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Centralia’s Blaquefyre film festival showcases local talent

Events like the famous Sundance Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival are prime examples of innovated minds gathering to showcase creativity. While these events are distant from the Midwest, The Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival in Centralia ... Continue Reading →

SIU will pay more than $1.7M for 2011 furlough days

Southern Illinois University will pay more than $1.7 million to about 1,500 current and former employees who had to take unpaid furlough days in 2011. According to the ruling the university did not appeal Thursday, the administration at the time–President ... Continue Reading →

Sisters aren’t always by blood

A little-known southern Illinois women’s group is no longer a secret. The Secret Sisters Society of Southern Illinois, an organization that embraces women’s versatile personalities, is gaining traction. The group–created in 2013 by Kristi Hoak, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis start streak on milestone win

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson surpassed former SIU coach Rich Herrin in wins in Missouri Valley Conference games with his latest. SIU (9-11, 2-5) defeated the Bradley Braves (6-14, 1-6) 70-59 for its second consecutive MVC win. Hinson is fifth ... Continue Reading →

Wire fire burns memories, displaces eight

Eight students affiliated with Tau Kappa Epsilon had to find new living arrangements for the semester after a Jan. 5 fire damaged their home. The resolution found some young men living with friends, some finding a new apartment and some even taking shelter ... Continue Reading →

The facts about Frozen Fun

Events sponsored by University Housing usually include kiddie games, popcorn and T-shirt giveaways, but rarely do they involve ice skates and green screens. Entertainment Avenue, a Maryland-based firm for fun, provided a 24-by-4 foot synthetic ice-skating ... Continue Reading →
In this file photo from Nov. 7, 2011, supporters of the Faculty Association march through the Agriculture Building during a student-organized rally march across campus. Students, faculty, members of Occupy Carbondale and community members joined the crowd as they made stops around campus.  –Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

SIU’s lawsuit appeal deadline Thursday

The university has until Thursday to appeal an Illinois Education Association’s unfair labor practice lawsuit against SIU’s former administration. If it does not appeal, SIU would have to pay nearly $1.9 million to about 2,000 current ... Continue Reading →

Former SIU coach excels at small college

After more than 50 years of coaching basketball and 900 wins at the high school and college levels combined, former Saluki basketball coach Rich Herrin said he still has fun coaching every night. Herrin retired from coaching in 2007,  but decided to ... Continue Reading →

Oscar review part two

Common moviegoers who typically do not understand the process of sound or film editing constantly overlook the mechanics of a film. Many barely understand the duties of a director. Though not as well known, films would not be the same without excellent ... Continue Reading →

All-American moves up to smaller role

Weeks of patience are starting to pay off for transfer junior guard Blair Stephenson. The former NJCAA Division II All-American made her first career NCAA start Sunday against Evansville because sophomore starting point guard Rishonda Napier suffered ... Continue Reading →

Salukis support breast cancer awareness with Pink Out games

Both the Saluki men’s and women’s basketball teams are raising money for breast cancer awareness. Fans can bid on jerseys and the highest bidders will be able to pick the name they want on the back of a player’s jersey. The players will ... Continue Reading →

Resolutions are ripe at the Rec

The calendar changing leads many people to want to change their lives. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, according to a poll by the University of Scranton. A separate poll conducted by Marist College found health-related ... Continue Reading →

Pigs fly into the pit on 17th street

A thin layer of fog fills the banquet hall of Murphysboro’s world famous 17th Street Bar & Grill as the scent of smoked pork and sound of friendly chatter fill the air. The fourth annual Whole Hog Extravaganza/Brisket Bonanza/BBQ MBA is a three-day ... Continue Reading →

What’s NEXT for Sara Diesburg?

An SIU student was named one of the top-five finalists for a national interior design competition, which included about 800 college students. Sara Diesburg, a senior studying interior design from Paxton, was named a finalist for the competition, called ... Continue Reading →

Oscar review part one

The Oscars are finally here. While the award show represents what many in the industry consider top tier filmmaking, people always criticize every pick the academy makes. The award show is known for being both a high mark in the industry and for being ... Continue Reading →
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