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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, 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 everyday

Editorial | Water Day can be everyday

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 ...

Editorial | Put the St. Patrick’s Day back in Unofficial

Editorial | Put the St. Patrick’s Day back in Unofficial

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories, Unofficial Edition

Has anyone else noticed that Unofficial has seemed lackluster in the last couple of years? The upperclassmen members of the Editorial Board have noticed. In the last couple of years, Unofficial has become just another day to go out, day drink and go to the bars. On a bar-heavy campus like our own, this is no...

Editorial | What you need to know about the GEO protest

Editorial | What you need to know about the GEO protest

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

The Graduate Employees' Organization began striking today, 196 days after its contract ended. The Daily Illini is not taking a stance on the issue because the editorial board is primarily undergraduates who are not directly involved in the ongoing negotiations. Undergraduate students on campus should...

Editorial | Parkland shooting survivors prove young people do have a voice

Editorial | Parkland shooting survivors prove young people do have a voice

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 22, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

It doesn’t matter where you stand on the issue of gun control — no one in our country is unfamiliar with the act of a school shooting. The idea of someone entering a place of education with the intent to inflict harm has become so common that even when news breaks of another incident, there is he...

Editorial | Keeping politics in mind during the Olympics

Editorial | Keeping politics in mind during the Olympics

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

During the politically divisive time we live in, the Olympics could either serve as a reminder to stay educated about the state of the world, or as a time to distract from politics and focus on unity. Keep politics in mind while you watch the Olympics Every two years, more than 100 countries come togethe...

Editorial | The beginning of the end to football as we know it

Editorial | The beginning of the end to football as we know it

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Do you ever feel guilty watching football players get smacked in the head? Do you think about the ramifications of the brain damage many professional and even recreational football players endure? Most of us would say no, we don’t really think about it, especially when we are just watching the g...

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