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SIU head coach Bryan Mullins prepares for his first Arch Madness appearance as a head coach on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis.
Coach Bryan Mullins tests positive for COVID-19
By Ryan Scott, Sports Reporter

SIU athletics announced on Friday that men's basketball head coach Bryan Mullins has tested positive for COVID-19. “SIU men’s basketball head coach Bryan Mullins has...

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Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University
Opinion- Kamala Harris: The truth behind identity politics
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter
In 2008, Barack Obama made history when he became the first African American president. At nine years old it mattered to me that someone who looked like me was now the leader of this country.
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Letter from the editor: It's time for student news to step up
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Local news is dying and is instead being replaced by enterprise giants such as Tribune, Gannett and Lee Enterprises. 
Emerald Avril rallies the protesters on September 25, 2020, in Carbondale, ILL.
Opinion: 'The Most Disrespected Person in America is the Black Woman'
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter
When I look at pictures of Breonna Taylor, Oluwatoyin Salau, Sandra Bland, Iyanna Dior, Elanor Bumper, Alberta Spruill and so many more Black women failed by the system, I see a reflection of myself. 
Glen Faith, the owner of Mermet Springs, poses for a portrait in one of the air tank refill stations on-site Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. “My ideas, if I was going to open up a quarry, I really wanted it to be a scuba destination where dive centers could come, instructors could bring their students, there was professionalism, there was adequate equipment for rental, and air fills were efficient,” Faith said, “We fill probably 3-4 maybe 500 cylinders this past weekend. No one waited more than 10 minutes for an air fill.”
Gallery: 'Dive in first class' in southern Illinois
By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor
Twenty-four years ago, Glen Faith, retired secretary of police and owner of Mermet Springs, decided to start a 40-acre scuba diving destination facility just outside of Belknap, Ill.
Semester in Photos Fall 2020
Semester in Photos Fall 2020
By Photo staff, Daily Egyptian • November 18, 2020
Kenny Johnson, a retired Air Force veteran, looks upon a grave at Mound City National Cemetery during Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Mound City, Ill. Johnson has only been coming to the cemetery for the last couple of years, but says he finds it to be a peaceful place to go and walk down row by row, reading information from soldiers
Gallery: Veteran's Day 2020
By Photo staff, Daily Egyptian • November 11, 2020
Opinion- Kamala Harris: The truth behind identity politics
Pandemic puts decades of gains over US poverty at risk of being wiped out
Jacob Bucknam, the owner of Soil Grown, tends to CBD plants inside a tented greenhouse Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “We grow and harvest and sell our own CBD flowers. This is just one of the beginning phases of it. We’ve had the place since February but COVID
affected us pretty hard as far as getting the doors open. We didn’t really open the doors until July and ya know we’re just now starting to see an uptick in sales as people are finding out we’re here,” Bucknam said.
Photo of the Day: Local CBD
By James Allen, Staff Photographer • November 14, 2020
“We grow and harvest and sell our own CBD flowers. This is just one of the beginning phases of it. We’ve had the place since February but COVID affected us pretty hard as far as getting the doors open. We didn’t really open the doors until July and ya know we’re just now starting to see an uptick in sales as people are finding out we’re here,” Bucknam said.
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