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Editorial | ‘Frozen II’ lessens climate change severity with miraculous solutions

Editorial | ‘Frozen II’ lessens climate change severity with miraculous solutions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 5, 2019

“Frozen II,” Disney’s long-anticipated sequel to the instant box office success “Frozen,” hit theaters Nov. 22.  The film, made for families, seems to present climate change as one of the central issues. While this inclusion of real-world problems in the whimsical world of enchanted, singing s...

Editorial | Instagram hides likes for profit

Editorial | Instagram hides likes for profit

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 21, 2019

Recently, Instagram announced it would begin removing “likes” from posts in the U.S. in an attempt to protect the self-esteem of its users. The change went into effect last week and now, users are still able to see the number of likes on the content they post, but their followers and lurkers can...

Editorial | The Daily Northwestern doesn’t deserve huge blowback

Editorial | The Daily Northwestern doesn’t deserve huge blowback

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 14, 2019

Journalists must remain transparent, report facts and minimize harm. This is their mandate. This weekend, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited the Northwestern campus, which sparked protests in the Chicagoland area.  Any student or professional publication would have sent out reporters t...

Editorial | No voices should be silenced

Editorial | No voices should be silenced

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 7, 2019

After covering an “Abolish ICE” rally in September, The Harvard Crimson came under fire from its own campus.  Student activists leading the charge against the newspaper declared Crimson reporters’ attempts to contact the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for comment to be “culturally inse...

Editorial | Halloween is capitalism in costume

Editorial | Halloween is capitalism in costume

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 31, 2019

Every year on this day, millions of young Americans don their spookiest apparel, grab a bag or bucket to hold their loot and — armed with the age-old Halloween greeting, “Trick or treat!” — take to the streets in search of candy. And every year on this day, the tradition subtly entrenches the i...

Editorial | Stop the modern-day slavery, shop ethically-sourced clothing

Editorial | Stop the modern-day slavery, shop ethically-sourced clothing

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 24, 2019

People often talk about slavery as if it’s a concept of the past; however, a recent investigation by the Guardian shows slave labor is flourishing — just in a different way than it did a century ago. Now, big corporations utilize sweatshops and what is ostensibly slave labor to produce their high-end clothing. La...

Editorial | UI should cover abortion medication costs; follow in California’s footsteps

Editorial | UI should cover abortion medication costs; follow in California’s footsteps

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 17, 2019

Last week, California became the first state to pass legislation requiring public colleges to provide students with access to abortion medication at no cost. In a time when many states are rolling back access to abortion services, California’s decision is not only monumental, but should also be co...

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...

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