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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. 

Frankie Thomas steps up for Saluki men’s golf

Frankie Thomas steps up for Saluki men’s golf

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

October 29, 2019

As Saluki men’s golf kicked off their 2019 season, senior Frankie Thomas was one of six players to return to the team following their 2018 season finish as Missouri Valley Conference champions. 

The man behind the mask: Anthony Greff

The man behind the mask: Anthony Greff

By McKenzie Johnston, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

For 13 years, unofficial Halloween has been a staple of Carbondale party life. Although it may seem at the surface to be an unplanned and spontaneous event, unofficial is actually a carefully curated event managed by one man: Anthony Greff.

Holocaust Literature class returns in wake of concerns over Immigrant Detention Centers

Holocaust Literature class returns in wake of concerns over Immigrant Detention Centers

By McKenzie Johnston, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

SIU’s English Department will be offering a Holocaust Literature course again in the spring semester, this time open to undergraduate and graduate students.

The Science Center: Providing hands-on science for 25 years

The Science Center: Providing hands-on science for 25 years

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

The Science Center at the University Mall has been fulfilling its mission to provide kids with hands on educational experiences for the past 25 years.

Free Again Wildlife refuge lends helping hand

Free Again Wildlife refuge lends helping hand

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation, based in Herrin, IL, has been rehabilitating native fauna for the past 25 years since opening.

SIU feature twirler Jazmin Randazzo dazzles at halftime shows

SIU feature twirler Jazmin Randazzo dazzles at halftime shows

By Ashlyn Ege, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

While attending a football game, the main events consist of the game and halftime. Half time is filled with performances from spirit teams and the band. 

Sensory haunted house comes to Marion for second year

Sensory haunted house comes to Marion for second year

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2019

The Marion Carnegie Library will be hosting its second annual Sensory Haunted House for people of all ages who are sensitive to stimulus.

SIU celebrates United Nations Day

SIU celebrates United Nations Day

By Brooke Buerck, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2019

United Nations Day celebrates the previous year’s accomplishments by the United Nations and looks forward to the upcoming missions of the organization.

Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival to be held by SIU

Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival to be held by SIU

By Brooke Buerck, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

The SIU department of English and Grassroots Undergraduate Literary and Arts Magazine is hosting the Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival on campus starting Oct. 23.

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