Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Senior running back Brayden Bisaillon, left, and junior quarterback Blake Hicks have led the Carterville Lions to a 5-0 start this season. Bisaillon is in his first year at running back and ran for 308 yards on 68 attempts for 8 touchdowns. Hicks is in his first year at starting quarterback, and in his first start he scored 6 touchdowns against Benton High School on Aug. 29. Carterville will play Nashville Community High School Friday in Nashville.

Carterville backfield fills large shoes

The more things change for Carterville High School, the more they stay the same. The 2013 Lions featured Michael Aschemann as quarterback and Phillip Frangello as running back, who combined more than 4,000 yards en route to a 10-1 season. Those players ... Continue Reading →

Series of events to benefit library

Morris Library will be the focus of a fundraiser-filled month for new additions for the building. The Friends of Morris Library will hold many fundraisers throughout October, including a gala, a brunch, a one-man play and multiple tours. Some events revolve ... Continue Reading →

Historic judge inspires students

History was made this year when President Obama nominated Staci M. Yandle to serve as a federal judge for Illinois’ Southern District. Yandle came to the Lesar Law Building Monday for an event coordinated by SIU’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. ... Continue Reading →
Garrett Webb, right a junior from Newton studying agriculture business receives instruction from Kevin Bach Tuesday at Kevin’s Archery Center in Ava. Bach, the owner of the archery shop said business had been hectic for the past month with the start of deer season for bow hunting beginning Wednesday. “It’s that time of year, you’ve gotta get your bow ready,” he said. Webb had adjustments to his bow made by Kevin and other bow technicians at the shop who measured his arm span to adjust the drawback. Bach also gave Webb pointers for relaxing before releasing the arrow and being consistent. Webb said he plans to hunt this weekend. Kevin’s Archery Center focuses on each indivudal, offering personalized adjustments, and making custom strings on site. “We try to make sure we take the time to work with one individual at a time until it’s done, said bow technician Chad Lipe. Bach said he had been in business for three years. “I wanted to do something I liked when I eventually retire, because I know I wouldn’t stop working.”

Rosin up your bow

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SIU students raise money for cancer research

October is childhood cancer awareness month and various students are getting involved by raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital through participating in the Up ‘til Dawn event. According to the hospital’s website, St. Jude’s mission is ... Continue Reading →

University recognized for diversity

Students can see diversity while walking on campus, encountering an art exhibit on Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday, or International Coffee Hour, a social event uniting non-American students. The university received INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s ... Continue Reading →

Man arrested in connection with threats

The man who federal law enforcement say is responsible for sending bomb threat letters to the university that caused the evacuation of more than 2,000 students from the Brush Towers in the middle of the night in September 2012, has been charged. Seven ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptitian
Bowling & Billiards in the Student Center is a bowling alley that holds classes, league tournaments and bowing events such as cosmic bowling since it opened in 1961. “I have the greatest job on earth,” said Bill Null, the Bowling & Billiards recreation manager. Null currently manages 21 student workers who help run the daily responsibilities of the alley.

Bowling lanes bring school savings

The difference between wooden and synthetic bowling lanes would not be obvious to a regular bowler, but to those paying the bills, the difference is critical. SIU Bowling & Billiards opened in 1961 but in 2007, synthetic lanes replaced the wooden ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian
Students walk past the SIU Sustainability Council’s solar charging picnic table Monday. The table
was paid for by student fees, which go to increasing sustainability-focused programs on campus.

Green Fund provides sustainability

The Green Fund is doing all it can to provide projects that enhance sustainability throughout the campus. Because of the fund, SIU is now on the list of Princeton Review’s “Guide to 332 Green Colleges” for three of the last five years. Kris Schachel, ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian
Jodi Robertson, director of nurses for the Student Health Center, injects a flu vaccine
Monday at the Student Health Center. “Usually an average of around 900 to
1,000 vaccinations are administered for the year,” Robertson said. The next free
flu clinic will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Student Health Center

student flu prevention at Health Center

A pinprick may prevent missing a week of classes because of illness, and the university plans to make flu shots easier on students’ wallets. The university administered free influenza vaccinations from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Student Health ... Continue Reading →

School of law removes tuition cap

In past years SIU School of Law students could obtain two degrees without increasing their tuition, though now the extra education comes with a cost. At the end of the last academic year, the cap on tuition for graduate students studying law was removed. The ... Continue Reading →

Committee listens to students’ desires

The Downtown Advisory Committee, formed over the summer by the Carbondale City Council to gather information on improving downtown, invites students to voice their opinions at its next meeting. David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute ... Continue Reading →

LOGIC harvests for sustainability

Traditionally, one would picture a farmer as an old man wearing dirty overalls with a piece of wheat hanging from his mouth, not your average college student. The Local Organic Gardening Initiative of Carbondale is a Registered Student Organization that ... Continue Reading →

A shift from tradition, a respite for campers

Campers with disabilities sang on the patio area of a cabin in a circle with the support and encouragement of assigned SIU student caregivers this weekend at Touch of Nature Environmental Center. Traditions Respite Camp is a camp for adults with physical, ... Continue Reading →

Chabad house celebrates Jewish new year

Jewish students and community members are welcome to commemorate the Jewish New Year, and other holidays at Chabad of SIU. Chabad is “a worldwide movement, caring for the spiritual and material needs of all Jews,” according to the organization’s ... Continue Reading →
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