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Sheryl Crow likely biggest performer Carbondale area will get for awhile

By Anthony Pickens

April 22, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

Sheryl Crow and Charlie Daniels might be the only big name musicians to appear in the area for awhile because area booking agents say they aren’t finding much use for mainstream performers.James Karayiannis, booking agent for Copper Dragon, said the venue might not have many high-caliber performers for ...

Why the baggy-pants ban is a good thing

April 18, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Josh SchatzleCarbondale residentWell, the state legislature of Tennessee has had enough!They finally had the nerve to do what all of us have itched to do: walk over to that teenager on the corner — with his pants clinging to the bottom of his rear end the way Michael J. Fox clung to the back of tha...

Justice trustbusters should’ve left Apple and book publishers alone

April 18, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Michael ShermerLos Angeles TimesThe Justice Department filed suit last week against Apple Inc. and two major book publishers, Macmillan and Penguin Group USA, accusing them of colluding in 2010 to raise the prices of e-books. Three other publishers that were investigated — Hachette, Simon & Sch...

All student workers should be appreciated

April 17, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I work in Student Center in the maintenance department and I wanted to write a letter in regards to an article I read in the Thursday edition of the Daily Egyptian about National Student Employee Appreciation week.First, I would like to thank you for putting that story in the paper because I had no prior knowledge a...

Murray Center closure presents tough decisions

April 12, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dear community members:On more than one occasion since Gov. Pat Quinn announced Murray Center's closure, he has mentioned his commitment to restructuring Illinois’ system of caring for people with disabilities. He proposed to “improve the quality of life” by transitioning them from institutional facili...

The girl from Carbondale

April 11, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Note to the reader: We at the DAILY EGYPTIAN do not usually publish this type of material on the Opinions page, but we thought today we'd do something a little different. Illinois is a beautiful placeThe land has been touched by God’s graceThe fields are plenty, the forests thickThe towns are made of steel and brickThe rivers...

Don’t make doomsday a lonely one

By Laura Wood

April 11, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

It could be the same romantic setup with you and mister or miss right: long slow walks, candlelit dinners and frightening movies as an excuse to get close and hold each other.The only difference is that those walks would be to the grocery store for non-perishable food, dinnertime conversation would revol...

Where culture leads, must I follow?

April 11, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A funny thing happened the other day as I mowed my fenced-in yard while listening to talk radio on my iPhone. I was streaming a station out of Los Angeles, the so-called City of Angels, though the narrator for The Big Lebowski, Sam Elliot, “didn’t find it to be that exactly.”  Having lived there...

Strip-search ruling is baffling

April 10, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, April 5:In a shocking abdication of its responsibility to uphold Americans' constitutional freedoms, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people suspected of minor offenses, such as rolling through a stop light, can be stripped ...

Student Trustee candidates weigh in

April 8, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Transparency, constant communication is keyDear Editor:I’ve been following the drama surrounding President Glenn Poshard and current and former members of the Board of Trustees.  It underscores the importance of one vote on the board:  the student’s vote.The students at Southern Illinois University nee...

Deodorant can’t fix this pit

By Laura Wood

April 4, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

Here’s a question. What do livestock, humans and Lake Michigan all have in common?They all stand the chance of being swallowed by Earth.Picture that. A huge hole that just shows up out of nowhere and engulfs anything within its radius. While this all sounds like it could paint a nifty picture, it's...

Americans undermine the power of social media

By Lauren Leone

April 3, 2012


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Video of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony goes viral, but what does it accomplish?The following is a staff column and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily Egyptian:Americans are insincere.One minute, we’re tweeting about who should win this season of “The Voice," and in the next minute, we’re shar...

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