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Editorial | Women shouldn’t be scrutinized for their life decisions

Editorial | Women shouldn’t be scrutinized for their life decisions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

At just 25, musical artist Cardi B achieved success and stardom in the entertainment industry following early mixtapes, hit singles and a record-breaking album. She had built herself from being a school dropout and local stripper to having international fame. And she has recently announced her pregnancy...

Don’t judge metal by its cover

Don’t judge metal by its cover

By Thomas Kortz, Columnist

April 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I knew writing this column was going to be tough from the start. Rarely I find someone who likes metal, and trying to promote screams as a form of music is comparable to swimming against a strong current. Three years ago, I wouldn’t have considered listening to metal music. The truth is, I was drawing c...

You don’t have to keep in touch with friends

You don’t have to keep in touch with friends

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

April 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It's so convenient to keep in touch nowadays. My mom checks in on her friends from fourth grade who are scattered across the world as easily as she talks to her friends from work. My grandparents send  emails and share videos on Facebook whether they’re visiting us here or next door to their friends in ...

Sports offer important life lessons

Sports offer important life lessons

By Sriram Karumbunathan, Columnist

April 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In high school, I played on the basketball team. I went to a small school, so making the team wasn’t too big of a problem. However, I was not nearly as in-shape as some of the other players, and after a few practices, I could tell how behind I was compared to everyone else. I had a lot to learn, and...

Omnibus bill reflects advocacy efforts by University leaders

Omnibus bill reflects advocacy efforts by University leaders

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In season six of the U.S. television series, “The Office,” Michael Scott, the manager of a fictitious paper sales company, is reminded of a 10 year old promise he made to a group of third graders — who he named “Scott’s Tots” — to one day pay their college tuitions. After an intense and ...

Paul Ryan: Out with a Whimper

Paul Ryan: Out with a Whimper

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

April 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Paul Ryan is set to retire from his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and as representative from Wisconsin’s 1st District, at the end of this term. The Speaker claims that the sole reason for his departure from Congress comes from a desire to spend more time with his family. Having s...

There should be fair trade for our privacy

There should be fair trade for our privacy

By Li Luyuyang, Columnist

April 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The recent Facebook scandal has caught huge public attention about our privacy on the internet, making the word “privacy” the most urgent agenda to address. On one hand, people are concerned for the abuse of user data, and on the other hand, those same people continuously enjoy the convenience an...

Step away from the stress of your phone

Step away from the stress of your phone

By Ellen Barczak, Columnist

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“Anxiety” seems to be a bit of a buzzword lately; from the recent mass shootings to President Donald Trump’s administration to simply our daily lives, stressors abound. I seldom speak to someone who hasn’t experienced some kind of problem with anxiety at some point in his or her life, especiall...

Drake toes line between cultural appropriation and appreciation

Drake toes line between cultural appropriation and appreciation

By Isaiah Reynolds, Columnist

April 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Drake is under fire yet again this week following the release of his new single, “Nice for What.” The song, which has already gained 10 million plays on Apple Music within the first 24 hours, resembles New Orleans “bounce music,” the latest cultural music style that’s caught the Canadian rapper...

Moving forward from the Zuckerberg testimony

Moving forward from the Zuckerberg testimony

By Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist

April 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Following the thousands of complaints about Facebook’s misappropriation of user information, CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified on Capitol Hill  on Tuesday to answer questions from higher government authorities. Facebook is founded on the idea of sharing data, which can consist of pictures, likes or locations. Howe...

Editorial | Water Day can be everyday

Editorial | Water Day can be everyday

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Thursday is Illinois Water Day. You can celebrate by going to your local grocery store and buying a bottle of water, swimming at the ARC’s 22,907 square-foot indoor pool or taking a warm, relaxing bath. In Cape Town, South Africa, an unsettling portion of the water available to us every day is rationed...

Letter to the Editor: Recognize who to support and who to oppose

Letter to the Editor: Recognize who to support and who to oppose

By David McDaniel

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

Since mid-February, we've witnessed too many attempts by gun enthusiasts to shame shooting victims into silence. This isn’t about the Second Amendment. It’s about being caring and compassionate. The National Rifle Association’s response following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting...

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