The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The Block I student section holds up cards spelling coming in Homecoming during halftime of the game against Purdue at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Homecoming is a great time to get involved on campus.

Editorial | Homecoming is quintessential for campus involvement

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board October 6, 2021

Illini will soon enjoy a rejuvenated Homecoming. Canceled last year due to COVID-19, this year’s celebrations will surely electrify students, alumni and families experiencing the regenerated commemorations. Likewise,...

Editorial | Perspectives, a new approach to opinions

Editorial | Perspectives, a new approach to opinions

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor September 29, 2021

The Daily Illini’s opinion section has long held a rich tradition of communicating students’ viewpoints. Commenting on astronomical events and publishing countless ostentatious judgments, opinions...

Editorial | Landlords’ exploitations impair living conditions

Editorial | Landlords’ exploitations impair living conditions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board September 22, 2021

Apartment and leasing nightmares are one of the most abundant resources the Champaign-Urbana area offers. Whether it is the tale of someone off the street ravaging a resident’s bedding or the annual...

Editorial | Keep CU beautiful

Editorial | Keep CU beautiful

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board September 15, 2021

The representative stroll across campus frequently features the grand combination of pleasant people, places and nature. Campus, decorated with delightful constructions — excluding the sporadic, brutalist...

Editorial | Campus COVID-19 confusion is not sustainable

Editorial | Campus COVID-19 confusion is not sustainable

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board September 8, 2021

Confusion is the newest pandemic to sweep the University. Following a triumphant return to in-person classes and activities, the reality of COVID-19 has returned to campus. With scores of students moving...

Editorial | Unregulated technology propels Afghan collapse

Editorial | Unregulated technology propels Afghan collapse

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board September 1, 2021

The collapse of the United States’s 20-year odyssey within Afghanistan is both brutal and foreseeable. For nearly all of their occupation, the U.S. was the thin line between a tragic Taliban restoration...

Editorial | Acknowledge restored freedoms, hurdles this new semester

Editorial | Acknowledge restored freedoms, hurdles this new semester

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board August 25, 2021

School years — akin to the Morrow Plots — crop up and gather yearly. However, with the 2021-2022 academic year’s planting, campus’ present sowing is unparalleled. Dissimilar to last year’s...

Photo Credits: Cameron Krasucki - Both top photos, Fighting Illini Athletics - Memorial Stadium, Mark Capapas - Chicago Protest

Editorial | DI reflects on unprecedented year’s glories, missteps

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board May 13, 2021

Illini were tested like never before this academic year. COVID-19 propelled students and faculty into strenuous semesters marked by Zoom fatigue, constant testing — COVID-19 and class-wise — and atypical...

Editorial | Dire semester produces resilient Illini

Editorial | Dire semester produces resilient Illini

This year’s finals could not arrive at a more distressing moment. Whether it be the pandemic lingering, colossal Zoom fatigue setting in from one year of online education or the “Mental Health” days...

Editorial | Maintain test-optional policy for future classes

Editorial | Maintain test-optional policy for future classes

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board April 26, 2021

Standardized testing is archaic. If there has been any coherent lesson from the tumultuous pandemic, it has been the revelation that the American College Testing and Scholastic Aptitude Test are wolves...

Daily Illini Editor-in-Chief Diana Anghel and Managing Editor for Reporting Heather Robinson have a conversation with Sports Editor Jackson Janes on Saturday in the Daily Illini office. Without journalists to do the dirty work behind the scenes to prepare what you read in your weekly newspaper or online, the world would be an uniformed, unknowing place, Robinson writes.

Editorial | Student journalism perseveres through struggles

By Heather Robinson April 25, 2021

Journalism is: late nights scrambling to write articles with tight deadlines, and it’s all worth it.  Journalism is: early mornings filled with meetings and copious amounts of bitter coffee, and...

Daily Illini Editor-in-Chief Diana Anghel passes an edited Graduation Guide page to Managing Editor for Reporting Heather Robinson on Saturday in the basement of the University YMCA. The Daily Illini teaches young journalists about these values before diving head-first into the “real” journalistic world, Anghel writes. It gives them an opportunity to shape into the best version of themselves fit to serve a society.

Editorial | Why student journalism matters

By Diana Anghel, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2021

Employment cuts. Revenue losses. Readership decreases. Trust declines. This isn’t news; newspapers across the country are dying.  At the frontline of this, what seems like a battle, are local media...

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