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Letter to the Editor | Soft interview room is step forward

Letter to the Editor | Soft interview room is step forward

By Natalie Moreno

November 10, 2019

This is in response to the article published on Tuesday regarding the “soft” interview room. All I can say is, what a relief! It is finally time that sensitivity is expressed to survivors of trauma. There is no reason a survivor should be brought to a room where perpetrators go. If a survivor...

Letter to the Editor | Don’t shoot the messenger: Chancellor Jones is just doing his job

Letter to the Editor | Don’t shoot the messenger: Chancellor Jones is just doing his job

By Ron Chabot

November 3, 2019

A few weeks ago, Chancellor Robert Jones was quickly criticized for taking responsibility for a student presentation that went bad. What? When a program conducted by Students for Justice in Palestine went off the rails and deteriorated into little more than an anti-Semitic rant, Chancellor Jones simply...

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Zionism represents anti-Semitism

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Zionism represents anti-Semitism

By Cary Nelson

October 27, 2019

A hundred years ago and more, Zionism was being hotly debated across Europe. Many Jews opposed the idea of a Jewish state because they feared it would undermine the possibility Jews could gain full equality where they already lived. Pogroms in Russia in which Jews were killed put that dream in doubt....

Letter to the Editor | Brother Jed interview legitimizes hate speech

Letter to the Editor | Brother Jed interview legitimizes hate speech

By Jared Perovic

October 20, 2019

I was shocked to open The Daily Illini and find the front-page article titled, “Brother Jed sparks controversy.” To my dismay, the article replicates uncritically the language of a figure who is known for his anti-gay rhetoric. Framing controversial figures in media requires a careful eye for...

Letter to the Editor | Anti-mask law aims to help bring Hong Kong out of turmoil

Letter to the Editor | Anti-mask law aims to help bring Hong Kong out of turmoil

By Daniel Jin

October 20, 2019

For a couple of months, Hong Kong has been a disturbing warzone. There are reports of people running and crying and of gunshots everywhere. What is going on? In fact, protests of an extradition bill lasted for over two months in Hong Kong since the bill was introduced by the local government. If th...

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Semitic training shows University willingly duped

Letter to the Editor | Anti-Semitic training shows University willingly duped

By William Choslovsky

October 19, 2019

Though what gets the most news is the painting of swastikas around campus, much more troublesome is the University "training" its resident advisor's that Israel is a "terrorist state." After all, what a few malcontents spray in the dark of night should not generate a big response, as that is what...

Letter to the Editor | Gabbard remains best choice for Democrats

Letter to the Editor | Gabbard remains best choice for Democrats

By Jeffrey Diamond

October 13, 2019

There are many reasons to vote for Tulsi Gabbard as the 2020 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. Unlike the three current top contenders for the position — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — she is not elderly (she is 38) but still has plenty of experience as a Congre...

Letter to the Editor | Students should report for the census

Letter to the Editor | Students should report for the census

By Madelyn Amos

September 14, 2019

Once every decade, we have the opportunity to strengthen our democracy and, as a result, our voice in government, by reporting for the census. The United States Census results in the allocation of about $800 billion in federal funding and the distribution of congressional seats to states. Unfortunately,...

Letter to the Editor | Independence was won by all

Letter to the Editor | Independence was won by all

By Stewart E. Brekke

July 4, 2019

On October 17, 1781, the combined French and Continental forces, numbering about 17,000, defeated the British army at Yorktown, Virginia, and effectively ended the American war for independence. The loss of so many soldiers and war materials diminished British popular support for the war against the...

Letter to the Editor | LGBTQIA community needs better mental health resources

Letter to the Editor | LGBTQIA community needs better mental health resources

By Kaylee Smith

May 5, 2019

Did you know LGBTQIA students are over three times more likely than hetero-normative students to commit suicide? But, where is the help needed for these students? What if I told you that this risk could be drastically reduced? Much of the reason for the lack of funding and attention given to these ...

Letter to the Editor | University politics impede aid to students with mental health issues

Letter to the Editor | University politics impede aid to students with mental health issues

By Yasmine Gordon

May 4, 2019

Most people have to manage difficult mental health situations at some or many points in their life — especially students in higher education institutions. Here’s what we know: 1. Universities have mental health treatment resources for students. (Yay!) 2. These resources are over capacity....

Letter to the Editor | Illini Gadget Garage helps reduce waste

Letter to the Editor | Illini Gadget Garage helps reduce waste

By Manasi Deshmukh

April 27, 2019

Now more than ever, the future of this world depends enormously on how we manage waste. Neglecting the issues of waste management have resulted in serious health and environmental consequences. Since the past decade, the problem of managing rapidly growing e-waste has become grave concern worldwide....

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