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USG to vote on possible increased student tech fee next meeting, swears in new senator

USG to vote on possible increased student tech fee next meeting, swears in new senator

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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The vote on the $3 student increase to the student technology fee will be voted on by USG at the next meeting on Nov. 13, Paxton Morse, the vice president of USG, said. At the previous USG meeting University Interim Chief Information Officer Scott Bridges proposed a $3 raise to the student informati...

Jennifer Johnson’s music and teaching talents work in tandem

Jennifer Johnson’s music and teaching talents work in tandem

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Jennifer Johnson is a former SIU student, a local musician, and a professor whose talent in music and audio production work well throughout her lifestyle. Mark Stoffel, digital media system specialist, said Johnson is putting her own stamp on her career because she is extremely talented and creative. “Sh...

Human bones found in woods North of Carbondale

Human bones found in woods North of Carbondale

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 30, 2018


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Local hunters called the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 12:05 p.m. on Sunday because they found bones in the woods on N. Marion Street, north of Carbondale, according to a release by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. The release said the bones were identified as human by investiga...

Clothing Swap and Gender Expression Fair happens tomorrow

Clothing Swap and Gender Expression Fair happens tomorrow

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018


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The Clothing Swap and Gender expression fair will be taking place Tuesday in the international lounge at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Students can drop off or take home gently used clothing. During the event, makeup tutorials and safe binding techniques will be taught as well. Vernon Cooper, coordinat...

Daily Egyptian wins Online Pacemaker award

Daily Egyptian wins Online Pacemaker award

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 28, 2018


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The Daily Egyptian won an Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker award on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. The award recognizes the “best of the best” of college newspapers, according to the ACP’s website, and the Pacemaker is often referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism....

Attendees hand out Patriot Front flyers at Trump Rally

Attendees hand out Patriot Front flyers at Trump Rally

By Emily Cooper and Rana Schenke, Staff Reporters

October 27, 2018


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The Daily Egyptian received a flyer promoting a group called Patriot Front at President Trump’s rally on Saturday. The flyer discussed foreign invaders and global elite taking over the country and how Americans need to reclaim the country. According to the Patriot Front’s website, “our mis...

Protesters gather at Trump rally

Protesters gather at Trump rally

By Farrah Blaydes and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

October 27, 2018


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Protesters against President Donald Trump arrived at his campaign rally on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. One of the first demonstrators to show up and begin protesting was Chip Loghry, a resident of Marion, Illinois. “I disagree with what Trump stands for,” Loghry said. “I support marginalized communities and the...

Live: Trump holds rally in Murphysboro ahead of midterm elections

Live: Trump holds rally in Murphysboro ahead of midterm elections

By Staff report, Daily Egyptian

October 27, 2018


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This is a developing story that will be updated throughout the day. President Donald Trump is expected to speak at a rally today in Murphysboro at 4:30 p.m. 6:35 p.m.:  “We’re going to make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again,” said Tr...

Medusa reimagined in ‘Hardened’

Medusa reimagined in ‘Hardened’

By Isabel Miller, Staff photographer

October 25, 2018


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Rebecca Walker has always been fascinated with the myth of Medusa. A Gorgon whose hair made of snakes turns men into stone. “She’s been written about by so many people throughout history," Walker said. "Obviously she is a kind of iconic character who has existed since Greek and Roman times, ...

Salukis come out for LGBTQ+ history month

Salukis come out for LGBTQ+ history month

By Austin Phelps and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

October 25, 2018


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As part of LGBTQ+ history month, students and faculty have told their stories of coming out, all experiences unique. According to the Human Rights Coalition, one out out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. One out of ten Americans has someone close to them that is transgender.

WSIU hosts 12th district congressional representative debate, candidates discuss government control, women’s rights, marijuana legalization

WSIU hosts 12th district congressional representative debate, candidates discuss government control, women’s rights, marijuana legalization

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


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Incumbent Illinois representative Mike Bost (R- Murphysboro) debated campaign competitors Brendan Kelly (D- Swansea) and Randy Auxier (G-Murphysboro) on various state issues. WSIU televised the 90 minute debate live in Studio B of the Communications building tonight. Jak Tichenor served as m...

Community members gather at City Hall opposing Trump’s Murphysboro rally

Community members gather at City Hall opposing Trump’s Murphysboro rally

By Rana Schenke and Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter and Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


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Community members gathered on Tuesday evening outside of Carbondale City Hall to protest Trump’s upcoming rally in Murphysboro on Oct. 27. The rally took place outside of City Hall because the City Council canceled their meeting. Council member Adam Loos said he had planned on giving a resolution du...

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