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Salukis winning but can improve

By Tyler Davis

December 3, 2014

Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

As the competition ramps up, the Saluki pups have had a rough time adjusting to tougher teams.SIU is 4-3 after last night's win against SIU-Edwardsville and 3-3 versus Division I teams. In losses the team’s youth has been evident,...

Opinion: U.N. panel discusses issue of U.S. torture

November 23, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A delegation representing the U.S. appeared before the United Nations Committee Against Torture on Nov. 12 and 13 in Geneva, Switzerland, to reaffirm the United States' commitment to ban torture.An occasion such as this demonst...

Successful weekend could spur Salukis’ season

By Tyler Davis

November 19, 2014

Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

The first week of Saluki basketball is best described as a microcosm of what the rest of the season could look like. A close loss on the road, against a good team, was followed by a decisive win on the road, against a bad one....

Opinion: True love tested in classroom

By Gabriella Scibetta

November 18, 2014

Filed under Columns

Forget about what has been portrayed in books and movies, there is now a new way to find out how people actually fall in love.Ball State University is offering a new class that teaches students about dating and love, called Ca...

Young Salukis talented but untested

By Tyler Davis

November 12, 2014

Filed under Basketball, Columns, News, Sports

In coach Barry Hinson’s third season, he finally has a team of players he recruited and fit his style of coaching. It has given him a lot of measured optimism after two wins to open the season.SIU men’s basketball is prep...

Improvements Still Needed in Veterans’ Healthcare

By Rebekah Nash

November 9, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In May 2014, scandal within the Veterans Affairs department (VA) grabbed the nations’ attention. Veterans had endured long wait times to receive medical care. In extreme cases, Veterans died before receiving care.While the ...

Salukis limp to Missouri State

By Tony McDaniel

November 7, 2014

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

It is make or break time for Saluki football.No. 24 SIU (5-4) will travel to take on Missouri State (4-5) Saturday for a must-win game.With three games left the Salukis have to finish the season undefeated in order to become p...

Last three football games will be stressful

By Tony McDaniel

November 2, 2014

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

SIU basketball started the season with something to excite the Saluki faithful, a blowout win.The 102-63 victory over lowly University of St. Mary was a bright spot for Dawg nation. It was a slight break from the train wreck the S...

Germany abolishes tuition: what does it mean for our students?

By DE Staff

October 22, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sixty-two percent of students are unable to afford college in the U.S. today, according to a Huffington Post poll. An annual 8 percent increase in tuition costs makes matters worse, meaning college education costs double every nine y...

Peace Prize spotlights children’s rights

By DE Staff

October 19, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi from India, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced earlier this month.Both defenders of children’s rights, Satyarthi has focused...

What does FOX say about playoff baseball?

By Austin Miller

October 15, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs have been more interesting than in recent years. Teams like the Royals and Orioles have experienced decades of losses and misery but made it to the playoffs. The Royals swept the Orioles We...

Hong Kong Protests should not be ignored

By DE Staff

October 7, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many in the international community are calling for U.S. support of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Yet, due to the current unlikelihood that change will occur in Hong Kong, the U.S should not defy China’s authority and supp...

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