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Letter to the Editor | Pandemic provides moment for well-being unity

Letter to the Editor | Pandemic provides moment for well-being unity

By Rachel Nicholson April 17, 2021

This past year has been tough. It has been unpredictable, heartbreaking, stressful and fearful due to the COVID-19 pandemic that turned everyone’s life upside down. The people that may be able to understand...

Letter to the Editor | Mental health crisis awaits post-COVID-19

Letter to the Editor | Mental health crisis awaits post-COVID-19

By Kaleb Pollum April 10, 2021

With the advent and ongoing distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, public discourse has naturally shifted toward the lifting of restrictions instituted in light of the virus’s spread. However, from the onset...

Letter to the Editor | Mental health stigma constrains minorities

Letter to the Editor | Mental health stigma constrains minorities

By Daniel Del Valle March 27, 2021

As a first-generation Mexican American, access to mental health services was a foreign concept when my family and I first came to the United States. Not because the U.S. lacks resources to provide mental...

Letter to the Editor | Vote yes to invest in people, not police

Letter to the Editor | Vote yes to invest in people, not police

By Chelsea Birchmier March 23, 2021

A central aim of the University of Illinois Strategic Framework (2016) is to “Enhance the diversity and inclusiveness of the University community.” In conflict with this goal, the University disproportionately...

Letter to the Editor | COVID-19 restrictions breed mental health issues

Letter to the Editor | COVID-19 restrictions breed mental health issues

By Ellen Elghammer March 13, 2021

College students, while mostly spared of the more serious health risks of COVID-19, might be most at risk for mental health issues. It is no secret that getting mental health services at a college or...

Letter to the Editor | UI must expand library of open-source textbooks

Letter to the Editor | UI must expand library of open-source textbooks

By Jonah Rojas March 6, 2021

As a student coming from a low-income household, going to college was a daunting task. Apart from all of the new experiences I would encounter, I was skeptical as to how I would be able to afford college...

Letter to the Editor | Lack of insurance boosts recidivism rates

Letter to the Editor | Lack of insurance boosts recidivism rates

By Halie Reyes March 5, 2021

Oftentimes, we do not consider the individuals transitioning from incarceration to their communities when discussing healthcare policy reform. The American Psychological Association found that “64%...

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Asian discrimination soars during COVID-19 pandemic

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Asian discrimination soars during COVID-19 pandemic

By Kankanit Doungkamchan February 20, 2021

Historically, someone is always "blamed" for diseases. Jews were blamed for typhus and smallpox. Haitians were blamed for AIDs. The German blamed the French, who blamed the Italian, for syphilis. The...

Letter to the Editor | Minority graduate students require more support from University

Letter to the Editor | Minority graduate students require more support from University

By Celia Glenn January 22, 2021

The University of Illinois is committed to inclusiveness and diversity among its student population. While this is great, there also seems to be a lack of support for graduate students. Specifically,...

Letter to the Editor | Students deserve transparency with conduct investigations

Letter to the Editor | Students deserve transparency with conduct investigations

By Joseph Lehman January 21, 2021

Imagine the uproar if the Supreme Court decided a case impacting the lives of millions, but did not issue an opinion. Imagine the anger if a family law judge denied custody of a child to a parent, but...

Letter to the Editor | Illinois Solar Decathlon showcases University Engineering

Letter to the Editor | Illinois Solar Decathlon showcases University Engineering

By Maxwell McWilliams January 19, 2021

In the first few months of 2021, the students of UI’s Illinois Solar Decathlon will put their engineering and architectural skills to the test as their work culminates in the national Solar Decathlon...

Letter to the Editor | Cash bail engenders socioeconomic inequity

Letter to the Editor | Cash bail engenders socioeconomic inequity

By Peter Sentz January 13, 2021

On Nov. 9, State Sen. Peters introduced the Pretrial Fairness Act (SB4025) to the State Senate. This bill will prohibit the use of money bond; if this passes, no one will be incarcerated before trial...

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