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You’re Dumb and Wrong: Apex Legends’ loot boxes are still scummy

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Apex Legends’ loot boxes are still scummy

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2019

Respawn Entertainment’s latest game, the free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends, has been the new kid on the block for all of February. With all its improvements to the inherently chance-based monetization of loot boxes, the grind is still manipulative and scummy.

In the War Room with Warfel: ‘The MLB is ignorant for changing play rules pace’

In the War Room with Warfel: ‘The MLB is ignorant for changing play rules pace’

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

March 2, 2019

Major League Baseball recently announced the newest of their pace of play initiatives to speed the game up with the intent of speeding the game up will bring in more young fans.

In the War Room with Warfel: Where’s the support for women’s athletics?

In the War Room with Warfel: Where’s the support for women’s athletics?

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

"If you call yourself a fan of the Salukis, then why do you only support the men?" Adam Warfel, Daily Egyptian Sports Editor, writes.

In the War Room with Warfel: Fantasy baseball sleepers

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Any fan who missed the sound of a ball against a leather glove or the crack of a wooden bat when it connects with the ball just right is happy after this weekend. For the first time since October, baseball is back.

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Listening to audiobooks is not reading

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Listening to audiobooks is not reading

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2019

If you say listening to an audiobook is “reading” – you may as well say watching someone else play a video game is playing it. You are not the one in the driver’s seat – you were there when the action happened but you didn’t do any of it – don’t take credit for it.

Opinion: Hands-on work helps students grow more than classroom grades

Opinion: Hands-on work helps students grow more than classroom grades

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019

Classes are the foundation to success. Sometimes they become redundant and the students believe they don’t have to attend – but that is not the purpose. Those who want to succeed will find a way to succeed, through hands-on experience.

Letter to the Editor: ‘It’s time for SIU Carbondale to start its own nursing program’

Letter to the Editor: ‘It’s time for SIU Carbondale to start its own nursing program’

By Joel Sambursky, Secretary, SIU Board of Trustees

February 20, 2019

"For many months, there has been a debate going on within the upper echelon of the SIU System administration about whether the Carbondale campus should be allowed to create its own nursing program. For me, it’s more than a debate about who offers what program where. It’s personal. And it affects all of us who call southern Illinois home," said Joel Sambursky, SIU Board of Trustees secretary.

In the War Room with Warfel: The Valley is vicious

In the War Room with Warfel: The Valley is vicious

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

February 16, 2019

The Valley is vicious. Any team can win on any given night, without any team really staying consistent throughout the entirety of the season.

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Horoscopes are not real, do not act like they are

You’re Dumb and Wrong: Horoscopes are not real, do not act like they are

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2019

"I cannot fathom why anyone would believe/want to believe their personality is tethered to a predestination outside of their control,"

Healey: If you’re a non-Christian facing execution in Alabama, God help you because the Supreme Court won’t

Healey: If you’re a non-Christian facing execution in Alabama, God help you because the Supreme Court won’t

By Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times

February 13, 2019

If you need a rabbi, an imam or other non-Christian spiritual advisor to accompany you into the death chamber in Alabama, God help you. Because the U.S. Supreme Court won’t.

Commentary: Racial bias influences health care — and it starts in the exam room

Commentary: Racial bias influences health care — and it starts in the exam room

By Monica Maalouf, Chicago Tribune

February 13, 2019

“No doctor has ever reminded me that I am black before,” the patient said, laughing and nodding his head to let me know he appreciated my advice.

In the War Room with Warfel: The Free Agency Scandal

In the War Room with Warfel: The Free Agency Scandal

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

"Fans may be furious about owners refusing to offer long term contracts to these free agents, but to those fans I would say don't expect it to end soon," Adam Warfel, sports editor writes.

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