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Halbert Katzen holds his Kudu Shofar Sep. 14, 2022 at SIU campus in Carbondale, Ill. “It became the best conversation piece I could ever Imagine,” Katzen said.

Blowing his own horn: Halbert Katzen uses ancient instrument to share his message

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter September 22, 2022

Halbert Katzen is a familiar sight around the SIU campus, recognizable for the giant horn he walks around holding, and occasionally blowing.  “I have the wonderful experience of getting to know a...

Image by Gary Todd via flickr

Amtrak cancels service to Carbondale pending rail worker strike

By William Box, News Editor September 14, 2022

Amtrak released a press statement September 14, announcing a cancellation of intercity passenger transport services out of Carbondale and surrounding areas in preparation for a likely rail worker strike...

Information about the classes are written on the windows of The Trap Aug. 18, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

The Trap offers a practical escape to become fit

By Emanuel Henderson, Staff Reporter August 26, 2022

Working out and reaching your fitness goals can sometimes feel like you are the metaphorical hamster running on the endless spinning wheel, or, even better, you are trying to free yourself from an inescapable...

When sounds collide: What auditory processing disorder is - and isnt

When sounds collide: What auditory processing disorder is – and isn’t

By Annie Hammock, Managing Editor July 11, 2022

It is easy to note someone has a disability when they are in a wheelchair, are wearing easily visible hearing aids or their arm is in a sling. Invisible disabilities are not so evident and thus more problematic...

Q & A with Saluki basketball great Chris Carr during Black History Month

By Joseph Bernard, Sports Reporter February 21, 2022

Black History Month is a time when people reflect on all the accomplishments Black Americans have made throughout history. One part of this history is recognizing the accomplishments of Black athletes...

William Vinson shovels debris from the road Dec. 18, 2021 in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Donations for tornado victims pile high in Mayfield, Kentucky

By Sophie Whitten, Photo Editor December 27, 2021

Driving south on U.S. Highway 45 over the hill into Mayfield, Kentucky, the town appears to have collapsed in on itself into a pile of wood, bricks and metal scraps in the aftermath of the Dec. 10 tornado.  Downed...

Rocky Taylor, a tornado relief volunteer, eats a meal cooked by Pryorsburg Independent Bible Methodist Church and Fowlers K&N Root Beer Dec. 17, 2021 in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Tornado survivors share stories of the splintering storm and the aftermath

By Sophie Whitten, Photo Editor December 22, 2021

In the cold and miserable rain, Mickey Fowler worked tirelessly out of his restaurant, which had been torn apart by tornado damage, to feed the volunteers coming to Mayfield’s aid. “I had a lot...

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...

Games and Ghosts: Scott Thorne turns niche interests into local attractions

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter October 20, 2021
Scott Thorne has a PhD in business administration, but if  you were to spend your Friday and Saturday nights in October with him, you would think his doctorate was in the paranormal. “I’ve had an interest in ghosts for a number of years,” Thorne said. It’s not just an interest of his, but of the many people that join him on his  Haunted Carbondale walking tour, where Thorne shows off many places around Carbondale that are rumored to be haunted. “Especially this time of the year we get a lot more interest, people showing up wanting to have a walking tour,” Thorne said. “But you have to be interested in them, and if you get an interest in them, then you hear the stories.”
John T. Soden in the late 1970s.

Alum John T. Soden reveals unpublished works from the 70s during his time at SIU

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

At the height of the era that promoted peace, love, sex and drugs in the 70s; in the midst of the effects of the draft and Vietnam War on the American people, John T. Soden was an SIU student looking to...

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SIU hosts Diversity Week to highlight unique campus experiences

By Janiyah Gaston, Staff Reporter September 10, 2021

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale hosted its annual Diversity Week, where students, faculty members, and others organized five days of events centering inclusion and diversity.  O.J. Duncan...

Brittany Adams posted this photo to the Facebook group WTF? Carbondale after her daughter lost her Barbie on a trial at Giant City State Park. Sunday.

“Ohhh! They found her!”: Little girl reacts with glee to returned Barbie doll

By Joel Kottman, Staff Reporter September 4, 2021

Three-year old Rowan Adams and her mother, Brittany Adams, were out on a hike Sunday on Trillium Trail in Giant City State Park when Rowan’s Barbie doll fell out of her backpack.  Rowan had just...

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