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Class big hit with students

Jessica Reed, a senior studying aviation from Schaumburg, hits a pitch thrown by Julia Valley, an assistant professor in the Kinesiology department, during a kinesiology softball class Wednesday. The class meets twice a week and learns aspects of the ... Continue Reading →

Child center hosts fundraiser

Since 2002, the non-profit Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center has been helping local physically and sexually abused children. Their services assist hundreds of children each year. The mission of the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center in Pinckneyville ... Continue Reading →
Kourtland Bidinger, a student at Parrish School in Carbondale, shares a victory dance with freshman receiver Jimmy Jones at the Saluki Kids Academy camp last week.

Kids academy scores with local students

Most kids do not get the chance to learn about football from Division I players, but for one day, 35 local area grade school students got the chance. The football clinic was part of the Saluki Kids Academy, a literacy camp for striving readers in the ... Continue Reading →

Teacher takes the lead

Kara Lovelace, of Carbondale, grimaces after pushing in the side of her piece while Stephanie Dukat, a second-year graduate student studying ceramics from Buffalo, N.Y., demonstrates how to smooth over errors during Tuesday’s class. Sarah Greer, also ... Continue Reading →
Five of the 20 exchange students discuss what’s next on their schedule while taking a break from volunteering for Green Earth Incorporated, a local organization. These students are part of the Study of the U.S. Institute on Government and Public Policy for Student Leaders.

SIU hosts 20 students from Asia

Undergraduate students from central Asia were selected to travel overseas to experience the culture and learn the government style of the United States, particularly southern Illinois. Five students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey were chosen ... Continue Reading →

Sarvela named acting chancellor

Paul Sarvela, vice president for academic affairs, was named acting chancellor Tuesday at a special meeting called by the Board of Trustees. Naming an interim chancellor was the only item on the agenda for the meeting that lasted less than 15 minutes. ... Continue Reading →

Chicago’s Bloody Fourth

During the holiday weekend of the Fourth of July, what began as a time of celebration became a bloodbath brought on from gun violence. Cook County Medical Examiner Anthony Brucci confirmed a total of 17 dead and it was reported more than 60 people were ... Continue Reading →

Sarvela named interim chancellor

  Paul Sarvela was named interim chancellor Tuesday at a special meeting called by the Board of Trustees. Naming an interim chancellor was the only item on the agenda for the meeting. Sarvela is the vice president of academic affairs and will continue ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating our Independence Day

“We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”- President Thomas Whitmore This memorable quote from the 1990s film “Independence ... Continue Reading →

Keep boardroom out of my bedroom

On June 30, the Supreme Court handed down their 5 – 4 ruling that making family-owned corporations pay for contraceptive insurance coverage violates their religious freedom. What about my right to reproductive freedom? In no way, shape or form should ... Continue Reading →

Upcycling to waste less and create more

Upcycling can turn old trash into treasure. Ron Dunkel, coordinator of the Student Center Craft Shop, said “Upcycling is taking waste or old materials and transforming them into something new or better than the original.” The Craft Shop offers an ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale gets set for the fourth

As American flags wave in the wind and the feeling of patriotism sweeps through the city like wildfire, people of Carbondale can expect to see a slight change in celebrations Friday night. Residents from all of southern Illinois will come to watch the ... Continue Reading →

Nebulas viewable from Neckers

On any given night, there are many planets and stars to see in the sky, however observers may soon be able to see an entirely different galaxy. “It could be now or it could be in a few months, but Andromeda is coming up,” Lecturer of physics April ... Continue Reading →

Eco camp builds and knowledge

Torrie Withrow, a senior from Wayne City studying outdoor recreation, demonstrates to Maggie Bathgatt-Duram how to build a mound fire during one of Touch of Nature’s Eco Camps Tuesday. A mound fire is built on a tarp with a dirt base so it will not ... Continue Reading →

Father files lawsuit over son’s suicide

The father of a Cambria boy who committed suicide last October filed a lawsuit Monday in the wrongful death of his son. Bradley Lewis, of Collinsville, is suing the Carterville Community Unit School District, Carterville Superintendent Bob Prusator, Carterville ... Continue Reading →
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