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Give the gift that keeps people gagging

Give the gift that keeps people gagging

By Laura Wood

February 22, 2012


Filed under Columns, Pulse

It's a little too late for Valentine’s Day gift ideas, but there is nothing wrong with getting an early jump on April Fools' Day.A company called PoopSenders lets people anonymously send animal feces to anyone they want through the mail, and it can come from cows, gorillas or elephants. Senders can...

There are far worse things than unpaid internships

By Lauren Leone

February 21, 2012


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As someone who’s graduating in less than four months, it’s impossible not to envision a sobering reality: Despite having spent the past four years working toward a Bachelor’s degree and the last two and a half working at the Daily Egyptian, I’ll be jobless effective immediately. I’ll live ...

If the university can’t party, let it be known for safety

February 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

By Justin BaggottSIUC alumnusSIUC’s enrollment peaked in 1991 and has dropped 19 percent since then, with the root cause being the lack of identity. But the looming question is, “How do we stop this decline and develop a new identity?”What you don’t do is try to compete with the Ivy League in aca...

Here at SIU, we pregame harder than we study

February 16, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:I’ve been reading a lot lately about the decline in enrollment and the discontent this has caused. I’ve read about it being blamed on the 'war on fun'. I sympathize with this idea to some extent, but feel those policies ought to be put in context.What has stood out to me during the s...

Why I Don’t Feel Sorry for Catholic Women??

February 15, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The Religious Right, and especially the Catholic church, have been out in force this week to lambast the president’s plan to have employers cover contraception in their health insurance. This should honestly ?not come as a surprise to anyone, yet all of the sudden the panicked voices of Catholic...

SIUC’s enrollment problem is a lack of balance, not party school image

February 15, 2012


Filed under Opinion

As a two-time SIU alumni from both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses, I am proud to be part of the SIU traditions.The recent opinions published  regarding enrollment issues at the Carbondale campus are partially correct.In Justin Baggot's letter to the editor "SIUC's identify caused enrollment declin...

SIUC’s lack of identity caused enrollment decline

By justin Baggott

February 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

SIU alumni from CarbondaleFor years, SIUC administrators have been tormented by enrollment decline, and while more than 20 "solutions" have been presented in the form of promises, projections or policies, no single individual has ever come close to the root cause: the university's lack of identity.U...

Long graduations may deter elderly, disabled family members

February 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I have seen many valid points addressed in the Opinion section of the DE pertaining to the changes in our new graduation ceremonies at SIUC. I have expressed many of these myself, but there is one topic I have not yet seen thoroughly discussed.Graduation ceremonies, as “unifying” as the Chancellor ...

Parking situation is no excuse for tardiness

February 8, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Editor's note: This letter is in response to the letter "Parking 'solutions' offered in Tuesday's article are laughable" published in Wednesday's edition.Dear Editor:No, I am not kidding, Brett Delaney.Also, I was not offering “solutions” to the parking issues on campus. I simply shared how I ...

Cheng condensing graduation commencements disregards tradition

February 8, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor:With all due respect to our administration, Chancellor Cheng is off the mark if she thinks that drastic changes to May commencement would somehow keep tradition and cultivate “an even more memorable experience.” I have proudly defended Chancellor Cheng through the labor disputes, the m...

SIUC is no longer a top-party school

February 7, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Seetharaman Narayanan — this name won’t mean much to most people even if they could pronounce it correctly.  That is, unless you are like me and find yourself staring at the loading screen of Adobe Photoshop more than once a day.He happens to be the lead engineer at the most popular image process...

Parking “solutions” offered in Tuesday’s article are laughable

February 7, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Are you kidding, Kylie Brewer?You are actually suggesting that "enrolling in 8 a.m. classes and even parking off campus" will save students from the frustration of not being able to find a parking spot?In other words, we should work our class schedules around the university's lack of available spaces? In Se...

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