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Letter to the Editor: Eliminating departments is still a bad idea

Letter to the Editor: Eliminating departments is still a bad idea

By Dave Johnson, SIUC Faculty Association president

January 29, 2020

Despite the sense of resignation on campus, I am going to make one last effort to say why eliminating departments will harm SIUC. I owe that much to the people I’ve worked with over the last two years to defend our academic units. 

Opinion: Saying farewell to Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant, speaks with members of the media, before his team's game against the Chicago Bulls, at the United Center, in Chicago, on Feb. 21, 2016.

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

A bomb dropped on the sports world this Sunday, when the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was announced via social media. After several false reports were released, it was finally confirmed that Bryant and his daughter, along with seven others, were killed in a helicopter crash on the way to a basketball event.

Saluki Insider: Three SIU student-athletes share the best and worst parts of the job

Saluki forward Nicole Martin returns to the bench on Friday, January 17, 2020, during the Salukis' dramatic 70-68 victory over the Missouri State Lady Bears at the Banterra Center.

By Tāmar Mosby, Sports Editor

January 24, 2020

Many people think that student athletes have it easy when it comes to having their education paid for while doing something they enjoy, but being a collegiate athlete is easier said than done.

Opinion: Top destinations in southern Illinois

Jack Gebert, 24, of Crystal Lake, gazes up at the light spilling through a shaft inside the famous 55-foot-wide riverside cave on March 17 at Cave-In-Rock State Park by the Ohio River. Gebert traveled to the cave with his 20-year-old brother, Daniel, while the two were on a three-day camping trip in the Shawnee National Forest. It was the brothers’ first time at the state park. “This place is really impressive,” Gebert said. “Obviously, there are pictures on the internet of the cave, but actually being in it is just so awesome.”

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2020

Southern Illinois is a treasure trove of history, natural formations, unique businesses and fascinating find-its. These are some of the best destinations in southern Illinois for travelers and native Illinoisans alike. 

Women in the sports world: We deserve more respect

Saluki forward Abby Brockmeyer looks to pass the ball on Friday, January 10, 2020, during the Salukis' 60-57 loss to the Northern Iowa Panthers inside the Banterra Center.

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

Sports is something that is universally enjoyed by people of all kinds. While this rings true, it is a fantasy that sports create equity among the masses.

Editorial: Student newspapers and consenting to learn in public

The sunset illuminates Pulliam Hall with warm light Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–noz | @BrianMMunoz)

By Rana Schenke, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

No matter their goals or skills, for students who make up the Daily Egyptian staff, the job is a learning experience.

Oscar Nominations: Netflix, Joker Out On Top

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in

By Kyler Guebert, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced and they are full of snubs and surprises.

“1917” A cinematic feat for the ages

George MacKay, center, as Lt Corp Schofield in Sam Mendes’ epic

By Kyler Guebert, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

“1917” popped up on many top 10 lists at the end of 2019 and a week prior to its nationwide release, it earned the Best Director and Best Picture Drama prizes at the Golden Globes.

Farewell: A quiet ‘thank you’

Editor-in-chief Emily Cooper holds up copies of the Daily Egyptian on Dec. 10, 2019.

By Emily Cooper, Editor in Chief

December 16, 2019

"A journalist doesn’t have to be the most outspoken, a journalist just needs to know when to speak," writes editor-in-chief Emily Cooper.

Avoiding black eyes and empty pockets: How to navigate this year’s Black Friday chaos

Avoiding black eyes and empty pockets: How to navigate this year’s Black Friday chaos

By Tamar Mosby, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

With Thanksgiving closing in on us, every deal hunter’s favorite holiday, Black Friday, is approaching as well. During Black Friday, shoppers are able to purchase things that may normally be very expensive and even things that are moderately priced at a discount.

Gus Bode’s top ten things to do after Thanksgiving (Hint: Sleep)

Reagan Gavin | @RGavin_DE

By Gus Bode, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2019

Since you can't sell Thanksgiving costumes to children (at least not successfully,) retailers often overlook one of the U.S.'s biggest holidays. Well, at least one of SIU's biggest, since we got a whole week off.  Whether it's Black Friday shopping, seeing the latest Disney movie or asking where all the pumpkin pie went, we all have consistent rituals and habits every year after Thanksgiving. Here's our top 10 picks.

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