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Carbondale’s Annual Great Pumpkin Race

By Julian Castillo , Staff Photographer November 3, 2021

If you happened to be walking downtown on Mill Street underneath the overpass this Saturday, October 30th you may have seen a large crowd full of kids and adults holding custom pumpkins with wheels.  This...

Jodie Santana comes to the stage during the Spooktackluar Halloween drag show on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at the Varsity Center in downtown Carbondale, Illinois.

Drag Show Spooktacular sells out Varsity Center

By William Box , Staff Reporter November 3, 2021

Fabulous costumes and performances drew in crowds from across the Southern Illinois region to the historic Varsity Center for a night of games and entertainment. The Varsity Center in Carbondale hosted...

Emma Ruemmler draws back the bow and waits during a match at their practice. SIU Medieval Combat Club is a full contact combat sport that is medieval fantasy inspired where participants engage in different combat style games with a variety of boffers, also known as foam weapons on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 northeast Morris field at SIU.

SIU Medieval Combat Club in Full Swing

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer October 30, 2021

If you happen to be walking around Morris library on a weekday evening and see a group of people hacking away at each other with foam weapons between Faner Hall and Morris Library, that would be SIU’s...

SIU wide receiver Hunter Milligan, middle, runs onto the field with the SIU football team during the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Salukis Stadium at SIU.

SIU Homecoming 2021 Gallery

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer October 19, 2021

John T. Soden in the late 1970s.

Alum John T. Soden reveals unpublished works from the 70s during his time at SIU

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

At the height of the era that promoted peace, love, sex and drugs in the 70s; in the midst of the effects of the draft and Vietnam War on the American people, John T. Soden was an SIU student looking to...

Savannah Bain buys small mushroom decor from Heather Hammers, owner of The Crooked Spruce and vendor at the Makanda Mushroom Festival Oct. 2, 2021 in Makanda, Ill. “I’m really looking forward to the Tree ID hike,” Bain said.

Flyway Family Farms brings Mushroom Festival to Makanda Illinois

By Dominique Martinez-Powell , Staff Photographer October 7, 2021

Rain or shine, the Makanda Mushroom Festival took place during the rainy weekend of Oct. 1-3, 2021.  The Makanda Mushroom Festival was located at Camp Manitowa at Cedar Point in Makanda, Ill. The event...

Activists listen to speakers at the March for Reproductive Rights while holding a sign that reads STOP THE BANS! Oct. 2, 2021 at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale, Ill.

People of Carbondale march against the attack on reproductive rights

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter October 2, 2021

The Women’s Center hosted a March For Reproductive Rights on Saturday, Oct. 2 in response to the bills being passed in states limiting abortions including Texas, Florida, Missouri, ect. The event...

Joe Gomez, age 55, carries the American flag as he sprints toward the finish line of the Superhero 5K Sept. 25, 2021 in Carbondale, Ill. Gomez finished the race in 33 minutes and 46 seconds as part of team Red, White and Blue. [The team is] an organization started to create positive vibes through physical activity, Gomez said.

Community races For Kids’ Sake

By Sophie Whitten, Photo Editor September 28, 2021

For Kids’ Sake hosted their annual Superhero 5K this Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at Turley Park in Carbondale, Ill.  This year, racers were also given the option to run virtually. They had from Sept....

Frank Simpson, vocalist of Action Man, drinks a beer in-between songs during the Lost Cross 35th anniversary event. The Lost Cross House, the oldest punk house venue in America, that sits between Elm and Beveridge was founded by Mikey Snot and Chris Cross in 1986. Lost Cross 35th anniversary was a two-day event that had musical performances at venues across the city on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 in Carbondale, Illinois.

Music Lives On: Lost Cross Holds 35th Anniversary Music Celebration

By Kiersten Owens , Staff Reporter September 27, 2021

After nearly two years without shows, Lost Cross celebrated its 35th anniversary Sept. 24-25 in Carbondale. Bands from all around played shows at The Lost Cross House, The Hangar 9, PK’s.  The Lost...

Layla Daugherty walks down the stairs of 9 3/4 Expresso as Morgan Perdue makes her drink order Sept. 13, 2021 in Carbondale, Ill.

Local cafe brings a little magic to Carbondale

By Sophie Whitten, Photo Editor September 26, 2021

After only a year of business, 9 ¾ Expresso is already leaving an impact on the community in a very unique way. The small cafe under the stairs is head-to-toe Harry Potter inspired, complete with baristas...

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.
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