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Editorial | Election night expectations must change

Editorial | Election night expectations must change

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 29, 2020

Although the final vote tallies and certification of election results never take place on election night itself, political analysts have long been able to predict — based on statistical probability — the winner of most races in a general election on the very night polling places close. Through the night of that infamous first Tuesday of November, millions of Americans gather and watch the res...

Editorial | Prepare for an unconventional holiday season

Editorial | Prepare for an unconventional holiday season

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 22, 2020

On New Year’s Day, 2020, people had so much hope and excitement for the new decade. One photo, widely circulated, illustrated all the holidays falling perfectly on weekends. It just so happened 2020 was the worst year for that fantastic phenomenon. Halloween is on Saturday this year. For most Illini, Halloween is a ...

Editorial | Virtual proctors worsen the overall academic environment

Editorial | Virtual proctors worsen the overall academic environment

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 15, 2020

As workplaces, services, academic environments and social settings adapt to a world persistently affected by the coronavirus, the solutions to certain obstacles have gotten creative. Yet, the University administration has attempted to solve the pressing question of how to test students by forcing in...

Editorial | Vilification of Columbus does not address problem

Editorial | Vilification of Columbus does not address problem

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 8, 2020

With a presidential election weeks away, activists and politicians continue to make their plea: Make election day a federal holiday. It would free up time for many to go and vote or serve as election judges, and perhaps the country would benefit from higher turnout. But like with any push to secure a...

Editorial | The Daily Illini endorses Joe Biden for President

Editorial | The Daily Illini endorses Joe Biden for President

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 1, 2020

It has been said the 2020 election will be the most consequential in recent history — but it is assuredly not. The 2016 presidential election was the most consequential election in recent history, and every day since Jan. 20, 2017, America is reminded how it dropped the ball.  The last four years ...

Editorial | The Notorious RBG forged egalitarian legacy

Editorial | The Notorious RBG forged egalitarian legacy

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 24, 2020

There are said to be five stages of grief, the last being acceptance. In 2020, everyone has barely been able to suffer through three stages before restarting the process as a result of another horrifying loss.  Unfortunately today, we grieve again in 2020. Regretfully, we lament the loss of the most prolific advocate fo...

Editorial | University must invest in mental health services

Editorial | University must invest in mental health services

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 17, 2020

As coronavirus permeated and crumbled every aspect of society, the world became one of isolation. A lonely world, filled with people forced to be antisocial, out of fear and government mandate. As a result, polls have illustrated that all the uncertainty and social distancing has bred a new epidemic — a me...

Editorial | Be logical with COVID-19 vaccine

Editorial | Be logical with COVID-19 vaccine

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 10, 2020

There has been a lot of speculation on when and how a vaccine might roll-out to the general public. Estimates on the release of a vaccine span from two months to over two years, emphasizing the uncertainty regarding the details of a vaccine timeline. Optimistic estimates have many worried about the possi...

Editorial | Compliment University testing with compliance

Editorial | Compliment University testing with compliance

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 3, 2020

The moment students returned to campus, everyone feared what they thought to be the inevitable: The University would befall the same fate as countless other universities around the country. COVID-19 cases would rise exponentially, students would be evicted from their dorms and Campustown would retur...

Editorial | Leave The US Postal Service alone

Editorial | Leave The US Postal Service alone

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

August 27, 2020

In the era in which nothing is safe from politicization, even receiving mail faces a partisan divide. President Trump has spent much of his presidency being critical of the U.S. Postal Service, due to its negative profits and handling of Amazon’s packages. Recently, the president has refused critical fed...

Editorial | BLM protests catalyze critical change

Editorial | BLM protests catalyze critical change

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

June 9, 2020

In 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick shocked the nation by kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Sharp criticisms trailed. The usual suspects argued the spectacle was the wrong manner to protest, showed disrespect and was opportunistic. America refused to listen then....

Editorial | Diffusion of misinformation undermines COVID mitigation

Editorial | Diffusion of misinformation undermines COVID mitigation

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 30, 2020

Upon watching an apocalypse film, one might observe the same tropes. A natural disaster, some disease or an insurmountable evil suddenly hinders normal society. Although chaos unfolds, the main actors respond in similar manners. Imagine a disaster film where the protagonist couldn’t turn on the news to r...

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