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Regardless of trade wars, international students should remain hopeful

Regardless of trade wars, international students should remain hopeful

By Daniel Jin, Columnist

September 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

We’ve witnessed an unbelievable trade conflict between the top two economies in the world: the United States and China. President Donald Trump showed his optimism on Twitter this spring: "Trade wars are great, and easy to win." Along with the trade conflict, there was even a threat made by the p...

Possibility of Universal Basic Income looms large in the future

Possibility of Universal Basic Income looms large in the future

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

September 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

As technology and civilization evolve, so do the means by which humans ensure each other a better standard of living. By the late 19th century, every state in the U.S. had a coherent public school system for future generations to attain the skills required to work in an industrialized economy. The So...

VeoRide: nuisance?

VeoRide: nuisance?

By Collin Carmichael, Columnist

September 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

One new addition to our campus, many have noticed, is the presence of bright blue bikes with flashy lights and pay-to-ride advertisements. The bikes are almost impossible to miss here at the University, or any of the 14 others they inhabit. These bikes were created by the company VeoRide, a bike shari...

Generation Z successful despite circumstances

Generation Z successful despite circumstances

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

September 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

What you were doing 10 days ago? What about 10 months ago? How about 10 years ago? In 2008, T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” was at the top of radio charts. The iPhone 3G had only been released a few weeks earlier. Those of us who are college-aged today were starting our second to fifth grade years. ...

Don’t let political correctness distract you

Don’t let political correctness distract you

By Ellen Barczak, Columnist

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nobody likes to be told how to feel. Feelings are, inherently, a very personal thing; to be attacked for how you feel is often deeply disturbing. Today, though, it seems the individual is less entitled to his or her feelings, especially if those thoughts contradict what has been deemed acceptable by politi...

Appreciate life during breakfast

Appreciate life during breakfast

By Thomas Block, Columnist

September 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Sometimes, all it takes to clear your head is a handful of almonds. This was the breakfast I had a couple of weeks ago in my dorm, one of the first I’ve had on campus. With the exception of weekend brunches at the dining halls (shoutout to the breakfast bowl at the SDRP), breakfast was an afterthought...

Parties are full of germs, don’t share your drink

Parties are full of germs, don’t share your drink

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

At the University, parties and bars are rampant with students sharing drinks, JUULs and people. With the sheer amount of students passing through, these environments become the perfect places for bacteria to spread. Most students are aware of how many germs are spread in any type of housing, on or off campu...

Grown-ups are people, too

Grown-ups are people, too

By Samuel Kottoor, Columnist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

Growing up, I was frequently asked the question: What do you want to do when you’re older? I would not have answered the question with such excitement and certainty if I knew career fairs were what facilitated the growing-up process. Career fairs used to scare the life out of me. You walk into a r...

Pedestrians should stay out of bike lanes

Pedestrians should stay out of bike lanes

By Kyra Sadovi, Columnist

September 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

One of the most hotly contested conflicts on campus — more than our rivalry with Purdue and more controversial than the competition between Engineering and LAS students — is the comport of bikers and pedestrians in their respective lanes. Bikers rejoiced after the new bike lanes were built on Green Street in...

Concerts are the best medicine

Concerts are the best medicine

By Noah Nelson, Columnist

September 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Everyone in the world shares one common bond of a little thing called stress, and it’s especially apparent here at the University. Most people know how to cope with it by reading a good book, writing in a diary or playing with the pet dog, but for me, I attend concerts, and it's the most therapeutic w...

Attend career fairs to develop professional skills, techniques

Attend career fairs to develop professional skills, techniques

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

September 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The fall Engineering Career Fair is a spectacle like no other. Eager-faced freshmen practice their ENG 100: Engineering Orientation-sponsored elevator pitches and stand in line to get rejected by a company looking for upperclassmen. Impeccable, impossibly patient recruiters remain undaunted by the pr...

Remember to be civil during debates

Remember to be civil during debates

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

September 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In early September, former President Barack Obama gave a speech on campus where he openly criticized President Donald Trump and the Republican party. Trump responded, stating that watching Obama speak is “very good for sleeping.” Tensions run high in our country as we experience the greatest polit...

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