From farm to fork

Carol Brown, of Lebanon, buys some fresh organic vegetables from Nick Barger, a senior from Belleville studying horticulture. The vegetables come from the SIU Sustainable Farm, which sells 80 percent of its produce to the dining halls, mostly Trueblood ... Continue Reading →

Summer chills

Extended Campus sprung for ice cream for the whole campus Wednesday. Treesong, SIU Alumni and Director of the Gaia House, shared a free treat with Grace Darmour-Paul, a graduate student from Davenport, Iowa, studying education. “I took 14 credit hours ... Continue Reading →

SIU safety is all the Rave

The word rave does not usually bring thoughts of safety to one’s mind when associated with college students, but university’s new alert system is sure to change that. SIU is now the thousandth customer for the Rave Mobile Safety Alert System. This ... Continue Reading →

‘Wish I Was Here’ not all there

Director Zach Braff has a thing for indie music. He populated his 2004 film “Garden State” with hipster-cred pieces, and his new movie “Wish I Was Here” (Rated R; 106 Min.) demonstrates that preference a little too well. The soundtrack’s first ... Continue Reading →

Vietnam Wall comes to SIU

In 1982, three known graduates of the Air Force ROTC program at SIU had their names engraved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor their service and sacrifice for their country. A replica of the wall will be on display on the ... Continue Reading →
Protesters gather Friday along Route 13 opposing military action in the Gaza strip. Signs read “Honk
for Peace,” “Gaza Not in My Name,” and “Free Gaza.”

Palestinian supporters protest for awareness

Red, black, white and green litter the sidewalks as car horns blare loudly. Arms are raised with signs reading: “Honk for Peace”, “Drop Books Not Bombs” and “Stop Killing Innocent Women and Children”. More than 100 demonstrators lined Main ... Continue Reading →

SIU begins search for new provost

Provost John Nicklow has been reassigned to administrative duties,. Nicklow will be assigned within the College of Engineering and Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela said an interim provost will be appointed at the Sept. 11 Board of Trustees meeting. “Please ... Continue Reading →

No Love lost for conference rivals

There have been many different speculations about what team will land NBA All-Star forward Kevin Love. The most recent trade proposal came from the Chicago Bulls, who have offered forwards Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic in exchange for ... Continue Reading →
The Rose Hotel gazebo looks out onto the Ohio River, where Illinois and Kentucky meet. The structure was built in 1882 by the original architect James McFarlands son, James Junior after additionall renovations to the property were completed in the years prior. The gazebo is free for the public to visit and can also be rented to hold events, such as weddings.

Rose Hotel home to more than just guests

In a quaint village along the Ohio River, the Rose Hotel does not stand out of the background, until the graves in the backyard come into view. Prior to being closed in 1967, the hotel had been the longest continually operating hotel in the state. Now ... Continue Reading →

SIU McNair scholars dedicate their summer to research

Most college students use their summer break to kick back and relax, but there are 14 students at SIU who have used their break quite differently. The students are a part of the McNair Scholars Program and have devoted nearly 320 hours of their summer ... Continue Reading →

West Nile mosquitoes in Jackson County

Routine mosquito testing found mosquitoes positive for the West Nile virus south of Carbondale in Jackson County but no human cases have been reported. The mosquitos were collected Friday. A dead crow found in the same area also tested positive for the ... Continue Reading →

Dairy-infused yoga

Kelly Neville, Yoga Instructor at the Recreation Center leads Yoga and Yogurt, a summer program put on by SIU Extended Campus and the Recreation Center. Megan Campbell, graduate assistant for SIU Extended Campus (far left), and Amber Manning-Ouellette ... Continue Reading →

Updates create better environment

While students are busy updating phones and laptops, staff is busy updating campus for the new school year. New streetlights, better technology and more classrooms are all in store for upcoming semesters. Once spring semester ended, campus updates began. ... Continue Reading →

SIU fights to prevent sexual assault

This upcoming fall semester, the university is making changes to ensure the safety of its students and campus. The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act requires colleges to train all new students, faculty and staff in recognizing, reporting ... Continue Reading →

‘Begin Again’ renews the summer movie

The music movie is dead. At least it was, until about a week ago. It seemed as if after June’s “Jersey Boys” Broadway-turned-movie dud Hollywood was a far cry from the Academy Award winning music biopics earlier in the ‘00s, films like “Ray” ... Continue Reading →
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