Daily Egyptian

Letter to editor ignores tragedy, makes up excuses to attack Israel

May 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:Where to start…I wish to respond to David Christensen’s April 26 letter to the editor. The professor starts by linking between historical and current events and forgetting that Holocaust Memorial Day is about the 11 million people, 6 million of whom were Jews who were murdered by the Nazi...

Top five summer films to look for

Top five summer films to look for

By Anthony Pickens

April 29, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

With “The Avengers” set to premiere Friday, the summer blockbuster movie frenzy is about to start. Movies such as “Men in Black III” and “Battleship” will also hit theaters in May.As the summer progresses, things are looking even better. Audiences should expect to see more costumed heroes ...

It’s curtains for Republican nomination, best show in town

By Eli Mileur

April 29, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

With the Republican presidential nomination a wrap, we the public have lost.And not because Mitt Romney is the nominee, but because we’ll now be without one of the most dependable sources of entertainment we’ve had for the last several months.Watching Rick Santorum and now Newt Gingrich suspending ...

Pulliam Pool is a valuable community resource

April 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:Many of us were dismayed at the plan to demolish Pulliam Pool and spend $7 million for other facilities to replace that location. We feel it would cost far less to maintain the existing facility.    This is the only warm-water pool in the Carbondale area. Furthermore, it has a warmer therapy po...

Students’ education in jeopardy unless Congress extends Stafford Loan interest rates

April 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:In 2007, Congress voted to cut the Stafford Loan interest rate in half by 2011 from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent.This represented an estimated savings to students in higher education of approximately $7.2 billion during a five-year period from 2007 to 2012. More than 7 million students who have borrowe...

Compromise among political parties is no longer an option

April 25, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Compromise.  A word that will get a politician ostracized by his or her own party and reduce the incumbent to a memory. Democrats and Republicans have been reduced to taking this hardline approach, no matter what the consequence.  Only right and wrong exist.Modern polarization between political ideol...

Boy band leaves America wanting depth

Boy band leaves America wanting depth

By Laura Wood

April 25, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

“The Wanted”Everyone turn off your radios and cover your ears! The British are coming!OK, maybe they’re not all British, but it's still another boy band trying to invade America’s airwaves with its shallow lyrics and mechanical melodies.And maybe it’s a self-titled extended play set rather than a...

After years of oppression, Israel cannot justify its actions against Gaza, West Bank Palestinians cannot be justified

April 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:I read with sad interest the article published April 19 in the Daily Egyptian. It was about the SIUC exhibit for Jewish children — children who were killed by the Nazis before and during World War II. But I separate my feelings about the inhumane things the Nazis did in Western Europe fro...

How do we mark the passing of time?

By Josh Schatzle

April 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Carbondale residentMy mother-in-law recently asked my father-in-law what his favorite season of the year was. “Basketball,” he replied. He was serious; it didn’t occur to him she could have meant anything else. At first I found it funny, then a bit embarrassing. I would have likely answered the same ...

For many, there’s no alternative to Pulliam Pool

April 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

An Open Letter to Chancellor Rita Cheng:I was outraged when I heard you plan to demolish Pulliam Pool, and doubly outraged when I learned that renovating it would only cost $500,000. Half a million is a fraction of the cost of the new football stadium. Personally, I have been to the stadium only a hand...

The “old-school pool” will be missed

April 24, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:Recently, a professor-friend asked, "Why is it that some college staffers stay at SIUC as long as they do?"  In part, the answer is quality of life.  Everyone finds their own rewards that help make them happy — and for some, it can be power and money.  For others, it can be resp...

Administrators should have spoken to constituencies, Pulliam Pool users

April 24, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:About two weeks ago, a copy of a resolution that had been sent to the SIU Board of Trustees for its March 2012 meeting appeared in the changing rooms at Pulliam Pool asking the BOT to approve a renovation to Pulliam Hall.   This included, as your readers are aware from your April 18 ar...

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