Daily Egyptian

Liberal arts: the original research

September 26, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The whole concept and image of higher education in the United States has evolved and changed ever since the introduction of Harvard University in 1636.It has gone from being simply a place where the wealthy white men attend for educational and religious value to being an institution where it is nearly ...

Short Sayings September 27, 2012

September 26, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Different   Too tall,too shortToo fat,too thinAlways lose,never winToo smart,too dumbToo slow,too fastAlways feeling likethe place of last.There is nothing wrong,there is just a difference.Blond or red hairBlue eyes or greenAll we want is to be positively seen.Sometimes we want to belike everyone el...

The harsh truth about graduate student loans

September 25, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnStudent loan debt has been a source of concern since student loans surpassed grants as the foundation of student aid in the 1980s.The ability to repay student loans after graduation relies on a number of factors such as a student’s fiscal responsibility and his or her ability to find gainful...

Editorial Cartoon: September 26, 2012

Editorial Cartoon: September 26, 2012

September 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Editorial Cartoon September 26, 2012

The rising issue of academic apathy

September 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnA growing trend has been sweeping across universities throughout the United States — students, especially undergraduates, are becoming less involved in both academics and extra-curricular activities.This sense of apathy is just one way that students are wasting their time and money at college...

Editorial Cartoon September 25, 2012

Editorial Cartoon September 25, 2012

September 24, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Editorial Cartoon September 25, ,2012

Letter to the Editor September 25, 2012

September 24, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:The recent news story of Peabody Coal selling 95 percent of their new Prairie State power plant to municipalities and electric co-ops sounded familiar to me.In the 1980’s, Illinois Power sold 10 percent of their nuclear plant to the Southwest Electric Co-op which resulted in a dramatic inc...

Former FBI profiler signs books in Carbondale

By Austin Flynn

September 19, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

An SIUC alumna and ex-FBI agent will make an appearance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Barnes and Noble for a book signing.Mary O’Toole has worked on several high profile cases, including the Green River killer, the Zodiac serial murder case, the 2002 bombing in the Salt Lake City Olympics, the Unab...

Glassblowers contribute to artist’s musty musk

By Laura Wood

September 19, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

American artist Daniel Peltz’s idea for a new perfume sounds like it really stinks.Peltz, an artist-in-residence at Rejmyre Art LAB in Sweden, has turned his many hours of glassblower-observing into the next hopeful perfume line — made with the craftsmen’s sweat. He has spent the last six years...

SIU football finds self

SIU football finds self

By Ben Conrady

September 18, 2012


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

The onside puntAt the conclusion of non-conference play, college football teams hope to have established an identity.The rigors of a conference season can take a toll, but the knowledge of where a team's strengths and weaknesses reside can be a major benefactor down the stretch.This season the Saluki...

Standing up for teachers, supporting unions

September 18, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Their WordTeachers are heroes, not villains, and it’s time to stopdemonizing them.It has become fashionable to blame all of society’s manifold sins and wickedness on “teachers unions,” as if it were possible to separate these supposedly evil organizations from the dedicated public servants who belong...

Is it right to politicize events in Libya and Egypt?

September 18, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnIn the immediate aftermaths of a tragedy, we expect politicians to set aside their differences and help us come togetheras a country.Unfortunately, that’s not what happened in the aftermath ofrecent violence overseas.After a trailer for an Islamophobic movie went viral on Sept. 11, rio...

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