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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 ...

Mayor and City Manager release statements regarding Human Relations Commission roundtable

Mayor and City Manager release statements regarding Human Relations Commission roundtable

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2018


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Last Monday, the city of Carbondale released statements from the city manager and the mayor regarding the Human Relations Commission’s Sept. 13 roundtable discussion. (See more: Carbondale mayor threatens firing of Human Relations Commission chair over community roundtable) In his statement, Carbondale city manager Gary Williams said he never directed the Human Relations Commission to cancel the roundta...

Community spotlight: Town Square Market

Community spotlight: Town Square Market

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018


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Standing in front of a brick-covered road, a tall brick building lies on the corner of Washington and Jackson Street. Carbondale’s best-kept secret, Town Square Market. The Town Square Market has been in business since October 2006, Jennifer Pellow, general manager of the Town Square Market, s...

Local political Green Party supports alternative to university’s restructuring plan

Local political Green Party supports alternative to university’s restructuring plan

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018


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Rich Whitney, chair of the Shawnee Green Party Chapter and candidate for Jackson County Board District 4, said the Green Party supports a positive alternative to university Chancellor Carlo Montemagno's restructuring plan. The local Shawnee Green Party Chapter is a grassroots political third-part...

Debate team pits Mueller vs. Trump in Constitution Day debate at Morris

Debate team pits Mueller vs. Trump in Constitution Day debate at Morris

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2018


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On Constitution Day, Sept. 17, Morris Library held its eighth annual debate. The SIU debate team normally debates an amendment on Constitution day, however this year they made the decision to debate the Mueller investigation. Dr. Todd Graham, the director of debate at SIU, said they decided to hold ...

Chancellor Montemagno responds to complaints about SIU student accused of being a Nazi

Chancellor Montemagno responds to complaints about SIU student accused of being a Nazi

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


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On Thursday, SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno sent out an email with the subject “Discouraging bigotry and celebrating diversity” to students in response to a flier that has been circulating social media accusing an SIU student of being a Nazi. The flier names the student and demands that his financial aid b...

Racist propaganda placed on windshields at John A. Logan Community College

Racist propaganda placed on windshields at John A. Logan Community College

By Kallie Cox and Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporters

September 20, 2018


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On Tuesday, fliers with the heading “It’s alright to be white” were placed on the windshields of vehicles at John A. Logan Community College. The flier said white Americans are “nature’s finest” and should be proud of their culture and inheritance. The flier also said white Americans ...

SalukiTech Shuts Down in Student Center, esports center and makerspace to replace

SalukiTech Shuts Down in Student Center, esports center and makerspace to replace

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


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The SalukiTech computer store, located in the Student Center, closed on Sept. 14 and moved out of the Student Center on Sept. 15. Tena Bennett, the director of the Student Center, said the decision to close SalukiTech was made by the university administration in early August. “The Universit...

The Alternative Lifestyles, Identities and Sexualities RSO explores BDSM, polyamory, kink, and/or fetish lifestyles

The Alternative Lifestyles, Identities and Sexualities RSO explores BDSM, polyamory, kink, and/or fetish lifestyles

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


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The Alternative Lifestyles, Identities and Sexualities RSO gives presentations exploring BDSM, polyamory, kink, and/or fetish lifestyles. ALIAS held its first meeting Sept. 14. “ALIAS is an experience-based and positive reinforcement education support group for those who are interested in ris...

SIU welcoming regional high school students to experience campus at first ever SIU Day event

SIU welcoming regional high school students to experience campus at first ever SIU Day event

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018


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The university will be hosting the first SIU Day on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The events start at 9 a.m. SIU Day is a new program this year that brings high school students from area high schools to SIU to visit the campus and experience the programs and activities SIU has to offer, according to the SIU Day...

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