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Gallery: Trump train faces counter-protest in Carbondale

Protestors march down a street in Carbondale, Ill. chanting “Black Lives Matter” in a counter-protest to the passing Trump supporters Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in  Carbondale, Ill.

By Emma Deeter, Staff Photographer

October 18, 2020

On Saturday, October 17th, 2020 in Marion, Ill. a Trump rally was held to show support for the president. They called this the “Trump Train” as they were decorating their cars and trucks with flags and drove from Marion to Murphysboro. In response, there was a counter-protest that happened in Carbondale, Ill. 

Justice Ginsburg’s death impacts Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg’s death impacts Supreme Court

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2020

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served for 27 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, affected the hearts of many Americans worldwide and is impacting the political climate of the United States.

SIU Honors Assembly hosts Moon Light on the Lake

Grace Durocher, a biochemistry major, helps out fellow students paint pumpkins at the Moon Light on the Lake event Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, near campus lake.

By Jared Treece and Leah Sutton

October 18, 2020

"This was just a good way to get people out, because of Coronavirus, all these students have been stuck in their dorms with nothing to do."

Q&A with Illinois 12th District Congressman Mike Bost

Q&A with Illinois 12th District Congressman Mike Bost

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2020

Bost is a member on three House committees, previously served three years in the Marine Corps., and later ran his family’s trucking company until he was elected to Congress. Bost is running for re-election against Democratic candidate Ray Lenzi, a Carbondale resident and former SIU student.

Photo of the Day: Staying active during COVID-19

Sudip Ghimire, SIU Computer Science major, plays soccer in a field near the Brookside apartment complex on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill., “Football [soccer] is my passion even COVID-19 cannot stop me playing football. I come here every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to boost myself and try to be fit and happy,” Ghimire said.

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer

October 12, 2020

“Football [soccer] is my passion even COVID-19 cannot stop me playing football. I come here every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to boost myself and try to be fit and happy,” Ghimire said.

Gallery: Activists hold prayer vigil at Pulaski County Detention Center

Sarah Sanders, left, Rev. Sarah Richards, and Becca Tally look to the inmates in the yard at the Pulaski County Dentition Center during the prayer vigil Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ullin, Ill.

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer

October 11, 2020

The Carbondale Interfaith Council held a prayer vigil at the Pulaski County Detention Center on Sunday to pray for the detained inmates, their families and for the center’s employees.

Get to know your Provost -Meet Meera Komarraju

Dr. Meera Komarraju, SIU's interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs poses for a photo outside of her office on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in Anthony Hall at SIU.

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2020

Meera Komarraju is the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at SIU. She oversees the academics of the university and looks over the recruitment of international students. 

Death match wrestling claws its way to Southern Illinois

Wrestler Zakk Sawyers poses for a portrait just before his match on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in
Carterville, ILL. Sawyers is an independent wrestler, having wrestled professionally for 13
years. From his first match all the way back in June, 2007 to September, 2020, Sawyers has
travelled all over the country with the wrestling business doing what he loves.

By James Allen, Staff Photographer

October 9, 2020

Sawyers and Diamond are both experienced wrestlers with over a decade of experience in the independent wrestling scene. In recent years Sawyers has been in retirement, instead choosing to begin working on his own wrestling promotion. With the help of Diamond and a team of several others, that promotion has come to fruition in the form of a hardcore wrestling promotion. 

Protesters gather outside Pulaski County Detention Center after reports of poor living conditions for detainees

A group of protesters marches towards the Pulaski County Detention Center on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Ullin, IL. The facility is operated by ICE and has 78 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The protest was put on by the Southern Illinois Immigrant Rights Project and Midwest Council for Civil Rights. The goal was to demand health inspections for inmates.

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2020

American prisons and detention facilities have been criticized recently for their poor response to COVID-19. In Illinois alone, nearly 2000 prisoners are reported to have contracted the virus.

Photo of the Day: Phoenix Cycles

Doug McDonald, the owner of Phoenix Cycles, repairs a bike tire on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Carbondale,
ILL. “We sell Giant bicycles. You know, we’ve got three bicycle stores in a block radius! So, we’re selling the three major brands of bicycles all on one corner here in Carbondale. So it gives
the customer a lot of choices,” McDonald said.

By James Allen, Staff Photographer

October 1, 2020

“We sell Giant bicycles. You know, we’ve got three bicycle stores in a block radius! So, we’re selling the three major brands of bicycles all on one corner here in Carbondale. So it gives the customer a lot of choices,” McDonald said.

Behind the scenes on the frontline: Support team keeps protesters in the streets

Kara Rexx, a volunteer medic, checks the finger of protester at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Ky. on Sept. 25.

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2020

"Injustice Square Park" has become a rallying point for protesters every day and houses a memorial for Breonna Taylor. It is also the home away from home for dozens of medics, lawyers, therapists and support workers who all provide free services that allow the community to continue their fight for justice.

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