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

Letter to the Editor | Practice yoga with cultural appreciation

Letter to the Editor | Practice yoga with cultural appreciation

By Mauktik Dave October 16, 2021

Recently, an article was written on, “Yoga practice raises questions of cultural appropriation.” Personally, I invite people to practice yoga and try it out as it has many physical, mental and emotional...

Letter to the Editor | Print majors on LAS diplomas

Letter to the Editor | Print majors on LAS diplomas

By Ruchira Ravirala July 31, 2021

Congratulations to more than 14,500 students who graduated from the Liberal Arts and Sciences College. A month or two after graduation celebrations come our diplomas, a piece of paper that we’ve been...

Letter to the Editor | Community closet serves as model for better tomorrow

Letter to the Editor | Community closet serves as model for better tomorrow

By Miranda Robles July 17, 2021

I am overwhelmed with joy to see the youth in the C-U area engaging in community coalition. I want to applaud young Black activist, Ayan Harris, for her role in creating the community closet. Access...

Letter to the Editor | UI lacks proper conduct toward transgender students

Letter to the Editor | UI lacks proper conduct toward transgender students

By Megan Spillane July 3, 2021

With society becoming more accepting of transgender and non-binary individuals, all universities need to become just as accepting and supportive of their students. I am writing to address a recent article:...

Letter to the Editor | Mental health days provide essential rejuvenation

Letter to the Editor | Mental health days provide essential rejuvenation

By Julia Gold June 5, 2021

What does “taking a mental health day” really mean during a pandemic? Our mental health has been tested many times over the past year. Many people around the world are affected mentally, physically...

Letter to the Editor | Canceled spring break imposes long-term unease

Letter to the Editor | Canceled spring break imposes long-term unease

By Stefanie Kim May 29, 2021

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges for everyone. While safety is a priority for all of us, the University's decision to cancel spring break this semester comes at the price...

Letter to the Editor | University must issue vaccine mandate

Letter to the Editor | University must issue vaccine mandate

By Edward Thomas May 22, 2021

Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has been at the forefront of the fight against the virus. In addition to being one of the pioneers of saliva-based COVID-19 testing, it...

Letter to the Editor | How we should discuss Israel-Palestine matters

Letter to the Editor | How we should discuss Israel-Palestine matters

By Ari Feldman May 15, 2021

It is hard to stand by peacetime principles when rockets rain from the sky. In a part of the world where the line between peace and war is continuously blurred, it can be difficult to weigh the long lists...

Letter to the Editor | Reopen LGBTQ in-person support programs

Letter to the Editor | Reopen LGBTQ in-person support programs

By Joshua Hwang May 8, 2021

May: For college students, it’s a month of high levels of stress followed by parties celebrating another semester in the books. For others, a start on an internship or summer job. For some LGBTQ students,...

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...

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