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Six things you should know about the ACA

By Muriel Berry

November 2, 2014

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 27, 2014

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 17, 2014

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 25, 2014

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 11, 2014

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 17, 2013

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 10, 2013

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 8, 2013

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...

The Daily Egyptian looks for a brighter tomorrow

By William H. Freivogel

December 2, 2013

The Daily Egyptian is your newspaper. It is an open forum for student expression and an independent student voice on campus affairs.At its best, the DE is the eyes, ears and conscience of the university community. It provides a stu...

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side

By Kayli Plotner

December 2, 2013

There are several avenues people take when it comes to Black Friday shopping.There are those who camp out on the concrete for hours in the cold waiting for an iPad. There are those who start at the 6 p.m. sale and stay awake all...

Opinion March 28, 2013

March 26, 2013

The Seattle TimesIn the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, argued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to declare same-sex marriage a right in all 50 states. It should not.Twice same-sex marriage has been on the ballot ...

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