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‘The goths emerged and demanded more’: Gothic dance event sparks from house party

‘The goths emerged and demanded more’: Gothic dance event sparks from house party

By Justin Gunzel
April 20, 2017
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Vincent Segretario put on his black eyeliner and spiked his multi-colored hair in preparation for a gothic-themed house party for his friend's last fall. Six months later and his “one off-goth party” has turned into a monthly event at The Hangar 9 that draws a crowd wearing combat boots and b...

Springfest concert returns to SIU campus Saturday

Springfest concert returns to SIU campus Saturday

By Diamond Jones
April 20, 2017
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The annual Springfest concert is returning to campus Saturday headlined by Eli Young Band along with two local musical groups. The SIU Arena doors open at 6:30 p.m. Performing first is The Natu Band, which was formed by a previous SIU football player, followed by the local Murphy500. The award-winnin...

‘The farms are our classrooms’: budget impasse threatens University Farms

‘The farms are our classrooms’: budget impasse threatens University Farms

By Olivia Spiers
April 20, 2017
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Lillian Hayhurst’s passion is cattle. “Being surrounded by hills and cows is my heaven,” Hayhurst said. “Without University Farms, college would have been miserable.” Hayhurst, a senior studying animal science and cattle management, moved to Carbondale in 2014 from her family farm in T...

Chancellor candidate wants to engage in a ‘strategic recalibration of SIU’

Chancellor candidate wants to engage in a ‘strategic recalibration of SIU’

By Luke Nozicka
April 19, 2017
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George Hynd wants be part of the rebuilding process. During a student-led forum Wednesday evening, Hynd, who is vying to become chancellor at SIU’s largest campus, said he wants to engage in a creative revisioning of the university that he called “a strategic recalibration of SIU.” Hynd, who ha...

USG to hold special meeting next Tuesday

USG to hold special meeting next Tuesday

By Daily Egyptian news desk
April 19, 2017
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After spending four hours debating and amending funding requests from registered student organizations at what was supposed to be its last meeting of the semester, the Undergraduate Student Government voted Tuesday to hold a special meeting the following week to finish discussing agenda items. Many...

USG presidential election voting opens Tuesday

USG presidential election voting opens Tuesday

By Olivia Spiers
April 19, 2017
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Undergraduate Student Government presidential elections kick off April 25 with steep budget cuts on the horizon for the university. The election has candidates running for the presidential seat. Joshua Bowens, Brandon Kyles and Will Schefelbein are seeking to move up in the governing ranks. Studen...

The Game Table has a seat for everyone

The Game Table has a seat for everyone

By Justin Gunzel
April 18, 2017
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James Cox has had a love for games since he started playing Dungeons & Dragons when he was eight years old. The new owner of The Game Table on the Strip has lived in Carbondale for over 13 years. The business opened its doors on April 1 and has store hours of noon to 10 p.m. every day. Regularly...

State senators to answer student’s questions Thursday at open forum

State senators to answer student’s questions Thursday at open forum

By Athena Chrysanthou
April 18, 2017
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State Senators Paul Schimpf and Dale Fowler will be on campus to answer any political questions from students Friday at an open forum. Johnathan Flowers, Graduate and Professional Student Council Vice President for Student Affairs, said it is important for students to attend the event because...

University to celebrate Earth Month through sustainability projects

University to celebrate Earth Month through sustainability projects

By Tyra Wooten
April 15, 2017
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The university is celebrating Earth Month throughout April in an effort to promote conservation on campus. Campus and community volunteers will clear and improve trails at Touch of Nature Environmental Center from 1 to 4 p.m. each Saturday in April during Trail Stewardship days. On April 21, students an...

Local activists get ready for climate march

Local activists get ready for climate march

By Francois Gatimu
April 14, 2017
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Carbondale residents on Friday came out for a sign-making party at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship Church in preparation for the People's Climate March. The march will commence with a rally from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on April 29 and a post-march festival at 2 p.m will feature music by local group Meridian...

For the love of mules

For the love of mules

By Morgan Timms
April 14, 2017
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Around 500 riders converged in southern Illinois during the week of April 3 from as far away as Germany and Thailand, and from as many as 26 states, all with one thing in common. They were mule people. “[In] nearly every state you can think of, there’s somebody there who’s one of us,” said Steve...

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