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War on political correctness expands past social media

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 after every news story or headline airs, but their motives are justified when it comes to recent ev...

Libertarian party could be potential game-changer

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 Trump and Hillary Clinton have emerged as the frontrunners for those parties, but there is still...

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

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 did not exactly come off as endearing. This scene was followed by her filling a pint glass about three-quarters...

Editorial: Don’t abuse your First Amendment rights

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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 freedom of expression for all U.S. citizens. That said, no one should use the privilege granted by the...

Comedy crosses political divide at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By Sanaa Khan, Columnist

May 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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 in office, and with the current political climate, the event’s speakers had plenty of material to...

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


Filed under News

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 Black Students for Revolution and Students for Justice in Palestine comprised the second wave of student a...

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


Filed under News

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 ChangeClinton’s plan for energy and climate change is twofold. First, she wants to see the U.S. build half a billion s...

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

UI ‘Feels the Bern’

By Abigale Svoboda and Declan Harty

March 13, 2016


Filed under News

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 the crowd. After driving three hours alone to Champaign, Hogue’s excitement to see Democratic presidential candidat...

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


Filed under News

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 Commission on Monday morning.But the county still only accounts for 1 percent of the state's total of $8...

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

October 23, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

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 Quad, then moved to the Main Quad on Tuesday and Wednesday. The campaign will return to the Engin...