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Editorial | Study spots on campus officially ranked

Editorial | Study spots on campus officially ranked

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 2, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

With finals season and term deadlines rapidly approaching, it can seem impossible to find a seat at your favorite study location. With the stress of everything piling up, the last thing you need is to be unable to get your work done. We’ve put together the following list of our five favorite and five not-so-fav...

Editorial | Flames of Notre-Dame should not swallow hunger

Editorial | Flames of Notre-Dame should not swallow hunger

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral last week is certainly a tragedy. A world-renowned tourist attraction and one of France’s most prized architectural jewels, the cathedral drew over 12 million sightseers every year. Visitors would gaze at the iconic spire and beautiful stained-glass windows, ma...

Editorial | Stop the hype around Hollywood remakes

Editorial | Stop the hype around Hollywood remakes

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 18, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Following Disney’s unveiling of the teaser trailer for the remake of “The Lion King” in November, anticipation for the movie, set to be released in July, has skyrocketed. The teaser garnered more than 63 million views on YouTube, and people have talked, posted and theorized about it incessantly. The hyp...

Editorial | ‘Tobacco 21’ may only generate more smoke

Editorial | ‘Tobacco 21’ may only generate more smoke

By Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 11, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Sunday a bill raising the legal purchasing age of tobacco products from 18 to 21 statewide. The law, HB 345, is set to take effect in July. On paper, this seems like a great way to reduce a disgusting and life-shortening habit. Digging deeper, though, it...

Editorial | Enough is enough: stop unsafe driving

Editorial | Enough is enough: stop unsafe driving

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 4, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Gerald Ellis, a 36-year-old Illinois State Trooper, was killed last Saturday near Libertyville when a wrong-way driver struck his squad car. Ellis is the 16th state trooper to be hit in Illinois this year and the third to die from his injuries. Just three days prior to the accident involving Ellis, Trooper B...

Editorial | Journalism can’t die, but it is slimming down

Editorial | Journalism can’t die, but it is slimming down

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 28, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It’s a familiar and disheartening statement to many young journalists: Journalism is a dying profession. Constantly, cynics spit this at fledgling reporters and writers. They hope to undermine our resolve, and, ultimately, drive us into the open arms of science, technology, engineering or math. “STE...

Editorial | Be respectful, humble when traveling

Editorial | Be respectful, humble when traveling

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 14, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Traveling is important. It exposes us to cultures and experiences we’re unfamiliar with and often leaves lasting memories — and students here at the University love to travel. We’re in the final days before spring break begins, and some students are planning trips around the world while others are...

Editorial | If you see something, at least say something anonymously

Editorial | If you see something, at least say something anonymously

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation. The #MeToo movement. Edward Snowden. In the last few years, some of the country’s largest news story have started, or received influence from, whistleblowers coming forward to speak about injustices or wrongdoings. It is The Daily Illini’s duty to ...

Editorial | Unofficial is unofficially over

Editorial | Unofficial is unofficially over

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 28, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Unofficial is just a day away, but the holiday feels like a shadow of its former self. There’s little reason to hype it up as we did in previous years when each year seems less extravagant than the last — but for good reason. The Daily Illini Editorial Board wants to remind students how much t...

Editorial | C’s may get degrees, but we still want A’s

Editorial | C’s may get degrees, but we still want A’s

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 21, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Professors who claim grades don’t matter are setting their students up for failure. We understand the purpose of class is to learn, but grades are an integral part in whether we know if we are grasping the material correctly. Some majors have more of an emphasis on preparing to find a job after undergrad and are gear...

Editorial | Express love for Valentine’s Day, whoever you are

Editorial | Express love for Valentine’s Day, whoever you are

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Valentine’s Day can be great. The start of something exciting and new might happen, whether it’s asking out that cute guy or gal in lecture or maybe just even getting their number. Or, it’s a day celebrating a romantic relationship that’s already happening between you and your significant other...

Editorial | Your vaccinations help others protect themselves

Editorial | Your vaccinations help others protect themselves

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Last Friday, a second Massmail regarding a reported case of measles on campus was sent out to the student body. Measles, the world’s leading cause of vaccine-preventable childhood mortality, is an airborne virus that is transmitted through sick individuals by coughing, sneezing and contact with mucous...

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