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Ebola: An issue of governance

September 28, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 2,600 can be contained. The main issue facing West Africa is one of poor governance to combat the disease. Regardless of fault, it is the world’s problem now.To stop the s...

Gesture of love exposes social media ignorance

By Tyler Davis, @TDavis_DE

September 10, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When sophomore Al Reed dropped to one knee Monday to ask his girlfriend a life-changing question, all he could imagine was the inevitable smile, tears and ‘yes’ he had been dreaming of.“I made a lifetime commitment to her...

Why we should care

By DE Staff

September 7, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

ISIS in IraqAmericans’ lives are busy. Of all the things racing through the minds of the everyday citizen, politics—particularly international affairs—ranks low on the priority list.Besides, isn’t there always some disease breaking out in...

Carbondale: a love story

By Tony McDaniel

September 1, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I hail from Belleville, a town of nearly twice the population of Carbondale. If you’re not familiar with the area, it sits a stone’s throw from St. Louis. On a clear day, the Gateway Arch is visible from certain elevated s...

High school football renews rivalries

By Thomas Donley

August 28, 2014

Filed under Columns, Sports

This week marks the long-awaited end of Illinois’ eight-month high school football hiatus.The Land of Lincoln has been without high school football since Naperville defeated Wilmette Loyola 13-10 in the IHSA Class 8A State ...

Ice bucket challenge should be in hot water

By Branda Mitchell

August 25, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and causes paralysis before ultimately killing the individual with it, but you probably didn’t know that.ALS is gaining national attention...

The Daily Egyptian: by students, for students

By Sarah Gardner

August 24, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When you hear the word journalist what do you think of? My guess is that you don’t picture a 20-something college student.When you pick up the Daily Egyptian and read a story, the person whose byline appears at the top is s...

The synonymous nature of sports and entertainment

By Tony McDaniel

August 21, 2014

Filed under Columns, Sports

Pop culture is an industry dominated by egos, over the top personalities and ridiculous actions and media outlets like “TMZ” eat up the madness.Sadly sports are very similar. The egos, the personalities and ridiculous act...

Chicago’s Bloody Fourth

By brittany pettiford

July 8, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

During the holiday weekend of the Fourth of July, what began as a time of celebration became a bloodbath brought on from gun violence. Cook County Medical Examiner Anthony Brucci confirmed a total of 17 dead and it was reported m...

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