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

Rayna Wuh, Columnist

Hi! My name is Rayna and I am a sophomore Political Science major with interests in Computer Science and Philosophy. As a columnist, writing has helped me find my voice and express opinions about my personal experiences. Outside of school, I love crafting, baking and watching Netflix.

Reach me at [email protected]

All content by Rayna Wuh
The Bachelorettes Michelle Young was the star attraction at CHS Field for the St. Paul Saints Triple-A baseball game on July 1, 2021, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Columnist Rayna believes that the Bachelorette shouldnt be making ghosting the norm.

Opinion | ‘Bachelorette’ raises mixed feelings about ghosting

As I joined my roommates to watch “The Bachelorette”...

A still from the Netflix series Squid Games is shown above. Columnist Rayna Wuh agrees that the show has issues with subtitle translations, yet it is still able to tell a meaningful story.

Opinion | ‘Squid Game’ revives conversation on subtitles

The Korean survival drama “Squid Game” is on track...

Columnist Rayna Wuh poses for a photo with her family over the summer. Through connecting with her older family members, Rayna observed that love can last across great distances and time.

DI Voices | A month with nai nai

This past summer, I spent a month with my grandmother...

Rachel Bloom and Britney Young act in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend which aired in 2015. Columnist Rayna Wuh shares her thoughts on feminism in our society.

Opinion | Consumer feminism must change | II

The prominence of the male gaze in spaces where women...

Rachel Bloom and Britney Young act in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend which aired in 2015. Columnist Rayna Wuh shares her thoughts on feminism in our society.

Opinion | Consumer feminism must change | I

The relationship between popular culture and perceptions...

Opinion | Cooking should not be costly or time consuming

Opinion | Cooking should not be costly or time consuming

Moving into my first apartment, I, like many others,...

DI Voices | The Sienna Life brings back memories

DI Voices | ‘The Sienna Life’ brings back memories

When I saw a commercial for the all-new 2021 Toyota...

Opinion | “Nadiya’s Time to Eat” cooks with heart

Opinion | “Nadiya’s Time to Eat” cooks with heart

Netflix's “Nadiya’s Time to Eat” is a warm,...

Two women hold up signs at a rally to stop asian hate in McPherson Square, D.C on March 31. Columnist Rayna Wuh argues that the recent Atlanta shooting was racially motivated and that an unhealthy fetitization cannot be linked to the cause of the event.

Opinion | Racist fetishization underlays Atlanta shooting

On March 16, a white gunman rampaged through three...

Opinion | Romantic comedies convey problematic history

Opinion | Romantic comedies convey problematic history

The romantic comedy, or rom-com, is a guilty pleasure...

Opinion | Pandemic exacerbates anti-Asian discrimination

Opinion | Pandemic exacerbates anti-Asian discrimination

Racially motivated attacks against people of Asian...

Opinion | Pixar’s Soul amplifies the power of gratitude

Opinion | Pixar’s ‘Soul’ amplifies the power of gratitude

This year has been a challenge for everyone, even if...

Opinion | Don’t condemn personal preferences, pop culture

Opinion | Don’t condemn personal preferences, pop culture

One Direction. Justin Bieber. Taylor Swift. Whenever...

Opinion | Find joy in nostalgia this holiday season

Opinion | Find joy in nostalgia this holiday season

With COVID-19 cases increasing all across the United...

Opinion | Appreciate minority representation, remain skeptical of policies

Opinion | Appreciate minority representation, remain skeptical of policies

When Kamala Harris took the stage on the night Joe...

Opinion | Japanese culture misrepresented in “Bake Off”

Opinion | Japanese culture misrepresented in “Bake Off”

Calm, cozy, consistent — “The Great British Bake...

We need to do better than “Midwest nice”

We need to do better than “Midwest nice”

Growing up in New Jersey, I was only vaguely aware...

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