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Apple, writs and opposition

By Greg Caceres, Columnist

August 9, 2016

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, a...

Campus waste should be reduced

By Da Yeon Eom, Columnist

August 9, 2016

When walking out of the apartments along Healey Street in Champaign, I always see garbage cans so jam-packed that the covers can’t even close. Not only are the bulging trash bins problematic, but the contents are worrisome as well. Liquids that should have been drained from the bottles are leaki...

You gain more in college than just a degree

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The end of the school year is a hectic time for everyone. Between studying for exams, picking next year’s schedule and making living arrangements, it’s easy to get distracted by the allure of summer, which is only a couple weeks away. Summer is also significant for those of us who will be graduatin...

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 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

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

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: Stop-gap MAP Grant legislation not enough

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016

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

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

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...

Netflix will not melt your brain

Netflix will not melt your brain

By Isabella Winkler

April 11, 2016

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

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

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 ...

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