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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...

Photo of the Day: Checking up on Curious George

Photo of the Day: Checking up on Curious George

By Jacob Wiegand
March 8, 2017
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Dean, a student in SIU’s Head Start program, and Alexandra Spillman, a student in the physician assistant program from Effingham, look at an X-ray of Curious George during a doll clinic Wednesday at the Head Start center in Carbondale. Adam Guss, a student in the physician assistant program from...

Photo of the Day: Preparing to rally

Photo of the Day: Preparing to rally

By Morgan Timms
March 7, 2017
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Marion Sai, of Carbondale, encourages her 7-month-old son, Matine, as he walks around the table with help from Kathryn Neely, of Carbondale, on Monday during an afternoon of sign-making at Gaia House in preparation for Wednesday's "A Day Without a Woman" rally in Carbondale. "Civic engagement is a...

Photo of the Day: ‘For us this is church’

Photo of the Day: ‘For us this is church’

By Morgan Timms
March 5, 2017
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Emmalie Hall-Skank, a senior from Streamwood studying interior design, gazes up from inside a bamboo forest Sunday during an afternoon hike with members of the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance at the Marberry Arboretum off Pleasant Hill Road in Carbondale. The group hike was organized by Tara Nelsen,...

Photo of the Day: ‘This is what makes me happy’

Photo of the Day: ‘This is what makes me happy’

By Jacob Wiegand
March 1, 2017
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Seven-year-old Ian Washington takes a break while his grandfather, John Boyd, and 11-year-old brother, Trey Jackson, continue playing basketball Monday at Attucks Park in Carbondale. Boyd traveled from Aurora to visit his grandchildren who live in Carbondale. “They help me from, I would say, stiffen...

Photo of the Day: Winter burn

Photo of the Day: Winter burn

By Anna Spoerre
February 28, 2017
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Matt Hahn, a forestry student involved with Saluki Fire Dawgs, helps other students execute a controlled burn on Thursday at Drapers Bluff, a rural area in Lick Creek, under the supervision of forestry professor Charles Ruffner. This is the eighth time in 15 years that the registered student organization...

Photo of the Day: The hand at play

Photo of the Day: The hand at play

By Morgan Timms
February 26, 2017
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Grant Edwards, a freshman from Bloomington studying computer engineering, examines cards from one of his decks Sunday as he explains to Jake Jacobs, of Herrin, strategies behind the card game Magic: The Gathering at GameFuzion in Carbondale. Edwards first began playing Magic about six years ago after...

Photo of the Day: Mike & Joe

Photo of the Day: Mike & Joe

By Branda Mitchell
February 25, 2017
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Mike Notaro, of Mike & Joe, plays a set with the band Friday at Copper Dragon in Carbondale. The Chicago-based cover band is on tour throughout Illinois, playing in different cities every weekend in the spring through May. Staff photographer Branda Mitchell can be reached [email protected]..

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