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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...

How to enjoy the outdoors on the Fourth of July

How to enjoy the outdoors on the Fourth of July

By Ben Conrady

July 2, 2012


Filed under Columns, Sports

While our country celebrates its independence Wednesday, Carbondale residents can celebrate freedom with sports and outdoor activities, without straying too far from home.A game of golf is a good place to start for a day of sports and relaxation. There are nine golf courses within 15 miles of Carbond...

The return of Hugh DeNeal, southern Illinois storyteller

By Caleb Motsinger

June 20, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

After his return from Leavenworth State Penitentiary in October, singer songwriter Hugh DeNeal is back on the southern Illinois music scene ready to reunite with his band, the Woodbox Gang, and pick up where the band left off nearly two-and-a-half years ago.DeNeal’s most recent solo show at PK’s ...

Bost tirade goes viral

By Ben Bayliff

June 6, 2012


Filed under Latest News, Opinion

State Rep. Mike Bost’s tirade over the pension reform bill last week has gone viral, with tributes and remixes on YouTube giving the Murphsyboro Republican worldwide exposure.We present here the original video of the outburst, Bost’s interview with CNN and one of our favorite remixes.What do you t...

Why the world hates Lebron James (And why I don’t)

By Ben Conrady

May 29, 2012


Filed under Columns, Latest News, Sports

Sports ColumnLeBron James is the best player in the NBA. He wins MVP trophies, goes to the finals (though no championships, yet), and has captured the hearts of basketball fans everywhere, only to smash them into a million pieces.For some, the latter may resurface thoughts of a first love at the aw...

April 27 error resulted from misinformation

By Lauren Leone

May 10, 2012


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Witnesses' accounts, time restraints led to imbalance in Gowin, Pyle articleIt was a few hours after deadline on April 26  when the Daily Egyptian first heard there was an accident in the Route 13 intersection involving Corey Gowin, a John A. Logan student, and Stephen Pyle, a chaplain for Carbonda...

Study suggests dinos’ digestion caused prehistoric pollution

By Laura Wood

May 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

It’s a little reassuring to know that prehistory suffered from the same environmental issues that the country still struggles with today.A recent study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests that gassy dinosaurs are part of the reason they experienced global warming back in their alread...

University officials should brag about — not belittle — SIU and southern Illinois

May 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:As someone who absolutely loves southern Illinois and has had a wonderful experience for nearly a decade as an undergraduate, graduate student and professional administrative staff member, I was appalled to read Jeff Goetz's startling assessment of SIU and southern Illinois in the the South...

Everything I needed to learn, I learned from “Fancy Nancyâ€

May 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everything I needed to learn, I learned from “Fancy Nancy”By Josh SchatzleCarbondale residentI found some sanity this week in an unlikely place: “Fancy Nancy.”  Now before you rush to judgment, it bears mentioning that I have a daughter to read to.  For those not familiar with the popular c...

University leaders have lost sight of goals with Pulliam Pool closing

May 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Opinion

An Open Letter to Chancellor Rita Cheng:In days of yore, SIU had a reputation — a goal — of being part of the larger community of southern Illinois. Our current leaders seem to have lost sight of that goal.Among other things, in those early days the university was particularly focused on the need...

Summer shows to highlight Murphysboro band shell

By Eli Mileur

May 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

A series of concerts this summer could raise the profile of Murphysboro’s Riverside Park band shell.Jeff Carver, of Murphysboro, said he’s getting back in the entertainment business after a decade-long hiatus so he and his wife, Frances, can put on a series of shows to bring attention to the band ...

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