Fredriksson’s history speaks high volumes

It took one Saluki volleyball player nearly two months longer to arrive in Carbondale than the rest of the team. Freshman outside hitter Nellie Fredriksson comes from Sweden, where she became the youngest player to play in the Elitserien League. The Elitserien ... Continue Reading →

Fresh start for Iannotti at SIU

Saluki football had Kory Faulkner calling the signals this time last year, and SIU’s current quarterback was down the depth chart at a different university. Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti transferred to SIU from Eastern Michigan University in the ... Continue Reading →
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Ruggapalooza Throwdown

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‘If I Stay’ should leave it to the book

When it comes to book adaptations, it seems only fair that they are judged solely on the film and not in comparison to the novel it comes from. With that in mind, “If I Stay” (Rated PG-13; 107 min) is still a terrible adaptation. “If I Stay” ... Continue Reading →
Lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Morton, right, and guitarist Jon Teutrine, left, of Fabulous Decline, perform Thursday at Hangar 9 during the first Local Thursday,
an event created by Hangar to give local musicians a chance to perform live. The performance was the band’s first at Hangar 9. “I’m glad to finally be able to actually
bring some people in and play,” Morton said. Caylan Hill, event manager for Hangar 9, said Local Thursdays will be at least once a month for most of the fall semester.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Hangar 9 introduces Local Thursdays

For most musicians, fame and fortune is not gained overnight. Most get their start by playing locally. Hangar 9 notices the importance of the local music scene in Carbondale and introduced Local Thursdays, giving musicians in the area a chance to perform ... Continue Reading →
Haley Johnston, 16, of Pinckneyville, douses participants with color powder Monday during the Color Me for Light 5K
Run at the Williamson County Fairgrounds in Marion. Johnston was named Miss Southern Illinois Outstanding Teen 2015.
About 400 participants took part in the run. The run was the first put on by The Lighthouse Shelter, which took over after
the previous organization disbanded. “We were very grateful for that because it’s such a prosperous fundraiser,” said
Evelyn Fuqua, volunteer coordinator The Lighthouse Shelter of Marion.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Finish with flying colors

Haley Johnston, 16, of Pinckneyville, douses participants with color powder Monday during the Color Me for Light 5K Run at the Williamson County Fairgrounds in Marion. Johnston was named Miss Southern Illinois Outstanding Teen 2015. About 400 participants ... Continue Reading →

Student creates social networking site

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and even Tom from Myspace and laid the foundation for social media sites. Now SIU student Jordan Jones is following in their footsteps. Jones, a sophomore from Joliet studying computer science and business management, said ... Continue Reading →
Holly Haliwell, of Carbondale, performs Sunday during ‘Glam, The Ultimate Drag Show” at The Wedding Garden in Carbondale. Haliwell has performed for 3 years in the area, and also works with various
community theatres around southern Illinois. The event was the first drag show held in Carbondale since Club Traz, also known as Club 213, closed its doors in May.
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

The drag show must go on

A spotlight follows a drag queen covered in iridescent sequins as she graces the stage. Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” plays, as people form a line to slip dollar bills between her breasts. Carbondale’s most famous drag queen, Blanche Du Bois, ... Continue Reading →

Qualifying residents may apply for medical marijuana

Illinois patients and caregivers with last names “A” through “L” will be able to apply for the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program through the Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday. The annual fee for patients is $100, but a reduced fee of ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale: a love story

I hail from Belleville, a town of nearly twice the population of Carbondale. If you’re not familiar with the area, it sits a stone’s throw from St. Louis. On a clear day, the Gateway Arch is visible from certain elevated spots in town. Belleville ... 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 →

Subway back, as Starbucks moves

The Student Center has recently added a new dining option and change is still underway. Tena Bennett, director of the Student Center, said Subway opened Saturday and Starbucks is undergoing a move down the hall. She said the Subway was planned to open ... Continue Reading →
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Senior Prom for senior citizens

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Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Dancing through life

Chavona Edwards, center, a student at John A. Logan College from Chicago, dances with the fashion model group Essence Wednesday in the Roman Room of the Student Center. “It’s more than just modeling,” Edwards said. “It’s not America’s Next ... Continue Reading →

Vacant office misleads campus

Anyone hoping to report a grievance to the university in the past two years would have been directed to an office that no longer exists, and a phone number that is out of service. The Office of the Ombudsman was closed in August of 2012, but as of Aug. ... Continue Reading →
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