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Christmas in quarantine: How to celebrate the holidays during the pandemic

Christmas in quarantine: How to celebrate the holidays during the pandemic
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter December 10, 2020
Holidays are looking different  in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. Many may be celebrating the next few weeks via Zoom or maybe not at all. 

Column: SIU School of Medicine Dean and Provost Jerry Kruse, discusses COVID-19 vaccines

Column: SIU School of Medicine Dean and Provost Jerry Kruse, discusses COVID-19 vaccines
By Jerry Kruse, Dean and Provost of SIU School of Medicine December 8, 2020
Development of COVID-19 vaccines has progressed more rapidly than the development of any other vaccines in history.  Two mRNA vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, will be considered for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA in the next two weeks. 

Opinion- Kamala Harris: The truth behind identity politics

Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020
In 2008, Barack Obama made history when he became the first African American president. At nine years old it mattered to me that someone who looked like me was now the leader of this country.

Letter from the editor: It’s time for student news to step up

Letter from the editor: It's time for student news to step up
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2020
Local news is dying and is instead being replaced by enterprise giants such as Tribune, Gannett and Lee Enterprises. 

Opinion: ‘The Most Disrespected Person in America is the Black Woman’

Emerald Avril rallies the protesters on September 25, 2020, in Carbondale, ILL.
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter October 2, 2020
When I look at pictures of Breonna Taylor, Oluwatoyin Salau, Sandra Bland, Iyanna Dior, Elanor Bumper, Alberta Spruill and so many more Black women failed by the system, I see a reflection of myself. 

Editorial: We might not make it to alumni status- SIU’s lack of COVID-19 communication and planning could kill us

Editorial: We might not make it to alumni status- SIU’s lack of COVID-19 communication and planning could kill us
By The Daily Egyptian Editorial Board August 26, 2020
SIU’s failure to inform students of COVID-19 outbreaks on campus, and its lack of communication, planning and transparency during the pandemic, might mean that some students who are returning to campus this fall may not be alive to graduate.

Letter to the Editor: Graduate Assistants United statement on SIU’s COVID-19 response

Letter to the Editor: Graduate Assistants United statement on SIU's COVID-19 response
By Graduate Assistants United Executive Committee, and Covid-Response Task Force  July 14, 2020
A quality education doesn’t happen when people live in fear and feel unheard and coerced into working in-person when their jobs can be done remotely. Some people have a preference to be in-person in the fall, and we can still honor their preference. But under the administration’s proposed plan, the difference between those who prefer in-person not getting their preference, and those who prefer online not getting their preference, is monumental.

Opinion: When movie theaters reopen, what happens?

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By Kyler Guebert, Staff Writer May 8, 2020
Staff writer Kyler Guebert analyzes the state of movies, theaters and moviegoing amid COVID-19.

Opinion: Final semester: Why I’m leaving SIU without a diploma

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By Erin Denae Douglas, Design Chief May 7, 2020
"I was a college dropout from the beginning, with an ending no one could see coming," writes Design Chief Erin Denae Douglas.

Opinion-Empty Pews: A Christian response to closing churches during the pandemic

The sunset illuminates Pulliam Hall with warm light Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–noz | @BrianMMunoz)
By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter May 4, 2020
The nation is facing what has been called one of the most unique situations in history and Christians are facing unique spiritual tribulations as a result of the pandemic. 

Volunteer from home by fostering for local animal shelters

Puppies sleep in a caged area inside a surgery room on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at St. Francis CARE Animal Shelter in Murphysboro. Kay Crease, the animal shelter's veterinarian, said the puppies have all since been adopted. (Bill Lukitsch | @lukitsbill)
By Alex Williams, Staff Reporter April 5, 2020
Animal shelters are making tough choices about euthanizing highly adoptable dogs and cats due to the lack of volunteers and more family pets being surrendered because of financial issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Quarantine blues: tips for dealing with depression while in self isolation

Quarantine blues: tips for dealing with depression while in self isolation
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter April 5, 2020
Quarantine has led a lot of students to fall into depressive episodes now that their schedules have been affected, here are some tips to start feeling better while in isolation.
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