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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...

Editorial | COVID crisis exhibits important environmental lessons

Editorial | COVID crisis exhibits important environmental lessons

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 23, 2020

As a microscopic parasite, coronavirus has demonstrated its lethality and infectiousness through the climbing death toll.  But for those fortunate enough to avoid contracting the microbe, it is parasitic in other ways. It infiltrates the lives of everyone and spoils schedules, prevents plans and dismant...

Editorial | Government must accommodate voters

Editorial | Government must accommodate voters

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, among all other issues it has produced, raised the question to state governments around the country: “How will we hold our primaries?” Many states postponed their primary elections. The Democratic National Committee moved its convention to August. Some states have maintained the ...

Editorial | Coronavirus religious exemptions create public health hazard

Editorial | Coronavirus religious exemptions create public health hazard

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 9, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to augment across the country, around 95% of Americans are now under stay-at-home orders. This crackdown on social gathering didn’t happen overnight: it slowly rose as skeptical governors couldn’t deny the gravitas of the epidemic any longer.  Since these orders have been ...

Editorial | Pandemic reveals administration’s lack of preparedness

Editorial | Pandemic reveals administration's lack of preparedness

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 2, 2020

Disease existed on this planet long before human beings. Although no one can ever predict when a certain contagion may spiral into a pandemic, it is among the less ridiculous ideas to have a contingency plan for when outbreak occurs. In government, the severity of the coronavirus panic has been po...

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...

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