Daily Egyptian

Why the baggy-pants ban is a good thing

April 17, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Josh SchatzleCarbondale residentWell, the state legislature of Tennessee has had enough!They finally had the nerve to do what all of us have itched to do: walk over to that teenager on the corner — with his pants clinging to th...

Justice trustbusters should’ve left Apple and book publishers alone

April 17, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Michael ShermerLos Angeles TimesThe Justice Department filed suit last week against Apple Inc. and two major book publishers, Macmillan and Penguin Group USA, accusing them of colluding in 2010 to raise the prices of e-books...

All student workers should be appreciated

April 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I work in Student Center in the maintenance department and I wanted to write a letter in regards to an article I read in the Thursday edition of the Daily Egyptian about National Student Employee Appreciation week.First, I would li...

Murray Center closure presents tough decisions

April 11, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear community members:On more than one occasion since Gov. Pat Quinn announced Murray Center's closure, he has mentioned his commitment to restructuring Illinois’ system of caring for people with disabilities. He proposed to “im...

Don’t make doomsday a lonely one

By Laura Wood

April 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

It could be the same romantic setup with you and mister or miss right: long slow walks, candlelit dinners and frightening movies as an excuse to get close and hold each other.The only difference is that those walks would be to the ...

Where culture leads, must I follow?

April 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A funny thing happened the other day as I mowed my fenced-in yard while listening to talk radio on my iPhone. I was streaming a station out of Los Angeles, the so-called City of Angels, though the narrator for The Big Lebowsk...

The girl from Carbondale

April 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Note to the reader: We at the DAILY EGYPTIAN do not usually publish this type of material on the Opinions page, but we thought today we'd do something a little different. Illinois is a beautiful placeThe land has been touched ...

Strip-search ruling is baffling

April 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, April 5:In a shocking abdication of its responsibility to uphold Americans' constitutional freedoms, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people suspected of m...

Deodorant can’t fix this pit

By Laura Wood

April 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Pulse

Here’s a question. What do livestock, humans and Lake Michigan all have in common?They all stand the chance of being swallowed by Earth.Picture that. A huge hole that just shows up out of nowhere and engulfs anything within...

U.S. Supreme Court tests validity of health care law

April 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times March 31:After a three-day marathon of oral arguments, the nine members of the Supreme Court met in conference Friday to cast preliminary votes on the constitutionality ...

Illinois legislators have no problem spending taxpayers’ money

April 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Believe it or not, Illinois did have a fair share of decent politicians.One of those was Everett Dirksen from Pekin, who served as a congressman from 1933 to 1949 and then as a senator from 1953 to 1969.Senator Dirksen was a fi...

Job applicants shouldn’t have to ‘friend’ bosses

April 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Job applicants shouldn't have to 'friend' bossesMcClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, March 29:Prospective employers typically ask job applicants for refere...

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