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Video: What is Polar Bear?

Partygoers yell to the crowd during a Polar Bear gathering on Saturday, Jan 26, 2019, on West Main Street in Carbondale.

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer

January 23, 2020

A Carbondale tradition for 19 years, Polar Bear has a reputation for cheap drinks and big parties. But do you know which Carbondale business started the unofficial holiday and why?

Salukis win thriller versus University of Northern Iowa

Saluki Freshman gurd Lance Jones goes for a basket during the Southern Illinois University vs University of Nothern Iowa  Wednesday January 22, 2020 game in SIU's Bantera Arena. The game ended at 68 SIU and 66 UNI. The game ended at 68 SIU and 66 UNI.

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

January 23, 2020

The Salukis (10-10, 4-3 MVC) got off to a slow start against the University of Northern Iowa, but it was their play for the rest of the game that got a crowd of 4,319 on their feet at Banterra Center. SIU brought the number one team in the MVC down in a hard-fought 68-66 win.

Gallery: Salukis take Lady Bears down a notch in the MVC with 70-68 win

Saluki forward Nicole Martin goes up for two leaping over the Lady Bears guard Brice Calip on Friday, January 17, 2020, during the Salukis' dramatic 70-68 victory over the Missouri State Lady Bears at the Banterra Center.

By Angel Chevrestt, Nicole Tillberg, Photography Staff

January 19, 2020

The Salukis (10-6, 2-3 MVC) took the Lady Bears (14-3, 4-1 MVC) down from their number one spot in the MVC rankings, giving them their first loss in conference play this season.

Salukis drop conference home-opener to UNI

Saluki guard Makenzie Silvey tries to move the ball past Panthers guard Rose Simon-Ressler on Friday, January 10, 2020, during the Saluki's 60 - 57 loss to the Northern Iowa Panthers inside the Banterra Center.

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

January 10, 2020

SIU was down by just three points with less than a minute remaining after junior guard Makenzie Silvey drained a 3-pointer and hit a layup. 

Semester in Photos: Fall 2019

Rodney Cavitt, of Carbondale, holds a candle and a photo of Xe’Quan Campbell on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, alongside Freeman Street in Carbondale at the Vigil for Xe’Quan Campbell and Keon Cooper.

December 16, 2019

2019 Fall semester in photos

Photo of the day: Fly like an eagle

A bald eagle takes off on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 outside of Vienna, Illinois. Bald eagles have been on the increase since 2007 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Bald Eagle from the federal endangered species list.

By Isabel Miller, Photography and Multimedia Editor

November 14, 2019

A bald eagle takes off outside of Vienna, Illinois.

Photo of the day: Cotton candy sky over Crab Orchard Lake

Sam and Marshall Phinney, of Carterville, and Layla West, of Cobden, drive their boat to the loading dock on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, on Crab Orchard Lake.

By Carson VanBuskirk, Staff Photographer

November 11, 2019

Sam and Marshall Phinney, of Carterville, and Layla West, of Cobden, drive their boat to the loading dock on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, on Crab Orchard Lake.

Gallery: Veterans Day celebrations in Carbondale

Carbondale Police Officers stand in formation with M16’s on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Veteran’s Day Ceremony in downtown Carbondale.

November 11, 2019

Carbondale celebrated Veterans Day with recognition all week long.

Salukis fend off Bears for four-game winning streak

Southern Illinois University Saluki freshman running back, Javon Williams Jr. attempts to dodge an on-coming tackle on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, during the Salukis' 37-14 win against the Missouri State Bears in Carbondale.

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

November 9, 2019

“I’m proud of our team,” Saluki head coach Nick Hill said. “I’m proud of our coaches and I’m proud of our team for coming out and executing a game plan and getting a win. Winning is tough; I say that every week and I am proud of our team continuing to learn and get better.”

Gallery: Memorial Hospital shows off skills during live trauma drill

During a drill Chief Nurse Executive Jennifer Throgmorton was taken out of an ambulance on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, during a live trauma drill inside Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Throgmorton was put in the ICU for close observation.

By Isabel Miller, Photo and Multimedia Editor

November 1, 2019

SIH Memorial Hospital plans to end the "trauma desert" in the southern Illinois region on Nov. 4 when their Level II Trauma Center designation goes live.

Gallery: Barbecue competition gets in Murphysboro’s grill

Grant Ricketts checks the temperature of the brisket on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 during the Murphysboro

By Isabel Miller, Photo and Multimedia Editor

September 21, 2019

It was the 32 annual "Praise the Lard" barbecue competition in Murphysboro on Saturday.

Photo of the day: Crab Orchard clean-up

Colt and Josh Walden, Ryker Johnson, and Steven Beers walk along the side of Spillway Road collecting trash on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2019, during the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Cleanup.

By Carson VanBuskirk, Staff Photographer

September 21, 2019

Community members came together to participate in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Cleanup in Marion on Saturday.

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