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Improving Israeli-Palestinian relations on campus

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In March, Joe Biden spoke to a room of 18,000 people at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and said, “the future belongs to the bridge builders.” He is not the first person to use this expression. Martin Luther King Jr, Isaac Newton and Pope Francis are all known to have used this metaphor in t...

Newborn’s death could have been prevented

By Da Yeon Eom, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“Have you heard about the baby?” It was the question asked by many who heard or read the news about the incident that occurred on campus March 13. A student at the University secretly gave birth to a child in a bathroom of Bousfield Hall and hid the baby in a backpack to conceal the act. The baby wa...

Surpassing grief to celebrate Moms Weekend

By Minju Park, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, 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.” It’s also a way for sons and daughters to invite their moms to campus, sp...

Discover an appreciation for the arts

By Paul DeLutio, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Clutching my umbrella and grumbling to myself as I walked across campus to the Krannert Center, I resented having waited so long to attend a concert for my world music class. After a 20-minute walk in the dark and cold rain, thinking about all the other things I had to do, I arrived at Krannert. The ...

Public higher education cannot survive like this

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I worry about many things. I worry about the lack of funding for public education. I worry about oligarchy. When I step back, and remove myself from this worry, there is a word present. Not an answer, but perhaps a path forward. The word is sustainability. A word that is prevalent today, but automat...

Campus waste should be reduced

By Da Yeon Eom, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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...

Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

Doctors putting medical cannabis at risk in Illinois

By Joseph Longo, Assistant news editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

A new medical cannabis dispensary recently opened in Champaign. However, there is one thing they might be missing: patients. Phoenix Botanical, at 1704 S. Neil Street Linn St, is the first medical cannabis dispensary in the Champaign-Urbana area. But an underappreciated medical cannabis program in...

Staying safe on campus

Staying safe on campus

By Samantha Jones Toal, Assistant news editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Campus Navigator, Special Sections

Students shouldn't fear, there are plenty of ways to stay safe on campus.

Editorial: Don’t abuse your First Amendment rights

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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: Cultural center addition

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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: 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. ...

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