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The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

People counter-protest the Unite the Right rally held by far-right, white supremacy groups in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug 12, 2017. Columnist Judith Race believes that completely banning hate speech goes against freedom of expression, and its exposure allows people to learn and fight against it.

Opinion | To protect freedom of speech, keep hate speech

By Judith Race, Columnist October 22, 2021

In 1978, neo-Nazis sought to march through Skokie, Illinois, where one-sixth of the Jewish townspeople were Holocaust survivors or descendants thereof. To protect liberty for all Americans, the American...

U.S. Border Patrol agents interact with Haitian immigrants on the bank of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 20, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico. Columnist Eddie Ryan believes that it isnt possible for Haitians to seek asylum from America because of the current administration.

Opinion | Asylum for Haitians is not optional

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist October 21, 2021

Just before Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s murder last July, I was reading the definitive history of the country’s great revolution: CLR James’ “The Black Jacobins.” James’ work as a consummate...

A large crowd of people congregate in front of Alma Mater passing out May 22 after a University students dead name was used during a commencement ceremony. Columnist Matthew Krauter argues that the Universitys proposed protest policy will harbor free speech compatible with education.

Opinion | Proposed protest policy protects free speech

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist October 19, 2021

The amendments to the U.S. Constitution are not ordered by importance — a concept that should be evident by the right to not quarter a militia in your home preceding the right to due process. However,...

Dave Chappelle performs on stage during his Netflix comedy special “The Closer” that was released on Oct. 5. Columnist Nathaniel Langley argues that Chappelle shames the LGBTQ community as a cheap joke.

Opinion | Chappelle cheapens LGBTQ into callous punchline

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor October 19, 2021

Sitting in Foellinger’s third-row recently for the yearly “Acatoberfest,” I witnessed countless marvelous performances of the electric art that is a cappella. In addition to the fantastic entertainment,...

A still from the Netflix series Squid Games is shown above. Columnist Rayna Wuh agrees that the show has issues with subtitle translations, yet it is still able to tell a meaningful story.

Opinion | ‘Squid Game’ revives conversation on subtitles

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist October 18, 2021

The Korean survival drama “Squid Game” is on track to become Netflix’s most streamed original series, ranking number 1 on the service in at least 90 different countries. The show’s increasing popularity...

Nathanial Langley, Daily Illini Opinions Editor, and Ryan Ash, Daily Illini Managing Editor for Visuals, play Super Smash Brothers on the Nintendo Switch on Sept. 6. Columnist Axel Almanza believes owning and playing the Nintendo Switch is therapy for the soul.

Opinion | Nintendo Switch is therapy to the soul

By Axel Almanza, Columnist October 15, 2021

Like several students at the University, we tend to feel a burden on our back from homework to RSOs. Most times, people would congregate with their loved ones or rest in front of the TV to rewatch their...

Ismail Ahmed is sophomore in ACES (left) and Abdallah Marzouki is also a sophomore who is in engineering (right) and they share their thoughts on homelessness.

Opinion | What responsibility do we have for CU’s homeless?

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor October 13, 2021

One stroll down Green Street is enough to register C-U’s silent yet present homeless plight. Subsequently, as members of the community, we must reflect and consider what duty we possess in mitigating...

Miranda Stillwell, sophomore in LAS, shares her opinion on protesting policies the University has put in place.

Opinion | What’s your reaction to changing protest policies?

By Samuel Rahman and Caroline Tadla October 13, 2021

This school year brought along changes to the Expressive Activities on Campus Policy governing behavior on University grounds that many are now taking notice of: This includes “speech, assembly,...

From left to right Valerie Villanueva (Junior in FAA), Mona Tang (Senior in LAS), Jane Pham and Kristina Nguyen (Juniors in LAS) share their thoughts on trick-or-treating.

Opinion | How does CU feel about trick-or-treating?

By Nick Johnson and Axel Almanza October 13, 2021

Synonymous with the month of October is the crisp autumn breeze, the crunch of fallen leaves underneath the feet of passersby and — perhaps most importantly — Halloween. With this long-awaited holiday...

A person holds up a sign saying There is No Planet B at a climate change protest. Columnist Caroline Tadla argues that one persons effort to reduce climate change is not enough to make an impact.

Opinion | Metal straws don’t make you an activist

By Caroline Tadla, Columnist October 12, 2021

The only effect metals straws have on the planet is inflating the egos of those who live on it. Let me preface by saying I’m not a climate change denier nor am I a nihilist. I am simply tired of people...

Opinion | Video games lead to finer self-understanding

Opinion | Video games lead to finer self-understanding

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist October 11, 2021

Long gone are the days of video games being relegated to geeks in mall arcades. The generation that splurged quarters on “Galaga” has spawned one accustomed to “Wii Sports” and “Fortnite” on...

Opinion | America must let its empire die

Opinion | America must let its empire die

By Judith Race, Columnist October 9, 2021

The United States has never been more powerful than it was in 1990, a year that saw the accelerating decay of the Soviet Union and the release of Vanilla Ice’s breakthrough hip hop single “Ice Ice...

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