Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Kaneesha Mallory, 34, looks out the window of her apartment with her four year old daughter Bre’Chelle April 19, 2024 at Loarn L. Shuemaker Jr Building in Cairo, Illinois. Mallory has lived in Cairo nearly her entire life and returned back in 2002 after moving away with her family in 1998.

Illinois made a bold promise to end poverty. In Alexander County, it’s hard to tell.

This story, produced in partnership with Capitol News Illinois, was supported by grant funding from the Pulitzer Center. Pink and purple toys line the living room of this tiny public housing apartment...

Protestors gather under impromptu shade as they sit and lay on the Morris Library lawn for their SIU divestment encampment April 30, 2024 at Morris Library in Carbondale, Illinois.

Protestors show solidarity with Palestine at start of SIU encampment

By Jamilah Lewis, Sports Editor May 1, 2024

Editors Note: This article has been updated to add the official title of the meeting held at the Carbondale Public Library. Signs saying “FREE PALESTINE'' and “ DEFUND THE GENOCIDE” line the gates...

Cobden High Schools ESL Dance Team practices a dance routine during their prep period, Friday, Apr. 12, 2024.

Through Their Lens: Highlights from the Photojournalism Weekend Workshop

April 24, 2024

The School of Journalism and Advertising's Intermediate photojournalism class, organized by Assistant Professor of Photojournalism Julia Rendleman, set out for the weekend of April 12-14 to cover stories...

The solar eclipse reached its totality at 1:59pm in southern Illinois April 8, 2024 in Carbondale, Illinois.

Looking Down: Observing the solar eclipse through shadows

By Mo Collar, Staff Reporter April 10, 2024

Rather than looking up at the sun through glasses, many could observe the progress to totality through shadows on the ground. A solar eclipse brings along many different phenomena to observe within the...

Many admire and photograph the sunrise at Bald Knob Cross March 31, 2024 at Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass, Illinois.

“They were in tears:” Emotions run high at annual sunrise service

By Nicole Fox April 7, 2024

As the sun rose over Alto Pass on Easter morning, it cast a brilliant orange glow onto the 111-foot cross that sits atop Bald Knob Mountain, the highest point for miles. Those gathered on the hilltop were...

Head Coach Bryan Mullins speaks to Saluki Basketball in a media timeout as the Salukis face the Flames of UIC in the first round of Arch Madness March 7, 2024 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

SIU’s potential cinderella run bursts into flames after UIC upset

By Joei Younker and Cole Daily March 8, 2024

Not one traveling Saluki fan was seated in their chair as the buzzer-sounded yet again, signifying a second overtime was about to begin. A distant three-point shot from the arms of guard Trent Brown failed...

SeQuoia Allmond (40) pushes through the Missouri State defense as she moves towards the basket Feb. 3, 2024 at Banterra Center in Carbondale, Illinois

Bears’ big fourth quarter too much for Salukis

By Lylee Gibbs, Photo Editor February 3, 2024

Saluki women’s basketball (7-13, 2-8) held their own against Missouri State (14-5, 8-2), keeping pace with the Bears only to falter in the final 10 minutes, losing 62-52 at home on Saturday. “I...

Xavier Johnson (10) shoots a three-pointer while Missouri States Nick Kramer (21) contests the shot during their teams Missouri Valley Conference matchup Jan. 31, 2024 at Banterra Center in Carbondale, Illinois. Johnson shot 5-for-9 from three-point range on Wednesday night.

Missouri State rallies to beat Salukis 76-75 in overtime

By Jamilah Lewis and Brandyn Wilcoxen February 1, 2024

With 20 seconds left in the overtime, Saluki guard Xavier Johnson made a pair of free throws to tie the game at 72. On the next possession, Missouri State’s Donovan Clay hit a game-deciding jumper for...

Saluki Basketball and supporting fans scream in celebration after SIU makes a 20 point comeback in the second half to take the lead with 2.8 seconds left in the game Jan. 27, 2024 at CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky.

Salukis scream back, overcome 20 point deficit in win against Murray State

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter January 27, 2024

A familiar sight for Saluki fans was on display with 4 seconds left on the clock. Star guard Xavier Johnson had the ball in his hands, and he would not be denied. Johnson, off a hesitation dribble,...

Kayleb Wagner (25) looks back for the throw as he runs through running back drills as the Salukis prepare in an afternoon practice to take on FBS school Northern Illinois later in the week Sept. 6, 2023 at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois.

The story of Kayleb Wagner

By Lylee Gibbs, Photo Editor January 25, 2024

Saluki football recruited more than 30 freshmen in the 2023 class, but one faces unique challenges. Kayleb Wagner, a state record-setting running back in high school, was born without a left forearm or...

Xavier Johnson (10) battles for the ball on the floor with Darius Hannah (35) of Bradley Jan. 17, 2024 at Banterra Center in Carbondale, Illinois.

Salukis blow 23 point lead, fall to Bradley 70-69

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter January 18, 2024

  With three seconds on the clock, Xavier Johnson’s last second jumper fell just short of the rim, and the Salukis fell just short of a win in a 70-69 loss to Bradley University.   Though...

The sun peeks through the damaged corner of a house on Crisp Court after a tornado swept through the neighborhood the previous day Dec. 10, 2023 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

“I can’t say enough about them:” Clarksville tornado brings community members together for disaster relief

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Dominique Martinez-Powell, and Lylee Gibbs December 12, 2023

After an EF3 tornado tore through Clarksville, Tennessee, on Saturday, Dec. 9, killing three people and injuring dozens more, its residents were left to pick up the pieces. “Once I opened...

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