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Two women hold up signs at a rally to stop asian hate in McPherson Square, D.C on March 31. Columnist Rayna Wuh argues that the recent Atlanta shooting was racially motivated and that an unhealthy fetitization cannot be linked to the cause of the event.

Opinion | Racist fetishization underlays Atlanta shooting

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist April 1, 2021

On March 16, a white gunman rampaged through three spas in metro Atlanta, fatally shooting eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent. The shooter claimed that he was not racially motivated,...

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...

Opinion | COVID-19 threatens America’s national identity

Opinion | COVID-19 threatens America’s national identity

By Dylan Gray, Senior Columnist March 31, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout progresses, there understandably exists a collective sense of relief in the American public. The reopening of society is a renaissance where both connections and social...

Opinion | Billionaires exploit consumers for Dogecoin Ponzi

Opinion | Billionaires exploit consumers for Dogecoin Ponzi

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor March 31, 2021

Cryptocurrencies are all fun and games until someone gets hurt. With investment surging in digital currencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin, few have reaped more benefits than the select individuals profiteering...

A group of people sunbathe on a platform extending into the Bay of Naples in Sorrento, Italy on July 31, 2018. Columnist Noah Nelson argues that University students require a spring break despite having theirs canceled for reasons related to Covid-19.

Opinion | University students require spring break

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist March 30, 2021

In the last calendar year, it’s safe to say life hasn’t been normal. This spring semester, it’s no different at the University. Last fall, the University announced there would be no break during...

DI Voices | Atlanta spa shootings: 24 hours

DI Voices | Atlanta spa shootings: 24 hours

By Karena Tse, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

It was a late morning for me. It was already 11 a.m. when I started reading headlines and noon by the time I got out of bed, eyes burning. I felt heavy and hollow. This is what I’ve realized about trauma...

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By Chieh Hsu, Managing Editor for Online March 29, 2021

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Farmers in India protest at a rally in 2020. Columnist Eddie Ryan argues that president Biden’s Asia-centric foreign policy needs to focus on integrating India into his plans.

Opinion | India integral to Biden’s Asia-centric foreign policy | II

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist March 29, 2021

The prudent humanitarian line on Kashmir, which is incumbent upon the Biden administration to take — one which involves harsher criticisms of human rights abuses in Indian-administered territory, along...

Letter to the Editor | Mental health stigma constrains minorities

Letter to the Editor | Mental health stigma constrains minorities

By Daniel Del Valle March 27, 2021

As a first-generation Mexican American, access to mental health services was a foreign concept when my family and I first came to the United States. Not because the U.S. lacks resources to provide mental...

Opinion | ‘Free Britney’ movement highlights media’s double standards

By Micky Horstman, Columnist March 26, 2021

The New York Times recently released a documentary titled “Framing Britney Spears,” which chronicles the complexities of the pop star's conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement. After a lifelong...

Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried star in “Mamma Mia!” which was released on July 18, 2008. Columnist Nathaniel Langley argues that the film exudes a mixture of narcissism and good tunes.

Opinion | “Mamma Mia!” is a narcissistic wonderland

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor March 26, 2021

The 2009 jukebox musical movie, “Mamma Mia!,” is a groundless, delusional film, fortunately, constructed around the ethereal music of ABBA. Despite ABBA’s melodies shielding the film of complete...

Opinion | Everyone should live their dreams

Opinion | Everyone should live their dreams

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist March 25, 2021

In recent years, mostly during my time at the University, I have developed a new habit. Every time someone asks me how I’m doing, I respond with the same answer: “I’m living the dream!” Some people...

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