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Editorial | The right mindset helps reduce ‘cabin fever’

Editorial | The right mindset helps reduce ‘cabin fever’

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 26, 2020

In the days following the Illinois state government's decision to effectuate a state-wide “stay-home” order, secluded students and faculty worry that isolation may beget an insanity similar to that exhibited in The Shining. With fellow Illini quickly shipped home and locked indoors for the foreseeable ...

Protect those around you: Self-quarantine after break

Protect those around you: Self-quarantine after break

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus has monopolized thoughts — and comedy — on campus the last couple of weeks. Memes featuring the virus, affectionately dubbed “corona,” have flooded social media feeds. Students make casual jokes about it as they walk to class. Classes become derailed as professors add their own hum...

Editorial | Vote ‘Yes’ to Media Fee

Editorial | Vote ‘Yes’ to Media Fee

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 5, 2020

A tall coffee from Starbucks costs $1.85. Here at Illini Media Company, we are asking just the same from you: $1.85 a semester to help us continue to serve the University.  The Illini Media Company consists of The Daily Illini, WPGU 107.1 FM and Illio Yearbook. When you want to stay up to date with news a...

Editorial | Stop appropriating celebrity grief

Editorial | Stop appropriating celebrity grief

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 27, 2020

When a celebrity dies, the world collectively pauses. Social media becomes flooded with the news of how and where, and for a moment, nothing else seems to matter. It’s interesting to see who comes crawling out of the woodwork following such a calamity and how their narrative will be twisted to lessen th...

Editorial | Illini sports deserve equal recognition

Editorial | Illini sports deserve equal recognition

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 20, 2020

Last weekend, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams played at the ARC in what was the only home tournament of their season.  The women’s team pulled away from the tournament having won all three of their games, and the men’s team achieved two out of three victories. These student-athletes w...

Editorial | It’s past time to cancel Valentine’s Day

Editorial | It’s past time to cancel Valentine’s Day

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 13, 2020

It’s the time of pink and flying chubby babies once more. Paper hearts adorn windows, pink streamers hang from ceilings and all the nice restaurants are booked. Jewelry, floral and chocolate sales have shot straight through the roof like one of Cupid’s arrows. Love is in the air … or is it? Va...

Editorial | Lawsuit against UI Counseling Center isn’t enough

Editorial | Lawsuit against UI Counseling Center isn’t enough

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 6, 2020

A therapist’s office should be a safe environment, a place in which people can share whatever is on their mind. Ranging anywhere from the stress of school to darker thoughts about harming oneself or others, therapists are equipped with the right tools for many situations.  But what happens when ce...

Editorial | The Times’ dual endorsement is a bad idea

Editorial | The Times’ dual endorsement is a bad idea

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 30, 2020

Breaking with precedent, The New York Times endorsed two Democratic presidential candidates earlier this month, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. The Times editorial board member Katie Kingsbury defends this decision, stating, “the circumstances created by Trump’s election provided an opportunity ...

Editorial | UI salaries reflect administration’s ineptitude in fiscal duties

Editorial | UI salaries reflect administration’s ineptitude in fiscal duties

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 23, 2020

Illinois isn’t a stranger to debt or financial crises. The state is nearly on the brink of insolvency, but you’d think the one place that should be financially stable is a public school.  However, after the University’s in-state tuition freeze and Illinois Commitment program to guarantee edu...

Editorial | Mental health counseling at UI requires restructuring

Editorial | Mental health counseling at UI requires restructuring

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 10, 2019

The University is home to nearly 34,000 undergraduate students and roughly 10,000 graduate students. As an institution of higher education, it is little more than a stress factory for its inhabitants — the vast majority of whom are between 18 and 22 years old, smack dab in the middle of the age group...

Editorial | ‘Frozen II’ lessens climate change severity with miraculous solutions

Editorial | ‘Frozen II’ lessens climate change severity with miraculous solutions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 5, 2019

“Frozen II,” Disney’s long-anticipated sequel to the instant box office success “Frozen,” hit theaters Nov. 22.  The film, made for families, seems to present climate change as one of the central issues. While this inclusion of real-world problems in the whimsical world of enchanted, singing s...

Editorial | Instagram hides likes for profit

Editorial | Instagram hides likes for profit

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 21, 2019

Recently, Instagram announced it would begin removing “likes” from posts in the U.S. in an attempt to protect the self-esteem of its users. The change went into effect last week and now, users are still able to see the number of likes on the content they post, but their followers and lurkers can...

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