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Grassroots allows students to showcase art and literature

Grassroots allows students to showcase art and literature

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2019

“We are here to show your work, to give you publishing credit basically to give artists and creative students on campus the opportunity to have their work published and get their work reviewed in a much more low-stakes way,” Matt Gordon, Grassroots Editor-in-Chief, said.

The Long History of Lost Cross

The Long History of Lost Cross

By Mitch Brown, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

“If you are a freshman, or haven’t found a place to fit in, Lost Cross might be the place.” Grant Kentala, a resident of Lost Cross, said.

SIU alumnus’ original play to be produced in Chicago

SIU alumnus’ original play to be produced in Chicago

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2019

Originally from Dixon, IL, Jason Hedrick knew from a very young age that the stage was his home.  

SIU law students aid detainees at southern Illinois detention center

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

September 13, 2019

Three times a semester, SIU law students travel 35 miles south to Ullin and walk through a series of locking metal doors into a freezing room where they offer free legal counsel to detainees at the 240 bed Pulaski County detention center.

Movie Camera Movement elects first female president

Movie Camera Movement elects first female president

By Tahereh Rahimi, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

Victoria Kuball, a senior double majoring in Cinema and Photography and Radio, Television and Digital Media, was elected as the new president of MCM in May.

From King Tut to the Blair family: The history behind the Saluki mascots

From King Tut to the Blair family: The history behind the Saluki mascots

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2019

If you have ever been to a major sporting event at SIU or a student-oriented event, there is a chance you got to pet real salukis. This tradition started shortly after SIU changed their name from the Maroons to the Salukis in 1951. SIU purchased an 8-month-old Saluki pup named King Tut from Mr. and Mrs. Travaro from Farmer City. 

Hiking 101: five hiking locations to check out in southern Illinois

Hiking 101: five hiking locations to check out in southern Illinois

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

Southern Illinois boasts an array of conveniently close hiking locations that seem to be hidden from newcomers.

Column: What We Can Learn from our College Roommates

Column: What We Can Learn from our College Roommates

By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

While the majority of students on campus have their own room this year, a luxury that should not be taken for granted, there are some important experiences and lessons that can only come from sharing a living space with someone else. 

A look inside the oldest buildings on campus

A look inside the oldest buildings on campus

By Tahereh Rahimi, Staff Reporter

August 15, 2019

The castle-like building built 123 years ago is near the edge of South Illinois Avenue and Mill Street. The magnificent mansion is the home of the music department now.

The Big Ride for EB passes through Carbondale

The Big Ride for EB passes through Carbondale

By Emily Cooper, Editor in Chief

May 25, 2019

The Big Ride for EB 2019-2.0 started on April 24 in Yorktown, VA heading to Seattle, WA, and then back to Yorktown, according to the ride’s website. The ride is to raise awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa, which is a generic connective tissue disorder according to Leslie Rader, a volunteer board of director at Debra of America.

How much has Gus Bode paid for his 63 years of tuition?

How much has Gus Bode paid for his 63 years of tuition?

By Erin Douglas, Advertising Production Manager

April 30, 2019

Gus Bode, every Daily Egyptian reader's best friend, has been attending SIU for longer than most of us have been alive. So the question is, how much has he spent on tuition?

Zombies, climate change, nuclear war: What to pack when the world ends

Zombies, climate change, nuclear war: What to pack when the world ends

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

“Bugging out” is leaving most of your earthly belongings behind where they could be stolen, looted or destroyed. However, in order to survive you cannot leave everything behind, so what do you take with you?

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