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Opinion | Facebook struggles unfriending its regulatory fate

Opinion | Facebook struggles unfriending its regulatory fate

By Nathaniel Langley, Columnist February 26, 2021

Facebook has launched its first strike in its war over accountability. In response to recent Australian legislation obliging Facebook to pay publishers for using their news stories, Facebook preposterously...

Editorial | Ivor Chen case illustrates messy disciplinary measures

Editorial | Ivor Chen case illustrates messy disciplinary measures

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board February 25, 2021

A dismissal case from the University of Ivor Chen, an international doctoral student entered the spotlight on campus as students petitioned against his dismissal.  Chen lived in the Champaign-Urbana...

Opinion | Fiscal irresponsibility overdraws our future

Opinion | Fiscal irresponsibility overdraws our future

By Shitao Liu, Columnist February 25, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continually hurts the U.S. and global economy, central governments are drafting and carrying out their relief plans one after another. While many people are splurging the free...

Opinion | Pandemic exacerbates anti-Asian discrimination

Opinion | Pandemic exacerbates anti-Asian discrimination

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist February 24, 2021

Racially motivated attacks against people of Asian descent have spread rapidly along with the pandemic. However, racial prejudice and xenophobia against Asian Americans are nothing new. Recent anti-Asian...

Crowds gather on the main quad to enjoy the weather during Mom's Weekend on April 6, 2019.

Opinion | The University curriculum is not what liberalizes students

By Samuel Rahman, columnist February 23, 2021

Every political season inevitably starts with candidates framing themselves in the image of the “average American.” These office-seekers are just like you. They portray caricatures. Here is the...

Opinion | Eurocentric philosophy education lacks diverse thought, ideas

Opinion | Eurocentric philosophy education lacks diverse thought, ideas

By Andrea Martinez , Columnist February 22, 2021

When thinking about philosophy, the minds of Plato or Emmanuel Kant come to mind. Karl Marx may come to the minds of the anti-capitalists as well. These are considered “real” philosophers. What is...

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Asian discrimination soars during COVID-19 pandemic

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Asian discrimination soars during COVID-19 pandemic

By Kankanit Doungkamchan February 20, 2021

Historically, someone is always "blamed" for diseases. Jews were blamed for typhus and smallpox. Haitians were blamed for AIDs. The German blamed the French, who blamed the Italian, for syphilis. The...

Actress Rachel Tucker stars in a production of the musical

Opinion | ‘Wicked’ teaches power of friendship

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist February 19, 2021

In the world of Broadway musicals, most productions focus on a love story between two different people who end up happily ever after. With the likes of “Beauty and the Beast,” “West Side Story ''...

Editorial | Black History Month carries important, underrepresented legacy

Editorial | Black History Month carries important, underrepresented legacy

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board February 18, 2021

For those unaware, February has been officially designated as Black History Month since 1976. With so much of American history education tainted by a heavy-handed desire to reflect “American exceptionalism,”...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the national economy in the State Dining Room at the White House on Feb. 5, 2021. Columnist Matthew advocates for finding common ground between differing political views.

Opinion | Common ground is a choice

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist February 17, 2021

Every September, Illini Republicans plant 2,977 flags on the Quad to honor every American who lost their life on 9/11. It’s a symbol of unity in the heart of our campus that truly transcends political...

Opinion | Tech giants engage in futile fistfight

Opinion | Tech giants engage in futile fistfight

By Nathaniel Langley, Columnist February 16, 2021

Amidst the sound and fury of a raging pandemic and incoming administration, tech industry juggernauts Apple and Facebook’s bitter, vulgar battle is approaching its sour finale over consumers’ data. Whether...

Opinion | Duolingo is a realistic way to learn

Opinion | Duolingo is a realistic way to learn

By Chiara Awatramani, columnist February 15, 2021

Countless hours are spent on our phones checking our friends’ new posts on Instagram, watching what influencers have to say on Youtube and scrolling through Tik Tok’s many wormholes. We play games...

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