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Opinion | Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ portrays sexual assault realistically

Opinion | Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ portrays sexual assault realistically

By Maii Rashed, Columnist

January 28, 2020

The new season of “Sex Education,” a Netflix original show, has received a lot of media attention. Perhaps because it includes the realistic nature of coming to terms with sexuality, the fragility of marriage and a “true to the life experience” of sexual assault without the usual television tropes...

Opinion | Red meat scare is overblown

Opinion | Red meat scare is overblown

By Austin Stadelman, Columnist

January 28, 2020

Eating meat, especially red meat, is often demonized as a cause for increased risk of cancer. Many headlines in the media often point to new studies that find evidence for this notion, resulting in people panicking about their diets and cancer risk.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has gone so far as listing p...

Opinion | It’s okay to find comfort in routine

Opinion | It’s okay to find comfort in routine

By Tara Pavithran, Columnist

January 27, 2020

The new year always comes with promising ideas about self-improvement. People swear they’ll hit the gym more often, cut sugar out of their diets and wake up at a reasonable time every day.  With February upon us, however, you might be becoming increasingly aware of how many striking similarities th...

Opinion | ‘Bachelor’ franchise launches influencer careers, not love

Opinion | ‘Bachelor’ franchise launches influencer careers, not love

By Alice Lee, Columnist

January 27, 2020

"The Bachelor” franchise has been a staple of primetime American television for decades now, and it’s hard to envision that changing anytime soon. The intention of the show is to provide a chance for a single bachelor to meet multiple women and have a shot at finding love. These days, it seems as ...

Opinion | Show appreciation for unpaid student-athletes

Opinion | Show appreciation for unpaid student-athletes

By Tommy Block, Senior Columnist

January 27, 2020

Boy, oh boy, is it ever an exciting time to be an Illini basketball fan! A 14–5, 6–2 record! A No. 21 ranking! A five-game winning streak, the best in the Big Ten conference! Do we have a shot at the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2013? I don’t know the logistics of the game well enough to tell...

Letter to the Editor | Politicians need to be better role models

Letter to the Editor | Politicians need to be better role models

By David E. Smith

January 26, 2020

What was Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and foolish example, especially for children and teens? Ill...

Opinion | Embrace campus to handle homesickness

Opinion | Embrace campus to handle homesickness

By Marykate Green, Columnist

January 23, 2020

Returning to campus can bring on a mix of emotions. While it may seem like most students are overjoyed and impatient to start the second semester, there are quite a few students who become anxious and get homesick once they return to school. For those students, especially freshmen, it can feel overw...

Opinion | Elon Musk deserves to be person of the decade

Opinion | Elon Musk deserves to be person of the decade

By Clint Dozier, Columnist

January 23, 2020

With all the recent controversy — or rather, the Twitter tantrums from President Trump — regarding Time Magazine’s selection of Greta Thunberg as the 2019 Person of the Year, I have been thinking about who might be best regarded as person of the decade. Now that 2019 is officially over and the h...

Editorial | UI salaries reflect administration’s ineptitude in fiscal duties

Editorial | UI salaries reflect administration’s ineptitude in fiscal duties

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 23, 2020

Illinois isn’t a stranger to debt or financial crises. As a state nearly on the brink of insolvency, you’d think the one place that should be financially stable is a state school.  However, after the University’s in-state tuition freeze and Illinois Commitment program to guarantee education to...

Letter to the Editor | Financial tips for undergraduates

Letter to the Editor | Financial tips for undergraduates

By Charles Adeniyi

January 22, 2020

Financial stability is one of the most important aspects of college students’ well-being. As I began graduate studies this year, I started to think about the unique financial aspects of being an undergraduate student and how they affect entry into adulthood. Students are typically introduced to independence...

Letter to the Editor | ISG reaffirms misguided view on anti-Semitism

Letter to the Editor | ISG reaffirms misguided view on anti-Semitism

By Laurence Bolotin

January 22, 2020

AJC Chicago is deeply troubled by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Student Body President's decision to reaffirm a misguided view on anti-Semitism in a campus-wide email blast on Dec. 18. The letter does harm to the community by suggesting that all anti-Zionism should be protected from the...

Opinion | 2020 Oscar nominations unfairly criticized

Opinion | 2020 Oscar nominations unfairly criticized

By Matthew Krauter, Columnist

January 21, 2020

With the new decade has come the nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards. To the surprise of few, once again many have expressed displeasure at the lack of diversity among the nominees for categories such as “Best Director.”  The outrage culture that plagues modern America is misguided in its attacks against the Osca...

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