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‘Tribune Bookends’ retire after 42 years combined teaching

William Recketenwald (right), Phil Greer (left) Courtesy of SIU photos merged by Chloe Schobert.
By Nicolas Galindo, Managing Editor January 21, 2021
With a combined 59 years of journalism experience and 42 years of teaching, the ‘Tribune Bookends’ are retiring from Southern Illinois University.

Meet the artist behind Carbondale’s butterfly jewelry

Molly Gabel and her dog, Amaya, pose for a portrait in her at home studio Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Carbondale Ill. 
Gabel said that she loves working from home because she is able to make her own schedule.
By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor December 20, 2020
If you are looking for a last minute gift idea for the holidays, ethically sourced butterfly jewelry might be a great way to add some color to your winter festivities.

Alex Trebek recorded powerful Thanksgiving message for ‘Jeopardy!’ ahead of his death

Alex Trebek attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on February 15, 2015. (Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Zuma Preses/TNS)
By Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News, Tribune Content Agency November 26, 2020
Beloved "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek offered an uplifting vision for the future of the world in a video he taped shortly before his death to be aired as part of the game show's Thanksgiving episode.

Turbulence through time: 50 years, separate canceled commencements

By Rana Schenke, Editor November 25, 2020
In spring 1970, SIU was shut down and the commencement ceremony was canceled due to Vietnam War protests, marches and riots that had taken place at the beginning of May. Fifty years later in 2020, SIU seniors saw the university close and their commencement ceremony canceled amid a pandemic.

Hidden heroes of storytelling: costume designers create garments for Tuck Everlasting

Amriela D-Alessandro, 21, rehearsing for Tuck Everlasting as her character, Mae Tuck, Sept. 24, 2020, at SIU, in Carbondale ILL. “It’s weird that we have to be farther apart and that we don’t have everybody,” Nowark said.
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter November 24, 2020
The costume design team at SIU has creatively adapted to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last several months the team has spent countless hours creating garments for the spring musical, Tuck Everlasting, directed by Steven Tabor. 

Four easy Thanksgiving recipes to make for the family

Four easy Thanksgiving recipes to make for the family
By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter November 23, 2020
Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for some people because they have to make food for the whole family.

Intersectionality: Learn the meaning behind the increasingly popular term

SIU volleyball player Savannah Sheridan (left) and Dan Muller (right) hold hands while walking during the Saluki Unity's Run/Walk event.
By Brooke Buerck, Editor November 19, 2020
An important election season has nearly come to a close, but debates about the nation’s biggest social, political and economic issues remain at the forefront of today’s conversations. 

Local drag queen shares their 40 year long career story

Image provided to the Daily Egyptian by Blanche DuBois.
By Sara Wangler, Staff Reporter November 17, 2020
Blanche DuBois has done it all. From participating in beauty pageants all over southern Illinois to becoming the queen of entertainment and symbol of individuality in the local drag community, DuBois has become a staple of Carbondale’s entertainment industry.  

Behind the game winning field goal: Meet SIU kicker Nico Gualdoni

SIU kicker, Nico Gualdoni, kicks a field goal for the extra point attempt to give SIU the win. Gualdoni went 2 for 2 in field goals including this game winning 27-yard field goal during the Salukis' 20-17 win over the Redhawks on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.
By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter November 16, 2020
With two seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter, tied 17-17 with SEMO, starting kicker Nico Gualdoni lined up for a 27-yard field goal attempt that would secure the Salukis a victory in the War for the Wheel.

Black women in southwestern Illinois want real changes from Kamala Harris win

Co-organizer Jerricha Griffin, a Law student at SIU, speaks during the Justice for Breonna Taylor event at the Carbondale police station on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Carbondale, IL. Griffin speaks about the disrespect that Black women face in today's society.
By DeAsia Paige, Belleville News-Democrat, Tribune Content Agency November 13, 2020
Nov. 10—When Michelle Mitchell heard the news about Sen. Kamala Harris becoming the next vice president of the United States, she immediately told her 9-year-old daughter.

If not us then who?-Activists fight against police brutality

Nancy Maxwell, the grassroots director of the So. Illinois Unity Coalition, leads the way during the Vienna Rally for Racial Justice. The rally was met with a number of counter-protesters and onlookers. The event took place because of the recent Vienna high school Snapchat group called,
By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020
The Black Lives Matter movement has influenced social and political change in the United States. To protests, community organizing, legal activism, police reform, and voting, activism confronts issues of police brutality and racism in this country. 

Gallery: Veteran’s Day 2020

Kenny Johnson, a retired Air Force veteran, looks upon a grave at Mound City National Cemetery during Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Mound City, Ill. Johnson has only been coming to the cemetery for the last couple of years, but says he finds it to be a peaceful place to go and walk down row by row, reading information from soldiers' tombstones.
By Photo staff, Daily Egyptian November 11, 2020
The country honored its past and present veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 with various parades and events across the nation.
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