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

Jamie Linton

Jamie Linton, Brand Manager

Hey! I’m Jamie and I’m an advertising major (with minors in Psychology and Public Relations) from the north side of Chicago. I’ve been at the DI since the very first month of freshman year and, currently, I’m the Brand Manager! In the past I’ve served as an opinions columnist, was part of the social media team and just finished up my term as Assistant Opinions Editor. When I’m not at the office I’m in a coffee shop working on a freelance marketing project or trying new restaurants with my roommates.

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All content by Jamie Linton
A dorm room located in Taft-Van Doren is shown. While having a roommate may sound fun at first, there will be challenges to overcome.

Cultivate a healthy roommate relationship

Every incoming freshman’s biggest fear is having...

Perfect your study habits

The one thing most college students can agree about...

Bar transitions a University rite of passage

Bar transitions a University rite of passage

Who would’ve thought news that broke three weeks...

Students search for Registered Student Organizations to join on Quad Day in August 2016.

Enhance your RSO search with these tips

Quad Day is hands down the most overwhelming day of...

The Main Quad in the heart of campus. Design editor Cindy thinks this is a great place to relax and catch up with friends.

Don’t worry if campus doesn’t immediately feel like home

The quote, “College is only four years, but if you...

The woods at the University-owned Allerton Park are about 20 minutes off campus. Assistant Opinions editor Jamie says this is a great location for a quick trip before graduation.

Weekend trips to take before you graduate

For every student traveling from their hometown to...

You dont have to do it all

You don’t have to do it all

Every high school student knows the careful balance...

Latin Dance Night at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in February 2017.

Experience all culture this University has to offer

Many students, no matter their college, suffer culture...

A call to compensate interns, bridge gap

A call to compensate interns, bridge gap

The U.S. Department of Labor has implemented yet another...

Yale’s ‘Happiness Class’ a good step forward for students

Yale’s ‘Happiness Class’ a good step forward for students

Most people think about skipping their early morning...

Imposter Syndrome real among University students

Imposter Syndrome real among University students

What do the tech community and higher education have...

Networking skills should be taught in class

Networking skills should be taught in class

When it comes to looking for jobs and internships,...

Target makes waves for body positivity

Target makes waves for body positivity

Target is acting as a blessing for women everywhere...

Dont buy into false conspiracy theories

Don’t buy into false conspiracy theories

The Illuminati, JFK’s assassination, the death of...

Solitude can be good for your health

Solitude can be good for your health

When was the last time you were completely alone? Away...

Portrait of Kylie Jenner at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Stop infantilizing Kylie Jenner

Surprise, surprise. Once again, the Kardashians...

An illustration of a hemp plant depicted in various developmental stages from From Franz Eugen Köhlers Medizinal-Pflantzen.

Legalize medical marijuana on campus

Imagine having a chronic, debilitating disease and...

ISR lounge is filled with students studying on Wednesday, Aug 24 2016.

Be mindful about current events

 In the age of the social network, it feels like we’re...

Being over-involved isnt always healthy

Being over-involved isn’t always healthy

As syllabus week festivities come to a close and normal...

Dont let the stress of finals lead to bad decisions

Don’t let the stress of finals lead to bad decisions

Perhaps reading this column is a form of procrastination...

Dylan Minnette in 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. Columnist Jamie Linton thinks the show has some major flaws in how it addresses suicide.

“13 Reasons Why” oversimplifies suicide

The latest title in the Netflix binge watching trend...

Pepsi exposes its ignorance

The Kardashian-Jenner clan is the center of yet another...

Take internet privacy into your own hands

Take internet privacy into your own hands

If you take a look around one of your lectures, you’ll...

When youre having trouble with your mental health, McKinley Health Center is a crucial resource.

Don’t be afraid to seek mental health help

It’s that time of the semester again, when students...

Eating disorders dont just apply to women

Eating disorders don’t just apply to women

When you imagine runway models, your mind most likely...

Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump’s daughter, speaks on the second day of the Republican National Convention. Columnist Jamie Linton believes exiling the president’s daughter is unproductive.

Exiling Tiffany Trump won’t solve her father’s problems

New York Fashion Week is no longer merely an expression...

Stop glorifying specialized diets

Stop glorifying specialized diets

Yet another celebrity-endorsed trend has entered...

Michelle Tam

Don’t pit women of color against each other

We live in an unequal society in terms of rights...

Rally against the spread of Islamophobia

Rally against the spread of Islamophobia

Another white man committed a violent crime against...

Michelle Tam

Silent charitable works aren’t any more valuable

Recently, the stories that provoke my interest are...

Visitors try out the new Pixel smartphones in the Google store in the Soho neighborhood of New York on its grand opening day, Thursday, October 20, 2016. The store displays a variety of products from Google besides the new Pixel smartphones. Excited customers cannot buy the products at the store and have to order them online. (Richard B. Levine/Sipa USA/TNS)

Google Pixel won’t overcome iPhone’s influence

Call me an ignorant, label-hungry millennial, but there...

Zuckerberg should take responsibility for fake news on Facebook

Zuckerberg should take responsibility for fake news on Facebook

When’s the last time you picked up a newspaper? ...

In this photo provided by The Martha Stewart Show, Martha Stewart and celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse work in the kitchen for a full hour to prepare a New Orleans-style Thanksgiving dinner featuring seafood gumbo, roasted turkey breast and oyster dressing Anders Krusberg, The Associated Press

Point-counterpoint: The battle for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving traditions help students decompress By...

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trumps daughter, answers questions from the audience during a campaign stop in Drexel Hill, Pa., on October 13, 2016. Are women snubbing Trumps apparel and accessories brand because of the sins of her father? (Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Ivanka Trump should stand up for American women

Ivanka Trump: upscale fashion designer, author, former...

When you hear something through the pipeline, check your source

When you hear something through the pipeline, check your source

You may have recently noticed an influx of Facebook...

Dont forget your morals during fall shopping season

Don’t forget your morals during fall shopping season

College students are always taking shortcuts.  Whether...

Lara Trump, right, daughter-in-law of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, leads members of Women for Trump onstage during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (David T. Foster III/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Trump’s ‘adorable deplorables’ must be stopped

A Donald Trump rally in Cincinnati on Oct. 13 took...

Speak up: why are millennials afraid of confrontation?

Speak up: why are millennials afraid of confrontation?

The other day a friend of mine wrote a drawn out Facebook...

Why nobody will empathize with Kim Kardashian West

Why nobody will empathize with Kim Kardashian West

It’s no doubt we live in a celebrity-centric society....

Recognizing my roots: how braids forced me to understand internalized racism

Recognizing my roots: how braids forced me to understand internalized racism

“You’ll do great.  Put on a fake smile and show...

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