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Students stand in a circle masked during Urbanite on May 1.  The University of Illinois is now requiring students to wear masks in public spaces to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Opinion | Renewed mask mandate breaks campus morale

By Micky Horstman, Columnist August 4, 2021

The University of Illinois’ updated mask mandate is a giant step in the wrong direction for Illini hoping to regain a sense of normalcy for the upcoming fall semester. Last week, the University reinstated...

A group of teens walk outside of a GameStop in the early 2000s. Columnist Jane Knight proposes to bring cringe back to combat unrealistic beauty standards.

Opinion | Cringe cures modern tween anguishes

By Jane Knight, Columnist July 29, 2021

Whip out the One Direction CD and hop in my mom’s car losers, we’re going to Hot Topic. Everyone had a different style of being cringe in their tween-to-teenage years. Whether it be wearing tattoo...

American commentator Van Jones speaks at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Columnist Samuel Rahman urges Jones to spend his money wisely.

Opinion | Dear Van Jones, spend your money on campaigns

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor July 27, 2021

Hello, Mr. Jones. How nice of you to read this column; I truly appreciate you spending your time to hear what the young people think.  It has come to my attention that the founding father of capitalism,...

At the  U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Vice President Kamala Harris swears-in Merrick Garland as U.S. Attorney General on March 11, 2021. Garland has not released the unredacted memo since it is now unshielded.

Opinion | What’s going on at the Department of Justice?

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist July 22, 2021

With the recent charges leveled at the Trump Organization and its CFO, Allen Weisselberg, by a Manhattan District Attorney, the maddening earworm which is the question of Trump’s malfeasance has resumed...

Satire | Campus Scout | Scout travels across America: the South

Satire | Campus Scout | Scout travels across America: the South

By Campus Scout July 20, 2021

The sun beams behind Scout as the eastern road awaits. Within Scout’s 2004 Subaru Outback, “Slow Ride” briskly rings amidst escalating light. Scout’s journey for the real America endures, and...

A giant version of the game

Historic Illini inventions merit accolades

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist July 15, 2021

Since its inception in 1867, the University has become one of the best institutions in the country. Likewise, if anyone doubts the University’s success, look no further than its historic Illini alumni. Over...

Spring 2021 Illinois Music Education graduates Brendon Culloton, Marcus Moone, Katie Mitchell, Emmett O'Brien, and Ollie (dog) enjoy quality time on the Main Quad the morning of June 26. Columnist Samuel Rahman argues that students should use the governing rule of improv comedy “Yes, and…” to branch out on campus.

Opinion | Cautiously “Yes, and…” your first year

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor July 15, 2021

Adolescence and young adulthood is a wild time. The federal government says we are adults, the state government says some of us can buy drugs and our brains don’t finish developing until the age of 25....

Satire | Campus Scout | Scout travels across America: Wyoming

Satire | Campus Scout | Scout travels across America: Wyoming

By Campus Scout July 13, 2021

Scout seeks new friends and faces this summer. Likewise, following a tumultuous semester — which included Scout’s liberation from the campus tunnels after 17 years — Scout wishes to stretch his...

Oscar Wilde (left) poses for a photo in 1852. P. G. Wodehouse (right) poses for a photo in 1904. Columnist Eddie Ryan claims that both authors have many parallels in their work.

Opinion | Wodehouse-Wilde nexus continually endures

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist July 7, 2021

Readers of Wodehouse and my previous piece might have in mind another writer who used butlers and English bachelors to satirize high society. In fact, the parallels between Wodehouse’s body of Wooster-themed...

Author P.G. Wodehouse poses for a photo in the 1930's. Columnist Eddie Ryan claims that Wodehouse's novel “The Code of the Woosters” perfectly encapsulates British social conventions through his use of comedic remarks.

Opinion | Wodehouse novel depicts British social conventions through comedy

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist June 30, 2021

P.G. Wodehouse’s novel “The Code of the Woosters” offers a delightful reprieve to readers weary of everyday stress and boredom. Whatever the unwholesome mixture of these elements one flees, Wodehouse...

Satire | Campus Scout | Scout travels across America: Disneyland

Satire | Campus Scout | Scout travels across America: Disneyland

By Campus Scout June 22, 2021

Scout seeks new friends and faces this summer. Likewise, following a tumultuous semester — which included Scout’s liberation from the campus tunnels after 17 years — Scout wishes to stretch his...

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal Miranda attend an event for the film

Opinion | ‘In the Heights’ boldly adapts from stage to screen

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor June 17, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda, of “Hamilton” fame, wrote his first musical, “In the Heights,” during his time at Wesleyan University. It is nothing less than a love letter to the NYC neighborhood of Washington...

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