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Editor’s Note Mar. 8, 2012

Within one month of beginning my freshman year at the U of I, I was working as a music writer for buzz. With no knowledge of the campus and little to no idea how to make friends, my first semester was marked by...
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Editor’s note Mar. 1, 2012

Welcome to my second to last editor’s note! Next week will be a bit of a retrospective, marked with tears and hopefully some sort of truth, absolute or otherwise. But until then it’s Unofficial St. Patrick’s da...
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Editor’s note: Feb. 23

Last week, The Daily Illini printed a front-page editorial with the intention of informing the public of the issues that have been plaguing Illini Media for some time. The article was a straightforward represen...
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A second chance

In 2008, two weeks before Speed Racer’s theatrical release, I was in an airport bookstore with limited selection, inflated prices and an apathetic manager. I bought magazines and spent the next hour reading int...
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Editor’s note Feb. 16, 2011

As an English and Creative Writing major, I probably spend an unjustifiable amount of time thinking about words. Not the idea, but specific words that I use or wish to use. A good example came last week whil...
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Editor’s note

Welcome to the sex issue! I thought long and hard about what I would write about and decided that, as per usual, a story was the best course of action. What follows is the locus of every one of my sexual experi...

Like humans do

We’ve written a lot on how humans interact with sex, but what about the rest of the animal kingdom? The variables are widely spread, and all the facts are not in, but over the past few decades, scientists have ...
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Editor’s note: Feb. 2, 2012

Earlier this week Lana Del Rey’s album came out to generally bad reviews. While this is a small occurrence with no bearing on the world at large, it is an interesting situation. Within the past year, Del Rey re...
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Editors Note Jan. 26, 2012

For the past couple of days, I’ve seen something that kind of cheeses me off. At around 11 a.m., a police car parks in the middle of Green Street outside of Starbucks while the occupant buys a cup of coffee. As...
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Editor’s note: Jan. 19, 2012

The students are back! Every single break, I adore the empty streets, excess parking and overall unoccupied feeling of campus; however, there’s a certain something that gets me excited when 40,000 people sudden...