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Students at the on-campus recreational theater perform onstage. Columnist Micky Horstman argues that the Universities pandemic guidelines have limited theater majors from learning.

Opinion | University pandemic guidelines harm theater

By Micky Horstman, Columnist May 12, 2021

The University has followed the strictest COVID-19 guidelines and implemented a yearlong plan to minimize the spread of the disease. While prioritizing the health and safety of its faculty and students,...

Students study for finals on the first floor of Grainger Library on May 6, 2019. Columnist Samuel Rahman argues that semester finals need to be updated.

Opinion | Let finals reflect productive examining

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor May 6, 2021

Finals: What’s the point?  If 33% of my grade depends on a single paper or exam — and subsequently my course grade stems from this highly weighted metric — I believe I am entitled to the answer. For...

Students walk outside the Illini Union on Aug. 21. Columnist Noah Nelson encourages Illini to power through finals week.

Opinion | Power through this semester’s finals

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist May 5, 2021

It’s that time of year again — and no, it’s not Christmas. On college campuses everywhere, it’s finals season: the tail end of the semester in which students feel the peak of stress, fuzziness,...

The Universities Alma Mater statue sits at the corner of Wright and Green streets on April 3, 2020. Columnist Noah Nelson argues that Alma Mater holds historic value that is under-appreciated.

Opinion | Alma Mater possesses undervalued history

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist May 1, 2021

Located at the corner of Wright and Green streets, to the side of Altgeld Hall and in the heart of campus, the Alma Mater statue endures as one of the most recognizable sites at the University. Alma...

Students sit on the Main Quad April 3. Columnist Andrea Martinez argues that students at the University learn about diversity, but not inclusion — about diverse communities, but not how to interact with them.

Opinion | University underserves in diversity promise

By Andrea Martinez, Columnist April 20, 2021

The University prides itself not only in its academic achievements but also in its diversity. Over the years, the University has taken deliberate steps to advance underrepresented minorities. The school...

A group of University students crowd around a videographer on the Main Quad after the Illini basketball team won the Big Ten Championship on March 14. Columnist Nick Johnson argues that Illini basketball fans shouldn't be worried for next season because Brad Underwood is prepared to build another winning team.

Opinion | Don’t panic Illini basketball fans

By Nick Johnson, Assistant Opinions Editor April 9, 2021

An uncharacteristically embarrassing defeat to an eighth-seeded team ends a historic season. AP All-American First Team player, Bob Cousy Award winner and all-time Illini great Ayo Dosumnu bids farewell...

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