Seth saves the world: God bless America and rich people

It’s pretty neat I’ll be able to tell my grandchildren I was a pioneer. I imagine the conversation will go a little like this: “Sonny, let me tell you about the good ol’ days.” “You mean when gays couldn’t marry?” “No you little twerp. ... Continue Reading →

Japan: stop killing whales

I hope to someday take out a sailboat as an old man, watch the whales breach, jump and thrive as my grandchild and I watch in amazement. But with the continuing extermination of these beautiful and complex creatures, the future looks grim. The International ... Continue Reading →

Win the fight, or keep in flight

  In journalism, it’s not about the awards. At least it shouldn’t be. Last weekend a group of my fellow students from the SIU chapter of National Press Photographers Association and I attended the Midwest Photo Summit, a conference held at Columbia ... Continue Reading →

An open letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert

Mark, you make $1.7 million per year. That is $6.8 million over the course of four years, the average amount of time a college athlete spends on campus. Meanwhile, student athletes are suspended for even taking a free lunch, something any college kid ... Continue Reading →

CNN swaps credibility for ratings

A plane carrying 239 people has been missing for 44 days. If one were to only watch CNN, one would believe that was the only worldwide event to occur during the past 44 days.  Of course, the world is waiting to find out how this tragedy happened. We ... Continue Reading →

Seth saves the world: Talking in theaters is worse than drugs

Drugs are bad. There’s really no way around the argument. They can make you lazy, addictive, unreliable and just an all-around jerk. Who knew Mr. Mackey was right? But here’s the thing: it’s a health problem, not a criminal problem. Yes, I know ... Continue Reading →

Playoffs bring brand new intensity

With the 2014 National Hockey League regular season finally over, it is time for the playoffs to start and the drama to begin. The NHL, similar to its seasonal counterpart, the NBA, turns up the physicality in the playoffs. The regular season for both ... Continue Reading →

Seth Saves the World: I will literally fight everyone in Irwindale

Alright America, normally I write about nonsense and how Anthony Weiner was elected president in an alternate universe or whatever, but this week it’s time to get serious. What’s going on? An unjust war? Unfair practices against the masses? “The ... Continue Reading →

That Masters is back

March Madness is over. But there is still a light at the end of the tunnel for sports fans. Major League Baseball is in full swing. But from now until Sunday, all eyes will be on CBS for the Masters. There’s just something about Augusta National ... Continue Reading →

The Bible, at 35mm

Hollywood’s not afraid of God. It’s afraid of Christians. In an interview with Fox News March 20, headlined “Kevin Sorbo: Why is Hollywood so afraid of God?” the star of Christian success story “God’s Not Dead” said he often wonders why ... Continue Reading →

Freshmen treatment overshadows transfer potential

The financial aid website for the university might as well read ‘transfers need not apply’. The Chancellor’s Scholarship at SIU is the most financial support available to an incoming student, totaling more than $85,000. The scholarship provides ... Continue Reading →

Net neutrality is a must

The following is a guest column written by SIU senior and journalism student Drake Hall… How many times a day do you use the Internet? If you’re a college student, that might be a difficult question to answer. You might use your iPhone to check Facebook ... Continue Reading →

Time for expert advice on Thompson Woods

The following is a guest column written by SIU Professor of Plant Biology Daniel L. Nickrent… Having been a professor of plant biology at SIU since 1990 and an undergraduate here in the 1970s, I feel I have the credentials and institutional knowledge ... Continue Reading →

Self-analyzing the college years

Oh, the college years. The moment when young ladies and gentlemen gear up to take on the world by themselves for the first time. As a teenager, thoughts swirl around your head of what awaits you at the educational complex we call college. After four years ... Continue Reading →

The bizarre names celebs call themselves

While munching on popcorn with your feet kicked up on the couch, you hear a name that makes you spit out your soda or just blatantly laugh. We all know someone with a crazy nickname, whether it makes you giggle or raise an eyebrow. In the celebrity world, ... Continue Reading →
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