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Photo of the Day: Lamenting Trump’s win

Photo of the Day: Lamenting Trump’s win

By Bill Lukitsch
November 10, 2016
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Savannah Watts, left, and her daughter, Lilith, gaze at a candle Wednesday during a special ceremony at First Christian Church in Carbondale. Community members met to lament and show solidarity in reaction to the election of Republican Donald Trump as president. Lilith, 2, was born with spina bifida...

Photo of the Day: Saluki Mannequins

Photo of the Day: Saluki Mannequins

By Athena Chrysanthou
November 9, 2016
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Joshua Bowens, a junior from Chicago studying political science, freezes Monday during a mannequin challenge inside Morris Library. "I went on social media and found the challenge as the new trend," said event organizer Matt Wilson. "[A video of the event] is going to be on Facebook, Instagram and...

Photo of the Day: SIU students pie the candidates

Photo of the Day: SIU students pie the candidates

By Morgan Timms
November 8, 2016
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Dakota Oria, a junior from Chicago studying computer science, attempts to clean shaving cream off a Hillary Clinton mask while impersonating Donald Trump on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, as part of Dedicated Young Latinos Embodying Success' fundraiser in the Faner Breezeway on campus. Members of the group asked...

Photo of the Day: Fishing with Dexter

Photo of the Day: Fishing with Dexter

By Ryan Michalesko
November 7, 2016
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Lee Roudybush, of Murphysboro, fishes alongside his dog Dexter on Sunday at Lake Murphysboro, which is located in Jackson County about one mile west of Murphysboro. "I'm recently retired, so I've done quite a bit of fishing lately," said Roudybush, who is a 1984 graduate of SIU. "If I catch four or...

Photo of the Day: Tailgating a slam dunk for Saluki fans

Photo of the Day: Tailgating a slam dunk for Saluki fans

By Athena Chrysanthou
November 6, 2016
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Devontae Webb, 10, and his 9-year-old brother Davion Webb, both from Anna, play basketball inside a bouncy castle Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at the SIU tailgate before SIU football's military appreciation game against the University of South Dakota. The boys' mother, Tanya Movse, works for catering...

Photo of the Day: Giving out massages

Photo of the Day: Giving out massages

November 3, 2016
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Madi Jones, a sophomore from Columbia studying public relations, receives a free massage from Travis Crawford, of Benton, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at the Student Center. Crawford is in his third month of the massage therapy program at John A. Logan College. “We get to practice what we learn...

Photo of the Day: Trick or treating at the Bucky Dome

Photo of the Day: Trick or treating at the Bucky Dome

November 1, 2016
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Lindy Loyd, a Bucky Dome board member, lights jack-o'-lanterns Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at the Buckminster Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale. The pumpkins, carved by SIU architecture and interior design students, were displayed for visitors and trick or treaters to view. "No one else is doing anything...

Photo of the Day: A Maze of Maize

Photo of the Day: A Maze of Maize

By Autumn Suyko
October 26, 2016
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Audrey Karsteter, a junior from St. Louis studying horticulture, runs through the corn maze Monday at Bandy's Pumpkin Patch in Johnston City. "I feel like a little kid again," Karsteter said. "It's refreshing." Staff photographer Autumn Suyko can be reached at 618-563-3327 or on Twitter [email protected]..

Photo of the Day: Driving the Dymaxion

Photo of the Day: Driving the Dymaxion

By Ryan Michalesko
October 23, 2016
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Jeff Lane, of the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tenn., poses for a portrait in a replica Dymaxion car Friday at the Bucky Dome in Carbondale. Lane transported the replica car from Nashville to Carbondale for the Dymaxion Days fundraiser. The Dymaxion car was designed by architect and inventor...

Photo of the Day: Thursday morning fire

Photo of the Day: Thursday morning fire

By Ryan Michalesko
October 20, 2016
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Carbondale firefighter Carl Sisk retrieves equipment from a fire engine at the scene of an early morning fire Thursday in Carbondale. Fire crews were dispatched at roughly 5:20 a.m. to the 600 block of West Rigdon Street for reports of a structure fire. After extinguishing the flames, which were...

Photo of the Day: Family at Olivet

Photo of the Day: Family at Olivet

By Jacob Wiegand
October 19, 2016
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Kent Mason, a deacon at Olivet Free Will Baptist Church, shares a moment with the church's pastor, Bishop Albert L. Ingram, during the worship service Sunday at the church in Carbondale. Mason said he started attending Olivet with his mother in the 1940s. “I do believe that [at] Olivet, we all...

Photo of the Day: Pumpkin stacking

Photo of the Day: Pumpkin stacking

By Morgan Timms
October 17, 2016
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Pumpkin picker Billy Williams, of Pittsburg, stacks pumpkins in a crate Monday at Bandy's Pumpkin Patch in Johnston City. Williams has been working at the pumpkin patch for four years and every October, Williams said, he dyes his beard to raise awareness for breast cancer. "I tell everyone on...

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