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 →
Emilio Velez and Macaela Gilson perform a dance called “Go” Saturday at the Southern Illinois Dance Company Spring Concert Event in Furr Auditorium, during the annual concert. The dance company is a performing organization open to SIU students and community members. SIDC performed 16 dances at the event; all choreographed by the members. “We start rehearsing the third week of the semester, so they have a pretty long commitment,” Donna Wilson, faculty advisor said. Auditions for fall begin the second Tuesday of the semester.

Dancers balance life

When lights dim, dancers spread across the stage. The many shadows move along the wall. As the music fades in, dancers begin their movements. The dancers in the Southern Illinois Dance Company spend much of their practice time on stage. That dedication ... Continue Reading →

Win the fight, or keep in flight

  In journalism, it’s not about the awards. At least it shouldn’t be. Last weekend a group of my fellow students from the SIU chapter of National Press Photographers Association and I attended the Midwest Photo Summit, a conference held at Columbia ... Continue Reading →

Pilot helps students spread wings

Participants of the ‘I Can Read’ program gather around Bill Norwood as he autographs copies of his book, “Cleared for Takeoff: A Pilot’s Story of Challenges and Triumphs” Wednesday at the African American Museum in University Mall. Norwood, ... Continue Reading →

Go to sleep — or else

There is nothing like starting out your spring break with a trip to the Health Center. The day before my planned departure, I found myself in the waiting room cringing with every swallow of my sore, swollen throat. Yet another cold, I thought. I’d finished ... Continue Reading →

Salukis head to semi-finals

After a season of twists and turns, the Salukis have a chance to play Sunday for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. In the rubber game of the season series, the six seed Salukis were able to knock off the third seeded University of Northern ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson goes up for a slam dunk Nov. 2 at SIU Arena. Jackson earned runner-up Defensive Player
of the Year for the Missouri Valley Conference and was
named to the All-MVC Second Team.

The madness of March is back in the MVC

The best time of the year for a basketball fan is finally upon us: March Madness. After almost four months of Saluki basketball, it is time for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU did not start the season off the best way, but being 7-3 in ... Continue Reading →
Freshman guard Tyler Smithpeters is lifted by Jalen Pendleton and celebrates with his teammates Saturday after the men’s basketball team defeated Illinois State University 66-65 at SIU Arena. Smithpeters scored a three-point basket with nine seconds left on the clock putting the Salukis ahead by one, and securing the win. The Salukis claimed the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference and will take on the University of Northern Iowa Friday at 8:35 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Saluki Weekend Wrap Up: Men’s Basketball

The Salukis delivered on Senior Day and claimed the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in front of a sold-out crowd at SIU Arena. SIU (13-19, 9-9) played Saturday in front of a full house for the first time since 2008 against the ... Continue Reading →
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