Chicago high school students visit art facilities

The art of glass blowing dates back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt. Today, Salukis and high school students alike are using it to increase opportunities for their futures. Ten high school students from Chicago toured art and design facilities, ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
A member of the Sigma Kappa team serves a giant volleyball to the “Just the Tip” team Monday during the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament
at the Recreation Center. Thirteen teams participated in the event, which is one of many benefitting the Saluki Strength Breast
Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the last event will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Be My Bra event.

Big pink volleyball served for breast cancer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a giant pink volleyball flying through the air. Thirteen teams of six people took to the courts to find out who could handle the 4 foot diameter ball, all in the name of charity for the Inaugural Big Pink Volleyball ... Continue Reading →

Tree-killing beetle discovered in southern Illinois

The Emerald Ash borer, an invasive species of beetle responsible for the deaths of more than 250 million ash trees throughout the U.S., has been discovered in Perry and Williamson counties. The beetle is native to Asia and eastern Russia, but was first ... Continue Reading →

Three arrested during South Ash Street incident

Three people, two of whom are SIU students, were arrested after police broke up an Unofficial Halloween house party about 12 a.m. Sunday when 200 people met on the lawn of 408 S. Ash Street where a car was flipped by partiers. Zachary Justus, 19, a freshman ... Continue Reading →
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Pumpkin frenzy

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Chicago high school students visit art facilities.

The art of glass blowing dates back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt. Today, Salukis and high school students alike are using it to increase opportunities for their futures. Ten high school students from Chicago toured art and design facilities, ... Continue Reading →
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Keep calm and keep bees

Kenny Fisher’s name still appears on the staff schedule on a whiteboard at the United States Department of Agriculture service center in Murphysboro, though “permanent vacation” is written next to it. Fisher retired in June 2013 after working at ... Continue Reading →

Illinois facing another fiscal challenge

Illinois has taken strides to correct its budget deficit in recent years, but the tax debate is coming back up. A presentation held in the Saluki Stadium Club Suites on Thursday helped illustrate Illinois’ financial situation. The Paul Simon Public ... Continue Reading →
Police broke up an Unofficial Halloween party Saturday at 408 S. Ash Street. At least two people were maced and Illinois State Police officers were on the scene.

Three arrested after police break up house party

Three people, two of whom are SIU students, were arrested after police broke up an unofficial Halloween house party about 12 a.m. Sunday when 200 people met on the lawn of 408 S. Ash Street where a car was flipped by partiers. Zachary Justus, 19, a ... Continue Reading →

Morton Grove mayor shows support for Varughese family

On the eight-month anniversary of the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese, Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria held a news conference to show support for the family. “We are a close-knit community in Morton Grove. We pride ourself on family,” ... Continue Reading →

Student advances in business pitch competiton

The Office of Economic and Regional Development held a competition that required students to pitch business ideas to a board of judges in 90 seconds or less. After deliberation, the judges chose Brandon Nolte, a senior from Golden Eagle studying business ... Continue Reading →

Advisory committee addresses signage and streetscapes

Upon exiting Union Station, it is obvious, even to visitors, one is in Chicago. When stepping down from a train in Carbondale, some community members think more can be done to welcome newcomers and residents. The Downtown Advisory Committee had its fifth ... Continue Reading →
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World Food Day emphasizes change

Nearly one out of eight people on Earth suffer from chronic malnutrition, according to a United Nations report. U.N. Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon said 17,000 children die from hunger-related causes every day. World Food Day was Oct. 15 and aimed to ... Continue Reading →

Cali’s to re-open as Levels this weekend

The bar and nightclub previously known as Cali’s will reopen under a new name, Levels, Friday, after renovations have kept it closed for four weeks. Owner Greg Knoob said the renovations are mostly cosmetic improvements, such as updated lighting and ... Continue Reading →

Budget pressures cause fee conflict

SIU administration reduced a fee this semester intended to centralize funding from colleges to the university to improve technological infrastructure. The university instituted a fee to every college starting Feb. 28, 2013 to support the Department of ... Continue Reading →
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