Salukis get iced for ALS

The SIU football team participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Tuesday at Saluki Stadium. The SIU softball team challenged the Saluki football team. As of August 19, the social media trend has raised 22 million dollars for the ALS Foundation and ... Continue Reading →

LEDs enlighten campus

Students will soon be enlightened by the results of an about $1 million lighting project throughout the campus. Kevin Bame, vice chancellor for administration and finance, said the new LED lights being installed are part of a $30 million deferred maintenance ... Continue Reading →

Sprinters schedule walk-on tryouts

SIU’s new sprints coach had less than a month to recruit after being hired, so he’s hoping to find talent already on campus by holding tryouts. Coach Connie Price-Smith announced the hiring of sprints coach Anthony Acklin on July 28. The Salukis scheduled ... Continue Reading →

The return of Mika’il McCall

Most people rarely get the opportunity to redo something in life they regret, but one member of the Saluki football team finds himself with that opportunity. Mika’il McCall’s 2013 season was cut short after just one game due to a disciplinary dismissal, ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

A family affair

Deborah Barnett, left, a doctoral student in workforce education, her son Travis Barnett, middle, a senior studying geography and environmental resources, and Bryan Waldrop, a senior studying industrial design, have breakfast together Tuesday at Harbaugh’s ... Continue Reading →
Genie Schropp, also known as Vinyl Vixen, of Makanda, runs the afternoon show ‘Independent Worm Hole’ Tuesday on WDBX-FM 91.1. Schropp has been with
the station for nine years after a hiatus from her college broadcasting career. “It’s kind of like I’m reliving my dream,” Schropp said. WDBX has been in operation
since 1996 and relies on community support to stay on the air. WDBX is trying to fundraise $20,000 through a Kickstarter campaign and listener donations to keep
the station running.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Community radio station needs help to survive

WDBX 91.1 FM has been broadcasting in Carbondale since 1996, but in a day when many people stream music online, the local community station is working to stay on the air. Last week the station appealled to the community, asking for $20,000 to help the ... Continue Reading →

‘The Giver’ has nothing to give

Sometimes, Hollywood can be a broken jukebox. It will occasional play something new and everyone will sigh in relief at something different, something fresh. But for the most part, it seems to be stuck on one song that plays over and over and over. One ... Continue Reading →

Third time’s the charm for ‘Expendables’ series

Occasionally a movie comes along that cannot be fairly reviewed like every other movie. To even compare it to normal movies would be like comparing a child’s math skills to the math skills of someone in college. These movies tend to be so bad, so dumb, ... Continue Reading →

Updated Dell tablets distributed to freshmen

Michael Gossett remembers the tablet computer he got as an SIU freshman last year. “I don’t use it at all because it sucks,” the sophomore psychology major Michael Gossett said. His complaint was common among last year’s freshmen, the first SIU ... Continue Reading →

Two Salukis develop on enemy turf

Two Saluki baseball players spent their summer calling a rival stadium home and calling eight other Missouri Valley Conference players their teammates. Collegiate baseball players have the opportunity to play in summer leagues to develop their skills. ... Continue Reading →

Golf coach aims high for low scores

When Leroy Newton began his job as SIU’s ninth men’s golf coach only one Bush had been president, and the cost of tuition at SIU was $3,522. Newton retired in May after 18 years on the job. The man who succeeded Newton in July, Justin Fetcho, was ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian
ABOVE: Sarah Demkovich, a senior from Algonquin studying aviation management, laughs with Michael Bacha, a graduate student from Palatine studying public administration, during a pre-flight inspection Monday at the Southern Illinois Airport. Tuesday is National Aviation Day to commemorate the birth of Orville Wright. The registered student organization Flying Salukis was the 2014 winner of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship.

Friendship flies

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Summer releases offer a cure for student stress

Summer is over. It is time for students to get back to the grueling schedule of everyday academia. What better way to alleviate the stress than with music? Most students suffer from stress at some point but do not fear, there is a cure! The remedy is ... Continue Reading →

SIU volunteers at Boys and Girls club

SIU students gave back to a program Friday that has served the community for 10 years. The Boys and Girls Club on North Springer Street, which provides after-school activities for children, received a visit from students in the University Honors Program. ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian
Quentin Harris, a freshman from Lebanon, Ind., works in his dorm room Sunday, which is a part of
SIU’s Campus Pride Living Learning Community. SIU has dedicated parts of University Housing to
the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans* and queer community. The LLC is part of a new initiative brought
on by the LGBTQ Resource Center to better serve LGBTQ students living on campus. “I feel like I will
be more comfortable in gender-inclusive housing,” Harris said. “In society it’s like you have to be one
or the other and not everyone fits into those strict categories.”

Housing opens doors to gender inclusivity

Several students were welcomed into the university’s first gender-inclusive residence hall last weekend, at the Campus Pride Living Learning Community in Mae Smith Hall. The LLC is a program through the LGBTQ Resource Center and University Housing that ... Continue Reading →
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