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Million dollar grant received for trauma research

Trauma, especially in children, hides in deep, unknown areas of the mind. Social work graduate students will soon enter a program designed to uncover specialized treatments for this issue. Twenty-three students in the School of Social Work master’s ... Continue Reading →

Area high schools gear up for IHSA football playoffs

This weekend marks the beginning of the end of the high school football season in Illinois. The Illinois High School Association Football Playoffs are here. With each passing week, the weather will grow colder, the number of remaining teams will shrink ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Matthew Ossenfort, center, a freshman from Little Rock, Ark., studying biological sciences, goes for a shot as Victor Misiuro, a sophomore from Chicago studying exercise science, watches Tuesday during SIU Roller Hockey Club practice at an intramural court behind Brush Towers. Gary Korte, of Carbondale and member of the SIU Roller Hockey Club, said there are a lot of people who are passionate about the sport and playing it. “There’s a lot of varied skill levels and it’s a nice bonding game, it brings people together,” Korte said. – Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Rolling the puck

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idan Osborne • Daily Egyptian
Kari Hammond, left, a junior from Marion studying psychology, drinks water Wednesday as part of a survey for Psychology 211 as surveyors J.K. Brandon, center, a sophomore studying psychology from Buffalo Grove, and Luke Hayden, a communicative sciences and disorders major, look on. The goal of the survey was to see if students could determine whether they were drinking tap, filtered or bottled water. Students would sample three cups, then try to identify which type of water was in each cup. “We wanted to see if people can really tell the difference between water types, or if preferences come from marketing,” said Brandon.

Tasting a difference

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Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian
Janie Beckman, a registered nurse at psychiatric clinic of student health services, displays the bra she made titled “Treasure Your Chest” Wednesday
at the eighth annual “Be My Bra” event. “I haven’t had any family members directly affected by breast cancer, but I know how much of a
struggle it can be for women,” said Beckman.

Bras boost breast cancer compassion

Students participated in a contest Wednesday to display bra art and raise breast cancer awareness. The Student Health Center hosted the seventh annual “Be my Bra” contest where Registered Student Organizations and Greek organizations came together ... Continue Reading →

Committee and community talk arts

Carbondale is no stranger to the arts. Many community members think more can be done to familiarize Carbondale residents and people from other areas with the city’s creative offerings. The Downtown Advisory Committee had its sixth meeting to discuss ... Continue Reading →

Saluki linebacker core is built on depth

Injuries and position changes have put two of SIU football’s leading tacklers together as inside linebacker. Sophomore Chase Allen and senior Victor Burnett both have different backgrounds that made them two of the top tacklers on the team this year. Allen ... Continue Reading →

Live Music Calendar for Halloween Weekend

BARS:   Who: Country Night w/We’ve Got It Covered What: Country-western Where: Copper Dragon When: 9 p.m. Cover: $5     Who: Jaik Willis and Little Pizza Halloween Extravaganza What: JW (acoustic, beatbox)/LP (loop-based, string instruments, ... Continue Reading →

Men’s basketball team can monitor how much heart it has

An SIU coach is finding what it means to give 100 percent. The men’s basketball team has been wearing heart rate monitors during practice and conditioning to gauge players’ performances. Entering his third season as head coach, Barry Hinson said ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
Junior guard Anthony Beane goes up for a dunk Saturday during “Homecoming Hoops” outside SIU Arena. The Salukis’ first home basketball game of the season is at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the University of St. Mary.

Saluki basketball future better than present

SIU men’s basketball ended last season with a surprising run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament that ended in heartbreak. This year’s team is looking to build on that success, though it will be missing a big piece. With the loss of Desmar ... Continue Reading →

SPREAD & Aaron Kamm and the One Drops collab at Hangar 9 for Halloween

The reputation Carbondale has garnered on Halloween over the last couple decades has been somewhat of a rollercoaster when it comes parties and behavior. It was not until last year’s Halloween weekend that businesses on the strip were allowed to open ... Continue Reading →

Engineering experts sell new system to control coal dust

In a coal mine, miners work with clouds of black soot hanging over their heads and entering their lungs. Minerals Development Technologies Inc., a local company owned partially by SIU professors Yoginder Chugh and Harrold Gurley, have created a new system ... Continue Reading →

Unofficial may benefit city economically

One only needs to go to YouTube and type in “Carbondale Halloween” to see that Halloween and unofficial Halloween are big events in the city. However, Halloween may provide a significant economic boost to the city according to residents and ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian
Senior wide receiver LaSteven McKinney runs after a catch during the Salukis’ 45-0 win against Taylor University Aug. 28 at Saluki Stadium. In 9 games, McKinney has 12 punt returns for 207 yards.

Wide receivers make impact on special teams

Just because a player is listed as a wide receiver does not mean they cannot participate in other roles. Seniors LaSteven McKinney and Tay Willis make their biggest impact on the team through special teams, which is not their primary position. McKinney ... Continue Reading →

Week off rests starters, gives young players more reps

The SIU football team will finally get a break from the weekly routine of the season. The Salukis are 5-4 and have lost their last three games, all to ranked opponents. They also played without leading rusher Malcolm Agnew against Indiana State, which ... Continue Reading →
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