Pulliam Pool situation needs to be revisited

Dear Editor: The input from the people who use the pools at Pulliam is very pertinent to the decision to eliminate or retain them. The pools are currently operating quite well and have for some time. It is my understanding that both pools could run for ... Continue Reading →

Financial aid changes are not in best interest of college students

Dear Editor: It’s incredibly upsetting to read that financial aid will no longer be able to be applied to previous semesters.  It is not the university’s or the U.S. Department of Education’s responsibility, or place, to decide where or ... Continue Reading →

Hunger: Alive and well in the U.S.

Elsie Speck Carbondale resident One in five U.S. kids go to bed hungry.  For most of us that’s hard to comprehend — but it is real. One wonders why, in a country which lauds itself on being the richest and most powerful country in the world, ... Continue Reading →

Men’s golf finishes season in eighth place

The Salukis ended their 2012 season in a loss Tuesday at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship tournament. After three rounds of play both Monday and Tuesday, the SIU men’s golf team finished eighth of nine teams at the MVC Championship with a ... Continue Reading →

Animal rights advocates plan circus protest

Circus animals travel in cramped cages and get almost no time to relax, says a local animal rights advocate. Amy Misner, a senior from Midlothian studying zoology, said she is organizing a demonstration outside the Ringling Brothers Circus at the SIU ... Continue Reading →

Officials: Robbery motives unclear

Religious items stolen at Jewish Hillel House No price can be put on a person’s security or freedom of religion. But late last month, the Hillel House encountered a problem with both. The Hillel House, a house used as a study home for Jewish college ... Continue Reading →

Insect insurance

Don Bennett checks on a colony of bees Tuesday at Bass Farms in Cobden. Bennett was adding honey supers, which create more room for the bees to produce honey, to the hives. Bennett said he was hired by farm owner, Bill Bass, to keep bees on his property ... Continue Reading →

Bankesters keep it all in the family

Some things run in the family. For the Bankesters, it’s music. And though the six-piece family band has made a name for itself in the bluegrass scene, that wasn’t necessarily the music the family always had in mind. “We didn’t even know what it ... Continue Reading →

Karaoke takes over Hangar 9 Tuesdays

Amy Myers, a junior from Athens studying cinema, sings Tuesday at Hangar 9. Every Tuesday, Hangar 9 offers a karaoke night with no cover and $1 drink specials. Myers, lead singer of the band Kid Tiger, said she likes to stop by on occasion to take part ... Continue Reading →
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