The student news site of Southern Illinois University

Daily Egyptian

Remainder of “Moonstock” eclipse festival lineup announced

Remainder of “Moonstock” eclipse festival lineup announced

By Sean Carley
March 28, 2017
Filed under City, More Headlines, News

The "Moonstock 2017" music festival announced its full lineup of hard rock and metal bands that'll be performing at Walker's Bluff Winery in Carterville on the weekend before the August 21 solar eclipse.

Read more »

Campus Lake may soon open again for recreation

Campus Lake may soon open again for recreation

By Olivia Spiers
March 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

Wildlife and fisheries students are raising money for fish habitat structures in hopes of reviving recreational activities on Campus Lake. Ed Heist, director of the fisheries center, said the structures are part of the larger lake improvement project which began with draining the lake in September to...

Poll finds most Illinois voters favor marijuana decriminalization, legalization

Poll finds most Illinois voters favor marijuana decriminalization, legalization

By Bill Lukitsch
March 28, 2017
Filed under More Headlines, News

Illinois voters are giving the green light to remove criminal penalties for marijuana or legalize the drug for recreational use. A recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll found that 74 percent of registered voters surveyed favored imposing fines on those caught with small amounts of the drug...

University hosts its first ‘Big Event’ after two years of planning

University hosts its first ‘Big Event’ after two years of planning

By Diamond Jones
March 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News

More than a dozen SIU departments and off-campus sponsors will come together Saturday to present the largest student-run service day in Carbondale. The Big Event, a nationwide community service project, makes its debut in Carbondale with help from 1,000 students, faculty and staff. Volunteers will...

Carbondale asks residents to help tell its story

Carbondale asks residents to help tell its story

By Daily Egyptian staff
March 27, 2017
Filed under More Headlines, News

The City of Carbondale is asking residents to participate in a community-involved marketing campaign to craft a new brand for the city. Creating the new brand will involve research generated from focus groups, community meetings, surveys and interviews with local and regional leaders, according to...

Man pleads guilty to gun charge related to Easter Sunday killing

Man pleads guilty to gun charge related to Easter Sunday killing

By Bill Lukitsch
March 27, 2017
Filed under More Headlines, News

A St. Louis man pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to a felony weapon charge related to the Easter Sunday shooting that killed a Carbondale musician one year ago. Dwayne Dunn Jr., 21, submitted his plea in Jackson County Court exactly one year after he was arrested for firing a Smith & Wesson handgun...

Police arrest Carbondale man for assaulting officer

Police arrest Carbondale man for assaulting officer

By Bill Lukitsch
March 27, 2017
Filed under City, News

Police on Friday arrested a Carbondale man wanted for assault on a police officer after he evaded capture for two days. Devonte Perrian, 25, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing, according to a news release from the Carbondale Police Department. His...

Recent Illinois poll reflects state opinions on repealing Obamacare

Recent Illinois poll reflects state opinions on repealing Obamacare

By Francois Gatimu
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

A recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll shows voters are conflicted on whether to repeal and replace the existing federal health care law.

Read more »

Theater students use photography and performance to highlight society’s diversity

Theater students use photography and performance to highlight society’s diversity

By Diamond Jones
March 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Students in the performing arts department will bring theatre and photography together in a Friday night production to highlight society’s similarities and differences.

Read more »

SIU announces plans to vacate, demolish Schneider Hall

SIU announces plans to vacate, demolish Schneider Hall

By Luke Nozicka
March 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The university on Thursday announced Schneider Hall will not house students in the fall as part of its plan to tear down the East Campus towers.

Read more »

The student news site of Southern Illinois University