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

Kyra Sadovi

Kyra Sadovi, Assistant Opinions Editor

Hey! I'm a junior in Political Science and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics. I've been working as an opinions columnist and copy editor at the DI for a year before becoming assistant opinions editor. I'm a member of the Illinois Trial Team, and am involved in local politics.

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The Alma Mater on Wright St and Green St. Assistant opinions editor Kyra demands the University find a solution that closes the loophole without forgetting the students this policy was designed to benefit. and thus restore this institution’s.

Emancipation loophole proves need for change in admissions

Wealthy families of University students have been exploiting...

Representatives of the Classical Fencing Registered Student Organization sit at their booths as people walk by exploring the Quad during Quad Day Aug. 26. Keep in mind the people working on Quad Day are people, too.

Be kind on Quad Day

Quad Day is an exciting day for freshmen. It’s often...

A Veoride bicycle is parked on a sidewalk in Champaign. The rentable bicycles lie all around campus and can promote hazardous situations if improperly parked.

Avoid Veoride disasters with these tips

Anyone who has stepped foot in Champaign-Urbana in...

This is the end of an era for your parents, too

When I arrived at Wassaja Hall in August 2017, I had...

Representative Rodney Davis makes his way through the crowd to greet and chat with supporters after Vice President Pences speech on Oct. 8. Columnist Kyra explores potential problems Rep. Davis may encounter as he continues in his term.

Who knew Nickelback could help your political career?

https://twitter.com/RodneyDavis/status/1103791721580769284 If...

Smart doorbells vulnerable to abuse, invasion of privacy

The popularity of smart doorbells does not bode well...

The Ring video doorbell, mounted next to the front door of a house.

Smart doorbells encourage bad habits

While I was volunteering for a congressional candidate...

Consider the homeless on campus

Consider the homeless on campus

As students across campus brace ourselves for the sub-zero...

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.Bn Pritzker in Chicago on Oct. 1. Columnist Kyra writes that Gov. Pritzker must work to unite a deeply divided Illinois and refrain from alienating Democrats or Republicans.

Illinois’ new governor has his work cut out for him

After J.B. Pritzker was inaugurated as Illinois’...

The entrance to vote at the Herbert Young Community Center polling place in Cary, N.C., on Nov. 6, 2012. The State and 13 congressional districts will remain in place and so will the Nov. 6 election, a federal three-judge panel ruled on Sept. 4.

The real culprits of voter ID laws

Allegations of voter fraud made headlines last week...

Thankfulness should transcend the holidays

Thankfulness should transcend the holidays

Thanksgiving and the subsequent holiday season is supposed...

Eliminating birthright citizenship ignores history

Eliminating birthright citizenship ignores history

President Trump has toppled many presumed norms and...

Window washers chant during a march in Chicago on July 2. Workers demanded better insurance and higher pay for window-washing services.

Janus’ decision didn’t kill labor unions

Early this past summer, the Supreme Court gave unions...

Kavanaugh’s response proves he’s undeserving

Kavanaugh’s response proves he’s undeserving

The Brett Kavanaugh hearings were a turning point for...

Students ride their bicycles on Wright Street on Tuesday. Columnist Kyra advocates for both pedestrians and cyclists to exercise caution when crossing bike lanes.

Pedestrians should stay out of bike lanes

One of the most hotly contested conflicts on campus...

Alex Jones wrong about free speech

Alex Jones wrong about free speech

Alex Jones, the notorious conspiracy theorist and creator...

Protesters stand outside of the CPD headquarters after a monthly board
meeting on Dec. 9, 2015.

Reform only works if officers speak up

As the long-awaited Laquan McDonald murder trial began...

Michael Cohen, president Donald Trumps personal lawyer, walks on Park Avenue on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Manhattan. Columnist Kyra that verification of facts is a necessity.

Liberals in glass houses can’t throw stones

“Schadenfreude” is the joy of seeing your enemies...

Cambridge Analytica, a firm employed by the Trump campaign, collected, stored and used the data of 50 million Facebook users. Columnist Kyra writes that the best regulation to fix this problem would actively focus on preventing companies like Facebook from considering their users another form of currency.

Regulating Facebook: Our data isn’t for sale

Who hasn’t been tempted by an online quiz on Facebook?...

The answer to weak sex crime laws? More nuance

The answer to weak sex crime laws? More nuance

The Supreme Court decided to hear arguments on Gundy...

Toxic masculinity, racism fuel shooting epidemic

Toxic masculinity, racism fuel shooting epidemic

Valentine’s Day plans were interrupted by an all-too-familiar...

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