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Opinion: Why we leave the bad news for the front page

By Anna Spoerre, @annaspoerre

April 11, 2016

Filed under Columns

Every Daily Egyptian front page headline the week following Easter depicted detailed recent shootings — one a homicide. Monday’s paper ran a story on another gun-related crime. Violence aside, the front page of the DE more f...

Opinion: A Daily Egyptian reporter was at the party where someone was shot Sunday morning. Here’s what she heard and saw

By Tierra Carpenter, @Tierramc_

March 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Saturday night I was at a party with a friend and everything was going fine until a dispute arose, something that is becoming quite common of parties and events at SIU.Everyone from the back of the living room started rushing aw...

Here’s Dunn’s email to faculty and staff regarding potential budget cuts

By SIU President Randy Dunn

March 9, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Greetings:As I promised in my last Connection column, I am using the space today to share with you budget reduction plans that I regretfully must present during SIU’s first round of appropriations testimony for FY17 — that ...

Letter from the editor:#DElove is more than a hashtag

By Sarah Gardner, @rabbitearz

May 13, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After wondering how to go about writing a farewell column for my last issue as editor-in-chief at the Daily Egyptian, I realized there really are no words to express the feelings I’ve had this week as I prepare for graduation ...

Letter to the Editor: Rauner at commencement a slap in the face

By Cody Dees, senior studying marketing

April 8, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Daily Egyptian Editor,A collegiate graduation ceremony symbolizes so many different things to so many different people. To me, it symbolizes achievement, perseverance, dedication, and a future. With such a strong association of...

Opinion: Is college family?

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

March 23, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Andrew Johnathan Ruiz was one of the few people who looked normal in a blue denim jacket, the kind a greaser from a 1950s movie about motorcycle gangs would have worn.He not only looked normal in this, he wore it with the utmost style...

Opinion: Maintaining power remains police’s top priority

By Tyler Davis, @TDavis_DE

March 22, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“To protect and serve” is emblazoned across countless cop cars across America, but serving and protecting has not been the reasoning behind every ticket administered by the police. Sometimes officers need to remind citizen...

Student government: It’s now or never to pass ACA-compliant health plan

By USG President Cameron Shulak GPSC President Matt Ryg

March 15, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

SIUC students are united in calling for quality and affordable healthcare. In 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as “Obamacare.” This bill raised the standards for he...

Letter to the Editor: Protect and expand Amtrak

By Shane Nodurft Chicago

March 1, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am writing to inform you that I am very upset with Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut Illinois' Amtrak routes by 40 percent. More people including the millennial generation are using Amtrak. Since the millennial generation is ...

Letter to the Editor: Inclusion implies trust

By Dan Richardson Makanda Speech Communication, 1994

March 1, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I want to commend Johnathan Flowers on his opinion article in the Feb. 24 edition of the DE. He makes a distinction between the numbers game of diversity and the activity of diversity itself. It is one thing to show charts an...

Letter to the Editor: Diversity is not a numbers game

By Johnathan Flowers, doctoral candidate in the department of philosophy

February 23, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a September 2014 article in the Daily Egyptian, Nathan Stephens, director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence, stated: “Diversity tends to be compositional, with numbers… Inclusivity speaks more specifically on gettin...

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