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Serving the Community Through Thrift

Serving the Community Through Thrift

April 29, 2012


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Andrew Sax, of Carbondale, organizes thrift store donations Monday at the Church Women United Thrift Shop.  Sax has been working at the store for two years. “It’s really cool what we do here in terms of recycling and serving the community,” Sax said. “I’m happy to be part of an organization that...

Men’s tennis drops MVC Championship opener

Men’s tennis drops MVC Championship opener

April 29, 2012


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Junior Brandon Florez returns a hit March 25 during a match against Chicago State University at Sports Blast. The SIU men’s tennis team was eliminated from the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Friday with a 4-3 loss against Illinois State University. The Salukis ended their season with a 9-13 ...

Candlelight vigil celebrates student’s life

Candlelight vigil celebrates student’s life

April 29, 2012


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Family and friends of Corey Gowin gather Monday for a candlelight vigil in the Fanner breezeway in remembrance of Gowin. They told stories of his inspiration to the community and how he affected their lives. Gowin, a John A. Logan student, was hit while crossing the street in his wheelchair Thursday on ...

Softball preps for final home game

Softball preps for final home game

April 29, 2012


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Sophomore catcher Allie VadeBoncouer, left, advises freshman pitcher Katie Bertelsen on the mound Sunday during a home loss to the Northern Iowa University Panthers at Charlotte West Stadium. The Salukis play their last home game 4 p.m. tonight against Wichita State University at Charlotte West Stadium....

Students use design skills to keep boat afloat

Students use design skills to keep boat afloat

By Caleb Motsinger

April 29, 2012


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Edgar Orozco, a freshman from Elgin studying civil engineering, takes a swim in Campus Lake after his boat capsized in Saturday's 39th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. After sinking almost immediately, Orozco was awarded the "Titanic Award" for his boat's dramatic submersion.  Photo by Caleb Motsing...

Softball takes one of three in last regular-season series

Softball takes one of three in last regular-season series

April 28, 2012


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Freshman outfielder Kalyn Harker hits a grounder Sunday during the Salukis' 5-0 loss against Northern Iowa University at Charlotte West Stadium. Harker’s hit was one of four by the Salukis for the game.Photo by Isaac Smith of The Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

Students design a future for Humane Society

Students design a future for Humane Society

April 28, 2012


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Chase Clark, left, a graduate student in architecture from Greeneville, Tenn., and Shannon Jones, a senior from Des Plaines studying architecture, shake hands with SIU President Glenn Poshard Friday at Walker’s Bluff. Clark and Jones, along with two other architecture students, unveiled the models f...

Blessing 4

Blessing 4

April 28, 2012


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A group prays Sunday at Bald Knob Cross in Alto Pass during the Blessing of the Bikes. Roger Gibson, who lives on the property, said riders come from states across the South to get their motorcycles blessed.Photo by Lynnette Oostmeyer of The Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

Rocking out at Shryock

Rocking out at Shryock

April 28, 2012


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Matt Toka, right, perfoms Saturday during the Blackout Forever Tour at Shryock Auditorium. Toka performed along with the It Boys, Ashland High, and headliners The Ready Set and Breathe Carolina.Photo by Sarah Gardner of The Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

Blessing 3

Blessing 3

April 28, 2012


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Steve Hutchins, left, of Carterville, prays alongside Rodger Miller, of Vergennes, Sunday at Bald Knob Cross in Alto Pass. Hutchins said this is his ninth year at the Blessing of the Bikes service.Photo by Lynnette Oostmeyer of The Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

Blessing of the Bikes celebrates 20th anniversary

April 28, 2012


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In the humid April air, the sounds of motorcycle engines could be heard the entire length of the five-mile road that leads up to Bald Knob Cross, indicating that it is once again time for the Blessing of the Bikes.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, which was founded by Bradley Rogers, Jim Davis and...

Blessing 2

Blessing 2

April 28, 2012


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David Vaughn, right, of Carterville, leads prayer Sunday as Dee Armes, center, and Debbie Armes, left, both of Anna, listen during the Blessing of the Bikes at Bald Knob Cross in Alto Pass. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event.Photo by Pat Sutphin of THe Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

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