Dining halls enhance gluten-free menu

One year after its efforts began, the Food and Allergy Awareness Committee has been organized. Peggy Connors, associate director of University Housing, said the committee wants to raise awareness to students who live with celiac disease or other allergies ... Continue Reading →

Leadership RSO talks politics with Plummer

A Registered Student Organization geared toward leadership development discussed national economy and local government Saturday with Jason Plummer, the Republican nominee for Illinois’ 12th congressional district. The RSO is called the Leadership Development ... Continue Reading →

CarbondALE gets crafty

Beerfest brings local brews to downtown  A community of craft beer connoisseurs assembled outside Hangar 9 Saturday for the first CarbondALE Microbrew and Music fest. Among 10 tickets for 10 samples, the bags tournament and live music, even those unassociated ... Continue Reading →

Runners finish strong amid problems

After slow starts Saturday, both Saluki cross-country teams rebounded to place in the top 10 at the Chicago Lakefront Invitational. SIU’s men finished second in another strong outing and lost only to Wisconsin by 11 points. Earning a time of 24 minutes ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall in defensive game

The SIU football team came out on the losing side of a defensive battle Saturday as it fell 24-3 to Indiana State University. The two teams were each held to 255 yards of total offense in the contest. Despite the lack of an offensive presence throughout ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball takes two MVC matches

The Salukis won both conference matchups this weekend after losing two on the road last weekend. SIU is now 13-3 overall and 4-2 in Missouri Valley Conference play, ranking the team in third place. The team has won all eight home games, the first time ... Continue Reading →

‘Looper’ ties loose ends nicely

Forget everything you know (or your future self knows) about time travel. “Looper,” writer and director Rian Johnson (“Brick”)’s new film, asks the audience to invest brainpower in its twisted plot, and he makes sure the investment pays dividends. At ... Continue Reading →

McCall injured Saturday

Mika’il McCall, the Salukis’ leading rusher and the third leading MVFC scorer, suffered an apparent ankle injury during the third quarter of Saturday’s game. While McCall did not return to the field following the injury, coach Dale Lennon ... Continue Reading →

Citizens, police give break-in prevention tips

Although break-ins, thefts and robberies can be a problem for some Carbondale residents, a new neighborhood association president can offer helpful advice for citizens who deal with the issue. Adam Loos, president of the Northwest Carbondale Neighborhood ... Continue Reading →

Math entrance exam changes

University officials say they are cautiously optimistic about the effects of changes made to the math placement exam, a mathematics chairperson said. SIU began to place students in math courses through a placement test in fall 2011. This year, the test ... Continue Reading →

SIU faculty help rebuild Olive Branch

University faculty are contributing efforts to rebuild a small southern Illinois town. Members of SIU’s departments of anthropology, political science and architecture departments are some contributors in the rebuilding  of Olive Branch, a town in ... Continue Reading →

The sacrifice of academic rigor

This year, Illinois jumped on the performance-based funding bandwagon. According to George Reid, executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the state has two goals for performance-based funding. The first is that 60 percent of Illinois ... Continue Reading →

Latino Heritage Month embraces students’ culture

Students of all ages and races gathered in the Student Center’s Big Muddy Room Wednesday evening to make Latino-inspired masks as part of a Latino Heritage Month event. Organizers said they hope the participants gathered more than just mask-making skills. Latino ... Continue Reading →

Feeding the kids

Kitty Bays, of Chester, helps her Nubian and Nigerian dwarf goats reach branches to eat Friday on the Bays’ five-acre farm. Kitty and her husband Bob take care of various animals, including goats, cattle, chickens, cats and dogs. “We both grew up ... Continue Reading →

Editorial Cartoon September 28th, 2012

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