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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 ...

Editorial | Look both ways before crossing streets

Editorial | Look both ways before crossing streets

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

To thy happy children (of the present), As students, we must remember to be courteous to bikers on our morning commutes. We must be aware of our surroundings for the safety of ourselves and others. We must harken back to the wisdom our parents told us during our childhoods: Look both ways when crossing ...

Editorial | Don’t let political polarization consume you

Editorial | Don’t let political polarization consume you

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Who would’ve thought that in 2018 simply saying who you support politically is crossing the line? Politics no longer considers compromise or fairness. Whichever side you stand by, the other now considers you an enemy. If you’re not with them, you’re against them. We’re now choosing sides based...

Editorial | Not-so-innocent bystanders

Editorial | Not-so-innocent bystanders

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Sometimes, we see things we don’t want to see on this campus. We can be out with a group of co-workers or walking home late from the library when we witness the early stages of what could be a young man or woman turned into a victim of sexual assault. The topic of discussing sexual assault is one...

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