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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.

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.

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...

The Daily Illini Opinions Editor Nathaniel Langley makes edits on the Graduation Guide on Saturday.

Editorial | Better tomorrow depends upon student newsrooms

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor April 25, 2021

Our student newsrooms require unbridled attention and assistance. As the local source for news, culture, opinions and sports, student newspapers are the adjacent avenues for information across universities...

Daily Illini Social Media Director Jane Knight and Managing Editor for Online Chieh Hsu collaborate on a story on Saturday at the YMCA in Champaign.

Editorial | Student journalism holds integral role in our society

By Chieh Hsu, Managing Editor for Online April 25, 2021

Just as hatchlings need the warmth of their nests before they realize their ability to fly, journalists find their gift of writing in the warmth of student journalism. Coming from Taiwan without knowing...

Editorial | Ambition is climate change’s antidote

Editorial | Ambition is climate change’s antidote

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board April 22, 2021

Lockdown revealed that nature — when given the opportunity — will swiftly restore itself. Whether it was dolphins reappearing in the freshened waters of the Hudson River or whales flourishing off the...

Editorial | Gun culture inflames armed violence 

Editorial | Gun culture inflames armed violence 

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board April 15, 2021

America is addicted to its guns. Besides leading the world in gun-related killings, the U.S. also dangerously shepherds the world with immense gun ownership. This debilitating fascination, judicially...

Editorial | University requires definition regarding “new normal”

Editorial | University requires definition regarding “new normal”

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board April 8, 2021

As fall approaches, and the COVID-19 pandemic slowly but bitterly recedes, the University’s general silence on the 2021-2022 academic year becomes deafening. Despite a recent update from leadership...

Editorial | Local government cures national woes

Editorial | Local government cures national woes

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board April 1, 2021

America’s prolonged political conversation alarmingly excludes local government. As local election season launches, all must recognize the immediate efficiency local government provides for their constituencies. Unlike...

Editorial | America's gross negligence persecutes Asian Americans

Editorial | America’s gross negligence persecutes Asian Americans

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board March 25, 2021

Long perpetuated, yet seldom discussed, America’s bitter treatment of Asian Americans is tragically not a contemporary phenomenon. With Asian hate crimes rising, this American deficiency has only now...

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