The Daily Illini

Scientific method should be used more selectively

Scientific method should be used more selectively

By Cole Timmerwilke, Columnist

April 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

To modern ears, there is perhaps no more hallowed word than “science.” In many quarters, science is regarded with a pious reverence that borders on religious awe. Science is logical, rational and objective: the creator of the modern world. Science is the bringer of light, the mighty torrent by wh...

Look into details before making decisions

Look into details before making decisions

By Skylar Bouchard, Columnist

April 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

The Extreme Risk Protection Order, commonly known as the red flag law, is a new piece of gun legislation passed by the state of Colorado. The red flag law states a person can be deemed a significant risk to themselves or others and have their guns temporarily confiscated. Upon first glance, this law s...

America needs to resolve its gun problems

America needs to resolve its gun problems

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

April 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories

After 50 people were killed in a tragic mass shooting in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country’s parliament passed legislation banning most semi-automatic rifles and will likely continue to expand the gun ban’s reach, according to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. This legislation too...

MLB-Cuba crisis is bigger than baseball

MLB-Cuba crisis is bigger than baseball

By Fred Shoaff, Columnist

April 15, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In December 2018, Major League Baseball and Cuba came to terms on a deal that would bring an end to the human trafficking of talented Cuban baseball players. The deal was set to help hundreds of baseball families safely cross the 110 miles from Cuba to the United States and eliminate the trafficking of ...

Follow your gut, not your dreams

Follow your gut, not your dreams

By Kaitlyn McCann, Columnist

April 14, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In the school environment, there is so much anxiety in the air. A lot of it is short term; many people are nervous about classes, stressed about work and tired from running around. But we are all here for the same reason, and we are all feeling the long term anxiety of what will happen after college ...

All students should pursue teaching certificates

All students should pursue teaching certificates

By Stewart E. Brekke

April 13, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

As a now retired certified physics and chemistry teacher from the Chicago Public Schools, I have sadly noticed numbers of college graduates with bachelors degrees, from psychology to business, working as baristas or cashiers in establishments such as Starbucks or McDonalds for about $10.00 per hour....

Energy needs to remain affordable

Energy needs to remain affordable

By Julie Vahling, Ron Tabaczynski, Mark Biel

April 12, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

The future of energy policy in Illinois could soon be here. The major utilities, clean energy proponents and others are all pushing legislation at the state Capitol that could greatly impact how we receive energy in our homes and businesses around the state. As the debate continues this spring, we ...

State Fair should book better acts

State Fair should book better acts

By Noah Nelson, Columnist

April 11, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Aside from lounging by the pool, camping, traveling or any other summertime activities, one of the best parts about summer — at least if you live in central Illinois — is attending the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Not only can you gain a few pounds from fair food, milk a cow and ride the fam...

Be patient with construction

Be patient with construction

By Tommy Block, Columnist

April 11, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I had to walk across some grass patches and cut through a parking lot the other day to maneuver around the construction on Armory Drive. Seemed like a fair trade for a project worth $41 million. Sure, the west side of the Main Quad looked a little nicer without all that fencing a month ago. Still, I can’t help but recall what Anthony Jacobi, head of me...

Editorial | ‘Tobacco 21’ may only generate more smoke

Editorial | ‘Tobacco 21’ may only generate more smoke

By Daily Illini Editorial Board

April 11, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Sunday a bill raising the legal purchasing age of tobacco products from 18 to 21 statewide. The law, HB 345, is set to take effect in July. On paper, this seems like a great way to reduce a disgusting and life-shortening habit. Digging deeper, though, it...

Theresa May faces terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Brexit

Theresa May faces terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Brexit

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nearly three years ago, now former British Prime Minister David Cameron — in an attempt to sedate the more conservative wings of Parliament — called for a referendum in which the British people would determine whether or not the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union. Reducing...

Feminism needs to be intersectional

Feminism needs to be intersectional

By Alice Lee, Columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

As the saying goes, behind every great man is an even greater woman. But as more and more people are recognizing the validity of the gender equality movement, behind every great man is not a woman; she is beside him, she is with him, she is not behind him. Though the understanding of what feminism actually means...

« Previous PageNext Page »