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Politicians should listen to their voters on pensions

August 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnIt was in Illinois’ best interest that no significant action was taken on pensions during the Aug. 17 special session.That’s because Gov. Pat Quinn and other policymakers have been ignoring working families’ ...

From the SIU Student Government

August 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Undergraduate Student Government at SIUC exists to be the voice of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. In order to best represent our constituents, the 2012-2013 leadership staff and senate are opening the lines of comm...

Sherpas’ trek River-to- River trail for good cause

By Caleb Motsinger

July 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

As the Shawnee Sherpas travel the dusty River-to-River Trail across southern Illinois, their mission, the “Leave No Child Inside Trek,” couldn’t have come at a hotter time of the year.The Sherpas began their 180-mile hike i...

Kevin Lucas Orchestra hits national radio chart

By Caleb Motsinger

July 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Kevin Lucas is arguably one of the most successful musicians playing in southern Illinois.Lucas came to Carbondale from the Chicago area for graduate school in 1996. Now living in Pomona, his band, The Kevin Lucas Orchestra, has...

Carbondale comedians spread joy through growing stand-up scene

By Caleb Motsinger

July 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

If humor is the key to happiness, then the Carbondale Comedians are some of the happiest guys in the town.With nearly a dozen regulars and close to 20 comics affiliated with the group, the Carbondale Comedians perform free weekly s...

The return of Hugh DeNeal, southern Illinois storyteller

By Caleb Motsinger

June 20, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

After his return from Leavenworth State Penitentiary in October, singer songwriter Hugh DeNeal is back on the southern Illinois music scene ready to reunite with his band, the Woodbox Gang, and pick up where the band left off nea...

Why the world hates Lebron James (And why I don’t)

By Ben Conrady

May 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, News, Sports

Sports ColumnLeBron James is the best player in the NBA. He wins MVP trophies, goes to the finals (though no championships, yet), and has captured the hearts of basketball fans everywhere, only to smash them into a million pieces...

University leaders have lost sight of goals with Pulliam Pool closing

May 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

An Open Letter to Chancellor Rita Cheng:In days of yore, SIU had a reputation — a goal — of being part of the larger community of southern Illinois. Our current leaders seem to have lost sight of that goal.Among other thing...

Summer shows to highlight Murphysboro band shell

By Eli Mileur

May 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

A series of concerts this summer could raise the profile of Murphysboro’s Riverside Park band shell.Jeff Carver, of Murphysboro, said he’s getting back in the entertainment business after a decade-long hiatus so he and his ...

Grassroots to take hold at magazine release party

By Eli Mileur

May 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Creative writers will get to see their work in published form tonight at the Grassroots release party.The undergraduate literary magazine will hold a party and open mic at 7 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium.The annual magazine is p...

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