Sophomore tight end Shaq Findlater, left, goes up for a catch against freshman safety Charles Harris Friday during the annual Spring Game scrimmage.
SARAH SCHNEIDER • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki football closes out spring practice

  SIU football held the annual maroon and white game Friday night at Saluki Stadium. Despite both sides giving their best effort, the game was considered a tie. The game marked the final official spring practice for the Salukis and is the last time ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore Lacey Newbold slides into home Saturday during the Salukis’ 6-2 win against Loyola University at
Charlotte West Stadium. Newbold was called safe in the play. SIU swept the three-game series, bringing the team’s
record to 24-19 and 12-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
SARAH SCHNEIDER • DAILY EGYPTIAN

SIU sweeps aside Loyola Ramblers

SIU softball extended its season-high winning streak to seven games with a sweep of Missouri Valley Conference newcomer Loyola University. The Dawgs (24-19, 12-7) won all three games this weekend against the Ramblers (16-27, 7-12) thanks to strong pitching ... Continue Reading →
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Gallery: Community at the cross

Attendees listen to the 78th – annual Easter Sunrise Service Sunday at Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass. The cross stands at 111 feet and was completed in 1963. It overlooks the Shawnee National Forest and was repaired in 2013 for its 50th ... Continue Reading →
Attendees listen to the 78th - annual Easter Sunrise Service Sunday at Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass. The cross stands at 111 feet and was completed in 1963. It overlooks the Shawnee National Forest and was repaired in 2013 for its 50th anniversary. Victoria Olsen, of Portland, Ore., said she is glad the service is outside, as a buiding should not define church.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ
DAILY EGYPTIAN

Community at the cross

Gallery: Community at the cross On top of one of the highest hills in Alto Pass, one man celebrated his first Easter Sunday since being released from prison as he, along with nearly 1,000 others, watched the sun rise. Dave Newberry spent the previous ... Continue Reading →
Gukdo Byun, a doctoral student in business administration, and his wife Susan Lee, both of South Korea, share a meal together at the International Student Council’s spring picnic on Saturday at the Campus Lake Boat Docks. “International food is so delicious,” Byun said. “Today, the weather is so excellent. It’s good for a barbecue, and the Campus Lake Boat Docks is a beautiful area for a picnic. I’m so happy.”
LAURA ROBERTS · For the DAILY EGYPTIAN

International students share traditions

Greetings were traded in various languages and national flags blew in the breeze while foreign exchange students met and reflected on their time in southern Illinois Saturday. The International Picnic is an annual event sponsored by the International ... Continue Reading →
Cornel West speaks to a crowd of more than 1,400 spectators Friday at Shyrock Auditorium. West, a civil rights activist and professor at Princeton University offered the attendees his outlook on everything from civil rights history to the economy and its effect on college students. “For students the key to our history is remembrance, reverence, and resistance,” West said. “You have that and our history will never be lost.”
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Cornel West inspires SIU audience

The standing-room-only crowd was brought to its feet to cheer for the man of the night as Professor Cornel West stepped onstage Thursday at Shryock Auditorium. “I came to Carbondale to unnerve you,” West said. “I come from a stigmatized and traumatized ... Continue Reading →
Senior infielder Jayna Spivey tags out Evansville junior Victoria Dellorto Wednesday during the Salukis’ 12-4 win against the University of Evansville at Charlotte West Stadium. SIU swept the doubleheader series against the Purple Aces, bringing the team’s record to 21-19 overall and 9-7 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis begin a three-game series Friday against the Loyola University Ramblers at Charlotte West Stadium.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

SIU on four-game winning streak

The Salukis pulled off a sweep in Wednesday’s double-header against the Purple Aces of Evansville University, scoring 21 runs in two games. SIU (21-19, 9-7) carried over its momentum from the series against Bradley University during the weekend to ... Continue Reading →
Senior kicker Thomas Kinney was named to the All-Missouri Valley
Football Conference second-team and the All-MVFC newcomer
team for the 2013 season. Kinney ranked second in the conference
in field goals made with 18 out of 24 attempts during the 2013
season. He also tallied a career-best 52-yard field goal which tied
for second longest in the Football Championship Subdivision.
CHRIS ZOELLER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Kicks with wind prove to be tough

Kicker is the only position in football I would allow my frail body to play at any level beyond the pee-wee league.  Senior kicker Thomas Kinney said he’s been hit in games before, which made me reconstruct that statement, but did not stop me from ... Continue Reading →
Quin O’Brien, a freshman from Mt. Prospect studying automotive
technology catches and releases a bluegill Tuesday at Campus Lake.
This was O’Brien’s third time fishing at the Campus Lake. Although
he hooked two fish close together, he said, “I got one, actually I think
it’s the same one.” Associate Professor Marjorie Brooks said Campus
Lake’s fish diversity has decreased over several years.
IAN MULLEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Urban lakes unsafe in summer

Again this summer, scientists are advising people to not swim in Campus Lake or allow their dogs to drink from it.  Associate Professor Marjorie Brooks, who specializes in freshwater and marine biogeochemistry and aquatic ecology, said small animals ... Continue Reading →
Junior outfielder Tyler Rolland is tagged out at third base Tuesday during the Salukis’ 16-5 win
against University of Tennessee-Martin at Itchy Jones Stadium. Rolland went three for four with
one RBI as the Salukis outhit the Skyhawks 19-11. SIU will play Austin Peay State University 4:30
p.m. Wednesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.
CHRIS ZOELLER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis swing back after rough week

The Salukis had a team batting average of .203 last week, forcing coach Ken Henderson to construct a new lineup, which teed off Tuesday.  SIU baseball (19-17, 3-6) had at least one hit from every spot in the lineup, and set five offensive season highs ... Continue Reading →
Junior golfer Wade Thompson lines up a putt Friday during
practice at Crab Orchard Golf Club. Thompson placed eighth
overall at the Tennessee State University Big Blue Intercollegiate
tournament Tuesday with a 218, just 2-over-par. SIU finished
second overall in the two-day tournament.
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Golf chips in at second

The SIU golf team almost had its first win of the spring, as the team came in second at the Tennessee State University Big Blue Intercollegiate.    The University of Tennessee-Martin won the tournament Tuesday. The Skyhawks finished with a score ... Continue Reading →
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Gallery: Molly Hill

Molly Hill, 16, of Carbondale, competes in a pole bending competition during the Illinois High School Rodeo Association’s Tri-State Rodeo March 30 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Hill took seventh place in the pole bending competition. She has competed ... Continue Reading →
Molly Hill, 16, of Carbondale, competes in a pole bending competition during the Illinois High School Rodeo Association’s Tri-State Rodeo March 30 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Hill took seventh place in the pole bending competition. She has competed in rodeo since she was 12 years old.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Home-schooled high schooler ropes, rides

Click here to view the full gallery While other high school students get on the bus for school, Molly Hill scoops horse feed. Hill, 16, of Carbondale, said in a typical day her four horses eat breakfast before she does. She then works on her online schoolwork ... Continue Reading →
JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Training heats up

University of Illinois Field Instructor Mark Clapp, left, shows a local firefighter where to correctly aim the hose Monday during a propane fire training session at the Carbondale Regional Training Center. The training consisted of two hours of classroom ... Continue Reading →
REMY ABROUGHT · DAILY EGYPTIAN

From rehab to fast recovery

Pam Madden, patient relations coordinator for Allied Physicians and Rehabilitation of Southern Illinois, reacts Tuesday to a guest successfully finding their trigger point during a free workshop held at the rehab center in Carbondale. The workshop focused ... Continue Reading →
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