Nathan-Hoefert-·-Daily-Egyptian

Playoffs could be in Salukis’ future

After Its 53-20 win over SEMO, the Saluki football team is off to its best start since 2007. The Salukis’ passing game clicked Saturday night as Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti threw 6 touchdowns to tie the SIU single-game school record. The Salukis ... Continue Reading →
Ian-Mullen-·-Daily-Egyptian

Rosignol perseveres through injury

It usually means the end of a season for an athlete after a torn ACL, but it doesn’t have to be the end of their career. Freshman volleyball player Alex Rosignol tore her ACL playing basketball in the summer before her senior year of high school. The ... Continue Reading →
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Dawgs bounce back after cat chase

SIU volleyball doesn’t have to worry about playing more than two matches in a 24-hour period again until Thanksgiving for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Salukis (4-6) hosted the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons ... Continue Reading →
Nathan-Hoefert-·-Daily-Egyptian

P’urépechan Festival preserves tradition

Cobden’s fifth-annual P’urépechan Festival took advantage of great weather last weekend, drawing a diverse crowd including people of P’urépechan and other cultures. The festival began in 2010 when Warren Anderson, a professor in anthropology ... Continue Reading →
Nathan-Hoefert-·-Daily-Egyptian

Leap Of Faith

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Ian-Mullen-·-Daily-Egyptian

Salukis host tournament before MVC play

SIU’s volleyball team will play its first home game this weekend, but won’t be playing in its usual gym. The Salukis (2-5) will be hosting the Saluki Invitational in the SIU Arena for the first time since 2012. The tournament will be played in the ... Continue Reading →
Lewis-Marien-·-Daily-Egyptian

Replica Vietnam wall comes to SIU

One hundred sixty-two southern Illinois natives lost their lives in the Vietnam War. They will join their 58,300 fallen comrades in memorial at the practice football field, south of Saluki Stadium. A travelling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial ... Continue Reading →
Ian-Mullen-·-Daily-Egyptian

The dogs behind the Dawgs

For Vicki and Jim Blair, walking the dogs sometimes includes five leashes, excitement and crowds of people. The Blairs volunteer their time and 10 saluki dogs to SIU. Vicki and Jim, who live in Herrin, bring some of their dogs to the university for special ... Continue Reading →
Ian-Mullen-·-Daily-Egyptian

Women’s soccer club optimistic for new season

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Lewis-Marien-·-Daily-Egyptian

Prepping for customers

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Mark Leyderman, left, a junior from Buffalo Grove studying computer science, and Casey Fuson, a sophomore from Carbondale studying forestry
and plant biology, climb Tuesday at the Recreation Center. The climbing wall finished being remodeled at the end of the summer semester.
One improvement in the wall is a change in the routes; from left to right, the routes now get harder in skill. “The wall is much more realistic
now to practice for outdoor climbing,” Leyderman said.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Recreation Center shows off new looks and programs

All hands will be on deck for intramural Canoe Battleship, one of the new activities offered at the Recreation Center this year. Shane Bennett, assistant director of intramural sports and sport clubs, said it is a tournament where teams of four will ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
David Gibellin, left, a sophomore from Chicago studying communication disorders, and Dalton Shaffer, right, a sophomore
from Mattoon studying physiology, participate in a seeker drill during Saluki Quidditch practice Monday at Sam
Rinella Field. The Saluki Quidditch team is a Registered Student Organization founded in March 2012. The club plays the
game of Quidditch similar to the style of the sport from the “Harry Potter” series, and has participated in regional tournaments
since becoming an official International Qudditch Association team in the fall 2012 semester. The team practices
from 5-7 p.m. every Monday and Thursday and from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday at Sam Rinella Field.

Quidditch sweeps campus

David Gibellin, left, a sophomore from Chicago studying communication disorders, and Dalton Shaffer, right, a sophomore from Mattoon studying physiology, participate in a seeker drill during Saluki Quidditch practice Monday at Sam Rinella Field. The ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Horsing around at the stables

Evelyn Eddings, 9, of Anna, listens to her instructor, Ramona Twellman, of Makanda, Sunday at Giant City Stables in Makanda. Eddings said she started riding horses with her mother Amanda Eddings at the age of 3 by riding the route. “I think I do better ... Continue Reading →
Ayaka Shibuya, left, a junior from Tokyo, Japan, studying liberal arts, and Anaïs Engler,
a junior from Strasbourg, France studying history, converse Sunday before working on
homework in their Neeley Hall dorm room. “I love the fact that we are different but get
along so well.” Engler said.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

International students adapt to SIU life

If living with a stranger from a different town is not hard enough, international students at SIU face an even harder challenge. With the most new international students at the university since 1985, people from different countries who speak different ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Here comes the parade

Jayden Addison, 7, and Tulsa Addison, 11, watch the 35th Annual Popeye Picnic Parade Saturday in Chester. “Look there’s a fighter guy,” Jayden said when a masked wrestler walked past during the parade. The theme of this year’s picnic is “Popeye ... Continue Reading →
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