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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 8, 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...

Marchers carrying a sign paused during the Rally to Defend Abortion Access in Chicago, Ill. on Oct. 2, 2021

Brief: Chicago Rally to Defend Abortion Rights attracts broad coalition

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter October 3, 2021

The Illinois chapter of the organization Women’s March helped plan 21 events around the state on Oct. 2, including the Rally to Defend Abortion Rights in Chicago, which drew thousands of attendees.  Over...

Activists listen to speakers at the March for Reproductive Rights while holding a sign that reads STOP THE BANS! Oct. 2, 2021 at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale, Ill.

People of Carbondale march against the attack on reproductive rights

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter October 2, 2021

The Women’s Center hosted a March For Reproductive Rights on Saturday, Oct. 2 in response to the bills being passed in states limiting abortions including Texas, Florida, Missouri, ect. The event...

Abortion funds, providers prepared for threats and abortion restrictions long before Texas rule was upheld

Abortion funds, providers prepared for threats and abortion restrictions long before Texas rule was upheld

By Jason Flynn and Jamilah Lewis September 27, 2021

Alison Dreith,  the deputy director of Hope Clinic for Women, has faced threats from anti-abortion organizers for years, some in the form of legal attacks aiming to restrict access to the medical service,...

“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. 
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