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“Justice for J6”: Look Ahead America calls for justice for Capitol insurrectionists

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter September 21, 2021

The “Justice for J6” rally took place Saturday Sept. 18th at 12:00pm in Union Square, in Washington, D.C. with a lower turnout than expected, and a small lineup of speakers talking about Americans’...

Tyne Haverkate completes her preflight on the Cessna 172R at the Southern Illinois Airport Set. 3, 2021 in Murphysboro, Ill.

 Flying Salukis among “top programs” partnered with Delta’s pilot career path

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter September 17, 2021

Delta Airlines is recruiting prospective pilots at Southern Illinois University Carbondale through the Propel Pilot Career Path Program, according to an Aug. 24 announcement.  Established in 2018,...

Photo of the wreckage of the twin towers which fell after the attacks on 9/11.

9/11: The domino effect lingers 20 years later

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Editor in Chief September 11, 2021

The toxic dust that fell as the World Trade Center towers collapsed 20 years ago, continues to cast a dark shadow over America. 9/11 created a domino effect that would transform American culture, and society...

SIU-C researchers’ multidisciplinary approach to Ground Penetrating Radar “bears fruit”

SIU-C researchers’ multidisciplinary approach to Ground Penetrating Radar “bears fruit”

By William Box, Staff Reporter September 3, 2021

Researchers at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU-C) developed an improved version of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) which they experimented with at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center (WDC).  Dr....

SIU-C COVID exposures a motivation for petition for vaccine, testing mandates similar to other universities

By Janiyah Gaston and Jason Flynn August 25, 2021

  A petition to institute a vaccine mandate at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is circulating following an incident in which at least two classes were exposed to a COVID positive...

Mel Foster places her pistol into her holster at the Womens Shooting Club at the Tombstone Gun Range on April, 11, 2021. Before joining the group, Foster had taken a couple of home defense classes. Foster has been taking classes for several years and is a concealed carry license holder.

‘More American:’ Minority Communities and Gun Ownership

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021
Protection, sex, race and more are all reasons that women and minority communities have crossed over into the world of guns. The growing diversity of American gun ownership defies the idea of the typical gun owner. 
A #Blackgunsmatter banner hangs in one of the booths at the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show on April 10 and 11, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla. “I would tell Black people who are considering getting a gun to do your research to talk to people you trust people who know something about guns. Go to the gun range. Find something that fits you to for it and don’t be afraid of it,” Marc Ford, a Black gun owner, said.

‘Black guns matter’

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021
I have avoided and abhorred guns for the majority of my life but on the weekend of April 10th to 11th I stepped into the heart of American gun culture at the Wanenmacher's Gun Show in Tulsa Oklahoma, which is regarded as the largest gun show in the world. 
A spectator looks on as Jack B. and Seth M. loaded guns at a shooting range in the Chicago, Ill. suburbs.

Left wing gun owners look for ‘a healthy amount of detente’

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter May 12, 2021
At a gun range in the suburbs of Chicago Seth M. shows me an AR, or Armalite Rifle, that’s become infamous as a tool for mass shootings.
Demonstrators hold up a rainbow flag as they march outside of the White House during the Equality March for Unity & Pride parade in Washington D.C., June 11, 2017.

Biden admin reinstates health care protections for trans people, here’s what changed:

By Bailey Aldridge, The News & Observer, Tribune Content Agency May 10, 2021
President Joe Biden's administration announced Monday it will restore protections from health care discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Attorney Ben Crump spoke with the family of George Floyd at a news conference held after the verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Floyd family says push for policing change cannot end after verdict

By Jessie, Van Berkel Star Tribune, Tribune Content Agency April 20, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd's family described Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict Tuesday as a turning point for the nation.
Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

By News Desk, News Desk April 20, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty an all three counts in the death of George Floyd last summer in Minneapolis, Minn. April 20, 2021. 
Attorney Eric Nelson and his client, Derek Chauvin. (Court Tv/Pool/TNS)

Derek Chauvin tells court he will not testify in his murder trial

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Tribune Content Agency April 15, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin said in court Thursday that he will not testify in his murder trial shortly before the defense said it has completed its case and the prosecution reiterated the same, setting the stage for closing arguments and deliberations Monday.
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