Chicago high school students visit art facilities

The art of glass blowing dates back to the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt. Today, Salukis and high school students alike are using it to increase opportunities for their futures. Ten high school students from Chicago toured art and design facilities, ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
A member of the Sigma Kappa team serves a giant volleyball to the “Just the Tip” team Monday during the Big Pink Volleyball Tournament
at the Recreation Center. Thirteen teams participated in the event, which is one of many benefitting the Saluki Strength Breast
Cancer Fund. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the last event will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 for the Be My Bra event.

Big pink volleyball served for breast cancer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s a giant pink volleyball flying through the air. Thirteen teams of six people took to the courts to find out who could handle the 4 foot diameter ball, all in the name of charity for the Inaugural Big Pink Volleyball ... Continue Reading →

Tree-killing beetle discovered in southern Illinois

The Emerald Ash borer, an invasive species of beetle responsible for the deaths of more than 250 million ash trees throughout the U.S., has been discovered in Perry and Williamson counties. The beetle is native to Asia and eastern Russia, but was first ... Continue Reading →

Three arrested during South Ash Street incident

Three people, two of whom are SIU students, were arrested after police broke up an Unofficial Halloween house party about 12 a.m. Sunday when 200 people met on the lawn of 408 S. Ash Street where a car was flipped by partiers. Zachary Justus, 19, a freshman ... Continue Reading →

Literary festival hosts New York author

The guest speaker attending the Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival is not unlike many SIU students. Her resume however, includes being published by the Guardian and Vice, among others. The 15th-annual festival, hosted by Grassroots magazine, will begin ... Continue Reading →

‘Fury’ is innovative and compelling

World War II is a widely overused staple of the war film genre. Hollywood has had its struggles finding new angles to show an important part of human history. “Fury” (Rated R; 134 min) finds a unique way to tell the story of the second World War. “Fury” ... Continue Reading →
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Pumpkin frenzy

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Agnew family suffers two football setbacks

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Keep calm and keep bees

Kenny Fisher’s name still appears on the staff schedule on a whiteboard at the United States Department of Agriculture service center in Murphysboro, though “permanent vacation” is written next to it. Fisher retired in June 2013 after working at ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis’ playoff window closing, not shut

Qualifying for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs is a task with simple requirements: win your conference or seven Division I games. SIU football sits at 5-3 on the season and fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference. With back-to-back losses ... Continue Reading →
Senior Sadie Darnell competes in the White 6K Race Saturday during the Indiana State University Pre-National Invitational at LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Darnell took 40th place out of 214 with a time of 22:38.8. Darnell said she helps the freshmen, including her sister Claire, in developing to take over for the seniors on the team. The Salukis, who are the reigning Missouri Valley Conference champions, will defend the men’s and women’s titles at the MVC Championships Nov. 1 in Carbondale.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

SIU cross-country, a family affair

Sports teams tend to act as family and this year, part of the women’s cross-country team actually is. Senior Sadie Darnell has been on the team since 2011. Last season, she led the team to its first conference title since 1992 and became an All-MVC ... Continue Reading →

‘Dracula Untold’ should have been left untold

Original concepts are untested ground to big budget studios. Untested ground is the possibility of losing money. Because of this, film is going through a stage of franchising anything with sequel potential. “Dracula Untold” (PG-13; 92 min) is a casualty ... Continue Reading →

Music In Motion festival promotes future musicianship

Countless hours of marching, standing at attention, playing and holding an instrument are just some of the things that go into a high school marching band’s preparation for a show. The Music in Motion festival was held on Saturday at Saluki Stadium. ... Continue Reading →

Illinois facing another fiscal challenge

Illinois has taken strides to correct its budget deficit in recent years, but the tax debate is coming back up. A presentation held in the Saluki Stadium Club Suites on Thursday helped illustrate Illinois’ financial situation. The Paul Simon Public ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

‘Unofficial’ cleanup

Val Kendrick, of Carbondale, sweeps up trash Saturday morning outside Wise Guys Pizza and Subs in Carbondale. Kendrick said he does maintenance for both Wise Guys and Sam’s Café when needed. “If either one of them has a problem, they call me,” ... Continue Reading →
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