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Democratic Illinois state representative Natalie Phelps Finnie seeks re-election and to address judicial system loopholes

Democratic Illinois state representative Natalie Phelps Finnie seeks re-election and to address judicial system loopholes

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


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Natalie Phelps Finnie is running for re-election as a democratic Illinois state representative. She said she’s advocating to change loopholes that benefit child predators. Finnie said the kids are the ones suffering, they didn’t ask to be brought into this world and nobody seems to be a voice for t...

Carbondale city council announces petition packets for 2019 mayoral election, city council positions

Carbondale city council announces petition packets for 2019 mayoral election, city council positions

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


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Carbondale city council announced petition packets for the 2019 municipal election are now available for those interested in running for office. In April 2019, the city will select a mayor and three city council members for four-year term agreements, the press release said. The election is for the s...

Gays in the Greeks: Fraternities attempt for identity inclusion

Gays in the Greeks: Fraternities attempt for identity inclusion

By Austin Phelps and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

October 4, 2018


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Michael Swanson and Nick Wilkerson, members of the Greek community, say LGBTQ+ students belong in Greek life. Nick Wilkerson, a bisexual member of Sigma Pi fraternity and junior studying cinema and photography, said fellow members of his fraternity don’t think any less of him for being a part of...

HRC Commissioner responds to allegations of disruptive, confrontational behavior at City Hall

HRC Commissioner responds to allegations of disruptive, confrontational behavior at City Hall

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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At the monthly Carbondale Human Relations Commission at City Hall on Monday, Ted Gutierrez, commissioner, said there were allegations made against him by city officials about his conduct at City Hall prior to the roundtable on Sept. 13. According to Gutierrez, the commission had submitted a press rel...

Carbondale’s 11 Days for Peace now has over 40 programs in its seventh year

Carbondale’s 11 Days for Peace now has over 40 programs in its seventh year

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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Carbondale’s 11 Days for Peace started with 21 programs in 2011, but has since grown to have over 40. “The purpose of the 11 Days for peace is to bring all of these civic organizations in faith, churches, and other groups together to work under one umbrella to represent peace community-wide,” Sumer...

First Saluki Comic Con opens on Family Weekend

First Saluki Comic Con opens on Family Weekend

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


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Saluki Comic Con happened over the Family Weekend. It was a two day event filled with virtual reality, guest speakers, presentations and vendors while attendees dressed in cosplay. “[Saluki Comic Con is] a way for us to express what we love without anyone judging us,” Greta Grimmer, an attendee ...

GPSC vice president of graduate school affairs election null and void

GPSC vice president of graduate school affairs election null and void

By Emily Cooper and Jeremy Brown, Staff Reporter and Campus Editor

October 2, 2018


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The previous election of Graduate and Professional Student Council vice president of graduate school affairs is now null and void, according to GPSC president and election commission chair Clay Awsumb. Awsumb said during the latest GPSC meeting the previous special election of Alex Davenport for vice ...

Saluki Elevator Pitch Competition has students compete to pitch their best business ideas

Saluki Elevator Pitch Competition has students compete to pitch their best business ideas

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018


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Inspired by the TV series Shark Tank, the Saluki Elevator Pitch Competition will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Dunn Richmond Economic Development Center. The idea is to be able to market your idea to someone in a limited time frame. “It's basically being able to pitch an idea, yourself or busin...

Students and community members rally against administration’s handling of neo-Nazi student accusations versus SIU Athletics protests

Students and community members rally against administration’s handling of neo-Nazi student accusations versus SIU Athletics protests

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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Students and community members gathered to rally against administration handling of neo-Nazi student accusations. The rally against racism took place outside of Faner Hall on Friday. The flier about the event that was passed around by the campus Young Democratic Socialists of America, said the rally woul...

Family fun on Family Weekend — here are the events

Family fun on Family Weekend — here are the events

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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Family weekend is right around the corner and if you’re still not sure how to spend these long three days don’t worry! There are a plethora of activities planned to make sure your family weekend is one to remember. Family weekend starts Friday, Sept. 28 and ends on Sunday, Sept. 30. Rec Center ...

Student Center plans for addition of makerspace, esports center

Student Center plans for addition of makerspace, esports center

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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In the board of trustees meeting on Sept. 13, SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno said a makerspace and an esports center would be coming to campus. (See more: Montemagno says many of reorganized schools are in final steps of approval at board of trustees meeting) The location planned for the esports center and teaser makerspace will be in the Student Center where SalukiTech computer store was l...

Reverse STEM Fair showcases ongoing and finished projects

Reverse STEM Fair showcases ongoing and finished projects

By Brandi Courtois, Managing Editor

September 28, 2018


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On Monday the Reverse STEM Fair took place in the Student Services building to help students show their strengths and passions to potential employers ahead of the actual STEM fair. Sheila Colombo, the employer relations coordinator for Career Services, said the Reverse STEM Fair generally takes place ...

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