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Raising school budget doesn’t fix issues

Raising school budget doesn’t fix issues

By Skylar Bouchard, Columnist

October 21, 2019

The Chicago Teachers Union is once again on strike, leaving more than 300,000 students vulnerable. Along with higher pay, the teachers are  demanding improvement of school conditions such as smaller class sizes and more staff. Although the teachers are striking for a larger budget, it is unlikely adding more money to ...

Food delivery: unhealthy physically and mentally

Food delivery: unhealthy physically and mentally

By Dylan Gray, Columnist

October 21, 2019

Grubhub, Uber Eats, DoorDash, goPuff. The options are many, but the results are the same. More and more people are living an unhealthy and alienated lifestyle.  As monumental tasks such as going outside and interacting with other people give way to modern convenience, food delivery becomes an increas...

Conquer cultural barriers by opening up to diversity

Conquer cultural barriers by opening up to diversity

By David Lee, Columnist

October 21, 2019

Quartz is a business news organization you may have seen on your Facebook feed or on your recommended YouTube videos. It recently released a video called “How Chinese students are changing universities around the world.” The video primarily focused on the University as a case study and interviewed students about their experiences. The video covered various topics on Chinese enrollmen...

Brother Jed interview legitimizes hate speech

Brother Jed interview legitimizes hate speech

By Jared Perovic

October 20, 2019

I was shocked to open The Daily Illini and find the front-page article titled, “Brother Jed sparks controversy.” To my dismay, the article replicates uncritically the language of a figure who is known for his anti-gay rhetoric. Framing controversial figures in media requires a careful eye for...

Anti-mask law aims to help bring Hong Kong out of turmoil

Anti-mask law aims to help bring Hong Kong out of turmoil

By Daniel Jin

October 20, 2019

For a couple of months, Hong Kong has been a disturbing warzone. There are reports of people running and crying and of gunshots everywhere. What is going on? In fact, protests of an extradition bill lasted for over two months in Hong Kong since the bill was introduced by the local government. If th...

Anti-Semitic training shows University willingly duped

Anti-Semitic training shows University willingly duped

By William Choslovsky

October 19, 2019

Though what gets the most news is the painting of swastikas around campus, much more troublesome is the University "training" its resident advisor's that Israel is a "terrorist state." After all, what a few malcontents spray in the dark of night should not generate a big response, as that is what...

Commercializing freedom gives criminally false hope

Commercializing freedom gives criminally false hope

By Maii Rashed, Columnist

October 17, 2019

With the mass production of media in this age of technology, the simplicity of watching a movie, sports event or Youtube video has compromised the constant drive of companies and consumerism.  If I want to watch a seven minute Youtube video, I have to endure the painstakingly cliche commercials. If...

Editorial | UI should cover abortion medication costs; follow in California’s footsteps

Editorial | UI should cover abortion medication costs; follow in California’s footsteps

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 17, 2019

Last week, California became the first state to pass legislation requiring public colleges to provide students with access to abortion medication at no cost. In a time when many states are rolling back access to abortion services, California’s decision is not only monumental, but should also be co...

China’s market power challenges American economic freedom

China’s market power challenges American economic freedom

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

October 17, 2019

Few foreign countries have made as much news in the United States as China, much of it coming from constant threats of escalating the ongoing trade war or the retaliation against the pro-democracy protests occurring in Hong Kong. Most recently, China has been making news for its economic market power, not because ...

Every day can be Yom Kippur

Every day can be Yom Kippur

By Mark Toledano, Columnist

October 16, 2019

How far can you run at maximum speed before passing out? Maybe a few miles. Maybe less. If the adrenaline kicks in, you could probably outrun a bear. I’ll bet you can run farther and faster than you think. But not indefinitely. There are those things in life we cannot outrun: embarrassing moments, perso...

Social influencers stunt societal growth

Social influencers stunt societal growth

By Alice Lee, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Most people are all-too aware of the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” With this inquiry comes the standard set of responses: doctor, astronaut and teacher. While these may have been the common career goals for older generations, a new occupation has entered the job mark...

Cancel culture destroys reputations

Cancel culture destroys reputations

By Neshmia Malik, Columnist

October 15, 2019

Cancel culture has become a phenomenon that aims to call out every (semi) decent celebrity figure in the media. People are all-too ready to “cancel” celebrities as soon as a questionable situation surfaces about them. With the scandals and poor reputation that accompany prominent figures, we are bound...

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