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Murphysboro man threatened by racist neighbor
Murphysboro man threatened by racist neighbor
By Sophie Whitten and James Allen
On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Gavin Topp, a mixed-race American, posted on Facebook that his neighbor painted a racist statement on the side of his shed. In the previous post, Topp said, “I’m in need of some help. I have a dangerous neighbor who keeps harassing, stalking, and making threats on the lives of everyone who lives with me. He’s even gone as far as to say he’ll kill the unborn child of my brother’s.”
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Opinion: The bad blood between LGBTQ men and discriminatory donation bans
By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter
I donated blood for the first time last month. While preparing to stick a needle in, the nurse said to me, “You’re a really good candidate for donating blood.” I laughed a little to myself while putting my earbuds in, queueing up my playlist and squeezing the stress ball. 
Letter to the editor: We must die
Letter to the editor: We must die
By Eyaan Mahone
The killing was seven years ago on a Monday afternoon. On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old African American, was shot dead by former police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Opinion: Super Bowl LV: Can Mahomes and KC win two in a row, or will Brady win his seventh?
By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter
Super Bowl LV will be played by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5, 14-5 overall) against the defending super bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs (14-2, 16-2 overall) in Florida at Tampa Bay's own Raymond James Stadium. Though, there will be limited capacity of people in attendance, which could temper any true home field advantage. 
Federick Martin Qualls, owner of Qualls Hat & Co., poses for a portrait inside his store Feb. 9, 2021. Qualls Hat & Co. is located on Walnut Street in Carbondale, Ill.
Hat maker turns hobby into inspiration
By Subash Kharel, Staff Photographer
“I was inspired to open up a hat store to reinvent myself to show the incarcerated that they don’t have to depend on nobody to open up a business. I have been incarcerated myself,” Qualls said. 
Kampus Kuts Barbershop and Salon Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Kampus Kuts is located just off of SIU Carbondale’s campus at 825 S. Illinois Ave. in Carbondale, Ill. Chris Bishop | @quippedmediallc
Kampus Kuts: a staple of the Black community
By James Allen, Staff Photographer
For over 15 years, Kampus Kuts has serviced the people of Carbondale in all of their hair cutting needs. 
Dre James, owner of Victoria Candle Co. works on candle orders in his apartment Feb. 21, 2021, in Carbondale Ill. -	“Every month my customer basis is increasing so I’m obviously doing something right,” James said. He started his business in 2019 after having a dream about pouring candle wax. -	“I just joined the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce and the president ordered a candle, so I just got done making his,” James said.
Victoria Candle Co.: An entrepreneur's dream of wax becomes a reality
By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor
“The first candles I made, I went to Dollar Tree and bought the candles that were already made and remelted them and it didn’t turn out too well. So that’s when I really started to research candle making,” James said.
Members of the Saluki Rainbow Network walk around campus Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The RSO put on the LGBTQ+ Pride Walk to spread love and acceptance across the campus community. (Dillon Gilliland | Daily Egyptian)
The Equality Act passed the House again, but is likely to die in the Senate
For the second time in two years H.R.5, popularly known as the “Equality Act,” has passed through the House of Representatives, but is predicted to lose in the upcoming Senate vote.
Madhavi Tiwari, a master’s student from Nepal in the Department of Chemistry in Carbondale, Ill. collects gas samples for further study on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. “Nitrous oxide(N2O) is one of the greenhouse gases (GHGs), which plays a significant role in ozone layer depletion and eventually leads to global warming. About 77.8 percent of total U.S. N2O emission takes place in agricultural sectors. Nitrogen (N) is leached and emitted from the soil in the form of nitrate and nitrous oxide gas. Cover crop (CC) rotations and no-till are the most important practices to prevent N loss,” Tiwari said. The objective of the study was to compare the effects of cover crops on yield, N uptake, N leeching, and N balance to conventional tillage practices, such as reduced tillage or no till. N20 emissions were measured in all treatments in the hopes of increasing grower awareness and knowledge of tillage and cover crop combination to promote better conservation practices.
International Student Feature: effects of cover crops
“Nitrous oxide (N2O) is one of the greenhouse gases (GHGs), which plays a significant role in ozone layer depletion and eventually leads to global warming."
Illinois State Capital building seen from a rooftop in downtown Springfield, IL on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020.
The “Equality Act” passes the U.S. House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, also known as the “Equality Act,” Thursday Feb. 25.
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