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Protestors shield their candles from the wind during a protest in memory of Amir Locke Feb. 27, 2022 at Turley Park in Carbondale, Ill.

Vigil for Amir Locke held amid continued calls for racial justice

By Joel Kottman, Staff Reporter March 2, 2022

People in the Carbondale community gathered on Feb. 27 to remember Amir Locke, a 22 year-old Black man who was killed by Minneapolis police executing a no-knock warrant on Feb. 2. “It’s sad to me...

String of HBCU bomb threats throughout the U.S

By Janiyah Gaston, Assistant to Editor February 23, 2022

Racial tensions in the United States have increased to the point to where HBCUs (historically black colleges) have now started to receive bomb threats. So far more than a dozen HBCUs across the U.S....

Ahmaud Arbery killers found guilty of hate crime

By Janiyah Gaston, Assistant to the Editor February 22, 2022

Today a jury in Brunswick, Georgia, found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan guilty of federal hate crimes for their involvement in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was an African...

Brief: Middle school student threatens students at Unity Point School following “White Privilege” card scandal

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter February 18, 2022

A grade seven student that passed out "White Privilege" cards to Black students at Unity Elementary School, threatened multiple times to harm students and staff at the school. Terrisha Adams, a parent...

SIU freshman defender, Kylie McDermott, goes head to head with a Knight player during the Salukis game against Bellarmine University, where the Knights won 2-0 against the Salukis on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex at SIU.

Semester in Photos: Fall 2021

By Sophie Whitten, Photo Editor December 2, 2021

Chris Bishop Chris Bishop is a senior at SIU and the multimedia editor of the Daily Egyptian. He is in the cinema department and is graduating in December 2021. He is originally from St. Louis...

SIU student, Jazmin Vazquez, stares at chancellor Lane as he exits Anthony Hall during the die-in protest held by SIU Student Safety Initiative on Dec. 1, 2021 at SIU.

SIU students protest gun violence 

By Janiyah Gaston , Staff Reporter December 1, 2021

On December 1, 2021 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and faculty marched from Faner to Anthony hall, where the chancellor and provost offices are located, to protest the ongoing gun violence...

Community Action: the battle against opioid addiction

By Kiersten Owens, Staff Reporter November 8, 2021

Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine is helping combat the opioid epidemic by freely distributing nasal spray that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.   The Illinois Department...

A Historical Look at SIU: When Halloween was Official

A Historical Look at SIU: When Halloween was Official

By Ryan Jurich , Staff Reporter October 21, 2021

Halloween in Carbondale has a well-deserved reputation of almost mythical proportion. From car flipping and beer tossing to keggers and John Candy, this Halloween we look back at the holiday’s long tradition...

Reward announced for information in connection to Keeshanna Jackson case

By Annie Hammock , Managing Editor October 13, 2021

Law enforcement agencies are now offering $15,000 in rewards for information in the shooting death of SIU-C freshman Keeshanna Jackson. The FBI’s Springfield Division announced Tuesday it is putting...

Community organizers call for police reforms following violent traffic stop, arrest of Kiveon Crawford 

Community organizers call for police reforms following violent traffic stop, arrest of Kiveon Crawford 

By Joel Kottman , Staff Reporter September 17, 2021

Local community organizers are calling for police reform after a video, recorded on Aug. 28, showed Kiveon Crawford, a twenty-eight-year-old Herrin man, wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and tasered twice...

A group comfort each other during a vigil was held for Keeshanna Jackson, a SIU freshmen who was shot and killed early Sunday morning.  The vigil was held in front of Davies Hall on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at SIU.

“A beautiful soul with a bright future”: Honoring the life of Keeshanna Jackson

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi , Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2021

On Sunday, Aug. 22, SIUC freshman Keeshanna Jackson was shot and killed at 3:12 am on 501 W. Cherry on her way back to her dorm.  Jackson attended a college party like hundreds of other students during...

Keshanna Jackson pictured on the SIU campus. Photo provided by Kaszcha Jackson

SIUC Freshman fatally shot; investigation underway

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Editor-In-Chief August 22, 2021

Friends and family are mourning Keeshanna "Shanna" Jackson, shot and killed early Sunday morning in a multi-victim shooting. At 3:12 a.m, the City of Carbondale Police Department arrived at the 500...

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