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Two suspects rob business at gunpoint wearing Halloween masks

Two suspects rob business at gunpoint wearing Halloween masks

By Staff report

September 6, 2017


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Two suspects wearing Halloween masks robbed Roll-N-Up on Tuesday after displaying firearms to a store employee, according to a news release by Carbondale Police Department.

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Cracking the code: SIU alumnus opens escape room in Carbondale

Cracking the code: SIU alumnus opens escape room in Carbondale

By Tierra Carpenter

September 6, 2017


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Imagine being locked in a room with up to 11 people and only 60 minutes to solve unusual puzzles, find clues and escape.

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SIU student brings high-end fashion boutique to Carbondale

SIU student brings high-end fashion boutique to Carbondale

By Tierra Carpenter

September 6, 2017


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Ivy Park, Yeezy, Bape, Supreme, Kylie Cosmetics, Kendall + Kylie, Pink Dolphin, and Goon are just a few brands that can likely only be found in one store in Carbondale.  

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Professor spotlight: meet Mark Dolan, jack of all trades

Professor spotlight: meet Mark Dolan, jack of all trades

By Joe McLaughlin

September 6, 2017


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Mark Dolan has worn many hats during his lifetime: radar operator for the U.S. Navy, watermelon picker, truck driver, bartender, asphalt layer, and, for the last nine years, a photojournalism professor at SIU.

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GPSC decides not to make statement regarding end of DACA, will await administrative action

GPSC decides not to make statement regarding end of DACA, will await administrative action

By Francois Gatimu

September 5, 2017


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At its first regularly scheduled meeting of the fall semester Tuesday, the Graduate and Professional Student Council decided not to make any statements or take action in response to President Donald Trump ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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SIU theater department to stage explicit rock musical

SIU theater department to stage explicit rock musical

By Gabby Pettyjohn

September 5, 2017


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The theater department is gearing up for its fall production “Spring Awakening,” an explicit rock musical that focuses on teenagers in 19th century Germany discovering sexuality for the first time.

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Fall enrollment down 8.96 percent, university officials say

Fall enrollment down 8.96 percent, university officials say

By Marnie Leonard

September 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, More Headlines, News, Showcase

Fall enrollment at SIUC in 2017 is down by 8.96 percent from 2016, according to data released by university officials Tuesday. The university’s 10-day enrollment figures indicate that fewer than 15,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs, continuing the downward tr...

In the wake of Charlottesville, SIU officials say they have hate speech, violence contingency plans

In the wake of Charlottesville, SIU officials say they have hate speech, violence contingency plans

By Gabby Pettyjohn

August 31, 2017


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The college town of Charlottesville, Virginia became the scene of violence and chaos on Aug. 12 when a rally held by white supremacists converged on counter-protesters. This opened a national dialogue about how college campuses can — or should — handle clashes between extremists and those who oppose them.

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Studying flaxseed, fowls: SIU scientists research ways to help prevent ovarian cancer in women

Studying flaxseed, fowls: SIU scientists research ways to help prevent ovarian cancer in women

By Cory Ray

August 30, 2017


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On one innocuous day in 2006, Dale Hales was in a Whole Foods grocery store and a lightbulb went off in his head; he had an idea about how to help prevent ovarian cancer in women, and he was going to need two things — chickens and flaxseed.

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