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Editorial | C’s may get degrees, but we still want A’s

Editorial | C’s may get degrees, but we still want A’s

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 21, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Professors who claim grades don’t matter are setting their students up for failure. We understand the purpose of class is to learn, but grades are an integral part in whether we know if we are grasping the material correctly. Some majors have more of an emphasis on preparing to find a job after undergrad and are gear...

Editorial | Express love for Valentine’s Day, whoever you are

Editorial | Express love for Valentine’s Day, whoever you are

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 14, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Valentine’s Day can be great. The start of something exciting and new might happen, whether it’s asking out that cute guy or gal in lecture or maybe just even getting their number. Or, it’s a day celebrating a romantic relationship that’s already happening between you and your significant other...

Editorial | Your vaccinations help others protect themselves

Editorial | Your vaccinations help others protect themselves

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Last Friday, a second Massmail regarding a reported case of measles on campus was sent out to the student body. Measles, the world’s leading cause of vaccine-preventable childhood mortality, is an airborne virus that is transmitted through sick individuals by coughing, sneezing and contact with mucous...

Editorial | Thank you to employees of University

Editorial | Thank you to employees of University

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 31, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Yesterday marked one of the coldest days in the Midwest in at least two decades. A high of minus 8 degrees and a low of minus 14 degrees — clearly not the best temperature to walk around campus in. The wind chill even dropped as low as minus 30 to minus 45 degrees. To put this in perspective, it wa...

Editorial | It takes two seconds to put on a coat

Editorial | It takes two seconds to put on a coat

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 24, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

To thy happy children (of the present), Winter is in full effect. While days might be getting longer – and that is certainly a good thing – even some of our brightest students on this blessed campus turn a blind eye to a very real problem: proper attire when exposed to the elements. This is a cam...

Editorial | Time ticket system ignores seniority

Editorial | Time ticket system ignores seniority

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 17, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Time tickets for the spring semester opened up first for Chancellor’s Scholars, James Scholars and veterans or service members on Oct. 29. Varsity athletes and Disability Resources & Educational Services students came next on Oct. 30. On Halloween, seniors — and those with senior standing —...

Editorial | Don’t be a jerk during finals

Editorial | Don’t be a jerk during finals

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Finals season is magical. Everyone is tired, stressed and sleep deprived. Whether it’s five final tests, five group projects or some ungodly combination of both, we’re all struggling to make it down the last half of the final stretch before break. Please do not tell everyone that your finals ar...

Editorial | Death doesn’t excuse actions

Editorial | Death doesn’t excuse actions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Last week, former President George H.W. Bush died at 94. Articles across the internet began popping up with headlines like “President George H.W. Bush's Choice Of Bold, Whimsical Socks Made Him A Style Icon,” “George H.W. Bush was a symbol of decency, even if you didn't like his politics” and “George Bush, Comeback Kid,” drawing the portrait of man wh...

Editorial | Try to prioritize academics as the semester closes

Editorial | Try to prioritize academics as the semester closes

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We’re all back and almost finished with our first week following fall break. It’s a difficult time of year to come back to school because after a much needed week off, we all come back to Champaign to find nothing but deadlines and stress. Most students have finals leading up to just a few days befor...

Editorial | Appreciate financial support

Editorial | Appreciate financial support

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Tuition is extremely expensive, and most students at the University do not receive any scholarships, forcing them to seek other forms of support. Many students receive financial help from their parents, who have likely supported them for years leading up to their college career. Others are left to fend...

Editorial | Take care during Dads Weekend

Editorial | Take care during Dads Weekend

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Dear dads ... Dads Weekend is a time for families to reconnect. Understanding the time shared is more about family connection than party festivities is important. Fathers visiting this upcoming weekend need to act as adults. While a visit back to a college campus, especially for alumni, can feel li...

Editorial | Getting through the employment struggle

Editorial | Getting through the employment struggle

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For about four years, students at the University work tirelessly to pass their classes with the hope to make it all the way to graduation. In these eight short semesters, students are often so focused on succeeding inside the classroom that they rarely make time to prepare for what comes next. Job and ...

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