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Letter to the Editor: It’s time to tear down the coal power plant representing SIU

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to tear down the coal power plant representing SIU

By Noah Leverett
November 15
Filed under Opinion

I didn’t know climate change was real. I was an 8-year-old kid riding my bike around Carbondale. I was crashing into UPS trucks. Five years later, I even broke my arm riding my bike, feeling the wind too heavily in my sails. But heck, I didn’t know what global warming was. Not until I was...

Letter to the Editor: GPSC addresses concerns around presidential election

Letter to the Editor: GPSC addresses concerns around presidential election

By Graduate and Professional Student Council
November 11
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Campus community, The Graduate and Professional Student Council (“GPSC”) recognizes that many within our student body are struggling to process the results of the presidential election. This election, like the campaign season that preceded it, has divided our campus along lines of race...

Letter to the Editor: USG condemns hatred toward any member of SIU community

Letter to the Editor: USG condemns hatred toward any member of SIU community

November 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

This statement constitutes the professional opinion of the Executive Board of Undergraduate Student Government regarding the Presidential Election, and the resulting societal climate currently being felt across the campus of Southern Illinois University, and the country as a whole. Undergraduat...

Letter to the Editor: GPSC condemns abuse of university spaces, public forums

Letter to the Editor: GPSC condemns abuse of university spaces, public forums

By GPSC Executive Committee
November 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this month, the names of victims of police violence were chalked in campus public forum areas as part of a “Say Their Names” event to acknowledge the significance of the lives lost. In response, members of our campus community crossed out these names and replaced them with “Blue Lives Matter”...

Opinion: There’s work to be done

Opinion: There’s work to be done

By Heidi Stevens | Chicago Tribune
November 9
Filed under Columns, Opinion

"I'm not shocked. I'm awake." Those words — novelist Attica Locke's words — greeted me as I drove home from a TV station Wednesday morning, fresh off a segment where we talked about healing our divisions after a bitter, divisive election. I voted for Hillary Clinton. Not reluctantly. Not begrudgingly....

Opinion: Media, afraid of appearing unbalanced, partly to blame for Trump’s rise

Opinion: Media, afraid of appearing unbalanced, partly to blame for Trump’s rise

By Josh Singer | The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 8
Filed under Opinion

Five years ago, I began a wonderful odyssey into the world of journalism. Over those five years, I worked on two movies about the news business, "The Fifth Estate" and "Spotlight." As part of my research, I spent time with some incredible editors and reporters, and did a lot of thinking about where the...

Column: I don’t vote. Here’s why

Column: I don’t vote. Here’s why

By James Ragland | The Dallas Morning News
November 8
Filed under Columns, Opinion

If there's one good thing we can take away from this year's election, it is this: More than 200 million people are registered to vote. That's an incredible expansion of the voter base over the past eight years, with more than 50 million new voters registered since President Barack Obama was elected. While...

Opinion: The life of the DE is the life of the university

Opinion: The life of the DE is the life of the university

By William Freivogel
October 25
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor's Note: As the Daily Egyptian celebrates 100 years of publishing, the paper will post stories and editorials throughout the week about its history and future.  The editor who started The Egyptian student newspaper 100 years ago was associated with the Ku Klux Klan. The editor who starte...

Opinion: Educating students on civic engagement

Opinion: Educating students on civic engagement

By Yohuru Williams | Tribune News Service
October 23
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Remembering the late Muhammad Ali, New York Times reporter Robert Lipsyte described how the boxer stood for civil rights and social justice as a brash young champion and was gradually morphed by the media and his admirers into "something of a secular saint, a legend in soft focus" by the time of his...

Opinion: The great pot hunt: The federal eradication program is a waste

Opinion: The great pot hunt: The federal eradication program is a waste

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board
October 20
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The federal government thinks marijuana use ought to be stopped. So it has a program to "eradicate" the plant. The program accomplishes little, sometimes at much cost. Instead of the plant, Congress should eradicate the program. In 2015, the program awarded $20,000 to New Hampshire. That eradicated...

Editorial: Leslie Munger for comptroller, to help manage an Illinois drowning in debt

Editorial: Leslie Munger for comptroller, to help manage an Illinois drowning in debt

By Chicago Tribune
October 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Question: What's the primary role of Illinois' comptroller? Answer: Juggling. Without enough money in the state's main checking account to cover the day-to-day expenses of operating government, the comptroller's job, during the last decade in particular, has expanded from bookkeeper to circus act:...

Letter to the Editor: Killing of African-Americans by police is an American epidemic

Letter to the Editor: Killing of African-Americans by police is an American epidemic

By Freddy Navarro
October 15
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am first and foremost deeply outraged as well as disgusted over the senseless, unnecessary brutalities and killings that have been occurring within the African-American community by the hands of those in the law enforcement field. As a human being I can no longer walk in silence while African-Americans...

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