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Opinion: From my home in Kazakhstan to the US, protesters share similar fight for justice

Opinion: From my home in Kazakhstan to the US, protesters share similar fight for justice

September 23, 2020

Protests in Chicago and across the U.S. for the Black Lives Matter movement have strangely made me feel homesick. I emigrated from Kazakhstan two and a half years ago, and despite being located on t...

Opinion: Customer service workers should not be harassed over enforcing mask policies

Opinion: Customer service workers should not be harassed over enforcing mask policies

September 22, 2020

Imagine this: It’s a sunny Saturday at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. You are working as a ride operator in a children’s area. A mother walks up to your ride with her child—withou...

Editor's Note: spread kindness, not the coronavirus

Editor’s Note: spread kindness, not the coronavirus

September 21, 2020

Over the last six months, I have witnessed countless discouraging events that leave me questioning my faith in humanity as both a journalist and a human being. Since the coronavirus pandemic beg...

Editorial: The Lorax speaks for the trees, but who speaks for climate change coverage?

Editorial: The Lorax speaks for the trees, but who speaks for climate change coverage?

September 17, 2020

Tropical storms Sally and Vicky became the earliest S- and V-named storms on record this September. This occurrence is just another natural disaster amplified by human-made climate change and it ne...

Opinion: Why Black Panther empowered me as a Black writer

Opinion: Why Black Panther empowered me as a Black writer

September 11, 2020

The night "Black Panther" was released, I waited in what seemed like an endless line of people, winding around the lobby of the AMC Champaign 13 theatre. My then boyfriend and I, knowing the showti...

Opinion: Why filmmaking in the midst of a pandemic matters

Opinion: Why filmmaking in the midst of a pandemic matters

September 10, 2020

I started to pursue my dream of filmmaking in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. My dad told me if I wanted to make movies, there was no better time than now because if I only ever talked about...

Editors' Note: A remote Chronicle

Editors’ Note: A remote Chronicle

September 7, 2020

It might be strange, but even after working remotely from the comfort of our homes since the middle of March, coming to the realization that the Chronicle will not be operating in the office surrounded by a...

By the people, for the people: Patriotism as a means to serve your neighbors

By the people, for the people: Patriotism as a means to serve your neighbors

September 2, 2020

In a country fragmented by a two-party system, what does it mean to be patriotic? From debates on defunding the police to dissents over wearing masks, how can we support the nation as a whole, while ou...

Opinion: People cannot pretend the coronavirus pandemic is over

Opinion: People cannot pretend the coronavirus pandemic is over

August 4, 2020

Imagine being a healthcare worker who has worked on the front lines since the very beginning of the pandemic. You are dressed head to toe in personal protective equipment and it is the middle of spring, but s...

Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

July 22, 2020

When campus closed last semester on March 14, I found myself struggling to rethink my own course as a graduate student instructor, or GSI. It was my third semester teaching "Writing and Rhetoric" as ...

Marco D'Angelo, co-founder of WagerTalk (left), and Tony Kiosow, a sports investment and gaming consultant for WagerTalk Media (right), discuss sports in the WagerTalk TV Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Column: How COVID-19 changed my dad’s job as a sports investment and gaming consultant

July 2, 2020

Growing up, I watched my dad, Tony Kiosow, bring his work to the beach, on trips to amusement parks and to his own hospital bed when he had a heart attack. A month ago, when I visited my parents in L...

Editor's Note: The Chronicle's devotion to inclusive language

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle’s devotion to inclusive language

June 25, 2020

As many other news organizations have done over the past few weeks, the Chronicle has discussed whether to capitalize the “B” in Black or keep it lowercase in our stories. After extensive time, thought a...

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