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The man behind the mask: Anthony Greff

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 The annual event began in 2000 after a city ordinance, which has since been rescinded, restricted bars on the Carbondale Strip from operating on Halloween.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)
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.

A look inside 1969 at SIU

The Pulliam Hall clocktower strikes 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
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. 

The history of Carbondale’s Fourth of July celebrations

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.
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...

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