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SIU student-made film releasing on Amazon

SIU student-made film releasing on Amazon

By Hannah Smith, Staff writer

June 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, News

The Southern Illinois University student-made film, “Unconditional”, will be released June 28 on Amazon for world-wide viewing.

SIU student reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria eight months later

SIU student reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria eight months later

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Features, Global, More Headlines, News

Since Hurricane Maria ripped through the United States territory Puerto Rico this past fall on Sept. 20 the island's residents have been picking up the ruins of their homes and businesses while living with no power and water for months. “The days were long and the nights were short,” Ivonne Fr...

Carbondale church becomes the first in southern Illinois to use solar energy

Carbondale church becomes the first in southern Illinois to use solar energy

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under City, Features, More Headlines, News, News

Church of the Good Shepherd installed a solar energy system that will save the church thousands in energy costs and reduce the church’s carbon footprint. The system is also considered not only the first of its kind in Carbondale but in all of southern Illinois, Dale Ritzel, a member of the church ...

A square’s guide to bars and drinking

A square’s guide to bars and drinking

By Jeremy Brown, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, Features, More Headlines, News

Believe it or not, there are students at SIU that haven’t entered a bar before, nor have they had a single alcoholic drink. Eric Caldwell, a bar manager at Hangar 9, said first-timers shouldn’t be afraid to drink. “It’s not as crazy as some people make it out to be,” Caldwell said. “I...

Movie Camera Movement, a ‘playground’ for students to produce films

Movie Camera Movement, a ‘playground’ for students to produce films

By Kitt Fresa

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, More Headlines, News

Since November 2010, an increasingly large group of students have been coming together to write, produce and edit movies. All students are welcome and collaboration is encouraged.

The Queen of the Pizza King (VIDEO)

The Queen of the Pizza King (VIDEO)

By Jacob Wiegand

December 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Videos

Pizza is the one thing a bar patron can’t find at Pizza King. Eighty-two-year-old Gwen Hunt has been running the local bar, more commonly known as PK's, for 61 years. “My ex-husband and I introduced pizza to Carbondale,” she said. “We started out the first pizza place in Carbondale.” However,...

Community church marks 150 years of worship

Community church marks 150 years of worship

By Jacob Wiegand

November 30, 2016


Filed under Features

If you’re walking through the northeast side of Carbondale on a Sunday morning, you may get a chance to hear the sounds of worship coming from inside Olivet Free Will Baptist Church. Many with their hands raised high in the air, the congregation of a few dozen members can be found belting song...

Carbondale barber shop carries its community (PHOTOS)

Carbondale barber shop carries its community (PHOTOS)

By Anna Spoerre

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features

At least half a dozen cars let out friendly honks as they passed a 71-year-old man standing in the shadow of a small red, brick building, his arm raised up in a wave. Kent Mason stepped inside and began trimming the white curly hair of an 89-year old woman. “Afros are always in style,” Maso...

Pagans of southern Illinois celebrate the new year, remember lost loved ones

Pagans of southern Illinois celebrate the new year, remember lost loved ones

By Marnie Leonard

October 30, 2016


Filed under Features

As the steady drumbeat drowned out cricket chirps and rustling leaves, members of the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance filed one by one into a roped-off circle to begin Samhain. Participants within the circle individually approached an ancestral altar, which was covered with pictures and keepsakes m...

Behind the spook: SIU students spare no screams with horrific haunted houses (VIDEO)

Behind the spook: SIU students spare no screams with horrific haunted houses (VIDEO)

By Hannah Cooper

October 24, 2016


Filed under Features

From small-town haunts to world-renowned attractions, SIU students and alumni are in for the scare. Chittyville School Haunted House, a horror attraction located about 30 minutes north-east of Carbondale in Herrin, is a real — and supposedly haunted — school abandoned in 1989. In 1913...

SIU student entrepreneur, mom, builds brand with style (PHOTOS)

SIU student entrepreneur, mom, builds brand with style (PHOTOS)

By Diamond Jones

October 19, 2016


Filed under Features

SIU student Alicia Hammond’s day consists of parenting, classes and an overnight job assisting brain injury patients — all while aiming to become the next fashion icon. In September, Hammond launched her own business, a clothing line called “Secrets.” The line is a way for others to “unlock differe...

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