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Ending hunger one child at a time: Gumdrops provides non-perishable food items for kids

Ending hunger one child at a time: Gumdrops provides non-perishable food items for kids

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Gumdrops is a charitable organization that provides weekend packages of child-friendly, non-perishable food items to at-risk children in the area.  Ron Simpson and his wife, Amy created Gumdrops for Kids in January 2008 through their church because they wanted to find a way to help kids in the community who are struggling with hunger.  

Finding Forever funds animal rescue through thrift store

Finding Forever funds animal rescue through thrift store

By Alex Williams, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Finding Forever Animal Rescue  funds their care of homeless cats and dogs through a thrift store in their shelter. 

Sweetheart serenade: Phi Mu Alpha performs for newly engaged couple

Sweetheart serenade: Phi Mu Alpha performs for newly engaged couple

By Rana Schenke and Keaton Yates

February 16, 2020

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, SIU’s music fraternity, has performed at hospitals, nursing homes and Saluki Stadium, but on Saturday evening, the brothers gathered to serenade a special couple: fellow Sinfonian Kazzarian Ravine White and his fiancé, Ben Wingerter.

Carbondale creators celebrate the art of love at 24th ‘Love at the Glove’ exhibit

Carbondale creators celebrate the art of love at 24th ‘Love at the Glove’ exhibit

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2020

Community members filed into the old glove factory on Valentines day and were greeted by walls covered in vulvas, dildos and other exhibits meant to convey the meaning of love.

A tale of two couples: Southern Illinois sweethearts share their love stories

A tale of two couples: Southern Illinois sweethearts share their love stories

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

Whether you are 17 or 70, southern Illinois is a hub of love. Two southern Illinois couples shared their love stories with the Daily Egyptian.

Alum and activist returns to SIU for TED Talk: Q&A with Travis Washington

Alum and activist returns to SIU for TED Talk: Q&A with Travis Washington

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

Travis Washington, SIU alum, created the Hands Up Act in hopes of reducing police brutality.

Just a small town girl who wants to change the world

Just a small town girl who wants to change the world

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

A young business owner raises money to combat Australian wildfires.

Nicole Martin: Bringing the intensity for Saluki women’s basketball

Nicole Martin: Bringing the intensity for Saluki women’s basketball

By Brooke Buerck, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Teams the Saluki women’s basketball team will face this season will have eyes on senior Nicole Martin - prior to the start of their official season, Martin received Missouri Valley Conference Preseason accolades for the second year in a row. 

SIU steps up to challenge in Virtual Reality ethics

SIU steps up to challenge in Virtual Reality ethics

By McKenzie Johnston, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Two SIU professors, Dr. Shannon McCrocklin of the Linguistics department and Pinckney Benedict of the English department, are reimagining how we interface Virtual Reality technology with education.

Animal Report: Ink your body and help an animal

Animal Report: Ink your body and help an animal

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Friday, Nov. 15, Artistic Mind Tattoos & Body Piercing will be raising money for St. Francis CARE Animal Shelter from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Illinois looks to ban flavored tobacco

Illinois looks to ban flavored tobacco

By Nehemiah Abla, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

House Bill 3883, if passed, would ban the sale of flavors like chocolate, mint, honey and others.

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