City Council tables budget decision

The Carbondale City Council made no decision Tuesday about the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget. The review and discussion of the Proposed FY2013 Budget and Five Year Community Investment Program was tabled until April 17 to allow city council members ... Continue Reading →

Softball preps for mid-week non-conference matchup

After the softball team clinched a three-game series against Illinois State on Saturday and Sunday, it now looks to continue its two-game win streak today in St. Louis against the Saint Louis University Billikens. Saint Louis University (16-18) has lost ... Continue Reading →

Baseball rallies to defeat Murray State

Senior left fielder Jordan Sivertsen hit two home runs and drove in six for the Salukis as the team won a back-and-forth battle Tuesday with Murray State. SIU (16-13, 3-3 Missouri Valley Conference) defeated Murray State (14-16, 1-5 Ohio Valley Conference) ... Continue Reading →

5K run raises asthma awareness

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects nearly 25 million Americans, including almost 7 million children, said the director of a St. Louis-based organization that aids asthma patients. Some areas of the country, including southern Illinois, are worse ... Continue Reading →

Gaia House no longer at risk for closure this semester

After hosting a spring charity event and offering several new services, the Gaia House has pulled together enough funds to survive the semester. Since the beginning of the year, the Gaia House has faced the possibility of closure because of insufficient ... Continue Reading →

U.S. Supreme Court tests validity of health care law

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times March 31:   After a three-day marathon of oral arguments, the nine members of the Supreme Court met in conference Friday to cast preliminary votes on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection ... Continue Reading →

Americans undermine the power of social media

Video of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony goes viral, but what does it accomplish? The following is a staff column and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily Egyptian: Americans are insincere. One minute, we’re tweeting about who should ... Continue Reading →

Start of fishing season shows promise

An unseasonably warm winter has led to excitement and optimism for fishing fans of southern Illinois. All signs point toward an abundance of fish in the area. The mild temperatures have warmed lakes and ponds, so fish are biting earlier than usual, said ... Continue Reading →

Student secures grant to help open food pantry

Students at SIUC who are running low on food now have another means of filling their stomachs. The Wesley Foundation Food Pantry provides food for students once a month, giving two bags of non-perishable food and toiletry items to any students who provide ... Continue Reading →
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