Gallery: Molly Hill

Molly Hill, 16, of Carbondale, competes in a pole bending competition during the Illinois High School Rodeo Association’s Tri-State Rodeo March 30 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Hill took seventh place in the pole bending competition. She has competed ... Continue Reading →
Molly Hill, 16, of Carbondale, competes in a pole bending competition during the Illinois High School Rodeo Association’s Tri-State Rodeo March 30 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Hill took seventh place in the pole bending competition. She has competed in rodeo since she was 12 years old.

Home-schooled high schooler ropes, rides

Click here to view the full gallery While other high school students get on the bus for school, Molly Hill scoops horse feed. Hill, 16, of Carbondale, said in a typical day her four horses eat breakfast before she does. She then works on her online schoolwork ... Continue Reading →
Junior Jorge Cavero celebrates a point during his win against Wichita State’s Tin
Ostojic Friday at University Courts. SIU lost to Wichita State Friday 5-2 and swept
Western Illinois 7-0 Saturday. The men’s tennis team will play Illinois State University
at 1 p.m. Saturday at University Courts.

Dawgs split two matches at home

The Saluki men’s tennis team competed in two of three matches in its final home stand of the season with a tough loss followed by a dominating win. SIU (9-10) returned home to University Courts after a five-match road trip where the Salukis were only ... Continue Reading →
Max Shackelton, 6, of Desoto, plays with a train set Tuesday at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders on campus. The center offers therapy sessions based on individual client needs including social interaction, problem solving and developing a daily routine. The center is a partner with The Autism Program of Illinois. April is Autism Awareness Month. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in 68 children is on the autism spectrum, which is defined as a group of brain development disorders.

Center challenges autism stigma

From the time Ryan Williams was told he would have to be institutionalized to his becoming a high-functioning college student, the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders has made an everlasting influence on his life. Williams, a 19-year-old freshman from ... Continue Reading →

Walking on the beating path

Nichole Galloway, respiratory care office coordinator, left, and Rachel Jarvis, exercise physiologist, walk laps Wednesday around Memorial Hospital of Carbondale during their lunch break. The two said they try to walk several laps of the heart path — ... Continue Reading →
Libby Liston, a junior from Hillsboro, Mo., studying animal science, listens to her Intro to Riding instructor Stephanie Speiser, a senior lecturer in animal science food and nutrition Monday at the Equine Center. The class was able to ride outside for the first time after spending the first half of the semester in the indoor arena. Brittany Cain, a senior from Chicago studying equine science and teaching assistant for the class, said students learn basic skills from grooming to walking and turning the horses in the class.

Saddles and sunshine

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Overcrowded classrooms hurt everyone

The public’s rightful concern for protecting special education students clouded the similar intentions of the Illinois State Board of Education in the board’s attempt to drop a long-standing rule regarding class ratios. The board was set to vote Jan. ... Continue Reading →
Junior thrower Sophie
Lozano is balancing
her season with her
semester course load
in preparation for
the Missouri Valley
Conference Indoor
Championships this
weekend in Cedar Falls,
Iowa. Lozano majors in
mathematics and hopes
to be an actuary upon
graduation. She said she
loves numbers so much
she once came up with
26 reasons why 26 is her
favorite number.

Lefty Lozano launches into record books

“Knock Knock.” “Who’s there?” “Second place.” “Second place who?” For junior thrower Sophia Lozano, it was second place no more after a teammate riled her with the humorous yet encouraging joke. Lozano, who at a point in her career ... Continue Reading →
Carolyn Middleton, of Marion, laughs with Darlene Shannon, of Carbondale, Tuesday as they were named
with fellow cancer survivors during halftime of the “Go Pink” game. The two met three years ago at a
SIU men’s basketball game and have kept in touch since. More than $7,000 was raised from jersey sales.

