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Ruggapalooza Throwdown

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Lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Morton, right, and guitarist Jon Teutrine, left, of Fabulous Decline, perform Thursday at Hangar 9 during the first Local Thursday,
an event created by Hangar to give local musicians a chance to perform live. The performance was the band’s first at Hangar 9. “I’m glad to finally be able to actually
bring some people in and play,” Morton said. Caylan Hill, event manager for Hangar 9, said Local Thursdays will be at least once a month for most of the fall semester.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Hangar 9 introduces Local Thursdays

For most musicians, fame and fortune is not gained overnight. Most get their start by playing locally. Hangar 9 notices the importance of the local music scene in Carbondale and introduced Local Thursdays, giving musicians in the area a chance to perform ... Continue Reading →
Haley Johnston, 16, of Pinckneyville, douses participants with color powder Monday during the Color Me for Light 5K
Run at the Williamson County Fairgrounds in Marion. Johnston was named Miss Southern Illinois Outstanding Teen 2015.
About 400 participants took part in the run. The run was the first put on by The Lighthouse Shelter, which took over after
the previous organization disbanded. “We were very grateful for that because it’s such a prosperous fundraiser,” said
Evelyn Fuqua, volunteer coordinator The Lighthouse Shelter of Marion.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Finish with flying colors

Haley Johnston, 16, of Pinckneyville, douses participants with color powder Monday during the Color Me for Light 5K Run at the Williamson County Fairgrounds in Marion. Johnston was named Miss Southern Illinois Outstanding Teen 2015. About 400 participants ... Continue Reading →
Holly Haliwell, of Carbondale, performs Sunday during ‘Glam, The Ultimate Drag Show” at The Wedding Garden in Carbondale. Haliwell has performed for 3 years in the area, and also works with various
community theatres around southern Illinois. The event was the first drag show held in Carbondale since Club Traz, also known as Club 213, closed its doors in May.
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

The drag show must go on

A spotlight follows a drag queen covered in iridescent sequins as she graces the stage. Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” plays, as people form a line to slip dollar bills between her breasts. Carbondale’s most famous drag queen, Blanche Du Bois, ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Winning at home

Shane Cockrum, of Benton, leads the pack across the finish line during the “Ted Horn 100,” a United States Auto Club Silver Crown Series race Saturday at the Du Quoin State fairgrounds. Crewmembers cheered at the guardrail, as he became the first ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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