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Editorial | Death doesn’t excuse actions

Editorial | Death doesn’t excuse actions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Last week, former President George H.W. Bush died at 94. Articles across the internet began popping up with headlines like “President George H.W. Bush's Choice Of Bold, Whimsical Socks Made Him A Style Icon,” “George H.W. Bush was a symbol of decency, even if you didn't like his politics” and “George Bush, Comeback Kid,” drawing the portrait of man wh...

Editorial | Try to prioritize academics as the semester closes

Editorial | Try to prioritize academics as the semester closes

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We’re all back and almost finished with our first week following fall break. It’s a difficult time of year to come back to school because after a much needed week off, we all come back to Champaign to find nothing but deadlines and stress. Most students have finals leading up to just a few days befor...

Editorial | Appreciate financial support

Editorial | Appreciate financial support

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Tuition is extremely expensive, and most students at the University do not receive any scholarships, forcing them to seek other forms of support. Many students receive financial help from their parents, who have likely supported them for years leading up to their college career. Others are left to fend...

Editorial | Take care during Dads Weekend

Editorial | Take care during Dads Weekend

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Dear dads ... Dads Weekend is a time for families to reconnect. Understanding the time shared is more about family connection than party festivities is important. Fathers visiting this upcoming weekend need to act as adults. While a visit back to a college campus, especially for alumni, can feel li...

Editorial | Getting through the employment struggle

Editorial | Getting through the employment struggle

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For about four years, students at the University work tirelessly to pass their classes with the hope to make it all the way to graduation. In these eight short semesters, students are often so focused on succeeding inside the classroom that they rarely make time to prepare for what comes next. Job and ...

Editorial | Look both ways before crossing streets

Editorial | Look both ways before crossing streets

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

To thy happy children (of the present), As students, we must remember to be courteous to bikers on our morning commutes. We must be aware of our surroundings for the safety of ourselves and others. We must harken back to the wisdom our parents told us during our childhoods: Look both ways when crossing ...

Editorial | Don’t let political polarization consume you

Editorial | Don’t let political polarization consume you

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Who would’ve thought that in 2018 simply saying who you support politically is crossing the line? Politics no longer considers compromise or fairness. Whichever side you stand by, the other now considers you an enemy. If you’re not with them, you’re against them. We’re now choosing sides based...

Editorial | Not-so-innocent bystanders

Editorial | Not-so-innocent bystanders

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Sometimes, we see things we don’t want to see on this campus. We can be out with a group of co-workers or walking home late from the library when we witness the early stages of what could be a young man or woman turned into a victim of sexual assault. The topic of discussing sexual assault is one...

Editorial | Stay conscious of your image on social media

Editorial | Stay conscious of your image on social media

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

September 27, 2018


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

You went out to a bar this weekend and got a little wild with your friends from class. This morning, someone texted you a photo and you’re tempted to share it. Should you? The Daily Illini Editorial Board encourages students to consider, at the very least, what’s already posted on their social media...

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

Editorial | 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...

Editorial | Pets should be allowed in apartments

Editorial | 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...

Editorial | Keep an open mind about Obama’s speech

Editorial | 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...

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