Six things you should know about the ACA

A poster advertising an event to extensively explain the implications of the Affordable Care Act caught my attention. Taking place the day before election day on a college campus full of precocious young adults, one would expect this event to pique others’ ... Continue Reading →

Clippers, Sterling and Controversy

Controversy is brewing in NBA land about the fiasco surrounding Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. TMZ released an audio recording of a conversation between Sterling and his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Stiviano, in which Sterling chastised ... Continue Reading →

Opinion: Confidential search causes concerns

Transparency is defined in a social or political context as openness, communication and accountability. This presidential search carried out by the university was nothing of the sort. SIU Board of Trustees chairman Randal Thomas said the process was transparent, ... Continue Reading →

No, we do not condone prostitution

Regarding a Daily Egyptian article titled “Student debt can be paid by wealthy ‘sugar daddies’,” which ran front page on Jan. 23, we would like to clear the air. While we wish the story could have had more sources, we do not regret the objectivity ... Continue Reading →

Welcome to our way of getting interactive

During the past year, the Daily Egyptian has made several stabs at changing up our formula. For a calendar year we ceased Friday publication and made our Thursday edition longer, calling it the Weekender. When we chose to discontinue that edition in ... Continue Reading →

Communication is a two-way street

As Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Egyptian, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Spring 2014 edition of your student newspaper. This publication has existed for nearly 100 years as an open forum for student expression and an independent student voice ... Continue Reading →

We stand behind Hinson

Editor’s note: After Coach Barry Hinson’s post-game press conference went viral early Wednesday, we as members of the SIU student body, felt the need to express our support for Coach Hinson and his dedication and passion for Saluki basketball.    Sarah ... Continue Reading →

Daily Egyptian begins new chapter

When we started the Weekender in the Spring of 2013 our goal was to present the news in a different way. We wanted to highlight our designers and photographers in a way our traditional model did not always allow. We aimed to provide longer, more in-depth ... Continue Reading →

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side

There are several avenues people take when it comes to Black Friday shopping. There are those who camp out on the concrete for hours in the cold waiting for an iPad. There are those who start at the 6 p.m. sale and stay awake all night long, or those ... Continue Reading →

The Daily Egyptian looks for a brighter tomorrow

By William H. Freivogel The Daily Egyptian is your newspaper. It is an open forum for student expression and an independent student voice on campus affairs. At its best, the DE is the eyes, ears and conscience of the university community. It provides ... Continue Reading →

Opinion March 28, 2013

The Seattle Times In the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, argued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to declare same-sex marriage a right in all 50 states. It should not. Twice same-sex marriage has been on the ballot in Washington state — ... Continue Reading →

Opinion March 7 2013

Dear Editor, The Graduate and Professional Student Council is asked each year to vote on proposed fee increases that all enrolled SIU students are required to pay. We take this opportunity to clarify and explain the votes we recorded for next year’s ... Continue Reading →

Drone strikes: who’s on the ‘kill list’

Opinion february 20 2013 Who decides who will be killed by U.S. drone attacks? Protectors of civil liberties have expressed dissatisfaction with the present system of unreviewed presidential discretion, whether in the hands of George W. Bush or Barack ... Continue Reading →

United States should lead on climate change

  President Barack Obama called on Americans last week to renew the battle against climate change. This line from his inaugural address garnered deserved attention: “We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so ... Continue Reading →
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