‘Unity’ causes rift between players and product

“Assassin’s Creed Unity” takes place in the late 1700s, during the French Revolution. Players take control of Arno Dorian. Dorian is caught in the middle of the war between the Templars, a group focused on global control, and the Assassins, ... Continue Reading →

‘Beyond The Lights’ moves past melodrama

  Celebrity culture is always a hot topic. People are fascinated by watching the roller coaster ride that is celebrity lifestyle. It is like watching a car wreck. Sometimes it is difficult to look away. “Beyond the Lights” (Rated PG-13; 116 min) ... Continue Reading →
Scott Chaseling, a glass artist-in-residence this semester, explains the process for making his ‘waymarker’ glass jars Saturday in the Vergette Gallery, located in
the Allyn building. The jars colors are produced through glass fusing, while the structure is made by glass blowing. “These are my waymarkers for my time
here, three months so far,” Chaseling said.
Aidan Osborne · Daily Egyptian

Scott Chaseling: Expressing feeling and experience through glass

The art of glassblowing can be dated back as far as 1500 B.C. when it was first discovered that minerals combined with sand under heat and pressure create an easily moldable liquid form of glass. A Carbondale artist who uses a modern combination of ... Continue Reading →

Dancers grace the stage

Dancing for some is a weekend hobby, but for others, it is a lifelong passion. Those passions were displayed for visitors, community members and students alike this weekend. Thirty-three Southern Illinois Dance Company members performed a diverse set ... Continue Reading →

Newest installment of ‘Hunger Games’ fails to impress

The original installment in “The Hunger Games” film series was released in 2012. It jump-started both the career of Jennifer Lawrence and the trend of young adult dystopian novel adaptations. The silver screen became littered with movies like “Divergent,” ... Continue Reading →

‘Clybourne Park’ juxtaposes past and present

Even though dialect differs from decade to decade, similar social issues are presented in the McLeod’s final performance of the fall season. The McLeod Theater will perform its rendition of “Clybourne Park,” which provides a unique juxtaposition ... Continue Reading →

Hot Sauce Committee talks nostalgia, Carbondale and future fun

One band that has become increasingly familiar to the Carbondale music scene over the years has been the ’90s music and dance cover band the Hot Sauce Committee. With a band name inspired by a hit Beastie Boys track, it can be inferred that the ... Continue Reading →

‘Halo’ makes the move to Xbox One

The “Halo” franchise has been the crown jewel for Xbox since “Halo: Combat Evolved” was released in 2001. Since then, players have gone on four adventures with the greatest Marine of the future, Master Chief. With the success and popularity of ... Continue Reading →

‘Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance’ is a bizarre tour de force

The end of the year is upon us and with that movies of the year lists will come. It was a weird year for cinema. If a film was not unanimously praised, it got mixed reviews and seemed to fall of the face of the earth. While there were not many brilliant ... Continue Reading →

‘Saving Christmas’ gives reason to scrooges

Religious dramas seem to be on the rise. This year alone “God’s Not Dead” and “Mom’s Night Out” have found moderate success. While most of these films can be criticized for being religious propaganda, none are as bad as Kirk Cameron’s latest ... Continue Reading →
Silvan Negrutiu, left, a pianist from Romania, and Amy Catron, a cellist of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, perform Saturday
night in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall as part of their Midwest tour. Negrutiu and Catron came to SIU in
exchange for a performance held previously at Millikin University by SIU associate professor Eric Lenz. “This is my first time
in SIU,” Negrutiu said. “I’m excited to perform to SIU’s warm audience.”
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

The art of cello and piano brought to SIU

Music could be heard escaping the doors of the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall on Saturday night as the SIU School of Music hosted a violoncello and piano recital featuring Amy Catron and Silvan Negruţiu. The two performed “Suite Per Violoncello” ... Continue Reading →

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ disappoints after 20-year wait

“Dumb and Dumber” is a popular culture phenomenon. While doing wonderful at the box office, it did very poorly when it came to critical reviews. Yet, since its release in 1994 it has become a cult classic. Age does not matter. Everyone knows the lines. ... Continue Reading →

SIU School of Music: upcoming performances

Monday Guest violinist Julieta Mihal recital The School of Music features violinist Julieta Mihal for a guest recital from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. Mihal is an associate professor of violin at Western Illinois University ... Continue Reading →

Dissecting ‘Animals’ without knives

Nudity, sex, blood and a catchy beat are what viewers retain from Maroon 5’s music video for their new single, “Animals.” Between clips of lead singer Adam Levine dancing shirtless inside of a meat locker, the music video exposes issues in society ... Continue Reading →
Olivia Martinez, a freshman from Round Lake studying fashion design merchandising, works on an outfit made out of recycled goods Nov. 7 at Quigley Hall. The SIU Sustainability Department is teaming up with the Fashion Design and Merchandising registered student organization to make outfits out of recycled goods. Saturday is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling nationwide. —Lewis Marien

RSO fashions recycled merchandise

With hundreds of recycled supplies spread throughout its studio, the Fashion Design and Merchandising Registered Student Organization got its hands dirty to make “green” attire. After working for the past six weeks, two designs were made by the group ... Continue Reading →
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