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The Big Ride for EB passes through Carbondale

The Big Ride for EB passes through Carbondale

By Emily Cooper, Editor in Chief

May 25, 2019

The Big Ride for EB 2019-2.0 started on April 24 in Yorktown, VA heading to Seattle, WA, and then back to Yorktown, according to the ride’s website. The ride is to raise awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa, which is a generic connective tissue disorder according to Leslie Rader, a volunteer board of director at Debra of America.

How much has Gus Bode paid for his 63 years of tuition?

How much has Gus Bode paid for his 63 years of tuition?

By Erin Douglas, Advertising Production Manager

April 30, 2019

Gus Bode, every Daily Egyptian reader's best friend, has been attending SIU for longer than most of us have been alive. So the question is, how much has he spent on tuition?

Zombies, climate change, nuclear war: What to pack when the world ends

Zombies, climate change, nuclear war: What to pack when the world ends

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

“Bugging out” is leaving most of your earthly belongings behind where they could be stolen, looted or destroyed. However, in order to survive you cannot leave everything behind, so what do you take with you?

‘Long Live Freedom’ exhibit showcases nun who resisted Nazis

‘Long Live Freedom’ exhibit showcases nun who resisted Nazis

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

Josefa Mack, also known as Sister Mary Imma Mack, was just 20 years old and candidate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame when she began resisting the Nazi regime by sneaking food and medicine into Dachau, a concentration camp in World War II Germany famous for imprisoning Catholic priests.

Pretty in pink: Pageant gives children a chance to shine

Pretty in pink: Pageant gives children a chance to shine

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

“Calling it a beauty pageant is a little bit deceptive because beauty doesn’t mean necessarily physical beauty,” Linda Ellis, director of the pageant, said. “There’s a lot of different types of beauty; there’s beauty from within, there’s growth and the beauty that comes from that growth.”

Catching Krajcir: A bloody footnote in Southern Illinois history

Catching Krajcir: A bloody footnote in Southern Illinois history

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

Krajcir is credited with the murder of nine women in Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, and is known as the “boogeyman in the blue bandanna” because for years he would rape and rob seemingly random women while wearing a blue bandanna over his face.

Extern program shapes student’s futures

Extern program shapes student’s futures

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2019

35 students and 28 sponsors are participating in this year’s spring break externship program provided by the collaboration between the Career Development Center and the Alumni Association.

Buckminster Fuller: Southern’s innovator and inventor

Buckminster Fuller: Southern’s innovator and inventor

By Jeremy Brown, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 4, 2019

Richard Buckminster Fuller was the inventor of the geodesic dome and a professor at SIU from 1959 to 1970. Fuller’s geodesic dome is a structurally secure sphere built out of equilateral triangles. This design has been used in various fields of study, including architecture, astronomy and counterintelligence.

Southern Illinois University: 150 Years and counting

Southern Illinois University: 150 Years and counting

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

“We have a long history of being faced with challenge after challenge and overcoming it and succeeding despite some fierce opposition from other schools over the years,” Matt Gorzalski said.

Politics and protests make the university what it is today

Politics and protests make the university what it is today

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

150 years ago, SIU was formed during a time of rebirth and reconstruction. The university served as a beacon of hope for a damaged nation which was recovering from the Civil War, but it didn’t mean life in southern Illinois was perfect.

Meet Carbondale’s royal family: Members of the drag community share their stories

Meet Carbondale’s royal family: Members of the drag community share their stories

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

“My onstage personality is kinda the person I think I would be if I was a female,” Korey Klausing, a queen from Pinckneyville, said. “You have to change your whole body figure – alter it in ways that you normally wouldn’t.

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