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Illinois hails Alma Otter for potential mascot

Illinois hails Alma Otter for potential mascot

By Ben Chapman

March 4, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

I’m a townie who has been forced to watch this mascot debate for, well, as long as it has been happening. And now, I’m ready for it to end. In the time since Chief Illiniwek was retired, new mascot proposals have been floating receiving mostly lukewarm responses. Among the ideas floated are the ...

Don’t confuse fact with opinion

Don’t confuse fact with opinion

By Lucas Oswald, Columnist

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. The University has over 40,000 enrolled students. J.K. Rowling is the author of the “Harry Potter” book series. All of these statements are facts. No one can disagree with these statements because they are proven and uncontested. Preside...

Place a ban on trophy hunting

Place a ban on trophy hunting

By Chantelle Hicks, Columnist

March 3, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Over 100 million animals are killed each year by trophy hunters. In case you don’t know what trophy hunting is, it is the killing of large animals for human recreation which then is displayed as an achievement. This barbaric sport has been around for hundreds of years and is slowly killing off ...

Quality of your work speaks louder than words on resume

Quality of your work speaks louder than words on resume

By David Lee, Columnist

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

A captivating description on your resume underneath “Opinions Columnist | Daily Illini | Champaign, IL” is important when applying to be a columnist for Fox News. This will help get your foot in the door. After the recruiter looks at your resume and gains a general sense of your qualifications, t...

Black History Month is a form of reparation

Black History Month is a form of reparation

By Chantelle Hicks, Columnist

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Black History Month is American history. Many will disagree with this statement; some might even say it isn’t necessary to have an entire month designated to African American culture. Many of my colleagues share these same views. They don’t understand why having a month dedicated to one culture is...

Editorial | Unofficial is unofficially over

Editorial | Unofficial is unofficially over

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

February 28, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Unofficial is just a day away, but the holiday feels like a shadow of its former self. There’s little reason to hype it up as we did in previous years when each year seems less extravagant than the last — but for good reason. The Daily Illini Editorial Board wants to remind students how much t...

Presidential candidates for 2020 have a lot to fix in US government

Presidential candidates for 2020 have a lot to fix in US government

By Agastya Bhatia, Columnist

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The race for the 2020 presidential election has begun, and the current establishment has everything to lose. As the list of high-profile Democrats entering the fray grows, an ideology sidelined as radical in the 2016 primaries is more apparent than ever: democratic socialism. Bernie Sanders’ ‘“unre...

When it comes to mudslinging, sling your mud somewhere else

When it comes to mudslinging, sling your mud somewhere else

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

February 28, 2019


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

Freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been dominating the news cycle for a few months now. The right claims she is the new face of the Democratic party and the left claims she is the new bogeyman for the right to crusade against. She is on the progressive left wing of the Democratic par...

Let’s make moves toward a Neo-Renaissance

Let’s make moves toward a Neo-Renaissance

By Samuel Kottoor, Columnist

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Here’s a thought and a half: Imagine a society that lacked music, art, visual entertainment, etc. It would be rather bleak. It occurred to me that future civilizations, while studying history, may think to themselves, “The people who lived in the Late Modern Contemporary era, specifically around the 20...

Don’t overwork yourself

Don’t overwork yourself

By Thomas Block, Columnist

February 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Waking up in the morning isn’t fun. It’s even less so when you’re coming off three hours of sleep. I’d like to think the piercing headache you get in that instance is your brain trying to tell you something. For some, overworking oneself may bring about a sense of fulfillment, even pride. “I studi...

Smart doorbells vulnerable to abuse, invasion of privacy

Smart doorbells vulnerable to abuse, invasion of privacy

By Kyra Sadovi, Columnist

February 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

The popularity of smart doorbells does not bode well for our privacy. These devices act like doorbells: They’re placed on the doorframe in front of the house where any other bell would be. But these gadgets come equipped with cameras and contact their owners’ smartphones to alert them when someone is a...

Healthy lifestyle does not depend on high-impact exercise

Healthy lifestyle does not depend on high-impact exercise

By Ellen Barczak, Columnist

February 25, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

People exercise not for the sake of exercise, but for the sake of health. When people justify their participation in damaging, high-impact exercise with the vague notion of “health,” I can’t help but wonder if they’re nuts. In high school, I was a competitive Irish dancer. If you know one th...

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