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Hundreds of spectators get up close with Big Boy No. 4014 makes a stop in Chester. The steam  locomotives were built in the early 1940s  on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Illinois.

Big Boy No. 4014 comes to town

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer September 1, 2021

On a hot and humid Saturday afternoon, hundreds of spectators flocked to get a glimpse of Union Pacific's steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 as it stopped in Chester, Illinois. The steam locomotive,...

Brandon Kuschnereit and Hollie Andress stand behind their table of hand-crafted knives at the Wanenmachers Arms Show April 10, 2021 in Tulsa, Okla. Many booths participated in the show with products ranging from a small knife to military grade rifles.

Gallery: Wanenmacher’s Gun Show portraits

By Sophie Whitten, Monica Sharma, and Subash Kharel May 19, 2021
The Daily Egyptian staff made the trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma to talk with people at the Wanenmacher's Gun Show.
A truck advertises the worlds largest gun show at the entrance of the Tulsa fairgrounds at the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show on April 10 and 11, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla.

A look inside the world’s largest gun show

By Sophie Whitten, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021
On April 10 and 11, Tulsa, Okla. hosted the world's largest gun show and with over 4,000 tables, the Wanemacher’s Tulsa Arms Show accommodated around 40,000 people from across the world. 
Southern Illinois University held its commencement ceremonies in Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. May 8.

Gallery: SIU Commencement Ceremonies

May 9, 2021
Southern Illinois University held its commencement ceremonies in Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. May 8.
Susan Stone, also known as the Dance of Life Dancer, demonstrates one of her signature dance moves outside of her trailer in Lenzburg, Ill.  Stone has been dancing in local parks, concerts and festivals for 21 years and credits her “Dance of Life” passion for giving her hope, “It refreshes me with energy, refreshes me with life and hope!” Stone said.

Susan Stone and the Dance of Life

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021
Susan Stone, also known as the Dance of Life Dancer, lives in a white trailer with light pink trimmings to the side of the highway on the edge of Lenzburg Illinois, a rural town with a population of 600. She drives a bright pink car with lime green wheels and wears carefully crafted costumes and tutus to dance at the local park, her goal is to spread hope and positivity to the world and her community. 
The Daily Egyptian spring 2021 photo staff pose for a group picture. From left to right: Leah Sutton, Sophie Whitten, Monica Sharma, Chris Bishop, Subash Kharel, James Allen and Madison Taylor.

Semester in Photos Spring 2021

By Photo Desk, Staff Photographer May 6, 2021
With the end of the semester approaching, the Daily Egyptian photo staff reflect on and highlight some of the best images from the Spring 2021 semester.
Taylor King, right, receives the Chancellor’s Choice scholarship and the Salukis’ Gold scholarship at the Scholarship Night Program at Marion high school on Monday, May 3, 2021 in Marion, Ill.

SIU awards 12 Marion High School seniors scholarships

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer May 4, 2021
SIU will be delivering in person scholarships to high school seniors recipients in the southern Illinois area. On May 3rd, the Interim director of admissions, Amanda Sutton, was present at the Scholarship Night Program at Marion high school to hand out scholarships to twelve Marion high school seniors. 
Activists participate in the vigil during the march on the stand with survivors of sexual violence on Friday, April 30, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. The event was organized with the joint effort of staffs of The Women’s Center and lasted for 2 hours starting at 7 p.m.

Gallery: Carbondale Women’s Center hosts ‘Take Back the Night’ event

By Monica Sharma and Subash Kharel May 1, 2021
The Carbondale Women's Center hosted the Take Back the Night vigil to raise awareness of sexual violence.

A girl’s love of animals kick starts her goat business

By Sophie Whitten, Staff Photographer April 29, 2021
As a junior in high school, Swisher created her business because she wanted more goats, but her father said she needed to find a way to make money to cover the expenses of keeping the animals. 
SIU students towards the SIU Morris Library in a funeral casket walking honor of countless species of animals that have gone extinct on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

SIU Art and Activism class celebrates Earth Day with a funeral procession

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer April 22, 2021
SIU professor Cade Bursell and students from the Art and Activism course carried a funeral casket to remember the countless species that have gone extinct because of the effects of climate change.
People engage and talk about the program at Bucky’s Haven on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, near Campus Lake, in Carbondale, Ill.

SIU Celebrates Earth Month at Bucky’s Haven

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer April 21, 2021
In honor of Earth Month, SIU professors and students attended the celebration at Bucky’s Haven on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, near Campus Lake, in Carbondale, Ill. The event consisted of talking about the dome structure, sharing sound reflections inside the dome and taking part in meditation.
Nico Sánchez-Barberán and Gloria Inés Orozco Dorado play a duet Saturday, April 10, 2021 at SIU. Sánchez-Barberán and Dorado are professional musicians and play duets under the name The Two of Us. The duo has played in Mexico, the United States, and Columbia.

SIU’s International Festival Talent Show: Showcase of Gifts from around the World

By Chris Bishop, Staff Photographer April 18, 2021
The International Festival has many events, one of which is a talent show featuring SIU’s most talented international students. This year, the event was held virtually Friday, April 9, 2021, allowing students to submit their entries by video or perform them live on Zoom. The range of talent was vast. So was the diversity of participants who came from countries in Latin America to Bangladesh to China. 
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