Medieval fighter passes on his swordsmanship

Lothar Helgisson spent Easter Sunday doing what he said he does almost every Sunday — fighting and teaching. He strapped on his leather medieval combat gear — braces, helmet and self-made chest armor — grabbed his large shield and swordmade of Styrofoam ... Continue Reading →

Peer mentor interviews complete

A university mentor program started last semester has made changes and completed interviews as they prepare to assist a new group of students. New Student Programs coordinator Phil Campbell, along with some past peer mentors, conducted Saluki Peer Mentors ... Continue Reading →

Student work-school balance a fine line

Clance Cook Daily Egyptian   All work and no play may make Jack a dull boy, but many students work full-time while they attend school, according to a 2011 census report. The report concludes that 20 percent of undergraduate student workers worked full-time ... Continue Reading →

Tattoo artist faces tribulations, tested love

Though she never took his last name, Starla Long and Richard “Ozzy” Suddeth are unmistakingly husband and wife. Suddeth opened one of Carbondale’s first tattoo parlors in 1988. Originally from East St. Louis, he is now 50 years old and looking for ... Continue Reading →

Pride Picnic celebrates diversity and affirmation

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Carbondale held its fourth annual Pride Picnic Sunday with the sunshine as its ally and acceptance as its plight. “For the last two years it’s rained, and we’ve had to have the event inside,” said Will Davis, ... Continue Reading →

Candidate talks politics over pizza

For Belleville attorney William Enyart, the party has just begun. Enyart, D-Belleville, is a former Illinois National Guard Commander and SIU law alumnus. The nominee for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District spoke Thursday during Pizza and Politics ... Continue Reading →

Employees question vehicle relocation

A recent decision to move university-owned vehicles from Lincoln Drive to a parking lot on the campus’ west edge has upset some university program employees. Forty-two parking spots were opened up after Chancellor Rita Cheng made the decision to move ... Continue Reading →

Friends bond over wiffle ball in 10th season

It can be a sad day for  an amateur athlete when he or she comes to the realization that their days of sports stardom are running out. Five life-long friends from Carbondale refuse to hang up their cleats and they have kept their competitive spirit strong ... Continue Reading →

Salsa teacher aims to keep it alive at Longbranch

After the tables and chairs were cleared from the back room of Longbranch Coffeehouse, Solomon Hailu began to clear Longbranch Coffee started to teach one of his favorite hobbies: the salsa dance. After an hour Saturday night, the lessons were over and ... Continue Reading →
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