Salukis ‘Go Pink’ for breast cancer

Sports teams worldwide are raising breast cancer awareness by wearing pink. SIU men’s basketball is now a part of that group. SIU Arena traded in its usual maroon for a more festive pink Tuesday night in honor of “Go Pink” night. The Salukis, in ... Continue Reading →
Members of the Malaysian Student Association serve food Wednesday during the International Food Fair at the Student Center. Syairah Aida Othman, left, a junior studying finance, Nikahmad Kamaruddin a senior studying mechanical engineering, Ahmad Faris Zainuddin, a senior studying mechanical engineering and Nancy Yong, a senior studying human resource management, are all originally from Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. The group spent five hours preparing satay, a skewered chicken; bandung, a rose milk; and several other dishes to share as part of the International Festival organized by the International Student Council.

International food fair spices things up

The smell of foods from around the world filled the Student Center Wednesday as the International Student Council held its 52nd annual food fair. The fair featured cuisines from 12 different Registered Student Organizations representing countries including ... Continue Reading →
Coach Kerri Blaylock, right, hits to outfielders during practice Feb. 4 at Garden Grove Event Center as senior
catcher Allie VadeBoncouer awaits the throw home. The Salukis won two and lost two during their first weekend
tournament in San Marcos, Texas. Blaylock said the team did well Saturday despite having to practice indoors for
several days and only get five hours of sleep before the second day of play.

Saluki bats get hot in below freezing temps

Saluki Softball started the season off with two wins in four games receiving offensive boosts from some of the younger players on the team. Despite the unseasonably cold weather in San Marcos, Texas, the Salukis started the season hot with a strong performance ... Continue Reading →
Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet Joshua Kocemba, a sophomore from Lisle studying biological sciences,
falls into the pool Thursday at the Edward J Shea Natatorium during the submerged equipment removal
portion of the Combat Water Survival Test. Individual cadets sang songs including “Party in the USA” and
“Sweet Caroline” before being pushed in the pool holding a rubber rifle and wearing an equipment vest. To pass
the test required for all soldiers and officers, cadets had to remove the equipment without getting tangled.

ROTC holds water survival tests

Some may say jumping off an almost 33 foot high platform is intimidating, but doing it blindfolded while holding a gun is just another average day for an ROTC cadet. The university’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, commonly know as the ROTC, underwent ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Anthony Beane goes for a reverse layup Wednesday during the
Salukis’ 79-60 victory over the Indiana State University Sycamores at SIU Arena.
Beane finished the game with a career-high 22 points. The Salukis, now 3-6 in
conference play will take on Loyola University Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.

Salukis trounce Sycamores

On a cold night SIU was hot and burned the Sycamores’ chances of going to 8-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference trouncing the number two team 79-60. “It’s been well documented that I’ve gotten after these guys after losses,” Coach Barry Hinson ... Continue Reading →
Chris Hagstrom, former
director of video services for
Saluki Athletics, watches the
last seconds of the Salukis
75-69 loss to the University of
Evansville Jan. 11 in the video
control room of the SIU Arena.
The men’s basketball game was
Hagstrom’s last after four years
with the Salukis. Hagstrom
is now a creative services
consultant for Total Sports
Entertainment and director of
production for the South Bend
Silver Hawks, a Class A affiliate
of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Video services director moves on

It is not often people get to know the man behind the camera, but Chris Hagstrom, former director of video services for Saluki Athletics, is hard to miss. From running around at basketball games to interviewing coaches, Hagstrom is a jack-of-all trades. Hagstrom ... Continue Reading →
Paul Jacobs, Grammy award-winning organist and chair of the Julliard School organ department, plays the Marianne Webb pipe organ at Shryock Auditorium Friday during the recital in Webb’s memory.

Organist, professor honored by community

There was no sheet music on the stand. His hands and feet played Bach, Shuman and Mozart, among others, from memory. Paul Jacobs’ organ repertoire was the reason Marianne Webb made a point in her will he would be the one to play her memorial recital. ... Continue Reading →
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