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Senior Prom for senior citizens

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Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Dancing through life

Chavona Edwards, center, a student at John A. Logan College from Chicago, dances with the fashion model group Essence Wednesday in the Roman Room of the Student Center. “It’s more than just modeling,” Edwards said. “It’s not America’s Next ... Continue Reading →
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Five things to do in Carbondale for Labor Day weekend

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Senior Tay Willis, is transitioning to wide receiver for the 2014 season after playing running back for the Salukis in 2013. Willis had 23 catches for 173 yards last
season. SIU will play Taylor University at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Saluki Stadium.
photo illustration by Evan Fait • Daily Egyptian

Receiver ready to show off speed

The Saluki offense will be fast this season, and one senior receiver is ready to set the pace. Senior wide receiver Tay Willis enters his final season with SIU in a new position. Willis played running back in 2013, rushing for 321 yards, which was second-best ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

Grooming gardens

Diana Tigerlily, a professor in communication studies, cuts flowers Sunday at Mandala Gardens, a seven-acre creative farm in Marion that she owns with Greg Reid. The grounds feature herbs, flowers, heirloom vegetables grown in circular designs and stone ... Continue Reading →
NathanHoefert • Daily Egyptian

Student donations not in vein

Cheryl Lane, middle, tapes up Kane Hudson, right, a sophomore from Peoria studying industrial technology, during the SIU American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday at the Student Center. “This is a little something I can do to know I give back,” Hudson ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Beat the heat

Eric Engleson, a senior from Arlington Heights studying therapeutic recreation cools off Tuesday at Saluki Mash-Up outside Grinnell Hall. “I’m relaxing while everyone else is sweating,” Engleson said. Engleson is a member of the SIUC Water Polo ... Continue Reading →
Evan Fait · Daily Egyptian

Old trade, new tricks

Wolfgang Vandiver a senior studying art endures the heat inside the L. Brent Kington Smithy to hammer out a spoon from steel. SIU is one of 14 universities in the nation that maintains a blacksmithing program and the only in the nation with a Master ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Alan Elliott, of West Frankfort, wraps a hog in foil Monday at 17th Street Bar and Grill in Marion. Elliott is a pit master and said he has enjoyed the experience since moving to the area three years ago. “I’ve learned a lot about
barbecue since I started working with Mike [Mills],” Elliott said. “I’ve worked in restaurants since I was 15, but never any to do with barbecue.” The restaurant cooks a whole hog for a weekly event known as “High on the Hog”
from 5 to 9 p.m on Tuesdays at its Marion location, and on Thursdays at its Murphysboro location. Owner Mike Mills and his daughter Amy started the event to introduce customers to the tradition, which is common in eastern
North Carolina, South Carolina, and western Tennessee.

Hogging the spotlight

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Banding together

With 207 members, the Marching Salukis are back and bigger than ever. George Brozak, associate director for athletic bands, said the band consisted of 62 members when he began working at the university in 2008. He said while recruiting students, he wants ... Continue Reading →
Taha Khan, a sophomore from Des Plaines studying business, plays guitar Saturday outside
the Life Science II building. Khan has been playing guitar for seven years. “If you have a passion
for something, go for it - don’t give up on it,” Khan said. His brother taught him how to
play guitar, said Khan. He later turned to YouTube videos to improve his music.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Hidden talent strums around campus

While walking around campus, if you hear a guitar riff echoing in the distance, it may be Taha Khan and his guitar. Khan, a sophomore from Chicago studying business, doubles as an aspiring guitar player and songwriter. Khan can often be seen strumming ... Continue Reading →
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Demonstration in the streets

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Senior golfer Whitney Nugent observes sophomore golfer Savannah Myers putt Saturday during an intra-squad match at Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center. Nugent and senior golfer Kris Grimes are set to lead the team after the departure of Ashleigh and Cassie Rushing. The Salukis’ first match will take place Sept. 8 at the Drake Creek Invitational in Paducah, Ky.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Golfer prepares for final season

Senior Whitney Nugent’s career as an SIU golfer may not have been eventful so far, but the redshirt senior still has reasons to be satisfied heading into her final semester as a Saluki. Nugent is from Harrisburg and said playing for the Salukis was ... Continue Reading →
Catcher Matt Jones gets dressed in the locker room Tuesday before the Southern Illinois Miners’ game against the Frontier Greys at Rent One Park in Marion. Jones, who started 113 games for the Salukis, signed with the Miners June 12. “The transition has been easier staying in the same part of the country,” Jones said. “It’s been a lot of fun playing at the professional level and it’s nice to be close to home.”
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Jones transitions to Frontier League

Catcher Matt Jones’ first home series of his senior season was played at Rent One Park in Marion, but now he’s calling it home in a different uniform. Jones played two seasons with the Salukis. He started 113 games and hit .282 with 4 home runs and ... Continue Reading →
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Talented freshman joins Saluki golf

When the time came for golfer Alice Ho to choose where she would continue her education, she had no shortage of choices. After considering her sister’s school Ohio University and The Ohio State University, Ho chose SIU. Ho picked the university because ... Continue Reading →
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