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Opinion | Cooking should not be costly or time consuming

Opinion | Cooking should not be costly or time consuming

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist September 6, 2021

Moving into my first apartment, I, like many others, had to start thinking more about food. As the worst cook in a family full of people who make elaborate, flavorful dishes, I had never felt the need...

Kacey Musgraves poses during a photoshoot. Kacey Musgraves' new album has a new tone to it.

Opinion | Kacey Musgraves’ pop pivot mirrors American polarization

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor September 3, 2021

Spanish guitar strings strum before diminishing into a concert of Daft Punk inspired synthesizers on Kacey Musgraves’ fresh lead single “star-crossed.” Eventually, lyrics recount heartbroken lovers,...

Sergeant Zach Smola, rear door gunner on a CH-47, keeps watch on the mountains in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan on May 12, 2013. Columnist Eddie Ryan argues that Americas self absorption has hurt Afghans yet again.

Opinion | American solipsism hurts Afghans again

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist September 2, 2021

It strikes one as a morose and rather cruel instance of irony that the imagery which now bookends America’s stint in Afghanistan should feature planes and desperate, dying civilians.  Nearly 20 years...

Editorial | Unregulated technology propels Afghan collapse

Editorial | Unregulated technology propels Afghan collapse

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board September 1, 2021

The collapse of the United States’s 20-year odyssey within Afghanistan is both brutal and foreseeable. For nearly all of their occupation, the U.S. was the thin line between a tragic Taliban restoration...

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Opinion | OnlyFans announcement exposes creator economy fantasy

By Dennis Austin, Senior Columnist August 31, 2021

On Aug. 20, news broke that OnlyFans would be banning explicit sexual content from its platform in October. Following outrage from their base of fans and content creators, they reversed their decision.  The...

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Blue Origin, speaks at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Jeffrey Bezos tells others that Blue Origin will build rockets at Exploration Park at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and launch them from SLC-36 at the Cape.

Opinion | Do not wait for the technocratic utopia

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor August 30, 2021

Anyone in the know on the techno-futuristic promises of billionaires and Silicon Valley God-complexes has heard of revolutionary changes to our society.  Life on Mars. Be chauffeured to the airport...

American comedian Bo Burnham stars in his comedy special “Bo Burnham: Inside”. Columnist Sam Rahman believes Burnham deserves all of the Emmy nominations he's received because of the show's strong message.

Opinion | Bo Burnham is inside; so are we

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor August 27, 2021

Bo Burnham’s latest special, “Inside,” released May 30 on Netflix to immediate acclaim. Rave reviews poured in from prestigious outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and individual...

Satire | Campus Scout | Fraternity reimagines pledge process

Satire | Campus Scout | Fraternity reimagines pledge process

By Campus Scout August 27, 2021

A silence rippled across Omicron Pi Sigma house late Friday night as the fraternity’s leaders gathered to discuss changes to the pledge process for the upcoming fall 2021 semester. Vice President Brad...

Illinois guard Andre Feliz takes a photo with Journalism student Noah Nelson during March 8, 2020. Columnist Noah Nelson owes much of his love for Illinois basketball to former guard Ayo Dosunmu who was recently drafted by the Chicago Bulls.

DI Voices | Dosunmu delivers passion to basketball enthusiasts-in-waiting

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist August 26, 2021

I’ve never been much of a basketball fan. Sure, I spent a few years playing in my youth, but that was about the extent of it. I never watched it in my free time, and I eventually quit playing altogether. With...

Editorial | Acknowledge restored freedoms, hurdles this new semester

Editorial | Acknowledge restored freedoms, hurdles this new semester

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board August 25, 2021

School years — akin to the Morrow Plots — crop up and gather yearly. However, with the 2021-2022 academic year’s planting, campus’ present sowing is unparalleled. Dissimilar to last year’s...

Ikenberry Dining Hall seats many students during their meals. Ikenberry Dining Hall has a wide variety in food options.

Opinion | Slandering Ikenberry Dining Hall does not make you cool

By Nick Johnson, Assistant Opinions Editor August 20, 2021

The University of Illinois is one of the nation’s premier public education institutions which excels in delivering its students a stellar college experience, and first-year housing is an aspect that...

Satire | Campus Scout | Scout travels across America: New York City

Satire | Campus Scout | Scout travels across America: New York City

By Campus Scout August 19, 2021

Scout awakes from a reefer-driven nap to the bulging sound of a ship’s horn. Previously enjoying some much-needed relaxation in Atlanta, Scout presently is perplexed as to his current location. The...

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