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Saluki unity, student-athlete led group focuses on diversity and inclusion

Kyra Hunter, SIU volleyball player, walks among other student-athletes at SIU during the Run/Walk event put on by the Saluki Unity. Hunter wears a face mask with

By Madison Taylor, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2020

This fall, SIU Athletics has introduced a new Saluki Unity program, a student-led organization focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Q&A with Jackson County State’s Attorney candidate Joe Cervantez

SIU alumni Joe Cervantez, Jackson County State's Attorney candidate, marches with protesters and later gave a speech about how has has dealt with systematic  racism first hand as a defense attorney during the March on Washington  event that was put on by four different local organizations on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Carbondale, IL.

By Nick Hasenstab, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

Joe Cervantez  served in the Carbondale community as an attorney for eight years and will be running against the incumbent State’s Attorney Michael Carr who has been serving since he was elected in 2012.

Rendleman Orchards: Six generations of farm and family

A car passes behind the Rendleman's Orchard sign located on Illinois Route 127 in Alto Pass on Sept. 12. Rendleman's offers flower fields to walk through, goats and chickens to pet and apples for sale through the fall season.

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2020

Rendleman Orchards has been a part of the Carbondale community for 147 years and many people visit with their families to enjoy the fresh air and wild flowers.

A world without sports: How sports journalists are handling the pandemic

A portrait of Michael “Spyder” Dann, a sports editor for the Daily Register in Harrisburg, Ill., in front of Morris Library, SIU, September 8, 2020.

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Many high school, college and professional sports have been postponed due to the pandemic leaving sports journalists with a unique challenge.

Southern Illinois man tests pyramid creation theory

Barron Archey pulls the rope to the pulley to see how much weight could be pulled with Stephen Blakely's proposed Egyptian pulley system. Steve Berkley displayed the pulley system that he thinks the ancient Egyptians used to build the pyramids. Stephen said his goal was,

By Matthew Alleyne and Jared Treece

September 8, 2020

Different people believe the pyramids were built in different ways: ramps, forgotten civilizations, aliens, Stephen Blakely said he believes the Egyptians were smart enough to use one simple tool: pulleys. And he set to test part of that theory Sept. 5.

From the DE newsroom to professional careers, here’s what some of our recent alumni are doing now

A new Daily Egyptian sign donated by SIU alum Steve Brown. (Mary Newman | @MaryNewmanDE)

By Sara Wangler, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2020

The Daily Egyptian draws a wide variety of students from different backgrounds and areas of study to its newsroom.

‘Ben Franklin is watching:’ Protesters hold demonstration to save the United States Postal Service

Rose Weisburd, 55, of Carbondale, IL, waves at passing motorists that honked their car horn in support of Weisburd and a group of about 19 other protesters outside the main post office in Carbondale.  The group of protestors gathered in solidarity with a nationwide call for a #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday rally on Saturday, August 22 ,2020.
MoveOn, the NAACP, WorkingFamiliesParty, Indivisible and other national organizations announced the nationwide effort to show up at post offices across the country at 11Am on Saturday, August 22,

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

August 22, 2020

Protesters gathered outside of Carbondale’s post office on 1301 E. Main St. to participate in a nationwide rally to protest Louis DeJoy, United States’ postmaster general, and his plans to reduce the United States Postal Service.

Photo of the Day: Blue Heron Sighting in SOIL

A great blue heron walking by the water at Crab Orchard Lake Marina on August 15, 2020, in Carbondale, Il.

August 17, 2020

A great blue heron walking by the water at Crab Orchard Lake Marina on August 15, 2020, in Carbondale, Il. (Ana Luiza Jacome | @aluizaphotography)

‘This has been historic’- Carbondale community comes together to protest police brutality

Michael Coleman and Travis Washington, lead the Black Lives Matter march Friday, June 5, 2020 down South Illinois Ave.

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

June 5, 2020

Hundreds gathered at the Carbondale Civic Center on Friday to protest police brutality and demand justice for the death of George Floyd. 

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