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Stop native women sex trafficking

Stop native women sex trafficking

By Chantelle Hicks, Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It is no secret that the U.S. government has slaughtered millions of people in order gain the power it holds today, almost single-handedly wiping out an entire population without hesitation. Native American cultures have been compromised for the sake of American power for years, and those who haven...

Quiet life could be secret to happiness, peace

Quiet life could be secret to happiness, peace

By Joseph Dillier, Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Many of us want to change the world despite how unclear this path may be. In the search for answers, neuroscientist Dr. Nancy Coover Andreasen uncovered some interesting trends while studying creativity. She performed research on great thinkers, such as the writer Kurt Vonnegut. To the relief of man...

Editorial | Death doesn’t excuse actions

Editorial | Death doesn’t excuse actions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Last week, former President George H.W. Bush died at 94. Articles across the internet began popping up with headlines like “President George H.W. Bush's Choice Of Bold, Whimsical Socks Made Him A Style Icon,” “George H.W. Bush was a symbol of decency, even if you didn't like his politics” and “George Bush, Comeback Kid,” drawing the portrait of man wh...

G20 meeting will produce trade deal or disaster

G20 meeting will produce trade deal or disaster

By Daniel Jin, Columnist

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

Last Saturday, President Trump and President Xi met in Buenos Aires during the annual G20 Summit. This meeting between leaders of the two largest economies in the world decided whether there will be a new trade deal or a new worldwide disaster. The history of the 2018 U.S.-China trade war remains far ...

Illinoisans should have open mind on new governor

Illinoisans should have open mind on new governor

By Noah Nelson, Columnist

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Starting fresh can sometimes be a good thing, even in today’s political world. After a dramatic midterm election night with Democrats taking control of the House and Republicans holding onto the Senate, many incumbents in both chambers won another term, while other newly elected federal officials ...

Imagine skipping, dancing your way to class

Imagine skipping, dancing your way to class

By Samuel Kottoor, Columnist

December 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Attending a university of 40,000 people has its ups and downs — the ups being the reason I go here. However, migrating to class alongside thousands can somehow make you feel lonelier than ever. Walking on the sidewalks with your headphones in, hood up and the dreadfulness of class in mind throws you int...

Trick yourself into being happy

Trick yourself into being happy

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

December 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Signing up for classes for the spring has been as stressful as it is every semester. I’ve become an expert at navigating a sea of closed sections and major restrictions. There’s a powerful kind of validation in waking up to an email alert at six in the morning, and grabbing the one spot that just...

Thank professors for homework over break

Thank professors for homework over break

By Kimberly Ngoh, Columnist

December 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

I hate to admit it, but professors may be doing us a favor by assigning us homework over breaks. As much as I’d like to believe that everyone needs an occasional dose of schadenfreude, this course of action is actually a very wise proposition. Take it from me, initially guilty of carping over the brea...

Republican Party reaches a crossroad

Republican Party reaches a crossroad

By Cole Timmerwilke, Columnist

December 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In the wake of the 2016 election and the rise of Donald Trump, one of the most important consequences has been the exposure of the fault lines in the Republican Party. Although they went underground for much of the recent past, there have always been significant ideological differences on the American rig...

Dictionary.com’s word of the year is not a surprise

Dictionary.com’s word of the year is not a surprise

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

December 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As the year begins to wind down, there are a number of traditions we can all expect: The Hallmark Channel will air winter-inspired love movies, Times Square will set up the New Year’s Ball until it is ready to drop, search engines like Google will produce videos summarizing the most-searched matte...

English majors are underappreciated

English majors are underappreciated

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

December 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

If you’re a humanities major, the following conversation is probably familiar to you: “Hello (insert random adult who knows you’re in college but can’t quite remember what it is you’re studying), it’s nice to see you,” you say, smiling politely. “Hi. How’s college going?” they a...

Facebook does anything to profit

Facebook does anything to profit

By Anthony Gavrilchenko, Columnist

December 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

Facebook is a danger to society. This is not a particularly hot take, but it is one that has been supported by recent developments and historical trends. Under the guise of Thanksgiving, Facebook admitted to the contents of an investigative New York Times piece that suspected systemic misconduct on Facebook’s part in dealing with Russian electioneering, tribalistic divisiveness and anti-Semitic damage control. This is the most rec...

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