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

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 years. “For a baby ... Continue Reading →

Peace Prize spotlights children’s rights

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 on child trafficking and ... Continue Reading →

What does FOX say about playoff baseball?

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 Wednesday to keep their ... Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Protests should not be ignored

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 support Hong Kong ... Continue Reading →

Ebola: An issue of governance

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 spread of Ebola, those ... Continue Reading →

Don’t write off party boy Manziel

You’re probably familiar with him. He’s the quarterback with a party side and a propensity for extending plays with his legs. He was named backup after being the third quarterback taken in the NFL Draft. You won’t find him in the team picture though; ... Continue Reading →

Gesture of love exposes social media ignorance

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,” Reed said. “It’s ... Continue Reading →

Why we should care

ISIS in Iraq Americans’ 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 Asia ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale: a love story

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 spots in town. Belleville ... Continue Reading →

Ice bucket challenge should be in hot water

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 with the social media campaign ... Continue Reading →

The Daily Egyptian: by students, for students

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 someone attending SIU, taking ... Continue Reading →
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Lebron’s odds at five straight finals

  The LeBron James sweepstakes dominated the sports headlines for much of the summer. As in 2010, James kept fans on edge about where he would play next. In 2010, he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Hopefully his ticket from Cleveland ... Continue Reading →
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Only two games remain in World Cup

The biggest tournament in the world will end this weekend with one team holding the World Cup trophy along with bragging rights for the next four years. Argentina and Germany will meet in the final Sunday with the Netherlands and host Brazil meeting ... Continue Reading →

Chicago’s Bloody Fourth

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 more than 60 people were ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating our Independence Day

“We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”- President Thomas Whitmore This memorable quote from the 1990s film “Independence ... Continue Reading →
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