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Emmys 2012: For Your Consideration

By Karsten Burgstahler

September 16, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

The time has come for the Emmys, and that means it’s time for predictions.Will the big guns such as “Modern Family” and “Mad Men” take top honors, or will a newbie show take home the prize? Although I don’t claim to be a television expert, I present to you, the reader, my humble predictions a...

We are journalists, not a PR firm

September 11, 2012


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Our WordTo be a college student and a news journalist is an extraordinary combination. To report daily on the university you attend should be a rewarding and fulfilling position. As Daily Egyptian employees, we have the distinct privilege of being an impartial voice for the faculty, students and commu...

Letter to the Editor September 12, 2012

September 11, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear Editor,The conventions are over, and now we face several weeks of campaign bombardment. This year more than ever, our country needs everyone to be serious about going to the voting booth.Whether you are a student, faculty or staff at SIUC, please take action now to ensure you are legally registere...

Higher education faculty lacks diversity

September 11, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest Column In the past one hundred years, the face of the US universities has changed dramatically.Where a college education was once reserved for the privileged few, there is now a plethora of opportunities for students of all backgrounds to enroll and attempt to earn a degree.The goal to make univ...

A look around the conference

By Ben Conrady

September 10, 2012


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

This is the final week of non-conference play for members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Following this week, conference schools will compete amongst themselves to determine an MVFC champion. While the Salukis have started slow, here is a look at the rest of the conference and a chance ...

New website joins students romantically

By Tai Cox

September 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

Students looking for a significant other might want to consider the cyber approach.Date My School is an interactive dating website that lets verified users control which students may view their profiles by filtering through schools, departments and age range. Representatives from the website said they...

Editorial Cartoon 9/6/12

Editorial Cartoon 9/6/12

September 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

John Edwards and the issue of poverty

September 5, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnIf one figure looms large in absentia this week at the Democratic National Convention, it is John Edwards.The former U.S. senator plummeted in a seeming instant from his party’s golden young man to a tortured tabloid cliche.Edwards infamously cheated on his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth,...

Indy roars back to the silver screen

By Karsten Burgstahler

September 5, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

For Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, the bigger the tale, the better.Spielberg built his career on larger-than-life epics. His first blockbuster, “Jaws,” defined the event film, a movie that becomes a hot topic of conversation. He followed up with sci-fi classics such as “Close E...

Visual arts school brings color to Murphysboro

By Austin Flynn

September 5, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

After years of educational experience and a love for many different forms of art, one Murphysboro woman will open a school geared toward the betterment of both young and old artisans.Rachel Malcolm-Ensor came into the art game later than most others. After a stroke at the age of 40, Ensor decided it...

Celebrity should not overshadow candidate policy

September 4, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnAs election day looms closer with a little more than two months remaining what factors are we really using to decide who is best suited to lead our country for the next four years?Both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have made the rounds on radio, television and other medi...

No time for the blame game

No time for the blame game

By Ben Conrady

September 4, 2012


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

Someone had to take the blame for Thursday's season opening loss to Eastern Illinois University.For all intents and purposes, the Salukis should have been celebrating a good start to the year when the game concluded and already begun looking ahead to a tough matchup with Miami University in Oxford, Oh...

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