The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

DI Voices | Roger Ebert and I: Involved Illini

DI Voices | Roger Ebert and I: Involved Illini

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist October 14, 2021

One of the greatest aspects of the University is its successful alumni. They are Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, they’ve traveled to space and they’ve founded well-known companies. But there’s...

DI Voices | Utilize advisers to avoid academic rabbit hole

DI Voices | Utilize advisers to avoid academic rabbit hole

By Axel Almanza, Columnist October 1, 2021

Last semester, I declared a minor in communications because, like many anxious liberal arts students, I felt as though studying creative writing wasn’t good enough for me to get a job after graduation. This...

DI Voices | The path of a collegiate progressive

DI Voices | The path of a collegiate progressive

By Samuel Rahman, Assistant Opinions Editor October 1, 2021

I did not develop an interest in actively pursuing involvement in the political sphere until the start of my freshman year at DePaul University in Chicago. Through my two years at DePaul, before I transferred...

DI Voices | My mom, Princess Diana

DI Voices | My mom, Princess Diana

By Nathaniel Langley, Opinions Editor September 30, 2021

In my living room sits Princess Diana. Situated in several homes over the years, “Diana: the Portrait,” perches itself triumphantly on its throne over countless coffee tables. Its white and pink...

Columnist Rayna Wuh poses for a photo with her family over the summer. Through connecting with her older family members, Rayna observed that love can last across great distances and time.

DI Voices | A month with nai nai

By Rayna Wuh, Columnist September 29, 2021

This past summer, I spent a month with my grandmother under the picturesque backdrop of towering evergreens, mountains and sunny skies. Devoid of the regular gray and rain present during other seasons,...

DI Voices | Respect human rights law, stop Haitian deportation

DI Voices | Respect human rights law, stop Haitian deportation

By Nick Johnson, Assistant Opinions Editor September 29, 2021

In 1971, my mother immigrated from the former Yugoslavia to the United States with her sister and my grandparents. She was nine years old, didn’t speak a word of English, but was thrilled for the opportunity...

Dylan Beasley, Senior in LAS, poses for a photo at Cafe Paradiso on Sunday morning where he usually contemplates what he wants to do with his life.

Perspective | What is the good life?

By Dylan Beasley September 29, 2021

What do you want to do with your life? It’s a question that some have never heard and others hear every day. What do you do when you’re a senior, it’s your last year of undergrad and you have...

The painting is titled Girl with Earrings created in 1917. It is on display in the Krannert Art Museum.

Perspective | A reflection of Frederick Carle Frieseke’s ‘Girl with Earrings’

By Sydney Buczynski September 29, 2021

The mirror stares back, a shadowed face.  Dancing colors, a shallow vase.  For as they live, and do not fall weak,  Each petal a standard  That she must meet.  With crystal and stone,  And...

DI Voices | The cost of reading

DI Voices | The cost of reading

By Caroline Tadla, Columnist September 28, 2021

I lost my library book and owe them $250. I also have been on this campus for three weeks. Saying these two sentences together out loud suggests that I’m less equipped for the college experience...

Standing atop rubble with retired New York City firefighter Bob Beckwith Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, President George W. Bush rallies firefighters and rescue workers during an impromptu speech at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York City. Columnist Dennis Austin argues that America is void of its post 9/11 unity.

DI Voices | America is void of its post-9/11 unity

By Dennis Austin, Senior Columnist September 28, 2021

The anniversary has passed; but what remains are the memories that encapsulated America's collective consciousness on Sept. 11, 2001. I was seven years old at the time and remember watching on live...

A student does a backflip on the Main Quad during Quad day. The Quad has many purposes whether it is preforming, or chilling, it is often exciting.

DI Voices | Main Quad is a stage for campus community

By Noah Nelson, Senior Columnist September 27, 2021

When my family and I toured campus during the summer before freshman year, I distinctly remember something the tour guide told us. She said, “You’ll quickly learn when attending Illinois that everyone...

A painting of a sleeping man called Le Convalescent ou le Blessé by artist Carolus Duran is shown above. Columnist Eddie Ryan supplies readers with notes from a convalescent.

DI Voices | Notes from a convalescent

By Eddie Ryan, Columnist September 25, 2021

I’ll admit that I’m at risk of violating a rule of mine here, or at least a lukewarm conviction. That is, to avoid calling attention to oneself over trivial matters. To conscientiously object to this...

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