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Photo of the Day: Practice makes perfect

Photo of the Day: Practice makes perfect

By Branda Mitchell
January 28, 2017
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Yilin Yin, 6, practices playing the piano Wednesday in the Student Center. Yin said she was practicing after her lesson earlier in the day. She and her mother were waiting for her father, Xunwu Yin, to finish work for the day. He is a visiting scholar in the mathematics department. Staff photographer Bran...

Photo of the Day: Butchering the Bark

Photo of the Day: Butchering the Bark

By Jacob Wiegand
January 25, 2017
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Louis Butcher, of Carbondale Public Works, works at trimming trees Wednesday on West Walnut Street in Carbondale. “There is no typical day [on the job],” Butcher said. “One minute we could be doing a traffic control setup for a water break for the water department. Or we could be dealing with...

Photo of the Day: Breakfast at the Barn

Photo of the Day: Breakfast at the Barn

By Anna Spoerre
January 24, 2017
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Savannah Pitts, a junior studying animal science with a specialization in equine science, leads Rolo, a foal owned by the university, from the barn to the pastures after an early morning feeding Tuesday at SIU’s Equine Center. Raised in Hawaii, Pitts said she picked SIU for its four-year equestrian...

Photo of the Day: A warm winter’s day

Photo of the Day: A warm winter’s day

By Morgan Timms
January 23, 2017
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Kaitlyn Byrne, of Senatobia, Miss., and Keegan Reid, a second year law student from Ocean Springs, Miss., relax in a hammock Sunday on an unusually warm winter's afternoon at Crab Orchard Lake. Byrn and Reid have been engaged since Dec. 28, 2015. "We used the hammock a lot back home in Mississippi,...

Photo of the Day: ‘Bingo!’

Photo of the Day: ‘Bingo!’

By Jacob Wiegand
January 20, 2017
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Rudy Larocca, originally of Du Quoin, places a chip during a blackout game of bingo, which she later won, on Thursday at Prairie Living at Chautauqua in Carbondale. “It was nice [to win the blackout game],” Larocca said. “You get so many points for a game and blackout you get more points.” She...

Photo of the Day: “Sharing a Passion”

Photo of the Day: “Sharing a Passion”

By Branda Mitchell
January 18, 2017
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Charmonique Rogers, a senior from Chicago studying psychology and Aesha Mathis, a senior from Chicago studying radio, television and digital media, make “The Door” hand sign representing Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity on Wednesday outside of the Student Center in celebration of the organization’s...

Photo of the Day: “A community of philanthropy”

Photo of the Day: “A community of philanthropy”

By Morgan Timms
January 16, 2017
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Counterclockwise from left: Good Samaritan Ministries Executive Director Mike Heath supervises Aniyah Miller, 10; Carissa Bennett, 10; Jaden Garnette-Love, 10; Darren Johnson, 10, all of Carbondale; and Zachary Myers, of Memphis, Tenn., as they fill Heath's trunk with blankets, hats and gloves donated...

Photo of the Day: Haute food in cold weather

Photo of the Day: Haute food in cold weather

By Branda Mitchell
December 14, 2016
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Frank Weber waves to a customer from inside the Haute Wheels food truck Wednesday on The Strip in Carbondale. “The cold has kept some people from coming out," he said. "But we’re here every Wednesday.” Weber, who has parked in the Dairy Queen lot for about three weeks, said this is the first...

Photo of the Day: A quiet place to study

Photo of the Day: A quiet place to study

By Morgan Timms
December 13, 2016
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Riley Riggs, a freshman from Fox Lake studying exercise science, studies for her psychology 102 final Tuesday on the third floor of Morris Library. "I only have one final a day this week so it hasn't been that bad," Riggs said of her first finals week. "I just can't wait to go home and eat real food." Ph...

Photo of the Day: Autumn raking

Photo of the Day: Autumn raking

By Morgan Timms
December 12, 2016
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Eight-year-old Bradyn Baldwin, of Herrin, left, rakes leaves into a pile with his 8-year-old friend, Gavin Williams, of Herrin, on Monday outside their neighbor's house in Herrin. Baldwin said he lost his pocket knife so his neighbor, Brandon Patrick, 17, of Herrin, suggested Baldwin rake leaves in...

Photo of the Day: Smartphone Santa

Photo of the Day: Smartphone Santa

By Jacob Wiegand
December 10, 2016
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Jeff Goelz, assistant director of the Recreation Center, takes a break from taking pictures with local dogs to look at his iPhone on Saturday at Murdale True Value in Carbondale. Goelz dressed as Santa to take pictures with local dogs to raise money for St. Francis Care animal shelter in Murphysboro. “It’s...

Photo of the Day: Car accident on North Illinois Avenue

Photo of the Day: Car accident on North Illinois Avenue

By Ryan Michalesko
December 7, 2016
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Carbondale firefighter Travis Young examines damage at the scene of a car accident Wednesday in the 1400 block of North Illinois Avenue in Carbondale. The vehicle drove off of the roadway and struck a power pole. One person was taken away in an ambulance. Staff photographer Ryan Michalesko can b...

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