Lawmakers, school officials sign memorandum for DE

Update 3:14 p.m. Dunn said he was pleased with the memorandum and looks forward to working on the matter with the board. “I think it’s a good resolution to this issue that obviously has had a lot of passion and enthusiasm connected to it,” ... Continue Reading →

DE memorandum makes its way around Springfield

President Randy Dunn continued his tour of Springfield Thursday, meeting with Board of Trustees Chairman Randal Thomas and Press Secretary for Michael Madigan Steve Brown. Brown said the meeting was to finalize the memorandum of understanding regarding ... Continue Reading →

Dunn, lawmakers discuss DE future during Springfield meeting

Lauraann Wood also contributed to this story. Update 7:25 p.m. School of Journalism Director Bill Freivogel released this statement: President Dunn and I met on Monday.  I was relieved that he thought he could take a student media fee proposal back ... Continue Reading →

Lawmakers consider funding for Daily Egyptian

The fight to save the Daily Egyptian has traveled all the way to Springfield, finding its way into the university’s appropriations bill. An amendment submitted by Democratic Rep. Kenneth Dunkin to HB 6027, which sets appropriations for the university, ... Continue Reading →

Seth Saves the World: Take that, bankers! (sorta)

OMG guys guess what? We’re finally going to see some justice against the big banks! Those evil-doers are going to get their comeuppance for destroying the financial climate of the world and see some serious fines plus jail time. That’s right. Bank ... Continue Reading →
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Police search for missing Pomona man

Carbondale Police are searching for missing person Zachary A. Todd. Todd, 22, of Pomona, was last seen Sunday on the 400 block of West Jackson Street in Carbondale. He is 5’ 6” and weighs 150 pound and was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and blue ... Continue Reading →

Seth saves the world: God bless America and rich people

It’s pretty neat I’ll be able to tell my grandchildren I was a pioneer. I imagine the conversation will go a little like this: “Sonny, let me tell you about the good ol’ days.” “You mean when gays couldn’t marry?” “No you little twerp. ... Continue Reading →

Simon poll shows community concerns

Nearly 600 people responded to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute in one of the largest community surveys it has conducted in recent years. The Jackson/Williamson County Survey was released Wednesday. The Survey Research Office of the Center for State ... Continue Reading →

Second autopsy shows bruising on Varughese

An independent autopsy on the body of Pravin Varughese, commissioned by the family has found several discrepancies with the official report. Charles Stegmeyer, the attorney for the family, said the autopsy showed Varughese had a “significant number ... Continue Reading →

An open letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert

Mark, you make $1.7 million per year. That is $6.8 million over the course of four years, the average amount of time a college athlete spends on campus. Meanwhile, student athletes are suspended for even taking a free lunch, something any college kid ... Continue Reading →

Paul Simon Debate turns friends into foes

Two national champions normally on the same side of an argument found themselves head-to-head in the inaugural Paul Simon Debate. Ben Campbell, a senior from Springfield, Mo. studying political science, and Josh Rivera, a junior from Chicago studying ... Continue Reading →

Seth saves the world: Talking in theaters is worse than drugs

Drugs are bad. There’s really no way around the argument. They can make you lazy, addictive, unreliable and just an all-around jerk. Who knew Mr. Mackey was right? But here’s the thing: it’s a health problem, not a criminal problem. Yes, I know ... Continue Reading →

Seth Saves the World: I will literally fight everyone in Irwindale

Alright America, normally I write about nonsense and how Anthony Weiner was elected president in an alternate universe or whatever, but this week it’s time to get serious. What’s going on? An unjust war? Unfair practices against the masses? “The ... Continue Reading →

City Council increases refuse and recycling fee

Another tax increase is on the way for Carbondale residents.  The Carbondale City Council voted unanimously to approve an increase of just over two percent per year to the refuse and recycling fee. The increase raises the current fee from $14.30 to $14.60 ... Continue Reading →

Seth saves the world: There’s no rules!

Dude, I’m digging this whole anarchy thing we’re heading towards. While I’m an American through and through, I enjoy a little anarchy sometimes. It’s fun to mix things up and watch the chaos. Plus the Joker was a cool character and I’m totally ... Continue Reading →
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