’71 Saluki graduate a Hollywood success story

In the living room of a small Forest Street apartment in 1971, Dale White sat watching television with his friends. As the Mary Tyler Moore Show began, he turned to his friends and said, “Man, it’d be great to work on a show like that.” “You’d ... Continue Reading →
Kyle Teegardin, right, a sophomore from Joliet studying sports administration and manager for the SIU men’s basketball team, passes the ball to freshman forward Bola Olaniyan Monday during an after practice shoot around at SIU Arena. The managers prepare everything before and after practice, such as getting the basketballs out, filling up the water jugs, and setting the practice gear out.

Lewis Marien | THE WEEKENDER

The men beyond the X’s and O’s

Team managers juggle school, basketball dirty work Even before Saluki basketball players take the court at the SIU arena, four team managers have already been in the game for hours. “I tell these guys when we hire them that they have the job with the ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Hannah Shores puts up a shot over Fighting Illini freshman guard Taylor Gleason Nov. 21 during the Salukis’ 78-43 loss to the University of Illinois at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Shores had five points, four assists, and three rebounds in 22 minutes of playing time.
Lewis Marien | THE WEEKENDER

Shores surges alongside Saluki teammates

  Walk-on sophomore guard Hannah Shores has proved that she can perform the same, if not better than recruited athletes. Shores is a newcomer to the Saluki team, playing her first year at SIU. She is the first women’s basketball player to walk ... Continue Reading →

Ellsbury shaves off Boston history

    On Oct. 31, the Boston Red Sox claimed its third World Series victory in the past nine years; the team already has a completely different feel to it after a few offseason moves. The Red Sox and its biggest rival, the New York Yankees have ... Continue Reading →

Student government passes publication fee

  Undergraduate Student Government approved a $9 student publication fee for the Daily Egyptian on Tuesday to help the newspaper survive detrimental advertising losses. The 13-8 vote followed a debate in which some senators said the fee was too steep ... Continue Reading →

Sugar and Spice December 5, 2013

                Cheeseburger Soup     Ingredients  1/2 pound ground beef Pepper to taste Garlic powder to taste 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 small onion, diced 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cheese soup 10 ounces ... Continue Reading →

Podcasts can broaden students’ horizons

  There is a whole universe of podcasts available for someone burnt out on music or someone looking to stimulate his or her imagination, yet many people do not know where to access podcasts or even what they are. Podcasts are essentially downloadable ... Continue Reading →

Hansard takes the wheel on new EP

  Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has returned to let listners “Drive All Night” with his just-released EP of the same name. Hansard won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Falling Slowly,” an original piece from the ... Continue Reading →

Coffee emerges as a promising new band

  Shaun Fleming, the brainchild behind Diane Coffee, is a very intriguing person, and his journey to releasing “My Friend Fish” is just as compelling as the personality. A crowd at Hangar 9 Nov. 22 had the opportunity to see Diane Coffee open ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore thrower Josh Freeman poses with the gold medal he won at
the Pan-Am Junior Athletics Championships in Medellin, Columbia on Aug.
25. Freeman, who was the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference outdoor
champion, won with a throw of 20.20 m and bested his closest competitor
by over half a meter.
Jon-Erik Bradford | THE WEEKENDER

Saluki Sophomores Bring Home Bragging Rights

  Two Saluki athletes have achieved international success with their track and field skills. Sophomores Josh Freeman and Brandon Shemonia competed Aug. 25 in the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships in Colombia, and both came away with something ... Continue Reading →
Junior women’s tennis player Gisela Cairo Baza practices hitting Wednesday at
University Courts. The women’s team is coming off a season in which they set a school
record with 19 wins.
Jon-Erik Bradford | THE WEEKENDER

Twins make transition to SIU tennis

  Although the Cairo Baza tennis twins miss their home and family in Spain, they continue to go strong in preparation for this season. Gisela and Ariadna are juniors from Barcelona, both with majors under the College of Science. Last season Gisela ... Continue Reading →
Senior golfer Alexis Gatton tees off on hole 16 Monday at the Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale. Gatton, and two other
teammates qualified for Sunday’s Redbird Invitational, at Illinois State University in Bloomington.
Alexa Rogals | THE WEEKENDER

Women’s golf prepares to tee off in Normal

  Over the past weeks the Salukis have been preparing for their first tournament of the season, Sunday’s Redbird Invitational hosted by Illinois State. Despite all the players on the team working on their game all summer, only six players can ... Continue Reading →
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Obama wants Congress approval, IRS recognizes same-sex marriage

         Obama seeks congressional approval, foreign support for Syrian intervention President Barack Obama is seeking congressional support for air strikes in Syria. The move comes after Obama stated his intent to intervene in the ... Continue Reading →
Michael Hatfield, of Makanda, demonstrates one of the techniques used to grow mushrooms Tuesday at his farm in Makanda. In this process, str

aw is mixed with hydrated lime and mushroom spawn, and stored in buckets. "By doing it with these holes, it encourages them to grow out like that," he said. 

TYLER METROFF | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Spread the Fungal Love

  There’s a season for everything. So it should be no surprise that when it comes to mushrooms, one southern Illinois man has mushroom growing and hunting down to a science. Michael “Mike” Hatfield is the owner of the Flyway Family Farm, a ... Continue Reading →

New Veterans Center offers therapy, career resources

  A new center will offer veterans ervices they won’t be able to find anywhere else in southern Illinois. Marion VA Medical Center opened the Illinois AMVETS Veteran Center Wednesday to provide veterans with state of the art healthcare. The center ... Continue Reading →
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