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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. 
Jackson County CEO student, Zoe Harris, speaks with her banker about receiving a loan for her business, Cadmus, March 31, 2021, at the SIU Small Business Development Center in Carbondale, Ill. Harris created her business as a way of turning her passion of writing into a career by creating content for other business’s websites and social media.

Community program paves the way for young entrepreneurs

By Sophie Whitten, Staff Photographer April 14, 2021
In 2010, the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship began providing a space for high school students to build their own businesses while touring local companies and speaking with other businessmen and women through the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program. 
Thomas (TJ) Johns reels in a line March 31, 2021, at Kinkaid Lake in Jackson County, Ill. Johns said the Saluki Bassers are looking for new members and accept people of all experience levels in their club.

Saluki Bassers win first place at the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament at Table Rock

By Sophie Whitten, Staff Photographer April 12, 2021
Out of 117 boats, the two came in first with a total combined weight of 19lbs and 11oz, earning them a prize of $2,000. 
Over 2000 people attend the Easter Day Sunrise Service  at Bald Knob Cross on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Alto Pass, Ill. The service started at 6.30 a.m. and ended at 8 a.m.

Bald Knob Cross welcomes over 2000 visitors for Easter Sunrise Event

By Subash Kharel, Staff Photographer April 4, 2021
The 85th Annual Easter Service organized by Bald Knob Cross welcomed over 2000 attendees from different parts of Illinois on Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Lucaia Romaero, an undergraduate student in the Electrical Engineering Department from Spain, loses her balance and falls off the rope at the April Pools Day event on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the SIU Recreation Center in Carbondale, Ill. “It feels great to be here and make new friends. This is my first experience on the rope,” Romaero said.

Gallery: SIU students try to avoid making a “pool” out of themselves

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer April 1, 2021
In honor of April 1, Touch of Nature organized April Pools Day for SIU students and Recreational Sports and Services members to try slacklining over the pool at the SIU Student Recreation Center. 
Kenneth Christensen, a resident of Carbondale, performs bicep curls on Sunday March 21, 2021 at the SIU Student Rec Center, in Carbondale Ill. Christensen believes working out every part of the body is very essential for maintaining physical health. “I copied routines of famous body builders and started working out to get in shape,” Christensen said.

A roller coaster cycle: Carbondale native shares fitness journey

By Sara Wangler and Riley Hemken April 1, 2021
Carbondale resident and SIU alumnus Kenneth Christensen has been on a wild ride with his mental, physical and emotional health. His journey of self-discovery has involved losses, wins and sacrifices all while working and going to school. 
Marcella Sevy, a resident of Carbondale and member of the organizing team, stands up with a banner and candle in front of attendees in the Asian Lives Matter event organized by Sunrise Movement Southern Illinois on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Lenus Turley Park in Carbondale Ill. The Sunrise Organization has been organizing many campaigns against violence throughout the country. “The Sunrise Movement is a national organization and we’re one of many hubs. We need to take action proportional to the crisis we face,” Sevy said.

Carbondale community holds vigil for victims of Atlanta shooting

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021
Carbondale community members gathered outside the bodega in Lenus Turley Park March 21. to mourn in the wake of the Atlanta Ga. shooting.
An Irish flag flies in the wind during the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Murphysboro. This year, the events were scaled down compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce still put on events that could be enjoyed safely.

The history of St. Patrick’s Day in Catholicism

By James Allen, Staff Photographer March 21, 2021
St. Patrick was a man of Catholic faith that lived from 385 - 461 A.D. After being enslaved in Ireland as a young boy, St. Patrick studied theology in England before returning to Ireland to share the Catholic faith with its denizens. It was during his return trip to Ireland that his fame and notoriety blossomed via his efforts in teaching the Catholic faith and helping the needy through times of difficulty.  
Joe Gray takes a pan of cooked vegetables to add into his stew during the Irish Stew Cook-Off at the Murphysboro St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Murphysboro, Ill. This is Gray's third time competing in the cook-off.

Murphysboro St. Patrick’s festival represents ‘small town America at its best’

By Nick Galindo, Managing Editor March 20, 2021
Brews Brothers Taproom has been playing host to the celebration for the past five years, according to co-owner Rachel Fager, with this year’s festivities looking similar to the previous years’ with the added differences of social distancing and face masks.
Avian Wilkins distributes lunch to the participants on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Student Center ballroom in Carbondale, Ill.

Black Women’s Brunch hosted by Black Resource Center

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer March 17, 2021
“We are on the council that helps all the Black students on campus. We are actually a resource to them. There is a council on campus if you need any type of resources, completing your homework, a related scholarship, a place to hang out, but since COVID we cannot do gatherings in the common area," Avian Wilkins, one of the hosts and organizer said.
Beth and Linda Bivens wait for their ice cream at Dairy Queen Mar. 11, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. The two said their favorite memory from coming to Dairy Queen as a kid was sitting on the curb and eating ice cream as a family and watching parades as they went by.

Locals reflect on 70 years of Carbondale’s 1950s-style Dairy Queen

By Sophie Whitten, Staff Photographer March 17, 2021
Dairy Queen creates a sense of nostalgia for many members of the Carbondale community. Many people remembered eating ice cream on the sidewalk with their friends and family when they were kids and watching the cars and floats during the Halloween parades pass by.
Lanese Farr stacks her crate and holds her balance on Tuesday March. 16, 2021, at Recreational Center, Carbondale Ill.

Spirit Week Crate Stacking

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer March 17, 2021
Contestants teetered on towers of milk crates as they attempted to construct the tallest one during the Rec Center's Spirit Week Crate Stack Tuesday March 16.
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