Sugar and Spice for the College Life – March 2014

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Soul Census members Tamar Wade, right, and Whitney Marie Townsend, left, rehearse at the band’s home studio Thursday in Carbondale. The band was selected to play at this year’s Summer Camp Music Festival, which takes place May 23-25 in Chillicothe. The music festival is part of the band’s national tour. The band will perform April 24 at PK’s and April 25 at Hangar 9.

Soul Census taking count across country

Several area musicians will soon pack their bags and leave the southern Illinois region this summer for a national tour, but the first stop isn’t too far from home. Soul Census won the opportunity to play the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe ... Continue Reading →

‘How I Met Your Mother’ in 780 words

After nine years and more than 200 episodes, “How I Met Your Mother” ends Monday. And compiling a list of the best episodes is incredibly tedious. But after hours of debating and arguing, the field is narrowed to 37 episodes that encapsulate ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Gill, 16, of Carterville performs in the band Mr. Swamp Fox Saturday at Tres Hombres. The band includes Tyler Cornelius, Brandon Gill and Wade Keel who are all under the age of sixteen. Mr. Swamp Fox performs covers and also writes their own music. The band released a CD last summer called “On Lilac Lane,” Jeff Gill, the father of Brandon and Nathan Gill said. “I support them 100 percent. This is our sport!”

Youth out-Fox Tres Hombres

Guitarist Nathan Gill of Carterville has 10 years of experience studying classic rock and mastering his instrument; but he still has to have his parents with him at the bar. The 16-year-old Gill took the Tres Hombres stage along with the rest of Mr. Swamp ... Continue Reading →

Crypto-currencies struggle to gain worldwide acceptance

Christmas came early for Beau Wright in the form of bitcoin. Wright, a junior from Goreville studying advertising, heard about bitcoin in January 2013 and was fascinated by its potential. Crypto-currencies, such as bitcoin, are digital money that can ... Continue Reading →

Must-see series enhance the internet

In the age of digital media, fame is easily attainable for anyone with a creative concept and a video camera. Even for celebrities who have achieved fame in ways outside the inner workings of the Internet, a YouTube channel and some quick editing can ... Continue Reading →

Sugar & Spice: Beef Curried Ramen

Beef Curried Ramen Ingredients:  1 1/4 pound of chop suey meat 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive or canola oil 2 packages beef flavored ramen noodles 1 package of seasoning from the ramen noodles 4 cups water 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 ... Continue Reading →
Comedian Terry “Tmurph” Jackson of Carbondale poses in front of Arnette’s Barber Shop. Jackson works as a barber at the shop when he’s not on a stage telling jokes. Jackson regularly performs at Hangar 9 in Carbondale and has appeared on the show Comic View on BET. Tmurph appeared on the season two finale of Key and Peele on Comedy Central, where he played the role of a barber. “I enjoy having people come up to me after the show and telling me they enjoyed the stories about my life,” Jackson said.

T. Murph gets the last laugh

If there is any single comedian more deserving than the man known simply as T. Murph may he dare to step forth. As a local man known for his natural comedic presence, Terry “T. Murph” Jackson began rising through the ranks of the comedy scene around ... Continue Reading →

Students express college life through ‘The U’

Students on campus are using their creativity to express the distress and pleasures of life as a college student through TV. “The U” is a sitcom written, produced and directed by two senior students who seek to show audiences the joys and pains of ... Continue Reading →

College Students prepare for Spring Break 2013

It’s almost that time of the year: spring break. With winter quickly coming to an end, college students across the country begin to get ready for yet another wild and reckless time to party until the sun rises in the horizon. Locations tend to be popular ... Continue Reading →

Art reception expresses area social conflicts

The portraits and paintings of great floods and people long dead lined The Surplus Gallery’s walls Friday night for the art exhibit “Evicted From Heaven and Earth.” The exhibit’s three undergraduate artists displayed their creations to audiences ... Continue Reading →

Lights, Camera, Graves

As independent film “Dig Two Graves” crew members embark on a brisk southern Illinois morning along the secluded Tunnel Hill Trail, director Hunter Adams instructs the crew on the day’s tasks. Shortly after the crew eats an eggs, rice, black beans ... Continue Reading →

Sugar & Spice for the college life: Chili Amore

This chili variation started as a recipe from my dad, and I elaborated on it. The difference between the two is that I added ground cinnamon, brown sugar, hot sauce and worcestershire sauce, and I served the meat dish over pasta to make it a chili-mac ... Continue Reading →

Networks fight to keep up with cable

A young woman, covered head to toe in Edgar Allen Poe prose, disrobes as police officers and FBI agents scream at her to stop. “Help my poor soul,” she says repeatedly, as she brings a knife up to her face. As cops begin to move in on her, she plunges ... Continue Reading →

Weird Wood: Blood sacrifice sheds light on energy conservation

Lauraann Wood Daily Egyptian There’s nothing like a good finger cut to help us remember exactly how wasteful and disposable our society is. At least, that was U.S. designer Mike Thompson’s thought process when he decided to create a lamp that will ... Continue Reading →
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