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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...

Editorial | Vote ‘Yes’ to Media Fee

Editorial | Vote 'Yes' to Media Fee

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 5, 2020

A tall coffee from Starbucks costs $1.85. Here at Illini Media Company, we are asking just the same from you: $1.85 a semester to help us continue to serve the University.  The Illini Media Company consists of The Daily Illini, WPGU 107.1 FM and Illio Yearbook. When you want to stay up to date with news a...

Editorial | Stop appropriating celebrity grief

Editorial | Stop appropriating celebrity grief

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 27, 2020

When a celebrity dies, the world collectively pauses. Social media becomes flooded with the news of how and where, and for a moment, nothing else seems to matter. It’s interesting to see who comes crawling out of the woodwork following such a calamity and how their narrative will be twisted to lessen th...

Editorial | Illini sports deserve equal recognition

Editorial | Illini sports deserve equal recognition

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 20, 2020

Last weekend, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams played at the ARC in what was the only home tournament of their season.  The women’s team pulled away from the tournament having won all three of their games, and the men’s team achieved two out of three victories. These student-athletes w...

Editorial | It’s past time to cancel Valentine’s Day

Editorial | It’s past time to cancel Valentine’s Day

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 13, 2020

It’s the time of pink and flying chubby babies once more. Paper hearts adorn windows, pink streamers hang from ceilings and all the nice restaurants are booked. Jewelry, floral and chocolate sales have shot straight through the roof like one of Cupid’s arrows. Love is in the air … or is it? Va...

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