVID-19’s upcoming conclusion

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board October 20, 2021

March 2020 is more a faraway nightmare than an actual moment for Illini. Beginning with the fateful email sending students home, to then transferring academics online, every University member has felt...

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 October 19, 2021

The amendments to the U.S. Constitution are not ordered by importance — a concept that should be evident by the right to not quarter a militia in your home preceding the right to due process. However,...

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 October 19, 2021

Sitting in Foellinger’s third-row recently for the yearly “Acatoberfest,” I witnessed countless marvelous performances of the electric art that is a cappella. In addition to the fantastic entertainment,...

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 October 18, 2021

The Korean survival drama “Squid Game” is on track to become Netflix’s most streamed original series, ranking number 1 on the service in at least 90 different countries. The show’s increasing popularity...

Letter to the Editor | Practice yoga with cultural appreciation

Letter to the Editor | Practice yoga with cultural appreciation

By Mauktik Dave October 16, 2021

Recently, an article was written on, “Yoga practice raises questions of cultural appropriation.” Personally, I invite people to practice yoga and try it out as it has many physical, mental and emotional...

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 October 15, 2021

Like several students at the University, we tend to feel a burden on our back from homework to RSOs. Most times, people would congregate with their loved ones or rest in front of the TV to rewatch their...

DI Voices | Roger Ebert and I: Involved Illini

DI Voices | Roger Ebert and I: Involved Illini

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist October 14, 2021

One of the greatest aspects of the University is its successful alumni. They are Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, they’ve traveled to space and they’ve founded well-known companies. But there’s...

Ismail Ahmed is sophomore in ACES (left) and Abdallah Marzouki is also a sophomore who is in engineering (right) and they share their thoughts on homelessness.

Opinion | What responsibility do we have for CU’s homeless?

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor October 13, 2021

One stroll down Green Street is enough to register C-U’s silent yet present homeless plight. Subsequently, as members of the community, we must reflect and consider what duty we possess in mitigating...

Miranda Stillwell, sophomore in LAS, shares her opinion on protesting policies the University has put in place.

Opinion | What’s your reaction to changing protest policies?

By Samuel Rahman and Caroline Tadla October 13, 2021

This school year brought along changes to the Expressive Activities on Campus Policy governing behavior on University grounds that many are now taking notice of: This includes “speech, assembly,...

From left to right Valerie Villanueva (Junior in FAA), Mona Tang (Senior in LAS), Jane Pham and Kristina Nguyen (Juniors in LAS) share their thoughts on trick-or-treating.

Opinion | How does CU feel about trick-or-treating?

By Nick Johnson and Axel Almanza October 13, 2021

Synonymous with the month of October is the crisp autumn breeze, the crunch of fallen leaves underneath the feet of passersby and — perhaps most importantly — Halloween. With this long-awaited holiday...

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