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Photo of the Day: Fishing in the rain

Photo of the Day: Fishing in the rain

By Morgan Timms
April 21, 2017
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Matt Pinkston, of Carterville, reels in a crappie while fishing in the rain Friday at Crab Orchard Lake in Carterville. "Everybody has daily frustrations," Pinkston said. "Some people drink coffee, others read magazines or play games. I like to fish. Fishing absolutely clears my mind out, at least...

Photo of the Day: White flags for Syria

Photo of the Day: White flags for Syria

By Bill Lukitsch
April 15, 2017
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Amina Butt, of Carbondale, shows a series of white flags with sayings on them to her son, Yusef, on Thursday at Carbondale’s Gaia House. About 25 community members gathered at the Gaia House for a vigil as a sign of solidarity with Syria amid the country's civil war. Butt is a member of the Carbondale...

Photo of the Day: Gymnastics outside the gym

Photo of the Day: Gymnastics outside the gym

By Branda Mitchell
April 14, 2017
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Kevin Goeke, a senior from Peotone studying languages, cultures and international studies, flips over a ledge Thursday outside of the Engineering Building. Goeke said he and his friends were taking advantage of the warm weather. “We joined SIU’s Gymnastics Club this semester,” he said. “We...

Photo of the Day: When species meet

Photo of the Day: When species meet

By Morgan Timms
April 12, 2017
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Brown Dawg shares a moment with a 6-month-old white labrador named Raegan on Tuesday during Saluki baseball's 4-2 win against Southeast Missouri at Itchy Jones Stadium. Raegan is owned by Haley Robertson, a junior from Wilmington studying health care management. Staff photographer Morgan Timms can...

Photo of the Day: Litany of landscapes

Photo of the Day: Litany of landscapes

By Jacob Wiegand
April 9, 2017
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Travis O’Nan, a senior from Paducah, Kentucky, studying metalsmithing, looks over landscape artwork from Kay M. Pick Zivkovich, a professor in the school of art and design, on Friday in the University Museum. O’Nan, who periodically visits the museum to check out new exhibits, said the museum...

Photo of the Day: Cycling through Giant City

Photo of the Day: Cycling through Giant City

By Jacob Wiegand
April 8, 2017
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David Knapp, right, and Eric Coher, both of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, traverse a road through Giant City State Park on Saturday near Makanda. The two men were participating in the 75-mile ride of the 2017 Beautiful Southern Bike Ride. Cape Girardeau resident Bryan Walker, who also attended the...

Photo of the Day: Band-Aid on the bell tower

Photo of the Day: Band-Aid on the bell tower

By Jacob Wiegand
April 7, 2017
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Ernesto Villalva and Dario Chavez, both of Beloit, Wisconsin, repair the bell tower of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church on Friday in Herrin. Father Ken Schaefer, pastor at OLMC, said the tower was built in 1924 — the same year as the church. The pastor said the repairs to the tower should...

Photo of the Day: Praying for the nations

Photo of the Day: Praying for the nations

By Morgan Timms
April 3, 2017
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Epiphany Lutheran churchgoers place candles on a world map Sunday during the Healing of the Nations prayer service held in collaboration with First Lutheran Church in Murphysboro and Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in De Soto at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Carbondale. "There is a lot of pain and suffering...

Photo of the Day: Ballads of Makanda

Photo of the Day: Ballads of Makanda

By Morgan Timms
March 27, 2017
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Jenny Johnson, a musician and master's student in mass communication and media arts from Makanda, performs Sunday in her thesis exhibition, Ballads of Makanda, on the Makanda Boardwalk. Johnson, who described her style as a blend of bluegrass, soul, ragtime, jazz and folk music, performed six songs...

Photo of the Day: Beach balls for free speech

Photo of the Day: Beach balls for free speech

By Branda Mitchell
March 21, 2017
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Celine Aguilar, a senior from Chicago studying geography, writes on a beach ball Tuesday outside the Student Center. The ball was brought to the university by the registered student organization Turning Point USA, a non-partisan grassroots group, in partnership with Young Americans for Liberty, a...

Photo of the Day: Looking to the light

Photo of the Day: Looking to the light

By Morgan Timms
March 19, 2017
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Jack Gebert, 24, of Crystal Lake, gazes up at the light spilling through a shaft inside the famous 55-foot-wide riverside cave Friday at Cave-In-Rock State Park by the Ohio River. Gebert traveled to the cave with his 20-year-old brother, Daniel, while the two was on a three-day camping trip in...

Photo of the Day: Alone with a baritone

Photo of the Day: Alone with a baritone

By Branda Mitchell
March 9, 2017
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Kyler Williams, a sophomore from Crete studying finance, plays a marching baritone horn Thursday in the parking lot south of SIU Arena. Williams said he was practicing for Drum Corps International, a marching music organization. “It’s like high school band on steroids,” he said. Starting...

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