Daily Egyptian

Rethink the route of higher education leadership

August 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnCoco Chanel once said “It’s amazing how many cares disappear when you decided not to be something, but to be someone.”Have you ever thought of that while being a student or working in higher education as a fa...

Weird Wood: Condition scratches mystery illness surface

By Laura Wood

August 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Medical mysteries can be some of the most intriguing things we encounter in the world, especially for one woman who is the only person known in the world to grow nails on her face.Actually, the nails don’t just grow out of 28-ye...

Western civilization – is this progress?

August 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnThe fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will come out in 2013. It is the go-to manual for those working with individuals who have mental disorders. The committee in charge of...

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...

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