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Yung Gravy speaks with the crowd at Shryock Auditorium Oct. 12, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

The Gravy Train arrives at SIU

October 23, 2022

Yung Gravy performs for SIU students and community at Shryock Theater Oct. 12, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

Crab Orchard celebrates 75 years and construction of new refuge headquarters

Crab Orchard celebrates 75 years and construction of new refuge headquarters

By Naia McPherson, Staff Photographer October 14, 2022

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge celebrated its 75th anniversary and the construction of a new refuge center on Saturday by hosting a fun-filled day of activities and booths from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

A 26 year-old cow known as Sugar, greets guests as they arrive Sept. 10, 2022 at Angie’s Farm  in Pomona, Ill.

Annual Farm Crawl gives residents a close up look at local farms

By Janiyah Gaston, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

The Neighborhood Co-op introduced new farms to its annual Farm Crawl on Sept. 10 and 11. Organizer Amy Dion said the purpose of the crawl is to allow people from all over the Carbondale area to meet local...

Glass, grass and John Prine influence shop owner

Glass, grass and John Prine influence shop owner

By Kelsey McKee, Staff Photographer September 6, 2022

“A cool song about smoking pot” inspired the owner of a cannabis and tobacco shop which has three locations in southern Illinois: Carbondale, Marion and Harrisburg. “Illegal Smiles” by American...

Nilanjana Bardhan, a former SIU faculty member from India, shops for produce Aug. 26, 2022 at the International market in Carbondale, Ill.

Small Market, Big Variety: A Cultural Experience

By Saba Saboor Rooh Mofrad, Staff Photographer September 5, 2022

The first time I walked into the International Market in Carbondale, Illinois, I felt very emotional. It was my first week in the United States and first time away from my family, and seeing all the traditional...

Nick Woodcock (left) and Emma Knapp spin around in an amusement park ride at the Du Quoin State Fair Aug. 27, 2022 in Du Quoin, Ill.

100 Years of the Du Quoin State Fair: A Family Tradition

By Erica Loos, Staff Reporter September 1, 2022

Less than 30 miles north of SIU campus lies the city of Du Quoin, home of the Du Quoin State Fair. This year, it is celebrating a century of events, livestock shows, parades and family fun.  The fair...

A balloon crew uses a burner to fill one of the hot air balloons with hot air in preparation for the Balloon Glow Aug. 20, 2022 at the Centralia Balloon Festival in Centralia, Ill.

Centralia festival leaves balloons – and visitors – glowing

By Sophie Whitten, Editor in Chief August 25, 2022

This past weekend, as Carbondale students were packing their bags for the first day of school, the people of Centralia, Illinois, were packing their lawn chairs and blankets for the annual balloon fest...

The statue of three Salukis stands proudly at the Saluki Alumni Plaza Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Oct. 15, 2021 in Carbondale, Ill.

Getting around campus: Interactive map details points of interest at SIU

By Mallory Auckland, Interactive Editor August 16, 2022

The below map is an interactive look at points of interest around campus. You can navigate it by clicking on any map point, or by clicking on the right or left arrows. Interactive editor Mallory...

Isabella plays one of their songs for the concert goers July 23, 2022 at Hangar 9 in Carbondale, Ill.

Bad Ghost, Isabella, and Dead Wolvs rock out at Hangar Nine

By Ethan Braun, Staff Reporter July 26, 2022

The residents of Carbondale and some from abroad gathered at Hangar 9 to hangout and listen to three bands on July 23, 2022: the Scene band Isabella, Punk Rock band Bad Ghost, and Metalcore group Dead...

A group of sledders coast down a hill at the Banterra Center Feb. 4, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

Semester in Photos: Spring 2022

By Sophie Whitten, Photo Editor May 4, 2022

Triston Allen is a senior studying Cinema and Photography with a minor in Television Studies. This is his sixth semester at SIU and he plans to graduate in the spring of 2022. He is the historian...

A banner saying Justice for Molly hangs from a pavilion at Turley Park March 27, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

Justice for Molly: Ten years later, quest for justice carried on by loved ones

By Joel Kottman, Staff Reporter March 27, 2022

*This story has been updated for accuracy on April 7, 2022* A memorial service for Molly Young took place at Turley Park on March 27 at 2 pm. Molly Young was a twenty-one year old native of Marion,...

Blanche DuBois holds up a pride flag cape at the Spicy Seventies Disco Drag Show, sponsored by the Saluki Rainbow Network and the Office of Student Engagement, Feb. 19, 2022 at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale, Ill.

Disco drag show dominates Saluki ballroom

By William Box, News Editor February 21, 2022

The excitement that filled the ballroom of Southern Illinois University’s (SIU) Student Center was electrified with one purpose. The crowd wanted to be dazzled. The Saluki Rainbow Network (SRN) and...

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