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America and its leaders are in love with the free market

By Amy Allen

March 9, 2009

As anyone who has ever been on the losing end of a verbal duel knows, when you can't win based on your arguments, you have a chance at victory by changing what the argument is about. Conservative critics of the Obama administration's policies have influenced public debate by turning their attention fro...

A third ode to Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day

By Sujay Kumar

March 6, 2009

Newspaper Drinking Game. Drink anytime the following words appear: crunk, wasted, loaded, tanked, buzzed, blackout, tipsy, plastered and common sense. This is not a condemnation of drinking excessively, Nor is it a public service announcement on the joys of sobriety. If this page helps you avoid a cr...

Best and worst moments of 2008-09 Illini basketball

By Ryan Dixon

March 6, 2009

We all have our favorite and least favorite moments over the course of an entire basketball season. This season's Fighting Illini have provided fans with much to celebrate, but not everything has been sunshine and cupcakes. So, without further ado, here are my top three favorite and not-so-favorite m...

Don’t celebrate Unofficial? Here are 17 other things that you can do

By Remy Soni

March 6, 2009

So you're not celebrating today's "unofficial" University celebration. Maybe you are underage and do not want to risk getting caught, maybe your lifestyle doesn't include drinking or maybe you think it's a waste of time and don't buy into the excitement behind it. Well, whatever your excuse is, don't feel...

Students must make their voices heard if they want a voice at all

By Chelsea Fiddyment

March 5, 2009

"Seriously, who cares?" This all-too-fitting line closed Jordan Harp's column on Tuesday. In it, he also gave students the benefit of the doubt, suggesting that they're informed rather than apathetic (at least when it comes to student elections). I'm not buying it. Quite a few things have happened on campus...

It’s time to defend our pastime in the WBC

By Rich Mayor

March 5, 2009

The second most important sporting event of early March begins this weekend. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed March Madness, that's not for a few weeks. If you guessed not being arrested on Unofficial, that's actually No. 1. But if you guessed the World Baseball Classic - you'd be correct....Th...

The Unofficial SCAM guide to hookups

By Scott Green

March 5, 2009

Tomorrow is Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, the magical time of year when all students, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, singing ability, etc., accidentally step in vomit. This is because the entire campus spends the day drinking, often setting alarms for 6 a.m. to get a head start. It's absurd. ...

Illini women have lots to prove at the Big Ten Tournament

By Allyson Kloster

March 4, 2009

Well, this looks familiar. A year ago, the Fighting Illini women's basketball team walked into Indianapolis with the ninth seed in the Big Ten Tournament, ready to start a winning streak after finishing the regular season with a win. This year, the Illini are experiencing deja vu. They defeated Mi...

Americans are finally getting it, Obama still doesn’t

By Lynne McMillan

March 4, 2009

Yesterday, the consumer savings rate jumped to a 14 year high of 5 percent. During the last half of 2008, the consumer spending rate dropped for six months straight, although raising slightly in January. For the first time in years, consumers are actually spending less than they are making. While t...

Why not to vote for student government

By Paul Cruse III

March 4, 2009

I know the headline of this column may throw you off at first. This message is a little contradictory to all the vote slogans and chants we all are accustomed to hearing. This past election, we heard things like "Vote or Die," "Bar-rock the Vote" and various other catchy jingles. I am not contradicting...

Student elections: Seriously, who cares?

By Jordan Harp

March 3, 2009

Today is election day. We did just have a rather huge one a few months ago, but this is the important one, the one that decides our fate as students - where hopefuls from every college engage in a momentous struggle to come up with the most creative signs or slogans that involve their names. And by "...

Pitching will lead Team USA to World Baseball Classic title

By Dave Fultz

March 3, 2009

The first round of the second World Baseball Classic starts Thursday, and I still haven't picked a winner, so here goes nothing. I need to preface this by saying that my predictions are usually very hit-or-miss, and without a lot of statistical information on a lot of the players that are not big leag...

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