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Editorial: Bring Portillo’s to Champaign

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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. ...

Netflix will not melt your brain

Netflix will not melt your brain

By Isabella Winkler

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

One of the many valuable lessons I’ve learned at college is that school and Netflix go hand in hand. Whether we are procrastinating, winding down or choosing to save the eight dollars a month for something decidedly more valuable, every college student has a relationship with Netflix.Lately, my on...

Put away your selfie stick

Put away your selfie stick

By Minju Park

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

During my spring break, I traveled to Istanbul to visit my brother who is studying abroad there. I really enjoyed having the experience of learning about a country that is so different from my own, and I found its rich and complicated history fascinating. However, my trip was speckled with a sight th...

Surpassing grief to celebrate Moms Weekend

By Minju Park

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

This weekend was Moms Weekend; a celebrated tradition where the University invites the students’ moms to campus to enjoy “musicals, (a) craft fair, flower shows, art exhibits, vocal performances and athletic events.” SOIt’s also a way for sons and daughters to invite their moms to campus, spend time with them ...

Apple, writs and opposition

By Greg Caceres

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Information builds and inspires everything we do. This is a confused age of overload, and information drives it all.As the U.S. government stumbles to catch up to this overload, more and more cases of attempted control and containment pop up. Government officials want information under their belt, and fro...

“I shall not pass this way again…”

December 10, 2009


Filed under Opinions

And it came to pass. Early in the morning toward the last day this semester, There arose a great multitude smiling the books and wailing. And there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth, For the day of judgement was at hand And they were sore afraid, for they had left undone Those things whi...

Save pensions of UI employees

April 30, 2009


Filed under Opinions

Save pensions of UI employees AFSCME 3700 and 698 encourage all of the UI community to attend the AFSCME Council 31 and Illinois Federation of Teachers regional legislative forum where we will make it clear to the area legislators that we need "Fair Solutions for a Fair Budget." AFSMCE feels that "we...

Bump in health care age positive step

April 22, 2009


Filed under Opinions

With commencement less than a month away, graduates seem to have fewer job opportunities than in previous years. Many are turning to graduate school, internships or moving to their parents' home — accepting any option they find. Seniors also have had to worry about how they would be insured in betw...

Economic outlook bleak, but hang in there

April 21, 2009


Filed under Opinions

Since Blagojevich was impeached, we've all let out deep breaths and the clouds seemed to disintegrate. But there are still plenty of clouds in our sky, and they're not evaporating anytime soon. Illinois is in a huge budget crisis, and it should come as no shock to anyone that a few months with a new g...

Difficult for non-majors to take classes

April 17, 2009


Filed under Opinions

Everything Lynne said in her article April 15th was on point. However, the fact remains that it's extremely hard for non-business students to take finance classes. Spots are very limited and a non-business student would have to petition very hard to get in. Everything Lynne said in her article April 15th was on point. ...

The ‘unavoidable’ that needs to be avoided

By Jordan Harp

March 31, 2009


Filed under Opinions

It may seem unavoidable. Faced with the worst economy in years and an $11 billion budget shortfall, drastic action needs to be taken. Apparently Gov. Quinn doesn't know the difference between a drastic action and stupid action. It may seem unavoidable. Faced with the worst economy in years and an $11 bil...

Power outage should remind us to enjoy simple things

By Remy Soni

March 13, 2009


Filed under Opinions

No power equals no life, or so it seemed last Sunday. When the electricity in various campus buildings and the University's network stopped working, the outcome proved to be disastrous for many students. Some people had no idea what to do with themselves, knowing that they couldn't do homework, watch televi...

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