Senior Szymon Opieczonek keeps his eye on the ball Oct. 12, 2013 during his match in the SIU Fall Classic at University Courts in Carbondale.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Lone senior hopes to lead young Salukis

On a team where freshmen make up two-thirds of the roster, seniors play a pivotal role in guiding the freshmen through growing pains. In the case of the SIU men’s tennis team, that responsibility lies with Szymon Opieczonek. The Naklow, Poland native ... 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 →

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 →

WSIU to air Gubernatorial debate

SIU’s WSIU Public Broadcasting stations 91.9 FM and Channel 8, will present the Illinois Gubernatorial Debate live on Thursday. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, of Chicago and Republican nominee Bruce Rauner of Winnetka will go head to head at 8 ... Continue Reading →
Nick Galindo · Daily Egyptian

Shopping close to home

Georgia Wessel, of Carbondale, shops for tomatoes Saturday at the Carbondale Farmer’s market at the West Town Mall parking lot. “I come every week,” Wessel said. “It’s great to come out and shop locally.” The market is open from 8 a.m. to ... Continue Reading →
Garrett Webb, right a junior from Newton studying agriculture business receives instruction from Kevin Bach Tuesday at Kevin’s Archery Center in Ava. Bach, the owner of the archery shop said business had been hectic for the past month with the start of deer season for bow hunting beginning Wednesday. “It’s that time of year, you’ve gotta get your bow ready,” he said. Webb had adjustments to his bow made by Kevin and other bow technicians at the shop who measured his arm span to adjust the drawback. Bach also gave Webb pointers for relaxing before releasing the arrow and being consistent. Webb said he plans to hunt this weekend. Kevin’s Archery Center focuses on each indivudal, offering personalized adjustments, and making custom strings on site. “We try to make sure we take the time to work with one individual at a time until it’s done, said bow technician Chad Lipe. Bach said he had been in business for three years. “I wanted to do something I liked when I eventually retire, because I know I wouldn’t stop working.”

Rosin up your bow

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Grasping for a win

Eric Engleson, a senior from Arlington Heights studying recreation swims toward the ball Sunday during the SIU water polo club’s match against Truman State University at Edward J. Shea Natatorium. SIU was defeated by Truman 16-5, and by Washington ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Winning at home

Shane Cockrum, of Benton, leads the pack across the finish line during the “Ted Horn 100,” a United States Auto Club Silver Crown Series race Saturday at the Du Quoin State fairgrounds. Crewmembers cheered at the guardrail, as he became the first ... Continue Reading →

The Daily Egyptian: by students, for students

When you hear the word journalist what do you think of? My guess is that you don’t picture a 20-something college student. When you pick up the Daily Egyptian and read a story, the person whose byline appears at the top is someone attending SIU, taking ... Continue Reading →

O’Guinn releases statement

Former Police Chief Jody O’Guinn released a statement Wednesday explaining the circumstances of his firing. O’Guinn said he does not know the reason Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity fired him. Baity described the justification of his termination ... Continue Reading →


17 page special e-edition of the Daily Egyptian. About DE StaffYou can reach the Daily Egyptian at (618) 536-3311. Continue Reading →
Jack Robinson, a junior from Decatur studying journalism and political science and Sarah Gardner, a junior from Eureka studying journalism and cinema
photography, react to the SIU Board of Trustees’ decision to table the proposed student media fee intended to supplement the Daily Egyptian. Robinson
and Gardner are the incoming managing editor and editor-in-chief for the fall 2014 semester. Current editor-in-chief Kayli Plotner updated the editorial
board from the meeting in Edwardsville.

The clock is ticking

When our staff received word the Board of Trustees intended to table the proposed $9 student media fee, as time seemed to stand still, an array of emotions filled the newsroom: anger, heartbreak, fear and willingness to go to battle. So we did. We took ... Continue Reading →


Members of the Daily Egyptian staff stuff inserts Wednesday night for the last print edition of the spring 2014 semester. Student workers from every desk as well as the advertising production department and business office participated. JENNIFER GONZALEZ · ... Continue Reading →
President Randy Dunn addresses media, faculty and students Thursday in the Student Services Building.

Dunn takes office

The SIU marching band announced Randy Dunn’s entrance as the media, administration and students welcomed him with loud applause and eager ears Thursday afternoon in the student services building. Chancellor Rita Cheng introduced Dunn by welcoming him ... Continue Reading →
Glenn Poshard makes one of many phone calls Wednesday during his last day as SIU President at the Stone Center. Poshard spent his last day with normal daily tasks such as looking through his mail and setting up appointments, but also spent the afternoon on a tour of campus saying goodbye to faculty and students.

Glenn Poshard’s final day

President says goodbye to staff, students Glenn Poshard has served in Congress, Korea and at SIU.  But Wednesday he was just driving his car, and soon realized he needed to buckle his seatbelt. “Won’t be the first time I’ve broken the law trying ... Continue Reading →
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