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Carbondale’s Little Egypt Chorus offers singing valentines

Carbondale’s Little Egypt Chorus offers singing valentines

By Tiffany Blanchette
February 8, 2012
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Flowers, jewelry and candy in a heart-shaped box frequent the usual list of Valentine's Day gifts. Carbondale's Little Egypt Chorus, however, offers something a tad different.The Little Egypt Chorus is part of the Carbondale chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, which has offered singing valentine...

Student fees may increase next year

By Kenneth Dixon
February 8, 2012
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The Undergraduate Student Government will not vote on proposed student fee increases until the group has more time to discuss the figures, said USG Vice President Spencer Tribble.Auxiliary members – representatives from departments such as the Student Center, Student Health Center and athletic department – r...

April trial nears for man charged with murder

By Sharon Wittke
February 7, 2012
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A Carbondale man charged with three counts of murder in September will be tried in April.Matthew Jones, 18, of Carbondale was charged in September in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Deaunta Spencer in the 400 block of North Brush Street.Another individual involved in the case, Jewlious...

GLBT Safe Zone training in demand

GLBT Safe Zone training in demand

By Tara Kulash
February 7, 2012
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At Monday’s Safe Zone training, students were advised to listen to each other, learn about the gay-straight alliance, reflect on what they learned and respect each semester.Safe Zone training is a program organized by Wendy Weinhold, coordinator for the GLBT Resource Center, to provide a safe and wel...

Increase of MAP grants would help students, SIU

By Lauren Duncan
February 7, 2012
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Like many students at SIUC, affordability impacted Aaron Thomas's decision to attend the university. Assistance from the state, though, made that decision possible.The possibility of increased funding to the state-wide assistance program, Monetary Award Program, could benefit future SIUC students. F...

Council votes chickens welcome in Carbondale

Council votes chickens welcome in Carbondale

By Sharon Wittke
February 7, 2012
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Chickens may soon be roosting in the backyards of Carbondale. Roosters, however, will not.Legislation allowing chickens within city limits passed with a 6 to 1 vote at the Carbondale City Council meeting Tuesday night, and the council discussed fiscal year 2013 funding requests from more than a doze...

Arctic owl swoops into southern Illinois

Arctic owl swoops into southern Illinois

By Sharon Wittke
February 6, 2012
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When she spotted a snowy owl sitting on a fencepost near Shawnee Community College, Karen Tharp said she did a double-take.The large, almost all-white predatory bird usually lives in the frozen tundra of Canada, Alaska and Eurasia. The owl occasionally makes appearances in the northernmost contiguou...

Black History Month to highlight campus diversity

By Sarah Mitchell
February 6, 2012
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The Africana Studies major at SIUC is just one step the university has taken to bring diversity to the campus.Though the subject includes far more than can be taught in a month, Black History Month will be observed throughout February and will feature events coordinated by the Africana Studies departm...

Council meeting to consider funding requests

By Sharon Wittke
February 6, 2012
Filed under News

The Carbondale City Council will discuss fiscal year 2013 funding requests, a proposed ordinance that would allow chickens in city limits and  other items during the meeting tonight at the Civic Center.Council members will debate the amounts of funding requested by non-profit organizations, such as the Bo...

Parking, convenience create commuter controversy

By Tiffany Blanchette
February 6, 2012
Filed under News

Many commuting faculty, staff and students play the parking game when arriving on campus.The destruction of the parking garage eliminated 344 parking spaces and the new parking lot, located east of the Student Center, provides 236 spaces, said Phil Gatton, director of Plant and Service Operations.Gatton s...

Drag show offers outlet for self-expression

Drag show offers outlet for self-expression

By Tiffany Blanchette
February 5, 2012
Filed under News

Leaving home and family for college can be a challenging transition for some students, while others see it as exposure to different people, values and life experiences.The Spring Drag Show drew a large crowd Friday, filling the Student Center ballrooms with diversity. The show was held by the Saluki Rai...

Ohio tiger incident sparks art at SIU

Ohio tiger incident sparks art at SIU

By Kenneth Dixon
February 5, 2012
Filed under News

Appalled by the recent shooting of endangered tigers in Ohio, Beth Martell decided to create awareness through visual art.Martell, library specialist at Morris Library and creator of the month-long 18 Tigers Art Show, said she decided to make a change after her veterinarian informed her on endangered sp...

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