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New coach brings new start for XC

The 2014 SIU men and women’s cross country teams face a major change to their program. Coach Matt Sparks has taken a coaching position at the University of Notre Dame after winning two Missouri Conference Championships in two years while coaching the ... Continue Reading →
Senior Tay Willis, is transitioning to wide receiver for the 2014 season after playing running back for the Salukis in 2013. Willis had 23 catches for 173 yards last
season. SIU will play Taylor University at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Saluki Stadium.
photo illustration by Evan Fait • Daily Egyptian

Receiver ready to show off speed

The Saluki offense will be fast this season, and one senior receiver is ready to set the pace. Senior wide receiver Tay Willis enters his final season with SIU in a new position. Willis played running back in 2013, rushing for 321 yards, which was second-best ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

Grooming gardens

Diana Tigerlily, a professor in communication studies, cuts flowers Sunday at Mandala Gardens, a seven-acre creative farm in Marion that she owns with Greg Reid. The grounds feature herbs, flowers, heirloom vegetables grown in circular designs and stone ... Continue Reading →
NathanHoefert • Daily Egyptian

Student donations not in vein

Cheryl Lane, middle, tapes up Kane Hudson, right, a sophomore from Peoria studying industrial technology, during the SIU American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday at the Student Center. “This is a little something I can do to know I give back,” Hudson ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Beat the heat

Eric Engleson, a senior from Arlington Heights studying therapeutic recreation cools off Tuesday at Saluki Mash-Up outside Grinnell Hall. “I’m relaxing while everyone else is sweating,” Engleson said. Engleson is a member of the SIUC Water Polo ... Continue Reading →

Student government seeks senators

More than half of the Undergraduate Student Government seats have not yet been appointed this year. USG Chief of Staff Shantel Franklin, a junior from Chicago studying political science, said there are 20 open senate seats. The Senate consists of 34 seats, ... Continue Reading →

Debate team sets goals sky high

The Saluki Debate Team has three new additions this year: two debaters and a new coach. Todd Graham, director of the team, said Ben Reid, Zach Schneider and Aditya Sharma have recently joined the team. Graham said Reid, a graduate student from Kansas ... Continue Reading →

Corporate sponsorship helps STEM students

A $50,000 donation, to Southern Illinois University, doubled the student participation in a program to bridge the gap from high school to college. The donation allowed 26 incoming freshman interested in science, technology, engineering and math, commonly ... Continue Reading →

Alarming changes in the River’s grand new efforts

The controlled sounds of an acoustic performance roll steadily as they embrace the landscape. The strings of the guitar billow around those of the violin and breeze soft amid the drum and tambourine. It was 2010 when English indie rock band Dry the River ... Continue Reading →

‘Sin City’ sequel is an unoriginal sin

It is weird to think it has been nine years since the release of the original “Sin City.” The year was 2005. “Sin City” was released to the masses and is still a critically acclaimed film today. It wowed us with its noir style, interesting world ... Continue Reading →
Evan Fait · Daily Egyptian

Old trade, new tricks

Wolfgang Vandiver a senior studying art endures the heat inside the L. Brent Kington Smithy to hammer out a spoon from steel. SIU is one of 14 universities in the nation that maintains a blacksmithing program and the only in the nation with a Master ... Continue Reading →

Saluki senior returns as coach

This summer the SIU men’s tennis coaching staff experienced addition by subtraction from its roster. Rafael Cuadrillero’s 6-2, 6-2 loss to Wichita State University in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship semifinals on April 26 ended his career ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Alan Elliott, of West Frankfort, wraps a hog in foil Monday at 17th Street Bar and Grill in Marion. Elliott is a pit master and said he has enjoyed the experience since moving to the area three years ago. “I’ve learned a lot about
barbecue since I started working with Mike [Mills],” Elliott said. “I’ve worked in restaurants since I was 15, but never any to do with barbecue.” The restaurant cooks a whole hog for a weekly event known as “High on the Hog”
from 5 to 9 p.m on Tuesdays at its Marion location, and on Thursdays at its Murphysboro location. Owner Mike Mills and his daughter Amy started the event to introduce customers to the tradition, which is common in eastern
North Carolina, South Carolina, and western Tennessee.

Hogging the spotlight

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Ice bucket challenge should be in hot water

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and causes paralysis before ultimately killing the individual with it, but you probably didn’t know that. ALS is gaining national attention with the social media campaign ... Continue Reading →

Local women create ALS gathering

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has gained notoriety with the recent viral trend, the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”, and two local women have created a group for families dealing with the disease. Deb Geiger, of Murphysboro, and Nikki Morgan, of Herrin, ... Continue Reading →
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