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

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Raphael Ranola

Raphael Ranola, Opinions Editor

Hi there! I’m Raphael, the opinions editor of The Daily Illini. I’m a sophomore majoring in econometrics and quantitative economics, and though I have no aspirations to continue with journalism outside of the opinions section of The DI, I’d love to write some op-eds later in my career.

I gained a fondness for writing staff editorials after being my high school newspaper’s editor-in-chief, prompting me to join opinions in September 2022. From there, I became the opinions editor in late January 2023. I write about various topics ranging from sort of coherent rambling to current events.

I can be reached at [email protected] if you have any questions, concerns or want to talk about the sorry state of the Star Wars franchise.

ILLordle: Play now