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‘Begin Again’ renews the summer movie

The music movie is dead. At least it was, until about a week ago. It seemed as if after June’s “Jersey Boys” Broadway-turned-movie dud Hollywood was a far cry from the Academy Award winning music biopics earlier in the ‘00s, films like “Ray” ... Continue Reading →

Delish 7 Spice Grill freshens up the strip

Though the 2 a.m. cheese fries from Sam’s Café contain some nutrients and Pagliai’s pizza contains every food group accounted for, healthy food is absent from the strip. Delish 7 Spice Grill intends to change that. Located on the corner of West College ... Continue Reading →

Resistance group heads from Carbondale to Cuba

Tuesday evening the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba made a stop in Carbondale on its way to Cuba. The Social Action Committee of Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship cohosted the event with the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois. There was ... Continue Reading →

Making a ‘new’ kahala

Tim Needham, of Herrin, applies caulk to a letter while installing the sign at the new location of New Kahala. Foam Features, the company Needham works for, located in Herrin, designs and manufactures 3-D signs. New Kahala is preparing for its grand ... Continue Reading →

Unity point students go the extra 835 miles

At the height of WWI, German opposition ran as high as the American flag waved. A century later, four 8th grade girls researched how dangerous patriotism cost a man his life, but eventually saved the lives of many. Four Unity Point Elementary School students ... Continue Reading →

Planet of the apes never transcends monkey business

This summer has been full of ridiculous images on screen. Magneto dropping a baseball stadium on the White House in “X-Men.” An alien vessel dropping a ship on Optimus Prime in “Transformers.” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (Rated PG-13; ... Continue Reading →
Cheri Reader, of Steamwood, tries out the beeswax jelly made by Annie Broyles, of Paducah, Ky.,who spoke on Saturday at the Heartland Apicultural Society conference.

Beekeepers make a beeline for SIU

This past weekend bee experts, beginners and fans alike swarmed to Carbondale to attend the 2014 Heartland Apicultural Society Beekeeping Conference. The event was created by the HAS in 2001 with the purpose to bring the beekeepers together for education, ... Continue Reading →

Legislative commitee sets rules to go green

The state will be seeing some changes in the near future, as a legislative committee approved medical marijuana rules on Tuesday. Illinois recently became the 20th state to legalize medicinal marijuana under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot ... Continue Reading →

Students create ACA compliant health plan

The university’s student health insurance plan is not compliant with the Affordable Care Act, and a student task force has created a new, compliant proposal, which they consider to be more valuable than the current plan. Graduate and Professional Student ... Continue Reading →
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Only two games remain in World Cup

The biggest tournament in the world will end this weekend with one team holding the World Cup trophy along with bragging rights for the next four years. Argentina and Germany will meet in the final Sunday with the Netherlands and host Brazil meeting ... Continue Reading →

Population day brings awareness

July 11 is annual World Population Day, and this year’s focus is to bring attention to the correlation between population, resources and the affects it has on the planet. To create national attention for the issue, the Center for Biological Diversity ... Continue Reading →

Derby girls never say die

What do the Dread Pirate Robyn, Lethal Objection, Splatter and A-K forty Devon all have in common? Two words: roller derby. The Southern Illinois Roller Girls will be hosting a scrimmage with their sister and brother leagues, instead of the Northeast ... Continue Reading →

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 →
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