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Editorial | Leave The US Postal Service alone

Editorial | Leave The US Postal Service alone
August 27, 2020

In the era in which nothing is safe from politicization, even receiving mail faces a partisan divide. President Trump has spent much of his presidency being critical of the U.S. Postal Service, due to...

Editorial | BLM protests catalyze critical change

Editorial | BLM protests catalyze critical change
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...

Editorial | Diffusion of misinformation undermines COVID mitigation

Editorial | Diffusion of misinformation undermines COVID mitigation
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...

Editorial | COVID crisis exhibits important environmental lessons

Editorial | COVID crisis exhibits important environmental lessons
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...

Editorial | Government must accommodate voters

Editorial | Government must accommodate voters
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....

Editorial | Coronavirus religious exemptions create public health hazard

Editorial | Coronavirus religious exemptions create public health hazard
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...

Editorial | Pandemic reveals administration’s lack of preparedness

Editorial | Pandemic reveals administration's lack of preparedness
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...

Editorial | The right mindset helps reduce ‘cabin fever’

Editorial | The right mindset helps reduce 'cabin fever'
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...

Protect those around you: Self-quarantine after break

Protect those around you: Self-quarantine after break
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...

Editorial | Vote ‘Yes’ to Media Fee

Editorial | Vote 'Yes' to Media Fee
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...

Editorial | Stop appropriating celebrity grief

Editorial | Stop appropriating celebrity grief
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...

Editorial | Illini sports deserve equal recognition

Editorial | Illini sports deserve equal recognition
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...

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