The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Illegal in Illinois, unacceptable on campus

By Greg Caceres, Columnist August 9, 2016

Crime is ever present on this campus. University massmails routinely indicate the student body’s failure to do what is right. In these emails, a large variety of crimes are listed: from arson to drag...

Students must explore their passions outside the classroom

By Cassandra Masters , Columnist August 9, 2016

After attending TEDxUIUC’s conference last weekend, I came to one realization: I am doing absolutely nothing worthwhile with my time here at the University. Although the day-long conference had various...

Keep your news out of my selfies

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist August 9, 2016

Did you know it was Earth Day last Friday? If yes, did you know because you actually knew Earth Day was an event every year on April 22nd, or did you know because you saw the Earth Day geofilters when...

Maintaining self-confidence at a prestigious university

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist August 9, 2016

Unique. I’m from a town called Normal where everyone starkly defends that they’re anything but. Middle school was three years of a group of prepubescent teens all trying desperately to fit in and be...

Students should venture off campus

By Alex Cocanig, Columnist August 9, 2016

The end of spring semester is approaching and for many students at the University, this means it's time to buckle down and write those term papers or finish that group project you’ve been putting off...

Have respect for your teachers in class

By Jason Schwartz, Columnist August 9, 2016

Talking during lecture, discretely playing on our phones in class, these are both things that almost every college student has done, whether they would like to admit it or not. These indiscretions can...

Don’t lend Main Quad preachers your ears

By Gregory Caceres , Columnist August 9, 2016

Several free speech issues have recently struck the campus, from “Trump-chalk” to Palestinian-Israeli tensions, and most recently the return of our friendly neighborhood Main Quad preacher. Spring...

The stresses of class registration

By Hayley Nagelberg , Columnist August 9, 2016

The end of the school year is fast-approaching. The weather is getting nicer, your summer plans are (hopefully) coming together — this should be an exciting time. But this time of year means many...

Students should back nontenure-track faculty strike

By Gabriel Costello , Columnist August 9, 2016

The non-tenure-track faculty union is on strike, an action that comes after 18 months of contract negotiation with the University’s administration. More than 500 University faculty members are without...

John Kasich’s insensitive approach to sexual assault

By Minju Park, Columnist August 9, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich spoke briefly at a town hall in Watertown, New York, where he answered questions including one from a student of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. His response to her...

This spring’s hottest trend: staying hydrated

By Leah Pearlman, Columnist August 9, 2016

Spring has finally sprung; the sun is out which means so are University students. Finally escaping the confines of your small dorm room, you may find yourself spending hours outside without much of a break....

Increasing demand for mental health assistance requires University attention

By Cassandra Masters , Columnist August 9, 2016

Thousands of students suffer from mental illnesses here at the University, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and extreme self-esteem issues. Awareness of the prevalence of mental illness,...

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