Daily Egyptian

Woodbox gangs up again for Shryock concert

By Austin Flynn

October 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

After about two and a half years of separation, one of the city’s most beloved bands is back and ready to pick up where it left off.The Woodbox Gang, Carbondale’s self-labeled “Trashcan Americana” band, will play a concert at ...

’Tis the season: the politics of election season

October 23, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest Column It’s that time again! You may have been witnessing some argumentative conversations, closed-mindedness and completely one-sided Facebook posts.It comes once every four years, folks. We’re talking about the elec...

Unofficial Halloween brings more treats than trouble

October 22, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest Column In case you missed it this past weekend was Unofficial Halloween.You might have seen streets filled with cars, people dressed in costumes and a lot of unfamiliar faces.Carbondale’s Halloween celebration is prob...

Romney the product: following the gov.’s flip flop

October 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Their Word As he tries to engineer a comeback in this week’s presidential debate, President Obama needs to recognize two things.First, when it comes to politics, Mitt Romney treats himself as a product, not a person.Second, R...

Women’s issues are more than gender

October 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

 How many years of the woman have we had? Let me count.To the extent that women’s votes count more than men’s, it’s been the year of the woman since at least 1964 — when women began outvoting men.In 2008, 10 million m...

Football season: impossible to predict If

By Ben Conrady

October 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

If I were a gambling man, I would have lost quite a bit on the Salukis this season.Heading into Saturday’s bout with Northern Iowa University, SIU has had a rollercoaster of a season that few could have possibly expected.The te...

Declaration – a major student expense

October 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“When I was 14, I decided I wanted to be an astronaut. To achieve this, in high school I took physics classes that gave me college credit.In college, I majored as an aerospace engineer while working an internship for NASA during the summ...

Still leaving our kids behind

October 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnThe new movie “Won’t Back Down” is to public education what Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” was to the meatpacking industry — a needed spotlight, but not for the squeamish. In this case, the product unf...

What can Brown do for you

By Ben Conrady

October 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Imagine: It’s 2008, and Dale Lennon is just settling in to his new role as Saluki football coach after former coach Jerry Kill bolted for Northern Illinois University. With only a few weeks until signing day, Lennon and his...

The sacrifice of academic rigor

September 27, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This year, Illinois jumped on the performance-based funding bandwagon.According to George Reid, executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the state has two goals for performance-based funding.The first is th...

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