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

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

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...

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...

The OnlyFans logo is pictured above. OnlyFans has provided an outlet for people to post photos of themselves.

Opinion | OnlyFans announcement exposes creator economy fantasy

By Dennis Austin, Senior Columnist August 31, 2021

On Aug. 20, news broke that OnlyFans would be banning explicit sexual content from its platform in October. Following outrage from their base of fans and content creators, they reversed their decision.  The...

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Blue Origin, speaks at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Jeffrey Bezos tells others that Blue Origin will build rockets at Exploration Park at NASAs Kennedy Space Center and launch them from SLC-36 at the Cape.

Opinion | Do not wait for the technocratic utopia

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor August 30, 2021

Anyone in the know on the techno-futuristic promises of billionaires and Silicon Valley God-complexes has heard of revolutionary changes to our society.  Life on Mars. Be chauffeured to the airport...

A student works on a computer at the PAR computer lab on April 28, 2020. Columnist Matthew Krauter argues that its time that Zoom exits our lives to make way for in-person classes in the fall.

Opinion | End Zoom’s tyranny toward education

By Matthew Krauter, Senior Columnist May 7, 2021

As an unusual semester of socially distanced classes comes to a close, many students waved goodbye to their cameras one last time as professors ended their class Zoom meetings. Likewise, as the student...

Opinion | Social media spurs societal balkanization

Opinion | Social media spurs societal balkanization

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor April 7, 2021

Social media is a digitized, tribal landscape. Whether it be “resistance liberals” occupying Twitter, dispersed QAnon cultists or any individual associating themself with cyber-communities, social...

A female robot named Sophia is presented at a press conference during Web Summit 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal on Nov. 6, 2019. Columnist Andrea Martinez argues that the abilities of artificial intelligence is over exaggerated by fear mongers.

Opinion | Artificial intelligence problem isn’t computers; it’s humanity

By Andrea Martinez, Columnist April 2, 2021

The turn of the century has solidified computer science as the premier scientific field, with strides being made in it every single day and related fields such as math, logic, physics, psychology and philosophy.  As...

Opinion | Public transportation exceeds time-consuming driving

Opinion | Public transportation exceeds time-consuming driving

By Chiara Awatramani, Columnist April 2, 2021

As young adults, most college students have learned how to drive. To some students, cars are a sign of status or are simply the fastest mode of transportation. Others enjoy the act of driving or the independence...

Opinion | Billionaires exploit consumers for Dogecoin Ponzi

Opinion | Billionaires exploit consumers for Dogecoin Ponzi

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

Cryptocurrencies are all fun and games until someone gets hurt. With investment surging in digital currencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin, few have reaped more benefits than the select individuals profiteering...

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