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Editorial | Americans deserve transparency from institutions

Editorial | Americans deserve transparency from institutions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 10, 2019

In a time rife with political turmoil, the American people need transparency from our leaders now more than ever. We need to know what’s going on — the full stories — in order to make informed opinions about our elected officials and how they’re handling the offices we gave them. The public rel...

Editorial | Last straw for Trump makes waves

Editorial | Last straw for Trump makes waves

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 3, 2019

From the beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has remained at the center of scandal after scandal. Talk of impeachment has circulated within the Democratic Party and beyond since his inauguration. Because of this, Trump and the American people seem to have become numb to these threats. But now, afte...

Editorial | Face the facts: Climate change is real

Editorial | Face the facts: Climate change is real

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 26, 2019

As millions of people around the world, including in Champaign, took to the streets Friday to demand transformative action against climate change, government leaders from the United Nations were getting ready to travel to New York for the 2019 Climate Action Summit.  All leaders were expected to br...

Editorial | Remember sexual assault survivors for achievements

Editorial | Remember sexual assault survivors for achievements

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 19, 2019

In the midst of the #MeToo movement and the recent increase in reports of sexual assault, it is more important than ever to recognize the survivors of such atrocities as more than their sexual assault stories. Their assaults are not their only chapters; their assaults do not define them. We need to remem...

Editorial | Don’t get discouraged by career fair hysteria

Editorial | Don’t get discouraged by career fair hysteria

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 12, 2019

The buzz of the madding crowd of people heading to career fairs is already permeating campus. LinkedIn profiles are being updated feverishly. Handshake accounts are being frantically set up. The frightened but determined look of the job seeker is all too familiar.  Why is it, though, that the atten...

Editorial | Don’t hurt the environment with your juuls

Editorial | Don’t hurt the environment with your juuls

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 5, 2019

Everyone knows vaping isn’t the best for you. Sucking anything into your lungs that isn’t the air we breathe generally isn’t a good call. And the recent vaping-related illness — already a killer, by the way — isn’t exactly a shining endorsement. But, we’re humans. We do stupid, irrespons...

Editorial | Make your freshman year a foundation to build on

Editorial | Make your freshman year a foundation to build on

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

August 29, 2019

If you’re starting your first year at the University of Illinois, remember this: Not everything will go as projected.  As you navigate the University, plan on parts being scary and parts being hard. Plan on mistakes. Plan on losing. But it’s essential you keep trying and work to build a solid...

Editorial | Study spots on campus officially ranked

Editorial | Study spots on campus officially ranked

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

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