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Football drubbed by Eastern in opener

Football drubbed by Eastern in opener

By Ben Conrady

September 3, 2012


Filed under Columns, Sports

SIU coach Dale Lennon said he expected a fast-paced game, one where no lead would be safe, before Thursday night's season opener at Eastern Illinois University.Lennon was right about the game's speed. Both teams ran more than 90 plays, but the Salukis never held the lead as a 6-yard game-tying touchdo...

Rethink the route of higher education leadership

August 29, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnCoco Chanel once said “It’s amazing how many cares disappear when you decided not to be something, but to be someone.”Have you ever thought of that while being a student or working in higher education as a faculty, staff or administrator?When it comes to leadership, I have.In a busi...

Weird Wood: Condition scratches mystery illness surface

By Laura Wood

August 29, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

Medical mysteries can be some of the most intriguing things we encounter in the world, especially for one woman who is the only person known in the world to grow nails on her face.Actually, the nails don’t just grow out of 28-year-old Shanyna Isom’s face; they grow out of every hair follicle on her ...

Western civilization – is this progress?

August 28, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnThe fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will come out in 2013. It is the go-to manual for those working with individuals who have mental disorders. The committee in charge of the manual has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders.One of those di...

High hopes depend on hot start

High hopes depend on hot start

By Ben Conrady

August 27, 2012


Filed under Columns, Football, Sports

It might be the fresh feeling of a new year. Or maybe its the confidence that any old mistakes have been corrected, turning past losses into present wins.It might even be the smell of fresh-cut grass, though probably not for SIU; Saluki Stadium has artificial turf.No matter the reason, every new footbal...

Politicians should listen to their voters on pensions

August 26, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Guest ColumnIt was in Illinois’ best interest that no significant action was taken on pensions during the Aug. 17 special session.That’s because Gov. Pat Quinn and other policymakers have been ignoring working families’ values and priorities, and backing the pension-cutting schemes of millionaire...

United States needs more than religion labels

August 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:Evangelicals tell us the United States is not a Christian nation. There are different ways to consider that.But there should be something more important than whether one identifies himself or herself as a Christian, Jew, Muslim, non-religious person or “other.” Very important to each o...

From the SIU Student Government

August 19, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Undergraduate Student Government at SIUC exists to be the voice of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. In order to best represent our constituents, the 2012-2013 leadership staff and senate are opening the lines of communication.We urge you to learn more about USG by visiting our website, posti...

Why is the Office of Diversity and Equity supporting hate speech?

August 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:This Wednesday the Office of Diversity and Equity is holding a webinar with self-proclaimed, anti-racist educator Tim Wise. To be fair, Wise is an intelligent person and a well-crafted wordsmith. However, I cannot in good consciousness remain silent while our university spends resources providing ...

Sherpas’ trek River-to- River trail for good cause

By Caleb Motsinger

July 26, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

As the Shawnee Sherpas travel the dusty River-to-River Trail across southern Illinois, their mission, the “Leave No Child Inside Trek,” couldn’t have come at a hotter time of the year.The Sherpas began their 180-mile hike in Elizabethtown on the Ohio River July 20.  According to the GPS coordinat...

Kevin Lucas Orchestra hits national radio chart

By Caleb Motsinger

July 11, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

Kevin Lucas is arguably one of the most successful musicians playing in southern Illinois.Lucas came to Carbondale from the Chicago area for graduate school in 1996. Now living in Pomona, his band, The Kevin Lucas Orchestra, has played together in Carbondale since 1997. Their new single, "Here I Am," ca...

Carbondale comedians spread joy through growing stand-up scene

By Caleb Motsinger

July 11, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

If humor is the key to happiness, then the Carbondale Comedians are some of the happiest guys in the town.With nearly a dozen regulars and close to 20 comics affiliated with the group, the Carbondale Comedians perform free weekly shows on Monday nights at Hangar 9 and Wednesday nights at Station 13. Thoug...

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