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Parties are full of germs, don’t share your drink

Parties are full of germs, don’t share your drink

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

At the University, parties and bars are rampant with students sharing drinks, JUULs and people. With the sheer amount of students passing through, these environments become the perfect places for bacteria to spread. Most students are aware of how many germs are spread in any type of housing, on or off campu...

Pets should be allowed in apartments

Pets should be allowed in apartments

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Ever pet a dog and feel absolute love? Ever have a cat lay down on your lap and internally realize exactly what your parents meant when they told you were meant for greatness? The stress of college can often be too much to handle. Common stress relief tactics taught to students throughout their live...

Keep an open mind about Obama’s speech

Keep an open mind about Obama’s speech

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

Brace yourselves; Barack Obama is coming. The former president of the United States will be accepting the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government at 11 a.m. Friday at Foellinger Auditorium. On Friday 1,300 students from the University of Illinois System will be able to see the former president up...

Take care of yourself during syllabus week

Take care of yourself during syllabus week

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

August 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

To thy happy children (of the present), Now is the time of year when young, wide-eyed freshmen come to campus, eager to start their college experience. The University has gained a reputation of “work hard, play hard”; Illinois has multiple top globally ranked programs with party scenes to match. I...

Editorial | Don’t wine about it

Editorial | Don’t wine about it

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

August 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

With The Clybourne and Firehaus closing Sept. 4, the number of University bars is dwindling. But don’t worry, we still have plenty of spots that can make up for the loss. Campustown is in the midst of a possible cultural shift, the likes of which the University has not seen in years. At the moment, fo...

Editorial | Teachers need to step it up before finals

Editorial | Teachers need to step it up before finals

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

Finals season always comes with a multitude of stressors added to every student’s plate. To make it easier on students during this very hectic time, The Daily Illini Editorial Board is asking that teachers take better responsibility by keeping students updated on their grades and final assignments. ...

Editorial | Save student newsrooms

Editorial | Save student newsrooms

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The Daily Illini is an independent student newspaper, which means we don’t take orders from the University. Being independent means our publication can publish what it wants, when it wants, without constraints or censorship from the administration. The majority of student newspapers across the country are not...

Editorial | Women shouldn’t be scrutinized for their life decisions

Editorial | Women shouldn’t be scrutinized for their life decisions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

At just 25, musical artist Cardi B achieved success and stardom in the entertainment industry following early mixtapes, hit singles and a record-breaking album. She had built herself from being a school dropout and local stripper to having international fame. And she has recently announced her pregnancy...

Editorial | Water Day can be every day

Editorial | Water Day can be every day

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Thursday is Illinois Water Day. You can celebrate by going to your local grocery store and buying a bottle of water, swimming at the ARC’s 22,907 square-foot indoor pool or taking a warm, relaxing bath. In Cape Town, South Africa, an unsettling portion of the water available to us every day is rationed...

Editorial | This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

Editorial | This is extremely dangerous to our democracy

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

"The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media.” “Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control exactly what people think.” “I’m concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-side...

Editorial | Political activism is more than just protesting

Editorial | Political activism is more than just protesting

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Make a sign, but not just to be on the 5 o’clock news. Post a picture, but not for the purpose of gathering up likes. Yell a chant, but don’t blindly follow. The political climate surrounding us has sparked possibly one of the most active protesting scenes experienced in the country — and wit...

Editorial | Seek truth and spread it

Editorial | Seek truth and spread it

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Time’s Up. #Metoo. The student reactions to the Parkland shooting. Political unrest within the Trump administration.   All of these movements and events were propelled by a call to action. It wasn’t a coincidence that each new initiative occurred within only two months of another. For the ...

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