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Turn your back on Rauner at graduation

By Editorial Board

May 13, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As Saturday's commencement ceremonies draw nearer, it is clear the student-led petition to get Gov. Bruce Rauner replaced as a commencement speaker will not produce its desired effect.Students opposed the decision because of Ra...

Opinion: For southern Illinois, WSIU is essential

By Daily Egyptian Editorial Board

March 25, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget—which includes a nearly 32 percent cut to higher education—the university asked non-academic services to create a plan in preparation of these cuts. One of those program...

Six things you should know about the ACA

By Muriel Berry

November 3, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A poster advertising an event to extensively explain the implications of the Affordable Care Act caught my attention.Taking place the day before election day on a college campus full of precocious young adults, one would expec...

Clippers, Sterling and Controversy

By Kia Smith

April 28, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Controversy is brewing in NBA land about the fiasco surrounding Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. TMZ released an audio recording of a conversation between Sterling and his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Stiviano...

Opinion: Confidential search causes concerns

By DE Staff

February 18, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Transparency is defined in a social or political context as openness, communication and accountability. This presidential search carried out by the university was nothing of the sort.SIU Board of Trustees chairman Randal Thoma...

No, we do not condone prostitution

By DE Staff

January 26, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Regarding a Daily Egyptian article titled “Student debt can be paid by wealthy ‘sugar daddies’,” which ran front page on Jan. 23, we would like to clear the air.While we wish the story could have had more sources, we do...

Communication is a two-way street

By Kayli Plotner

January 12, 2014

Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

As Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Egyptian, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Spring 2014 edition of your student newspaper.This publication has existed for nearly 100 years as an open forum for student expression and an inde...

We stand behind Hinson

By Kayli Plotner

December 18, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Columns, Editorials, Opinion, Sports

Editor's note:After Coach Barry Hinson's post-game press conference went viral early Wednesday, we as members of the SIU student body, felt the need to express our support for Coach Hinson and his dedication and passion for Sa...

Daily Egyptian begins new chapter

December 11, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When we started the Weekender in the Spring of 2013 our goal was to present the news in a different way.We wanted to highlight our designers and photographers in a way our traditional model did not always allow.We aimed to prov...

Secret admirer: flattered or freaked out?

December 9, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

To the student body of Southern Illinois University Carbondale: Twitter is not your personal playground to bully fellow students.Accounts such as SIU Secret Admirer, Crush, Confessions and so forth, toe the line between humor and hara...

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