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‘This is a part of our life’: Two rival high school football teams celebrate 100th game

‘This is a part of our life’: Two rival high school football teams celebrate 100th game

By Samantha Keebler

August 26, 2017


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Two area high school football teams continued a decades-long rivalry Friday night as the Carbondale Terriers and the Murphysboro Red Devils matched up for their 100th game since the feud began in 1921.

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City to see increased police presence during Solar Bear weekend

City to see increased police presence during Solar Bear weekend

By Francois Gatimu

August 25, 2017


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Campus and city officials are joining forces to prepare for Solar Bear, the annual mass student party event that marks the first weekend of the fall semester.

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Power through for workout gains

Power through for workout gains

By Cory Ray

August 23, 2017


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It happens every year: people flock to the gym excited to begin their resolutions to work out consistently — but after only a few short weeks, many of those people stop going.

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SIU Forestry Club puts timber sports on display during campus eclipse festivities

SIU Forestry Club puts timber sports on display during campus eclipse festivities

By Denton 'Gio' Giovenco, Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


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While the campus swelled with recently settled-in students and eclipse tourists from across the globe Monday morning, the roar of a chainsaw cut through the festivities, signaling that the SIU Forestry Club was moments away from putting its timber sports skills on display.

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Ozzy Osbourne barks at the Moonstock

Ozzy Osbourne barks at the Moonstock

By Paul Beckmeyer

August 22, 2017


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Ozzy Osbourne had the massive Moonstock music festival crowd barking and howling at the moon as the celestial body drifted directly in line with the sun.

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Innovation on display at Science and Technology Expo

Innovation on display at Science and Technology Expo

By Kitt Fresa

August 21, 2017


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Scientists and entrepreneurs from all over the country came to SIU’s Science and Technology Expo Sunday and Monday to share their innovative inventions with visitors, locals and students over eclipse weekend.

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Louisiana students visit SIU, propel weather balloons 100,000 feet

Louisiana students visit SIU, propel weather balloons 100,000 feet

By Cory Ray

August 21, 2017


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Students from four Louisiana schools said they never expected to conduct research for NASA while in college, let alone launch weather balloons 100,000 feet into the sky. The Louisiana Space Grant Consortium (LaSPACE) took part in a NASA-sponsored live-stream project involving 55 teams across the nation. On...

Planetary Radio Live event explains eclipse

Planetary Radio Live event explains eclipse

By Francois Gatimu

August 20, 2017


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Planetary Radio host Matt Kaplan led an interactive panel discussion Sunday in Shryock Auditorium that covered a wide range of eclipse-related topics. A panel of scientists, professors and directors from various big-name science organizations like NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

Workshop shines light on eclipse research

Workshop shines light on eclipse research

By Paul Beckmeyer

August 19, 2017


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The Crossroads Eclipse 2017 Research Workshop launched Saturday in the Student Center with a speech from recently-appointed Chancellor Carlo Montemagno. He spoke about the importance of researching the eclipse and the opportunity it provides scientists to learn more about the universe.   “We live ...

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

By Cory Ray

August 15, 2017


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Most people will turn their eyes to the sun Aug. 21 to catch a rare glimpse of a total solar eclipse, but four SIU students will also point telescopes to the sky as part of a national research project. With the eclipse expected to travel coast to coast from Oregon to South Carolina, the Citizen Continental-America...

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