Desmon Walker, left, a junior from Champaign studying business management and president of the Alpha Phi Alpha SIU student chapter, and JaPone Johnson, right, a senior from Chicago studying criminal justice participate in the Hands Up, Don't Shoot Rally Monday in front of Grinnell Hall. Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha organized the rally that featured guest speakers talking about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo. "We wanted this event to be peaceful and basically shed light on what happened and not necessarily the senseless things following after the rioting," Walker said. --Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

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Mike Selck, a graduate student from Kansas City, Mo., studying speech communication and assistant coach for the SIU Debate Team, researches Monday at the
Debate Office in the Communications Building. Selck was named Debate Coach of the Year Nov. 15 by the Washburn Debate Union, and is the youngest to ever win
the award. Selck is also the winningest collegiate debater in American history and joined the coaching staff last year after he won the National Parliamentary Debate
Association and the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence championships in 2012-13 as a debater on the team.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Winningest debater rewarded as a coach

The winningest collegiate debater has made the transition from champion competitor to champion coach. Mike Selck, a graduate student in speech communications from Blue Springs, Mo., graduated from SIU in 2013 with nearly 20 tournament wins on the debate ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Anthony Beane drives past a double team Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Beane scored 9 points during the game. The Salukis will play against South Eastern Missouri State on Wednesday.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Schedule strength weak, but still no cupcake

March means madness in college basketball, but the Salukis only get a small taste of teams that made it that far last season. SIU men’s basketball only plays two teams that played in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship last season, and one ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Carlie Corrigan plays defense against Illinois guard Kyley Simmons on Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss at SIU arena. The Salukis have a record of 4-2. At this time last year, the Salukis’ had a 0-5 record.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Stein bringing change to SIU

The SIU women’s basketball team needed six games to pick up its first win last year. Although the Salukis lost their sixth game of the 2014-15 season to Illinois, they have won four games. This year’s team is SIU’s fastest to four wins since the ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis build revolutionary engine

Ford’s Model-T was an affordable option for middle-class drivers when it was created in 1908. Another affordable automotive option, in the form of green technology, budded in Saluki country and is nearly ready to bloom. Ten students from the senior ... Continue Reading →
Freshman forward Jordan Caroline drives past two Austin Peay defenders Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Caroline had a career-high 13 points in the win and added 7 rebounds. The Salukis will play Southeast Missouri State University Wednesday in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Season start sweet for Caroline

While this year’s men’s basketball team is young, the talented freshman class makes the future look bright. At the center of that luminosity is Jordan Caroline, a 6-foot-7-inch freshman forward from Champaign. Coach Barry Hinson said Caroline ... Continue Reading →
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Roller derby: fun for girls and boys

After its conception in 2009, the southern Illinois girls roller derby team can say hello to competing against its newer brother team. The Brigade of Handsome Gentlemen roller derby team made its debut and played its sister team, Southern Illinois ... Continue Reading →
Junior forward Azia Washington puts up a shot over the University of Illinois’ Chatrice White Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss against the Fighting Illini at SIU Arena. Washington is third in scoring on the team, averaging 10.8 points a game, and third in rebounding with 5.4 a game. The Salukis will play Austin Peay State University Saturday in Clarksville, Tenn.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

SIU forward confuses opponents with dynamic play

The Salukis have a forward who excels in both rebounding and 3-point shooting, which is uncommon for a post player. Junior forward Azia Washington has been a consistent rebounder for the Salukis in her career, but has also developed the ability to shoot ... Continue Reading →
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Climbing close to home

Steven Jesselson, a senior from Northbrook studying plant biology, searches for a pocket to place gear that will prevent him from falling to the ground, Monday, at the Shelter 1 Bluff at Giant City State Park in Makanda. “Each time you slap on that ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Preparing for the show

J.J. Ceniceros, a graduate student from Perryton, Texas studying speech communication, adjusts the lighting Tuesday during a rehearsal of “Spotlight Hour” at Kleinau Theatre. Ceniceros said he works as the lighting specialist for the theater this ... Continue Reading →
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Birdies blast off

Nikahmad Kamaruddin, center, a senior from Malaysia studying mechanical engineering and member of the SIU badminton club, watches the birdie cross over the net after hitting it Monday in the Recreation Center. “This game is fun, exciting and one of ... Continue Reading →
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Cards create camaraderie

Todd O’Shea, left, of Carbondale, drafts a Magic the Gathering deck Monday at GameFuzion in Carbondale. Every Monday, players come to compete in a draft tournament. Each competitor buys into the competition and receives three packs of unopened packs ... Continue Reading →
Chelsea O’Reilly, a junior from Crystal Lake studying history, leaves Jimmy John’s in Carbondale Sept. 13 with delivery orders. O’Reilly said on
an average Friday night from 12 to 4 a.m., she makes between 50 to 75 deliveries. O’Reilly said she enjoys delivering because the more efficiently
and harder that she works, the more money she leaves with. “It motivates you to do your best every shift,” she said.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Dining hall hours increase student spending

According to local business managers, students who are still hungry after the operating hours of SIU dining halls buy food frantically during the weekends. Guillermo Ortega, a manager at Don Taco on Grand Avenue, said there is a 25 to 30 percent increase ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Impressing with paint: four decades strong

Missy Carstens, of Marion, works on a painting Sunday at the Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center in Whittington. Carstens, an impressionist painter who put on an artisan demonstration for visitors at the center, said she has been painting for about ... Continue Reading →
Junior center Dyana Pierre drives past Mercer’s Madi Mitchell on Sunday during the second half of the Salukis’ 67-52 win at SIU Arena. SIU won all three of its games during Thanksgiving break, and the team is now 4-1 overall for the first time since the 1991-92 season. “We feel good about being able to establish ourselves early,” Coach Cindy Stein said. “It does help build confidence, but we have to stay humble and continue to get better every game.” The Salukis play the University of Illinois at 2:05 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Salukis win third straight in Bears beat down

The SIU women’s basketball is 4-1 for the first time in 23 years. The team has appeared to reverse its fortunes in Cindy Stein’s second season as coach. After their blowout 67-52 win against Mercer on Sunday, the Salukis are one win away from ... Continue Reading →
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