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Editorial: Don’t abuse your First Amendment rights

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


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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...

Editorial: Worry about your own emotions

Editorial: Worry about your own emotions

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


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Do you want to know what every woman loves? Being told to smile by random men on the street definitely tops the list. Contrary to this view, which a surprising number of people seem to have, most women don’t love when men trivialize them by asking for extra emotion. When was the last time yo...

Editorial: Cultural center addition

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


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Senior Akram Almasri has gathered a group of 25 students over the past year to push for the construction of an Arab-American Cultural House on campus. His group contacted the administration, as well as other religious groups on campus, but received pushback from Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson. T...

Editorial: Non-tenure faculty strike exemplifies peaceful protest

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


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We live in a time when every public misstep is met with widespread criticism. It’s the age of scrutiny, and people would do well to consider the potential consequences of their plans before taking action. Protests are an essential part to our democracy — people have a right to voice their...

Editorial: Stop-gap MAP Grant legislation not enough

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


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Bravo, Illinois state legislature! You did 45 percent of your job. After a long year of diligent work by lawmakers in Springfield, $600 million of state funding was approved by the legislature on Friday to aid nine state universities — a majority of the funding will primarily be used to provide MAP gr...

Editorial: Students should carry on campus commitment to going green

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


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As arrogant as it may sound, it’s not rare for the University or the Champaign-Urbana community to be ranked among the best of the best. In the past year, the University has been at the top of the list in categories ranging from best U.S. universities to the top producers of female entrepreneurs. ...

Editorial: Humanities must not fall by wayside

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


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A diploma from an esteemed university used to mean something. It was something that many graduates proudly hung on their walls or put on their desks at their new businesses. But now, that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least for some degrees. A study published by the American Academy of Art...

Editorial: Bring Portillo’s to Champaign

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


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Photo courtesy of Jerry Zhang The front of Portillo's Hotdogs in Vernon Hills, Illinois on Sunday, May 1st, 2016.   Dear Mr. Keith Kinsey, CEO of Portillo’s, We recently learned that your company is certainly opening a restaurant in Normal, and merely considering a Champaign location. ...