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Turnovers turn into a loss for the Salukis

SIU men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson is a glass half-full man; or  he at least was after Friday’s loss against New Orleans. After leading for most of the game, by double digits at times, the Salukis (7-5) lost a nail-biter to the Privateers ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hold on to beat Tennessee State

SIU men’s basketball had a big lead slip away Tuesday. However, the Salukis (7-4) were able to hang on, as they beat the Tennessee State Tigers (2-8), 65-58. The Salukis lead by just 5 points at halftime, but extended it to a 19-point advantage after ... Continue Reading →

Trustees discuss chancellor search, potential cuts

The search for a permanent chancellor—an internal process that will take about six months—has begun. President Randy Dunn, who assumed chancellor duties following the Nov. 9 death of interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela, said the board will soon put ... Continue Reading →

Large predators coming to Illinois

Axyl Blades, a senior from Assumption studying physical therapy, said when he was near the end of a trail in Giant City State Park this summer he quickly ran out of the woods after hearing a mysterious growl. Blades said he may have misidentified the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis loses heartbreaker to regional rival

It seemed SIU basketball would be coming home from Cape Girardeau, Mo., with its fifth straight win, but Southeast Missouri had different plans. SIU (5-4) lost on a buzzer beater Wednesday night against SEMO (5-4), 55-54. With less than a second left ... Continue Reading →

Saluki basketball prepares for winter break

As the activity in the classroom comes to a frenzied finish, action on the basketball court approaches a season high. The Salukis will play 20 games between the men’s and women’s teams during winter break, meaning the players will remain on campus ... Continue Reading →

Community urged to support home team when holiday shopping

When men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson encouraged the southern Illinois community to support its home team in a local radio commercial, he was not talking about the basketball team. In this case, southern Illinois’ home team is local business. In ... Continue Reading →
The Big Idea

The Big Idea talks tour, new album

Acoustic folk-rock band The Big Idea has been on the music grind for the past five years, drawing their members from every corner of southeast Missouri, perfecting their groove every step of the way. Based out of Cape Girardeau, Mo., the former acoustic ... Continue Reading →

10 worst movies of 2014

“Gone Girl,” “Boyhood” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” are just some of this year’s films that will permeate greatness through the decades. While those films were brilliant, this was also a disappointing year. The franchising ... Continue Reading →

Roxie Randle continues to bring adult contemporary to winery

Building a musical foundation happens often at an early age, whether through a childhood epiphany or a musical interest passed down from family or friends. Growing up in the eastern Illinois farm town of Hutsonville, country-pop/rock artist Roxie Randle ... Continue Reading →
Desmon Walker, left, a junior from Champaign studying business management and president of the Alpha Phi Alpha SIU student chapter, and JaPone Johnson, right, a senior from Chicago studying criminal justice participate in the Hands Up, Don't Shoot Rally Monday in front of Grinnell Hall. Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha organized the rally that featured guest speakers talking about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo. "We wanted this event to be peaceful and basically shed light on what happened and not necessarily the senseless things following after the rioting," Walker said. --Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

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Head of Information Technology to leave university

SIU could have another interim title to add to its already long list of temporary leaders. David Crain, chief information officer, said he will leave the university in the spring to take a similar position at the University of Texas at Dallas. He ... Continue Reading →
Rev. Joseph Brown, a professor of Africana Studies, consoles Ben Smith, a senior from Chicago studying speech communication, Tuesday during a die-in demonstration at the Student Center. Smith, who organized the die-in, said he decided to speak to the attendees to inspire them and release his own frustrations about the grand juries not indicting two white police officers who each killed an unarmed black man earlier this year. “It was therapeutic,” Smith said. “I’m serious about change.” –Lewis Marien | Daily Egyptian

Students “die-in” for change

While students returned textbooks to the bookstore, stopped by Starbucks for their mid-afternoon pick-me-up or by McDonald’s for lunch, they could have ran into something out of the ordinary Tuesday. They may have heard Tupac’s “Changes” blasted ... Continue Reading →

‘Seeing Pink’ helps students save green

Nearly 232,670 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, according to the American Cancer Society. Two students affected by the disease will be able to find a minute consolation for their experiences. The Saluki Strength Breast Cancer Fund will ... Continue Reading →

Retro Review: “Philadelphia”

The Daily Egyptian’s Tony McDaniel and Jack Robinson watched the film “Philadelphia”, which was given three and a half out four when it was released, to see if it stands up to the test of time. The 1993 film, “Philadelphia” (PG-13; 125 ... Continue Reading →
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