The Volunteers Behind the Politics

Behind every great man or woman running for political office are a large number of volunteers who spend their time promoting their candidate in hopes of a victory. The race for the 115 District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives has heated ... Continue Reading →
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The Obamacare clock ticks away

The nation is running out of time to convince the ‘Young Invincibles’ to enroll in the Affordable Care Act. According to its’ website, the ‘Young Invincibles’ represent the interests of people 18 to 34. On March 31 the Affordable Care Act’s ... Continue Reading →

Trustees hear first fee, tuition increase proposals

When trustee chairman Randal Thomas asked for questions and comments after both campuses proposed their fees Thursday in Edwardsville, he was met with the sound of silence. That silence began the road to finalizing the university’s fiscal year 2015 ... Continue Reading →
Nina Crane, a fourth grader from Carbondale, picks out a Fisher-Price Pull-Along Turtle for her little
brother Tuesday during the third-annual “Shop with a Cop” event at Kohl’s in Carbondale. The event,
presented by the Public Relations Student Society of America student chapter at SIUC, picks several
children from student families and pairs each with a police officer from the SIU Department of Public
Safety. Each child receives a $100 gift card to spend on gifts for themselves and their family.

‘Shop with a Cop’ brings gift of giving to SIU families

Christmas came early to 10-year-old Nina Crane and 14 other children who live with their parents on campus. The third annual Shop with a Cop event took place Tuesday, allowing children to buy gifts for themselves and their families for the holidays. The ... Continue Reading →

Brookport tornado kills three, several injured

The tornado that ripped through much of the Midwest Sunday hit the small town of Brookport, Ill. Several homes were destroyed leaving dozens injured and three dead. River Region’s Devin Kidd reports. About Kayli Plotner Continue Reading →

Behind the sidelines

Working day-to-night shifts seven days a week, taping body parts and monitoring athlete’s health, the SIU athletic trainers devote an enormous amount of time to keeping athletes healthy. Trainers must not only be on call during the season, but work ... Continue Reading →
Seniors John Lantz, left, and Kory Faulkner watch from the sidelines Saturday during the SIU game against Missouri State University. Lantz and Faulkner have lived together since their freshman year at SIU.
Sarah Gardner | THE WEEKENDER

Senior duo uses football to create lasting friendship

Saturday marks the last time 17 seniors will sport their Saluki maroon and step onto the turf of Saluki Stadium to go into battle in front of the crazed fans who breathe Saluki football. When two freshmen stepped on that field five years ago, neither ... Continue Reading →
A construction crew works on a dugout Friday at Richard “Itchy” Jones Stadium. The new dugouts are part of the $4 million project to renovate the baseball stadium. The renovations are to be completed by the upcoming baseball season.
Lewis Marien | THE WEEKENDER

Itchy Jones stadium expands possibilities

SIU baseball players will be the first in the nation to experience a new and improved kind of playing surface when the renovations to the stadium are complete. Associate athletic director Andy Pettit said the turf is the first of its kind to be laid down ... Continue Reading →
Don Darnell, SIU alum and president of the Southern Illinois Beard and Mustache Enthusiasts.

No-shave celebrates those who buck the razor

November is synonymous with many parts of American culture. Football season is in full swing and Black Friday has become the biggest capitalist event in the western hemisphere. But recently, November has become known for something more: facial hair. The ... Continue Reading →
Aviation students and faculty greet 120 high school and community college students, mostly from the Chicago area, Saturday at
the Southern Illinois Airport. Piloted by 1983 alumnus Jay Rud, the students arrived on a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 donated by
American Airlines and manned by a volunteer crew. According to David NewMyer, professor and chair of aviation management
and flight, the career day is the most successful recruiting event, bringing in approximately 50 to 60 students for the aircraft
maintenance and airline management programs.

Aviation recruits take first class flight

A cloudy day and cold breeze was not enough to deter one of the most unique college recruiting events in the country. The SIU School of Aviation partnered with American Airlines to hold one of their annual career days on Saturday. The event involves flying ... Continue Reading →

The high cost of higher education

Falling state appropriations could price students out of an education. But what is that degree really worth? Appropriations, fundamentals among factors holding college students back The rising cost of college has given new urgency to questions about the ... Continue Reading →
Chris Zoeller | THE WEEKENDER

Movement in the Music

Environmentalists, musicians rally in Cobden to protest fracking Enviornmentalists, musicians and concerned residents gathered at Cobden’s Trails End Lodge Saturday on a beautiful and mostly clear 72-degree October evening. Their message: Keep “fracking” ... Continue Reading →
Doubles partners freshman Michal Kianicka, and sophomore Jonny Rigby converse between plays Saturday during their 8-6 win against South Dakota State University. SIU hosted SDSU and Eastern Illinois Univeristy for the SIU Fall Classic Saturday at University Courts. Kianicka was one of three Salukis to win all their matches during the tournament.
Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Men’s tennis weathers the storm

Tyler Dixon Daily Egyptian A Saturday morning storm couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Salukis as they finished the tournament with impressive wins over South Dakota State and Eastern Illinois. The Jackrabbits and Panthers visited Carbondale on Saturday ... Continue Reading →

Pension expert to speak on issues

Linda Brookhart will be at SIU Thursday to speak about pension issues facing current and retired faculty. Brookhart is the executive director of the State Universities Annuitants Association, a lobbyist organization based in Springfield for current and ... Continue Reading →

Interest rate policy change could increase student debt

A new student loan law passed by Congress may hurt the very cause it was created to support – student pocketbooks. Congress capped the student loan interest rate at 3.9 percent for undergraduates this school year. Without the cap, rates could have ... Continue Reading →
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