Freshman pole-vaulter Katie Trupp makes a clearance Saturday during the Saluki Fast
Start indoor track meet in the Recreation Center. Trupp scored a clearance of 3.65m,
ranking her as the second-best indoor women’s pole vault score in SIU history. The
entire team finished with 10 event titles and ranked the highest collegiate finisher in
three more events. The Saluki’s next meet will be the Saluki Open on Jan. 10-11.

Salukis hurdle into season

The Saluki track and field team began its season with the Saluki Fast Start meet and swept both the high jump and pole vault events Saturday at the Student Recreation Center. The team claimed a total of 10 events. Junior Alex Lietz won the men’s pole ... Continue Reading →

Vets get warm greeting

Craft Shop volunteer Jeni Fields, of Carterville, stamps greeting cards Tuesday during the World Card Making Day at the Student Center. Fields said this is the Craft Shop’s first year participating in the event and that they were making greeting cards ... Continue Reading →
Michelle Newman, 22, of Carbondale sings Tuesday during Karaoke Dollar Night at Hangar 9 on the Strip. Newman preformed the song “Every time we touch” by Cascada. Key West Bar and Grill on the West side of town also has Karaoke Night every Thursday and Friday.
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Bars pitch karaoke to students, community

At times, karaoke conjures up memories of people singing badly to over-played songs in a bar. But for some, the karaoke scene in Carbondale is growing and becoming a staple of weekday late nights. Hangar 9 and Key West Bar and Grill have karaoke nights, ... Continue Reading →
John Beyler, owner of Screaming Owl Records in Carbondale, listens to the band Soul Census rehearse
Sunday in his studio. The studio has two isolation booths and provides instruments if needed. “We
will officially be signing this band on Tuesday, and we’re really excited about it,” Beyler said.

Screaming Owl swoops onto local music scene

  An area recording studio is looking to expand Carbondale’s music scene and give community members a chance to put their vocal talents to use. Located on “The Island” in Carbondale next to Artistic Minds Tattoos, Screaming Owl Records has ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore tennis player Jonny Rigby practices Friday at University Courts. Rigby held a 15-3 singles record last year,
making him the leading player for singles. The men’s team’s first match will be Sept. 20 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., for the Middle
Tennessee State University Dale Short Shootout.

Sophomore finds home away from home

  Tennis player Jonny Rigby left his home country, his favorite football club and cold weather when he made the trip to Carbondale last year to extend his tennis career. Rigby finished last season with a 15-3 singles record and a 4-1 conference ... Continue Reading →

Strollin’ for the crowd

Members of the Iota Phi Theta fraternity dance together Saturday during the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Unity Jam at Shryock Auditorium. “We as a fraternity have different dances that we make up and call them ‘strolling’,” said member Corey ... Continue Reading →

South American sweets

Oscar Bram, left, and Domingo Valdez, both of Carbondale, prepare pastries Monday at La Unica Bakery in Carbondale. Bram said he works almost every day and helps cook all of the bakery’s pastries. La Unica serves a variety of Guatemalan and Spanish ... Continue Reading →

Skating off steam

Steve French, an undecided junior from St. Louis, skateboards Tuesday at the Carterville Skate Park. French said skating helps free his mind from stress. “I’ve been skating for about eight years now and just sta rted getting back into it,” he said. Photo ... Continue Reading →

Starting off the week right

Betsy Harman, right, of Carbondale, leads stretches with student center employees Sarah VanVooren, left, of Marion, and Leslie Godwin, of DuQuoin, Monday at the University Honors Program office in Morris Library. “I’ve been doing these mediation sessions ... Continue Reading →

A hands-on experience

Alex Maca, left, a freshman from New Lenox studying zoology, and Corey Corbett, a senior from Chicago studying electrical engineering, dip their hands in wax and water Saturday at the Student Center for Dawgs Night Out. “Wax hands sounded pretty cool ... Continue Reading →

Dancing the night away

L’Kenya Dalcour, a sophomore from Chicago studying psychology, preforms her solo dance Friday at the Southern Illinois Dance Company’s fall concert. The group spends all semester preparing for the event as well as its next concert in the Spring. “I ... Continue Reading →

Oodles of Poodles

Kelley Taylor, a 43-year-old poodle breeder from Mt. Vernon, spends most of her days in her back yard breeding and raising 40-50 toy poodles. Taylor has committed her life to nurturing poodles in her dog kennel for more than 15 years. She said she started ... Continue Reading →

Class captures small town life

Husni Ashiku, left, a senior from Polo studying cinema and photography, shows his photo case to Andrew Wire, a senior from Elgin studying cinema, Monday at the small town documentary class reception in the Communications Building. Ashiku said he spent ... Continue Reading →

Break time

Jasmine Tinsley, an undecided sophomore from Chicago, and Vance Adams, an undecided junior from Rockford, play a game of one-on-one basketball Monday at the Recreation Center. Tinsley said the two visit the Recreation Center often when they have a break ... Continue Reading →
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