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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.

The history of the African American History Museum

The history of the African American History Museum

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

The African American Museum of Southern Illinois has made its goal to “to identify, preserve and portray outstanding achievements in African American history and culture,” according to the museum's website. 

Out with ye olde and in with the new, enrollment in English increases

Out with ye olde and in with the new, enrollment in English increases

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

Virtual reality, podcasting lab and a flexible curriculum could be the cause increased enrollment in the English department.

Witches aren’t wicked, practitioners weigh in on the peaceful roots of paganism

Witches aren’t wicked, practitioners weigh in on the peaceful roots of paganism

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

Green faces, black cloaks, pointy hats and curses are what we imagine witches as, not peaceful, spiritual beings as their historical roots would reveal. This image is especially prevalent near Halloween.

Hobby turned business, family-owned alpaca ranch provides fiber to community

Hobby turned business, family-owned alpaca ranch provides fiber to community

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch has been providing local products made from alpaca fiber to the southern Illinois community for the past three years.

Grave Hunting: SIU unearths lost historical cemetery on campus

Grave Hunting: SIU unearths lost historical cemetery on campus

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

October 31, 2019

Just four years after Southern Illinois University was founded in Carbondale, the Jackson County Poor Farm opened its doors to residents just west of campus. 

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