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Americans undermine the power of social media

By Lauren Leone

April 3, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

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 twee...

University harmed by leaders’ friendly fire

April 1, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Our WordWhat better way to harm the university's reputation than to have its leaders publicly broadcast their distaste for one another?Just days after Board of Trustees members voted out Roger Herrin as chairman 4-2 on Thursday,...

Transportation bill is an opportunity to rethink federal spending

March 27, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

By Jason Grumet and Emil FrankelA strong, modern and efficient transportation system is good for everyone in the United States regardless of politics, geography or profession. Almost every American uses the road and rail netw...

There are far worse things than unpaid internships

By Lauren Leone

February 21, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As someone who’s graduating in less than four months, it’s impossible not to envision a sobering reality: Despite having spent the past four years working toward a Bachelor’s degree and the last two and a half working at th...

Illinois’ strict eavesdropping law should change

By Lauren Leone

February 7, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Proposed bill would allow audio recordings of police officers in publicIllinois has one of the strictest eavesdropping laws in the nation, but some state legislators are proposing a bill that could allow the recording of a police...

SIUC can’t compete with the rest

By Lauren Leone

February 2, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The university already has it rough financially with its budget deficit and declining enrollment, but performance-based funding may end up being SIUC’s biggest headache to date.Beginning July 1, the annual budget for higher...

What happens when reasons run out?

By Lauren Leone

February 2, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Every person reading this is likely invested in this institution one way or another, and regardless of what category they fall under — alumni, students or faculty — they have the right to know how things are stacking up.Th...

Penn State coach’s legacy dies along with him

By Lauren Leone

January 23, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Listening to the feeble whispers of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno in his first interview since his firing — and the last before his death — does not change my opinion of the man who could have done more to stop Jerr...

You can’t save face by censoring others

By Leah Stover

December 14, 2011

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When I took over as editor of the Daily Egyptian in the summer of 2011, I could not have imagined the First Amendment lessons that lay ahead – the university’s stonewalling DE reporters, its refusal to turn over the memo detai...

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