Wire fire burns memories, displaces eight

Eight students affiliated with Tau Kappa Epsilon had to find new living arrangements for the semester after a Jan. 5 fire damaged their home. The resolution found some young men living with friends, some finding a new apartment and some even taking shelter ... Continue Reading →

Southern Illinois celebrates MLK

More than 300 people commemorated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at a breakfast hosted by the Carbondale branch of the NAACP on Monday at the Student Center ballrooms. The 33rd Annual King Breakfast started at 8 a.m. and featured top officials ... Continue Reading →

Trial delayed for man accused of sending SIUC threats of beheadings, bombings

A federal trial has been delayed for the man federal law enforcement say is responsible for sending bomb threat letters to the university which caused the evacuation of more than 2,000 students from Brush Towers in the middle of the night in September ... Continue Reading →

Recreation Center renovates for 2015

Jessica Brown| Daily Egyptian Patrons’ health will not be the only thing to receive a makeover this year at the Recreation Center. The structure, built in 1976, has gone through significant upgrades during its time on campus and is undergoing more renovations ... Continue Reading →
Branda Mitchell | Daily Egyptian

Year in review: front pages that defined 2014

2014 was a busy year for SIU. The university saw a drastic change in its top administrative roles. After the retirement of former President Glenn Poshard and the reassignment of ex-Provost John Nicklow, SIU hired President Randy Dunn and promoted ... Continue Reading →

Community urged to support home team when holiday shopping

When men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson encouraged the southern Illinois community to support its home team in a local radio commercial, he was not talking about the basketball team. In this case, southern Illinois’ home team is local business. In ... Continue Reading →
Desmon Walker, left, a junior from Champaign studying business management and president of the Alpha Phi Alpha SIU student chapter, and JaPone Johnson, right, a senior from Chicago studying criminal justice participate in the Hands Up, Don't Shoot Rally Monday in front of Grinnell Hall. Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha organized the rally that featured guest speakers talking about the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo. "We wanted this event to be peaceful and basically shed light on what happened and not necessarily the senseless things following after the rioting," Walker said. --Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Semester In Photos

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Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Climbing close to home

Steven Jesselson, a senior from Northbrook studying plant biology, searches for a pocket to place gear that will prevent him from falling to the ground, Monday, at the Shelter 1 Bluff at Giant City State Park in Makanda. “Each time you slap on that ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Preparing for the show

J.J. Ceniceros, a graduate student from Perryton, Texas studying speech communication, adjusts the lighting Tuesday during a rehearsal of “Spotlight Hour” at Kleinau Theatre. Ceniceros said he works as the lighting specialist for the theater this ... Continue Reading →

Committee meetings end, progress begins

Chairman Jack Langowski said the Downtown Advisory Committee has heard about 230 ideas from community members. The committee held its eighth and final meeting Wednesday at the Carbondale Civic Center. The committee, created to gather input on downtown ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs outpace Cougars

SIU and SIU-Edwardsville are 112 miles apart geographically but on the court, the distance between the two teams seemed wider than that Wednesday. The Salukis (4-3) dominated the Cougars (1-4) and led the game from beginning to end en route to a 79-67 ... Continue Reading →

Salukis remember Kent Haruf

A former professor crafted an entire city in his head, knowing exactly where the fictional train station, general store and tavern were located. Now, visiting his imaginary town may be the best way to pay respect to the now deceased author. Kent Haruf, ... Continue Reading →
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Birdies blast off

Nikahmad Kamaruddin, center, a senior from Malaysia studying mechanical engineering and member of the SIU badminton club, watches the birdie cross over the net after hitting it Monday in the Recreation Center. “This game is fun, exciting and one of ... Continue Reading →
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Cards create camaraderie

Todd O’Shea, left, of Carbondale, drafts a Magic the Gathering deck Monday at GameFuzion in Carbondale. Every Monday, players come to compete in a draft tournament. Each competitor buys into the competition and receives three packs of unopened packs ... Continue Reading →
Chelsea O’Reilly, a junior from Crystal Lake studying history, leaves Jimmy John’s in Carbondale Sept. 13 with delivery orders. O’Reilly said on
an average Friday night from 12 to 4 a.m., she makes between 50 to 75 deliveries. O’Reilly said she enjoys delivering because the more efficiently
and harder that she works, the more money she leaves with. “It motivates you to do your best every shift,” she said.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Dining hall hours increase student spending

According to local business managers, students who are still hungry after the operating hours of SIU dining halls buy food frantically during the weekends. Guillermo Ortega, a manager at Don Taco on Grand Avenue, said there is a 25 to 30 percent increase ... Continue Reading →
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