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Opinion | “Hispanic” should be racial category on census

Opinion | “Hispanic” should be racial category on census

By Abril Salinas, Columnist

March 26, 2020

From March 12-20, households will receive the mail-in census form to be counted in the nationwide process. As the census begins, many Hispanic-Americans will find themselves having to make a serious decision: how should they report their race when “Hispanic” isn’t considered one?  It seems...

Letter to the Editor | America prioritizes profits above public health

Letter to the Editor | America prioritizes profits above public health

By Ethan Kuruc

March 25, 2020

With lockdowns becoming widespread, corporate mouthpieces such as the Wall Street Journal are now recommending that society reverse course and sacrifice the lives of workers and their families to protect profit. American capital is at a critical moment in history. Corporate debt is at an all-time h...

Opinion | Stop pricing love

Opinion | Stop pricing love

By Neshmia Malik, Columnist

March 25, 2020

Gift-giving is an essential aspect of several holidays, demonstrating how our society has been taught to place a monetary value on love. This unhealthy phenomenon has taught us to define our love for someone based on how expensive a gift they have chosen for us is. We have nailed a dollar sign in fr...

Opinion | America needs its own Belt and Road Initiative

Opinion | America needs its own Belt and Road Initiative

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Senior Columnist

March 24, 2020

The universally accepted failure of the Iraq War was the final nail in the coffin for American interventionism. From that point forward, Americans on the left and right would embrace isolationism. Interference of any kind, even in the case that it furthered American interests at a low cost, has been condemn...

Opinion | Look forward to Winter Olympics

Opinion | Look forward to Winter Olympics

By Maii Rashed, Columnist

March 22, 2020

This year alone, so many tragedies, misfortunes and setbacks occurred in the view of the public. Every time a breaking news headline debuts, it's rarely something good, which makes sense since people would rather be alerted about their impending doom than humanitarian efforts. With the news of coronavirus...

Opinion | Recognize modern Renaissance man in Childish Gambino

Opinion | Recognize modern Renaissance man in Childish Gambino

By Nick Johnson, Columnist

March 20, 2020

We are currently witnessing the closest thing to a Renaissance man that the American entertainment industry has ever seen before, and it might not last much longer. The concept of a Renaissance man developed in the Renaissance Period in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was defined by famous Italian...

Letter to the Editor | United States must cooperate with others on coronavirus

Letter to the Editor | United States must cooperate with others on coronavirus

By Ethan Kuruc, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic and the University of Illinois released a Massmail, sending students scrambling to figure out emergency accommodations and say farewell to people they will not see for months. Friday, the United States decla...

Opinion | Tomlinson’s long-awaited new album emotionally raw, real

Opinion | Tomlinson’s long-awaited new album emotionally raw, real

By Marykate Green, Columnist

March 16, 2020

Louis Tomlinson, a member of the well-known boyband One Direction, finally released his long-awaited solo album. Fans of the band and Louis “stans” (those who favor Louis above the other members) have been eagerly waiting to hear Louis’ personal sound, uncombined with the rest of the band.  ...

Opinion | Democrat with most votes should be nominee

By Clint Dozier, Columnist

March 14, 2020

After a decisive win in the Nevada caucuses by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, many in the mainstream media, for lack of a better description, seem to be having a conniption fit at the thought of Sanders becoming the Democratic nominee. There were two examples of this headless-chi...

Opinion | UI must take swift action to combat coronavirus

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Senior Columnist

March 13, 2020

The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19, colloquially known as the coronavirus, a pandemic as cases continue to augment around the world.  The coronavirus is worse than H1N1, SARS, Zika and especially the common flu. It has been likened to the Spanish Flu of 1918, a pandemic that killed an esti...

Opinion | Stop pushing for marriage

Opinion | Stop pushing for marriage

By Maii Rashed, Columnist

March 12, 2020

I’m sure everyone has heard the common statistic that over half of marriages end in divorce. Growing up, this seemed to be the case for a lot of my peers’ parents. However, because I came from a culture where divorce is seen as taboo, leading to an endless cycle of unhappy marriages and equally u...

Opinion | Kingfisher is better than nothing

Opinion | Kingfisher is better than nothing

By Kenny Smallhorn, Columnist

March 12, 2020

Editors note: The illustration used previously was not provided by Spencer Hulsey, but was a modified version of the illustration. The Daily Illini has since changed the image to reflect Spencer Hulsey's original illustration. The Daily Illini regrets this error. The “Alma Otter” found itself on the ball...

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