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War on political correctness expands past social media

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist August 9, 2016

The term “politically correct” has taken on a new weight recently, with its actual usage and meaning being manipulated by social media. It seems like everyone is blowing the politically correct whistle...

Libertarian party could be potential game-changer

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist August 9, 2016

The presidential campaigns of 2016 are well underway and both the Republican and Democratic parties will choose their nominees to go head to head in the November general election. As of right now, Donald...

Hillary Clinton can’t pour a beer, and that’s OK

By Gabriel Costello , Columnist August 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton had a week filled with faux pas. Perhaps most memorable was her being unable to slide a card to board the New York City subway. After a grand total of five swipes she made it through. It...

Editorial: Don’t abuse your First Amendment rights

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board May 12, 2016

Overstating the importance of the First Amendment in facilitating responsible journalism is a difficult task. It allows us to do our jobs as aspiring journalists, but more importantly, facilitates...

Comedy crosses political divide at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By Sanaa Khan, Columnist May 2, 2016

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner took place Saturday night, an annual event when, as President Obama dubbed it, “Washington celebrates itself.” With this being the president’s last year...

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

Student demand University leaders take action against racism on campus

By Joseph Longo April 10, 2016

A recent string of alleged racist incidents have left student activist groups on campus demanding action from the campus community and the University administration.Call for ActionOn Friday, April 8 the...

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

By Daily Illini Staff Report March 15, 2016

Hillary ClintonEducationClinton has taken a more moderate position on higher education than her opponent Bernie Sanders, calling for “debt-free” college tuition rather than free college tuitionClimate...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the ARC on March 12, 2016. Photo by Lily Katz

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

By Abigale Svoboda and Declan Harty March 13, 2016

Marcia Hogue just wants the best for her 4-year-old son. With a white, “Feel the Bern” t-shirt, matching button and green hair, the 25-year-old Marion, Illinois resident stands out from many in...

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

UPDATED: Champaign County accounts for mere percentage of campaign donations

By Declan Harty February 1, 2016

Update (Monday, 1 p.m.)Presidential campaign donations from Champaign County residents spiked approximately 60 percent to $84,618 in the most recent numbers released from the Federal Election...

Students Georgia Christus and Chloe Peterson work next to a human-size Barbie on the Engineering Quad on Monday.

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

October 23, 2014

Barbie has left her Dreamhouse for the Quad. Fat Talk Free Week is a campaign to promote healthy body image and is on campus from Monday to Friday. On Monday, the campaign set up a booth on the Engineering...

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