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Opinion: 8 things more likely to happen than SIU closing campus for weather

Opinion: 8 things more likely to happen than SIU closing campus for weather

By Gus Bode

January 30, 2019


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

Illinois universities, schools and government departments have closed today due to the sub-zero temperatures – yet, here we are.

Eli Lake: Trump makes the right decision for Venezuela

Eli Lake: Trump makes the right decision for Venezuela

By Eli Lake, Bloomberg News

January 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Give Donald Trump credit. On Wednesday the U.S. president recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president. At least a dozen other countries in the Western Hemisphere have since followed suit.

Commentary: Is masculinity toxic or under assault?

Commentary: Is masculinity toxic or under assault?

By Cathy Young, Los Angeles Times

January 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Take the way the ad exhorts men to start doing and saying "the right thing," and then continues: "Some already are. But some is not enough." This suggests decent men are a minority while brutes are the norm.

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Don’t ask film buffs about movies, you’ll be stuck listening for hours

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Don’t ask film buffs about movies, you’ll be stuck listening for hours

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion

It’s not that they’re rude, though they sometimes are; it’s not that they enjoy movies in a pretentious way, though they sometimes do; it’s whenever I ask about a movie, they give me a one-man-band live podcast, missing the pause button.

Commentary: Doubling down on Trump

Commentary: Doubling down on Trump

By Alexander O. Boulton, Baltimore Sun

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many people have concluded by now that it is impossible to understand the workings of the mind of President Donald Trump.

In the War Room with Warfel: How to stop the bleeding

In the War Room with Warfel: How to stop the bleeding

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the Southern men's basketball team reeling on four straight losses, when does the bleeding stop for the Salukis?

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t work as an open world

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t work as an open world

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion

I played a lot of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption II last year and while the story is a slow-burn of betrayal and lost morality that I thoroughly enjoyed, I never found myself wanting to go out into the wilderness to explore.

Warfel: Looking ahead at Super Bowl LIII possibilities

Warfel: Looking ahead at Super Bowl LIII possibilities

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

After a long 17 weeks of regular season play and two weeks of postseason, America is hours away from knowing who will be playing in Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3.

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Book Review: Strange Apparition

The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Book Review: Strange Apparition

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion, Reviews

Aiden Bishop has eight days to solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle. Each morning, he wakes up in the body of a new host, reliving the same day with a different perspective. He’s not the only one trying to escape Blackheath Estate.

Column: Advice for the future SIU graduate

Column: Advice for the future SIU graduate

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With December commencement approaching and upperclassman make the transition to life outside of SIU, they have learned and gathered advice that would be useful to those coming after.  “I think the most important advice anyone could give a incoming student or future graduate would be don't give up, you might surprise yourself,” Dalton Sharrow a forestry major and senior graduating this December.

Letter to the Editor: What you need to know about the board vote on academic reorganization ‘concept’

Letter to the Editor: What you need to know about the board vote on academic reorganization ‘concept’

By Johnathan Flowers, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Worcester State University

December 3, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

"Further, this letter is not intended to demonize the Board or pit the students against the administration: neither the Board nor the administration have ever needed my help in that regard."

Ambush book review: Fast-paced, short lived

Ambush book review: Fast-paced, short lived

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion, Reviews

NYPD detective Michael Bennett is caught in the middle of a drug war and being targeted by an assassin. Determined to find answers, he starts his own investigation into a rash of recent drug-related murders, which seem to be connected to the killer targeting him. The problem is, Bennett doesn’t know who this killer is or what they want. All he can do is hope he can figure it out before they can kill him or harm his family.

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