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Group projects might be worth the headache

Group projects might be worth the headache

By Sriram Karumbunathan, Columnist

May 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

As the semester comes to an end, final projects are on the rise. Group projects in particular are often hectic at this time; everyone is scrambling to try and finish their work while also making sure each group member has finished their share of the project. In my experience, however, I’ve enjoyed group p...

Avoid finals week crises by backing up work

Avoid finals week crises by backing up work

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

May 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Picture this: Finals week approaches swiftly. You and some of your friends have gathered in the lounge in your residence hall. You have so much on your mind, and the weight of the to-do list in your pocket grows heavier by the minute. You mentally go over everything you have to do in your head. You...

Use volunteering as an avenue for friendship

Use volunteering as an avenue for friendship

By Sam Kottoor, Columnist

May 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

For most of us, a constant reassurance in life is that we are “good” people. When we observe other people doing bad things, we think to ourselves, “At least I’m not a bad person.” When we want to do one small bad thing, our rationale is that, “Normally, I’m a good person, I can let this s...

Editorial | Teachers need to step it up before finals

Editorial | Teachers need to step it up before finals

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Finals season always comes with a multitude of stressors added to every student’s plate. To make it easier on students during this very hectic time, The Daily Illini Editorial Board is asking that teachers take better responsibility by keeping students updated on their grades and final assignments. ...

Stay connected with friends over summer break

Stay connected with friends over summer break

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

May 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

e lementary school, it was so easy to leave school for summer break. You took your friend’s yearbook, wrote “HAGS” and went on your merry way for two months before picking back up in the fall like nothing changed. We didn’t all have smartphones — we didn’t have phones at all — and there were...

Hitting pause on a friendship

Hitting pause on a friendship

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

May 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I grew up in the same school district my whole life. Although I did go to a high school with around 3,000 students, most of my friends from elementary school remained my friends throughout high school and past graduation. But there are people I used to see and talk to constantly just a year ago who I haven...

Alfie Evans belonged to his parents

Alfie Evans belonged to his parents

By Thomas Kortz, Columnist

May 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

You and your spouse become proud parents to a healthy boy in May 2016. Later that year, your child begins experiencing epileptic seizures. You take your child to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England. The seizures are inexplicable, and you find that your baby has a rare terminal neurod...

Letter to the Editor: Understand the reality of Flint

Letter to the Editor: Understand the reality of Flint

By Alana Auston

May 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories, Your Opinions

Being from Flint, Michigan, used to be one of the greatest things I bragged about. The booming music scene, great food, family atmosphere — it’s a great city. Then, the 2010s came and it all changed. The economy sunk, jobs and money plummeted, the police force downsized, and the crime rate ro...

Staying on campus isn’t so bad

Staying on campus isn’t so bad

By Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist

April 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Soon after settling into freshman year, one of the earliest worries students have is what they plan on doing after the year comes to an end. For many, the goal is to score an internship and travel to a different state. However, in an increasingly competitive environment, landing the opportunity to acquire a...

Reconciling truthfulness, kindness is a hard burden

Reconciling truthfulness, kindness is a hard burden

By Ellen Barczak, Columnist

April 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

We’ve all experienced it: that “I really don’t want to see that person, but I don’t want them to know that, but I really don’t want to see them” predicament. There are some incredibly irritating people in this world. And, for some reason, they never seem capable of taking a hint. Whethe...

Kanye West tests the bounds of free thinking

Kanye West tests the bounds of free thinking

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

April 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Freedom of speech, religion, expression and thought have all come into the spotlight in the last few years, particularly on college campuses like our own University. The debate as to what should or should not be the limits of true “freedom” has been omnipresent, and it perhaps does not have any def...

Kanye’s duality leaves fans questioning his motives

Kanye’s duality leaves fans questioning his motives

By Isaiah Reynolds, Columnist

April 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

For years, Kanye West has created controversy and started conversations, often coming in the form of his erratic tweets. In these tweets, West has announced the release dates for his and others’ upcoming projects, posted prototypes of his fashion merchandise and released thoughts from his “philosoph...

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