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Survival of the unfittest

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

February 16, 2015

Competitive multiplayer games have gotten bogged down by cookie-cutter shooters like “Call of Duty” and “Battlefield.” Every player just wants to jump in the game, kill as many people as possible, not die, then brag to th...

Darwin Week showcases 200 years of science

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

February 11, 2015

Some people get a cake or presents for their birthday, but there is not much to give someone who is turning 206 years old and dead.Each year on Charles Darwin's birthday, the university hosts its own version of International Darwin ...

Don’t grow up—’Grow Home’

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

February 10, 2015

Exploration is the key to discovery.When your home planet has exhausted all resources, it is time to take to the stars and hope there is a planet suitable for life. Survival of a species is a serious topic—one featured in many...

Broken wings mean success for SIU debate team

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

February 10, 2015

The SIU debate team is breaking more than just records.Joshua Rivera and Zach Schneider won back-to-back tournaments at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., last weekend.Schneider and Rivera's trophies were bro...

Opinion: Nationwide is not on your side

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

February 3, 2015

Seahawks fans were not the only people crying after Sunday’s Super Bowl.The big game draws in every die-hard football fan, but also an audience of people who could not point to Green Bay, Wis., on a map. Some watch for the ...

Be afraid of the dark

By Austin Miller | @AMiller_DE | Daily Egyptian

February 2, 2015

The zombie genre has become as stale as month-old bread.The living dead character is the latest monster to be in the forefront of pop culture, then run into the ground a short time later. Any remaining zombies should head for ...

Trade Little Egypt for the real deal

By Austin Miller

January 27, 2015

The university’s mascot was once the royal breed of Egypt, and now Salukis can make the pilgrimage back home.Students and members of the community are able to visit Egypt, Greece and Turkey as part of the Ancient Legacies prog...

Talk warns of heroin use increase

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

January 25, 2015

Sarah Wolfson is back on her horse.Wolfson rode and trained horses throughout high school, but five years ago as an SIU student, Wolfson had an accident while riding, severely hurting both of her knees. To relieve her pain, s...

Resolutions are ripe at the Rec

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

January 20, 2015

The calendar changing leads many people to want to change their lives.Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, according to a poll by the University of Scranton.A separate poll conducted by Marist...

Top 10 anticipated games of 2015

By Austin Miller | @AMiller_DE | Daily Egyptian

January 19, 2015

Heading into a new year, gamers are rife with excitement and anticipation. A new year means a new slate of video games. Any problems of last year are forgotten with the hope of new games for everyone to spend money on. These ...

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