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Public Broadcast: completely funded – less dependent

By Tom Wagner , Student at Humboldt University Berlin, working student at German TV channel ZDF April 28, 2022

During our time in the United States, we spoke to several journalists, producers and other people in the broadcasting department. One major issue we repeatedly heard about was how polarization in American...

Senators announce funding for six rural Illinois health care providers

Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth Announce Funding for Six Rural Illinois Health Care Providers

By Ethan Braun, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

On April 13, the office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced as an extension of the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan, they would be providing over $3 million in funding for 6 healthcare providers...

A Look Back at Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Career After Her Historic Supreme Court Confirmation

By Ethan Braun, Staff Reporter April 20, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, The Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the first Black woman on the United States Supreme Court. It’s a historic moment and one that’s had a good...

Dont Say Gay bill sparks debate over queer representation in U.S schools
“Don’t Say Gay” bill sparks debate over queer representation in US schools

“Don’t Say Gay” bill sparks debate over queer representation in US schools

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter March 23, 2022

Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, better known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, was passed on March 8. The passing of the bill sparks debate over queer representation in America’s classrooms. According...

What SIU Students have to say about Biden and the Student Debt Crisis

By Ethan Braun, Staff Reporter March 16, 2022

As the total national student debt rises year after year, more and more are calling for widespread loan forgiveness. According to research team the Education Data Initiative, the national student debt...

Ahmaud Arbery killers found guilty of hate crime

By Janiyah Gaston, Assistant to the Editor February 22, 2022

Today a jury in Brunswick, Georgia, found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan guilty of federal hate crimes for their involvement in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was an African...

The Black college student experience: PWIs vs HBCUs

By Janiyah Gaston and Oreoluwa Ojewuyi February 21, 2022

Predominantly White Institutions (PWI) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) can affect the way Black students interact with their school and academic community. The US Department...

Contaminated Wood Treatment site still hurting Carbondale community 100 years later

By Janiyah Gaston and Jamilah Lewis January 14, 2022

Environmental racism has been a long standing problem within society. The most common way it can be shown is the neglect of one the environmental health of one area due to it having a lower socioeconomic...

Brief: All time high COVID positivity causing staff shortages ahead of Christmas holiday

Brief: All time high COVID positivity causing staff shortages ahead of Christmas holiday

By Jason Flynn, Managing Editor December 23, 2021

COVID-19 case numbers hit an all time high for the state of Illinois according to case numbers reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Many businesses like restaurants and bars...

Brief: Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on five charges

Brief: Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on five charges

By Jason Flynn, News Editor November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18 year-old from Antioch, Illinois on trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin for charges stemming from fatally shooting two people and injuring a third in August 2020, was found not guilty on...

A poster filled with photos of Jacob Jurinek during the vigil on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at Faner Plaza at SIU in Carbondale, Illinois. Jurinek, a junior at SIU, was one of the eight victims of the Astroworld festival tragedy on Nov. 5 in Houston.

“Larger-than-life” Jacob E. Jurinek: SIU campus mourns the loss of another student 

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Editor in Chief November 9, 2021

Following the Astroworld music festival that left eight dead and countless people injured, the SIU and Carbondale community gathered to honor the life of third year journalism student Jacob (Jake) E. Jurinek. The...

Forgotten Bodies: Missing White Woman Syndrome

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2021

Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, 22, was reported missing on Sept. 11 by her family in Suffolk County, N.Y., after a cross country trip with her fiancé 23-year-old, Brian Laundrie. The couple embarked on...

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