Daily Egyptian

Everything I needed to learn, I learned from “Fancy Nancyâ€

May 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everything I needed to learn, I learned from “Fancy Nancy”By Josh SchatzleCarbondale residentI found some sanity this week in an unlikely place: “Fancy Nancy.”  Now before you rush to judgment, it bears mentioning that I have a daughter to read to.  For those not familiar with the popular c...

University leaders have lost sight of goals with Pulliam Pool closing

May 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

An Open Letter to Chancellor Rita Cheng:In days of yore, SIU had a reputation — a goal — of being part of the larger community of southern Illinois. Our current leaders seem to have lost sight of that goal.Among other things, in those early days the university was particularly focused on the need...

Summer shows to highlight Murphysboro band shell

By Eli Mileur

May 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

A series of concerts this summer could raise the profile of Murphysboro’s Riverside Park band shell.Jeff Carver, of Murphysboro, said he’s getting back in the entertainment business after a decade-long hiatus so he and his wife, Frances, can put on a series of shows to bring attention to the band ...

Grassroots to take hold at magazine release party

By Eli Mileur

May 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

Creative writers will get to see their work in published form tonight at the Grassroots release party.The undergraduate literary magazine will hold a party and open mic at 7 p.m. in Shryock Auditorium.The annual magazine is published in spring and contains work such as fiction, poetry and photography by und...

Calendar for 5/10 through 5/16

By Devontae Weaver

May 8, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

 MUSICTonightFirebird - Kittie 6 p.m.Rustle Hill Winery - David Allen Coe w/ The Natives 5 p.m.Hangar 9 - Whistle Pigs w/ Hobo Knife 9 p.m.PK's - Owl and Crows 10 p.m.Tres Hombres - Big Idea 10 p.m.Friday, May 11Blueberry Hill - The Polyphonic Spree 8 p.m.Pinch Penny Pub - Hairbangers Ball 9 p.m.Fireb...

“America’s future: Is it at risk?”

May 7, 2012


Filed under Columns, News, Opinion

  Do the right things; avoid the fadsBy Karin ChenowethThe Free Lance-StarWASHINGTON —  It doesn't take much effort to become disheartened about American education. Dismal statistics point to the fact that our children simply don't know enough. Our top-performing kids can kind of pant along beh...

Karaoke takes over Hangar 9 Tuesdays

Karaoke takes over Hangar 9 Tuesdays

By Anthony Pickens

May 6, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

Don Schatte took Hangar 9’s stage Tuesday with all the lights on him.He picked up the microphone in front of a crowd and began to sing Garth Brooks’s “Friends in Low Places.” While Schatte didn’t perform an exact rendition, he sang with confidence, if not in key.After his performance, many o...

Hunger: Alive and well in the U.S.

May 2, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Elsie SpeckCarbondale residentOne in five U.S. kids go to bed hungry.  For most of us that's hard to comprehend — but it is real. One wonders why, in a country which lauds itself on being the richest and most powerful country in the world, we can let our children and families go to bed hungry.Isaiah ...

Financial aid changes are not in best interest of college students

May 2, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:It's incredibly upsetting to read that financial aid will no longer be able to be applied to previous semesters.  It is not the university's or the U.S. Department of Education’s responsibility, or place, to decide where or how students spend their money.  The refund check is essentially l...

Pulliam Pool situation needs to be revisited

May 2, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:The input from the people who use the pools at Pulliam is very pertinent to the decision to eliminate or retain them. The pools are currently operating quite well and have for some time. It is my understanding that both pools could run for many years to come with minimal maintenance or re...

Art, design students deserve space; move from Barracks long overdue

May 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:I am deeply disappointed with some members of the SIUC community, specifically in their outcry against the Pulliam pool renovations.While I understand the pool is a special place for many students and faculty, I have to point out how deserving the students of the School of Art and Design ar...

Thompson Woods article fails to report community’s concerns

May 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:The cover story on Thompson Woods in the Daily Egyptian's April 25 issue failed to report the true extent of concern among many biologists at SIUC concerning how Thompson Woods and other campus natural areas should best be managed to reap the maximum benefits for the entire university comm...

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