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

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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 →

Lovely Varughese files suit against state trooper

Lovely Varughese, mother of deceased SIU student Pravin Varughese, has filed a $100,000 civil lawsuit against Illinois State Trooper Chris Martin for his negligence while investigating the disappearance of her son. Pravin was reported missing on Feb. ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Impressing with paint: four decades strong

Missy Carstens, of Marion, works on a painting Sunday at the Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center in Whittington. Carstens, an impressionist painter who put on an artisan demonstration for visitors at the center, said she has been painting for about ... Continue Reading →
Junior center Dyana Pierre drives past Mercer’s Madi Mitchell on Sunday during the second half of the Salukis’ 67-52 win at SIU Arena. SIU won all three of its games during Thanksgiving break, and the team is now 4-1 overall for the first time since the 1991-92 season. “We feel good about being able to establish ourselves early,” Coach Cindy Stein said. “It does help build confidence, but we have to stay humble and continue to get better every game.” The Salukis play the University of Illinois at 2:05 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Salukis win third straight in Bears beat down

The SIU women’s basketball is 4-1 for the first time in 23 years. The team has appeared to reverse its fortunes in Cindy Stein’s second season as coach. After their blowout 67-52 win against Mercer on Sunday, the Salukis are one win away from ... Continue Reading →
Protestors chant “No Justice, No Peace” at the corner of West Main Street and North Illinois Avenue Monday night in Carbondale. —Lewis Marien | Daily Egyptian

Carbondale protesters show solidarity with Ferguson

The chants “no justice, no peace” were not heard in just Ferguson, Mo. Monday night. More than 30 community members gathered in nearly freezing weather by the Town Square Pavilion to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict ... Continue Reading →
Scott Chaseling, a glass artist-in-residence this semester, explains the process for making his ‘waymarker’ glass jars Saturday in the Vergette Gallery, located in
the Allyn building. The jars colors are produced through glass fusing, while the structure is made by glass blowing. “These are my waymarkers for my time
here, three months so far,” Chaseling said.
Aidan Osborne · Daily Egyptian

Scott Chaseling: Expressing feeling and experience through glass

The art of glassblowing can be dated back as far as 1500 B.C. when it was first discovered that minerals combined with sand under heat and pressure create an easily moldable liquid form of glass. A Carbondale artist who uses a modern combination of ... Continue Reading →
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