Daily Egyptian

The death of the moderate Republican

November 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Republicans just lost eight seats in the House. But if you’d wandered into the House of Representatives last week without reading the election returns, you might have concluded that the GOP won big on Nov. 6.“We have the ...

Marathons reignite movie theater flame

By Karsten Burgstahler

November 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Teenage girls will descend upon movie theaters across the country to mourn a tragic loss tonight.Their beloved “Twilight” saga is coming to an end, and Hollywood is cashing in.Besides opening the movie early at 10:00 p.m., ...

Women voters rejected extremism

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Their WordThe conventional wisdom holds that Todd Akin lost his chance to become a U.S. senator Aug. 19, the Sunday his “legitimate rape” remark went viral.That thinking is wrong for two reasons.First, his opponent, Claire M...

Procrastination? I’m afraid I only know apathy

November 12, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This is my fifth and last year at SIU. I have spent nine semesters of walking to classes, loosely obeying attendance policies and having a just-getting-by attitude. I’ve noticed that this is a prevalent disease about the cam...

College dating: An important season of possible misery

November 8, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dating has been on my mind lately. I’ve reflected on romantic companionship’s role during college and the wide spectrum of my life.Sometimes an agent of the opposite gender blows my mind so much I rethink everything I know about, well, e...

Post electorial America: There’s no whining in politics

November 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Obama won the election. Romney lost. I didn’t watch it on television because I could care less.At about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, I read a Facebook post stating “Four more years!” This was just the beginning.Everyone felt th...

Student voice for student fees

November 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnAs members of a political science senior seminar on democracy in education, we believe students should have a say in new fee approval.A proposal for a new fee increase to bring big events, student programs and con...

A vital voice

November 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many of you remember the excitement of the 2008 presidential election, which led record numbers of young people to get involved in the voting process.Unfortunately, enthusiasm has waned because more and more people are disillusione...

A vote against partisanship

November 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican and presidential nominee Mitt Romney surrogate, attracted attention recently for his remarks that praised President Barack Obama and the federal go...

The heartland election: manufacturing and the midwest

October 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When Mayor Bobby J. Hopewell talks about the importance of manufacturing to this friendly Michigan town with a name that lends itself to song, he doesn’t reel off the usual list of heavy industries typically associated with ...

Sit down, strap in for a ‘spell’

By Karsten Burgstahler

October 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Marion Kleinau Theater patrons can see the spell and ride the halo this weekend.“I Put a Spell on You,” written, directed and performed by Charlie Hope Dorsey and co-directed by Sheng-Tao Fan, hits the stage Thursday, as w...

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