Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

How past Homecomings might inform the future

How past Homecomings might inform the future

By Joei Younker, Staff Reporter October 22, 2023

Southern Illinois has been hosting Homecoming celebrations since the early 1920s, from football games to the annual parade and bonfire nights. But as the years have passed, the excitement and importance...

Homecoming football historically lives up to the hype

Homecoming football historically lives up to the hype

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter October 21, 2023

Homecoming, and the traditions that come with it, all center around one event: the football game. Over the last 20 years, the Salukis have put on entertaining shows for fans, playing in several thrillers,...

Carbondales rich history of womens activism and protest

Carbondale’s rich history of women’s activism and protest

By Daniel Bethers, Staff Reporter March 31, 2023

The year is 1968, and you’re a female student at SIU. You must attempt to wrestle success and financial independence from a male-dominated academic environment only just beginning to give women and people...

Costumed pedestrians stroll down the sidewalk during Unofficial Halloween early Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, on the Strip in Carbondale. The annual event began in 2000 after a city ordinance, which has since been rescinded, restricted bars on the Carbondale Strip from operating on Halloween. (Jacob Wiegand | @JacobWiegand_DE)

The man behind the mask: Anthony Greff

By McKenzie Johnston, Staff Reporter October 28, 2019
For 13 years, unofficial Halloween has been a staple of Carbondale party life. Although it may seem at the surface to be an unplanned and spontaneous event, unofficial is actually a carefully curated event managed by one man: Anthony Greff.
The Pulliam Hall clocktower strikes 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

A look inside 1969 at SIU

By Emily Cooper, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2019
After 150 years of doors being opened at SIU, formerly Southern Illinois Normal University, Oct. 19 homecoming will welcome home graduates of the 1969 class. 
People in an old car, with the name Carbondale written on it, celebrating the Fourth of July. Photo courtesy of Morris Library Special Collections Research center, collection of “Neighboring Celebration,” from July 4, 1968.

The history of Carbondale’s Fourth of July celebrations

By Tahereh Rahimi, Staff Reporter July 4, 2019

Carbondale, like every other town and city in the States, has always celebrated the Fourth of July.  By reviewing the Daily Egyptian archive, some books about Carbondale history and the photo archive...

Daily Egyptian November 27 2012

By Mike Mullane January 15, 2013

Daily Egyptian November 27 2012

Daily Egyptian November 6 2012

By Mike Mullane January 15, 2013

Daily Egyptian November 6 2012

Daily Egyptian November 29 2012

By Mike Mullane January 15, 2013

Daily Egyptian November 29 2012

Daily Egyptian November 2 2012

By Mike Mullane January 15, 2013

Daily Egyptian November 2 2012

Daily Egyptian December 6 2012

By Mike Mullane January 15, 2013

Daily Egyptian December 6 2012

Daily Egyptian November 12 2012

By Mike Mullane January 15, 2013

Daily Egyptian November 12 2012

Load More Stories