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Physicans’ case for birth control

December 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Women’s health groups long have advocated for making oral contraceptives available over the counter. Their argument received a significant boost this month from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, whose phys...

Salukis’ start could improve

By Demario Smith-Phipps

December 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Sports

After winning four of its first six games, the 2012 men’s basketball team appears more talented than advertised.But how good could the team be if more of its recent recruits were playing in a Saluki jersey?SIU has rebounded wel...

Boatright a true All-American

By Ben Conrady

December 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

It doesn’t take an award to prove Ken Boatright is All-American.The senior defensive end was selected to the American Football Coaches’ Football Championship Series All-American Team on Tuesday, but his efforts on the foo...

Who’s inthe chair?

December 5, 2012

A guide to the CGI Apocalypse

By Karsten Burgstahler

December 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Latest News, Pulse

The year’s end is nigh, and earth has yet to face down the apocalypse. All signs point to oblivion, what with Twinkies going extinct and all. Dec. 21 is just a few weeks away, so all these conspiracy theories will finally be r...

Weird Wood: Blood sacrifice sheds light on energy conservation

By Laura Wood

December 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Lauraann WoodDaily EgyptianThere’s nothing like a good finger cut to help us remember exactly how wasteful and disposable our society is.At least, that was U.S. designer Mike Thompson’s thought process when he decided to cr...

GOP’s visa bill not real reform; Congress needs to pass comprehensive measure

December 4, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In their first postelection crack at immigration policy, House Republicans seemed to have forgotten the message they got so recently from their overwhelming rejection by minority voters. They passed a bill Friday that would act...

Affirmative action and the law: Does the Constitution bar voters from doing away with racial preferences?

December 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the Supreme Court mulls whether the U.S. Constitution prohibits state universities from taking race into account in admissions decisions, a federal appeals court has moved in a very different direction.It recently held that, fa...

Congo urgently needs aid from the US

December 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, a heavily armed rebel militia, M23, took control of the eastern Congolese city of Goma, the economic center and capital of the country’s North Kivu province. Unfortunately, to those of us who work in eastern Congo,...

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