Emotions evoked by Alzheimer’s expressed through spoken-word ballet

Alzheimer’s disease can affect the surrounding family as much as the diagnosed. For one family, creating an experimental ballet was a way to cope with watching a family member develop the disease. “A Life Unhappening” became a healing process ... Continue Reading →

SIUE research says energy drinks damage tooth enamel

Energy drinks may provide as a study aid to students during finals week but some consumers are unaware of their irreversible damage. A recent study at SIU-Edwardsville demonstrate the harmful effects of energy drinks on teeth. The study, published in ... Continue Reading →

Beastie Boy leaves a legacy worth second look

By now everyone who knew who he was will be aware that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch died Friday. For those of us whose knowledge extended little beyond that he was one of the three Beastie Boys (which one is hard to say) it’s probably a good time to give ... Continue Reading →

Moccia: Abe Martin field needs updates

Baseball field renovations behind schedule, projected to finish on time The renovations to Abe Martin Field have hit a snag with their initial plans, but university administrators say the project is still set to finish on time. Phil Gatton, director of ... Continue Reading →

Baseball swept by Illinois State

  The Salukis couldn’t find a win when they traveled to Illinois State for a three-game series Friday through Sunday. SIU (25-23, 9-9 Missouri Valley Conference) lost 8-1 Sunday to Illinois State (26-16, 8-8 MVC) as the Redbirds completed the ... Continue Reading →

Watching the world go by

James Ricketts, left, sits with his family Tuesday outside his home in Murphysboro. Ricketts said when the weather is nice, he sits outside for hours at a time. “I just like to sit and watch the traffic,” Ricketts said. His daughter, Carolina ... Continue Reading →

“The Avengers” kicks off summer with bang

“The Avengers” is by far the best comic book movie to come out since Christopher Nolan’s 2008 hit “The Dark Knight.” It is entertaining and fun to watch, with solid acting performances and great special effects. The film made its debut by breaking ... Continue Reading →
Karaoke takes over Hangar 9 Tuesdays

Karaoke takes over Hangar 9 Tuesdays

Don Schatte took Hangar 9’s stage Tuesday with all the lights on him. He picked up the microphone in front of a crowd and began to sing Garth Brooks’s “Friends in Low Places.” While Schatte didn’t perform an exact rendition, he sang with confidence, ... Continue Reading →

Emotions evoked by Alzheimer’s expressed through spoken-word ballet

Hallie Chametzky, a freshman at Carbondale Community High School, performs Friday during the preview performance of “A Life Unhappening” at Shryock Auditorium. The spoken word ballet was written and produced by Adam Stone and choreographed by ... Continue Reading →
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