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Eight facts about fracking

Although hydraulic fracturing has faded from the headlines with the recent drop in oil prices, the resistance against it has not and shows no signs of slowing down. Hydraulic Fracturing is commonly referred to as fracking, which is the process of extracting ... Continue Reading →

Fall Out Boy continues to evolve with new album

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of “From Under the Cork Tree” and the rise of a dominant force in modern rock, Fall Out Boy. With singles like “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” and “Dance, Dance,” the band brought the pop-punk ... Continue Reading →
Student Center Craft Shop coordinator Ron Dunkel poses for a portrait in the Big Muddy Room at the Student Center on Monday. Dunkel plans to retire in his position, which he has held since 1994. —Peter Rogalla | Daily Egyptian

The art of inspiration

Finding Ron Dunkel is easy. In the basement of the Student Center is a Craft Shop that has been around for 40 years. Ask the person at the main desk if Ron is in. The answer will likely be, “Yes, check in the wood shop.” Since 1982, Dunkel has worked ... Continue Reading →

Moccias adjusting to new normal for now

When former SIU Athletic Director Mario Moccia left to take the same position at his alma mater New Mexico State, he had to make a few sacrifices, such as the size of his living space. But perhaps the most significant sacrifice he made was leaving his ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor search committee chosen

The group of people who will select Carbondale’s next chancellor have been chosen. Rehabilitation Institute Director Carl Flowers and psychology Chairwoman Meera Komarraju will serve as co-chairs of the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee–which consists ... Continue Reading →

Dunn appoints search committee for athletic director

SIU President Randy Dunn appointed members to a search committee for a new athletic director Monday. Former athletic director Mario Moccia started the same position at his alma mater New Mexico State on Jan. 5. Harold Bardo, former director of the SIU ... Continue Reading →

Salukis share space with public

The Saluki swimming and diving teams share the Recreation Center locker rooms with the public. The teams said they often deal with theft and vandalism because the public has access to the team locker rooms. “[Private locker rooms] would be nice,” ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor search co-chairs named, committee forming

Early stages of finding a chancellor have begun. President Randy Dunn, who assumed chancellor duties after Chancellor Paul Sarvela died Nov. 9, said Rehabilitation Institute Director Carl Flowers and psychology Chairwoman Meera Komarraju have been named ... Continue Reading →

Shockers shellack Salukis

The Saluki women’s basketball team was no match for the Wichita State Shockers, falling 80-61. SIU tied the game for 40 seconds in the first half but never led in the game. At halftime, the Shockers led the Salukis 43-29. SIU cut the deficit to ... Continue Reading →

‘Foxcatcher’ wrestles way beyond weightclass

Anyone expecting a feel good sports drama out of “Foxcatcher,” did not see the trailer and will be sorely disappointed. The movie is not “Remember the Titians” or even “Warrior.” It is more of a soul crushing character study, like “Raging ... Continue Reading →

Freshman vaults her competition

It took only one collegiate event for freshman pole vaulter Lindsey Murray to set SIU’s indoor school record. On Saturday, Murray broke it again. Murray’s jump of 4.10 meters at the Vanderbilt Invite on Saturday with surpassed her height of ... Continue Reading →

Salukis’ second half rally comes up short

Coach Barry Hinson’s team rallied in the second half but if was not enough to climb out of the hole the Salukis dug for themselves in the first half. SIU men’s basketball (8-12, 1-6) was defeated by the Evansville Purple Aces (15-5, 5-3), ... Continue Reading →

Talk warns of heroin use increase

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, she was prescribed Vicodin. ... Continue Reading →

Former rival struggling in biggest sport

Creighton has officially been out of the Missouri Valley Conference for one year and seven months, but has not been as dominant as it once was. The Blue Jays made the Big East championship games in men’s basketball and baseball last season. Creighton’s ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs need more time in loss

SIU women’s basketball (9-8, 2-4) extended its losing streak at Missouri State (7-10, 4-2) to eight years Friday night. The Salukis could not overcome a cold start from the floor in a 61-57 loss. Although SIU made five of its last seven shots in the ... Continue Reading →
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