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Editorial | Larry Nassar sentencing reflects severity of sexual assault

Editorial | Larry Nassar sentencing reflects severity of sexual assault

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The story of Larry Nassar’s alleged sexual assaults against young athletes began long before the #MeToo movement of late 2017 propelled his name back into the media, and it shows that the topic of sexual assault was not taken as seriously before millions of supporters joined the #MeToo movement earl...

Editorial | Salty about unsalted roads and sidewalks

Editorial | Salty about unsalted roads and sidewalks

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 18, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

The snow has fallen, and so have many students slipping on ice. Once again, we’re entering another semester in the frigid, icy winter. Students are getting settled into their coursework, ready to start the semester off right, but getting to class in this cold can be a dangerous task. In 2014,...

Editorial | Aziz Ansari situation highlights myths about consent

Editorial | Aziz Ansari situation highlights myths about consent

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

January 16, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

By now, many of us have probably heard that Aziz Ansari was implicated in a situation involving a woman whom he had a sexual encounter with, which left the woman feeling uncomfortable and disrespected. Since she came forward, social media has been abuzz with those who claim the situation was “too blur...

Editorial | A tumultuous year could lead to a brighter future

Editorial | A tumultuous year could lead to a brighter future

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 18, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Let’s be honest: 2017 was a mixed bag. Last year, right before we all left campus to enjoy a much-needed break and time with our families, The Daily Illini Editorial Board wrote a semester in review editorial that ended with the hope for a more inclusive and diverse campus in the new year, with students caring for one another as human beings and peers, and a call to disagree respectfully and reasonably. Last year’s ...

Editorial | Response to The News-Gazette’s Dennis Toeppen redemption article

Editorial | Response to The News-Gazette’s Dennis Toeppen redemption article

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 8, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The News-Gazette gave Dennis Toeppen his redemption narrative on Thursday, less than a week after the Suburban Express owner made “controversial” statements. It’s all there in the headline, “Jim Dey: Controversial Suburban Express owner: 'I want every passenger I can get'.” Shameless self-p...

Editorial | Sexual assault survivors are our ‘person of the year’

Editorial | Sexual assault survivors are our ‘person of the year’

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 4, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Time magazine’s annual awarding of the “Person of the Year,” or the person or group of people who had the most influence on the news throughout the year, has recently sparked a bit of debate. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to proclaim that he would not accept Time’s terms for being n...

Editorial | Shame on Suburban Express

Editorial | Shame on Suburban Express

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

This weekend, mass transit company Suburban Express made racist and discriminatory statements aimed at more than 20 percent of the University’s student population. In an email advertising the “Suburban Express Experience,” they wrote, “You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our bu...

It might be time to stop streaming

It might be time to stop streaming

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories, Uncategorized

It started with Harvey Weinstein, and now, the floodgates are open in Hollywood — leading men are receiving boundless allegations of sexual misconduct, both on and off screen. The renowned actors Kevin Spacey, Ed Westwick and Louis C.K. are just a few of the alleged offenders. Like many of the issues t...

Be proactive; don’t blindly trust your academic adviser

Be proactive; don’t blindly trust your academic adviser

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

About midway through each semester, students across campus start looking through their DARS reports and course listings to begin the ever-joyous process of planning out their schedules for next semester. It’s during this time that students are reminded to see their advisers again. You might be s...

Halloween is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself and avoid stress

Halloween is a perfect opportunity to treat yourself and avoid stress

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 30, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Halloween won’t be the scariest event this year. Stress is everywhere, whether it stems from national security, international crises or the looming threat of midterms and internship applications. Even the scariest Pennywise costume can’t top the horrors of real life. So instead of putting on a creep...

5 notable alumni you might not know about

5 notable alumni you might not know about

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 26, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

It’s Homecoming Week, which means students navigate the Main Quad weaving in and out of adults strolling in bright orange sweaters with little kids. That’s right: Alumni are back on campus. This year, the Homecoming theme is “Illini make History.” Most students, when listing off famous alumni...

It’s time to step up and prevent sexual assault

It’s time to step up and prevent sexual assault

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 23, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For the past few weeks, women have been sharing stories of sexual assault and harassment through using a hashtag to convey the problems that routinely occur. But the #MeToo movement was one that started a decade ago by Tarana Burke, and sexual assault is a prevalent issue.  To avoid letting this movemen...

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