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Perfect day to lounge

Perfect day to lounge

April 24, 2012


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Nathaniel Sparks, a senior from Pleasant Plains studying mechanical engineering, lounges in his hammock Tuesday outside of Bailey Hall. Sparks said he recently bought the hammock to replace his old one and thought today was the perfect day to test it out. “It’s all about the illusion of floating on...

Thompson Woods worries all bark, no bite

Thompson Woods worries all bark, no bite

April 24, 2012


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Cheyenne Adams, a sophomore from Normal studying zoology, watches a turtle Tuesday in a clearing in Thompson Woods.  When deciding to come to SIU, Adams said one of the biggest appeals to her was the woods.  “If this had been a park with benches and a mowed lawn I wouldn’t have been nearly as excit...

Good day for Strawberries

Good day for Strawberries

April 23, 2012


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Shteffan Doroscan, of Ozark, tallies the number of strawberries he sold Monday by state Route 13. Doroscan sells strawberries out of his truck for Blueberry Hill Farms, where he has worked for the past three years. Charlie Stadelbacher, co-owner of Blueberry Hill, said his father began the farm in 1919....

Softball takes on Evansville for second Tuesday in a row

Softball takes on Evansville for second Tuesday in a row

April 23, 2012


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Sophomore utility player Kelsea Ashton takes a strike against the University of Evansville Tuesday at Charlotte West Stadium. Ashton drove in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning and then scored the winning run against the Purple Aces. The Salukis face the team again today in Evansville,...

Men’s Tennis wins shocker, drops conference finale

Men’s Tennis wins shocker, drops conference finale

April 22, 2012


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Freshman tennis player Szymon Opieczonek celebrates after winning his singles match against Bradley University Saturday at University Courts. The Salukis were tied 3-3 with the Braves when the match game started between Opieczonek and Bradley’s Michael Davis. The set was tied 1-1 before Opieczonek ...

Climbing for fun

Climbing for fun

April 22, 2012


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Eric Ulner belays for a member of Boy Scout Troop 56, based out of Collierville, Tenn., Saturday at Draper Bluffs. Ulner takes groups on private climbing outings on his property, where he teaches proper rock climbing technique and safety.Photo by Isaac Smith of The Daily Egyptian. Read More »...

Amateurs, pros howl at the moon at Yellow Moon Café

Amateurs, pros howl at the moon at Yellow Moon Café

April 22, 2012


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Dan Wiethop, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., plays a set Saturday during the Howlin’ at the Moon open mic night at the Yellow Moon Café in Cobden. Each performer is allotted three songs on a first-come, first-served basis. Howlin’ at the Moon, which is held every third Saturday of the month, began thre...

Football preps for next season in maroon, white spring game

Football preps for next season in maroon, white spring game

April 22, 2012


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Freshman tight end Adam Fuehne attempts a catch Friday during the annual Spring Ball game at Saluki Stadium. Players were divided into a white team and a maroon team and the two offenses competed against each other statistically, as did the defenses. Combined, both teams scored five touchdowns, recorded...

Baseball sweeps series against rival Bluejays

Baseball sweeps series against rival Bluejays

April 22, 2012


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Sophomore infielder Jake Welch attempts to tag out a Creighton University player Sunday at Abe Martin Field. Welch hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. The Salukis swept the Blue Jays in a three-game series this weekend. SIU will play South Eastern Missouri State University at 3 p.m. Tuesday at ...

Forest filled with sounds of music, partying

Forest filled with sounds of music, partying

April 22, 2012


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Allie Ribley, right, a sophomore from Springfield studying behavior analysis, and Tawnya Jarman, left, a sophomore from Litchfield studying journalism, dance with hula hoops Saturday at the Soundz of the Forest Music Fest in Pomona. The first-time festival was held on 45-acres and featured more than...

Playing pranks for a cure

Playing pranks for a cure

April 19, 2012


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Gavin Murphy, a graduate student from Herrin studying music, plays the saxophone as a prank Thursday during a science lab in the Life Science Two Building. The prank is part of Slackin' For Cancer, a weeklong fundraiser put on by the music fraternities to raise money for Race for the Cure. Murphy said that m...

A taste of Southern Illinois

April 17, 2012


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The day begins like any other; the sun rises over dew-coated fields, a hand wraps around a warm cup of black coffee.Soon, the loud hum of the wine-bottling machine fills the quiet air, and coffee mugs are replaced with pruning shears.Julie Harvey, marketing director of Alto Vineyards, said the winery...

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