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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.”

Leading the charge: Marjorie Brooks, leader in the classroom and in the field

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

The solar-powered fountains coming to SIU’s Campus Lake are just one of the many projects Marjorie Brooks has worked on at SIU. Brooks, an associate professor in the zoology department, has been at the university since 2009.

Catching Krajcir: A bloody footnote in Southern Illinois history

Catching Krajcir: A bloody footnote in Southern Illinois history

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 24, 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.

SIU student-made film releasing on Amazon

SIU student-made film releasing on Amazon

By Hannah Smith, Staff writer

June 26, 2018

The Southern Illinois University student-made film, “Unconditional”, will be released June 28 on Amazon for world-wide viewing.

SIU student reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria eight months later

SIU student reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria eight months later

By Amelia Blakely, Campus Editor

May 9, 2018

Since Hurricane Maria ripped through the United States territory Puerto Rico this past fall on Sept. 20 the island's residents have been picking up the ruins of their homes and businesses while living with no power and water for months. “The days were long and the nights were short,” Ivonne Fr...

Carbondale church becomes the first in southern Illinois to use solar energy

Carbondale church becomes the first in southern Illinois to use solar energy

By Kitt Fresa, Features Editor

March 2, 2018

Church of the Good Shepherd installed a solar energy system that will save the church thousands in energy costs and reduce the church’s carbon footprint. The system is also considered not only the first of its kind in Carbondale but in all of southern Illinois, Dale Ritzel, a member of the church ...

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