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Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill, in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee on the the January 6th Insurrection, domestic terrorism and other threats,Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (Graeme Jennings/Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

FBI director says Capitol riot was ‘domestic terrorism’

By Del Quentin Wilber, Los Angeles Times, Tribune Content Agency March 2, 2021
WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher A. Wray called the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol an act of “domestic terrorism” and defended the bureau’s handling of intelligence in the days before a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed past police and threatened the lives of lawmakers.
Counterfeit currency creates complications for local businesses in Carbondale, Jackson County

Counterfeit currency creates complications for local businesses in Carbondale, Jackson County

By Courtney Alexander, Staff Reporter March 2, 2021
Over the past decades, there have been several reports of counterfeit money circulating around Carbondale. The forged currency has been used at several businesses around the city and businesses have lost profit as a result. 
SIU Women's Volleyball players form a circle to cheer up and plan a tactical move to get level with the opponent team from Loyola University on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Davies Gym at SIU. The Salukis went on to lose in all three sets with score lines of 22-25, 13-25 and 17-25.

Bradley claims second game against Salukis

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter March 1, 2021
The Saluki volleyball team (2-10, 1-9 MVC) fell 3-1 in the second game of the series against the Bradley Braves (7-3, 7-3 MVC) on Mar. 1.
Volunteer Janet Lilly, 75, sits for a portrait Tuesday, February 2 at the Eurma Hayes Center in Carbondale, Illinois. Lilly said the substation will be a good addition to the Eurma Hayes Center. “People like to feel secure and when you feel secure you'll come. When you feel insecure by whatever it is causing that fear you're not going to come in fear of but I feel the substation will provide some sort of security,” she said.

Eurma Hayes Center police resource center reaches temporary standstill

By Janae Mosby, Sports Reporter March 1, 2021
The recent revitalization of the Eurma C. Hayes Center has recently been one of the top issues of conversation in the Carbondale community.
The Pulliam Hall clocktower strikes 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Segregation in the Southern Illinois area and how SIU students helped bring it to an end

February 28, 2021
Southern Illinois University was an integrated school from the time of its opening in 1869. 
Caitlin Ink (5) passes the ball to Allea Potter (22) before making a quick move towards the hoop against Valparaiso University on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at the SIU Banterra Center in Carbondale, Ill.

SIU women’s basketball falls in overtime to Valparaiso

By Adam Warfel, Staff Reporter February 28, 2021
After being up as much as 11 points in the second quarter, a 8-2 run by Valparaiso at the beginning of overtime helped lead them to a 70-63 win over the Southern women’s basketball team.
A Saluki baseball staffer inspects a game ball Saturday, March 10, 2018, during the Salukis' 7-2 victory against the Northern Illinois University Huskies at Itchy Jones Stadium. (Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz)

SIU sweeps the Mercer Bears

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter February 28, 2021
Southern Illinois baseball (7-0) swept the Mercer University Bears (3-4) in a three-game series from Feb. 26-28 on the road in Macon, Ga.
Madi Eberle (3) pitches in the game against Ball State University on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Charlotte Softball Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. Eberle later scored the run of the season against Ball state University. SIU went on to win against Ball State with the score of 6-1.

Salukis stay undefeated and keep winning streak alive

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter February 28, 2021
The Southern Illinois Salukis softball team (9-0) went 3-0 this weekend in the Coach B Classic in Carbondale. The Salukis’ final two games on Sunday were cancelled due to inclimate weather.
Ashlyn Henrie (18) chases the ball in the game against the Valparaiso Crusaders on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at the Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex in Carbondale, Ill.

Saluki soccer’s first home, conference match ends in 0-0 tie after double overtime

By Brooke Buerck, Editor February 28, 2021
Southern Illinois Univiersity’s soccer program finished in a 0-0 tie with Valparaiso University after 110 minutes of play on Sunday for their first home matchup of the 2021 season.
Africana studies professor, Joseph Brown, silently reflects during a vigil remembering victims of the Orlando shooting Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Grinnell Hall. (Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

At a crossroads: Addressing racism in the Catholic church

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter February 28, 2021
Catholicism is the largest organized religion in the world as well as the 5th most diverse religion in the United States, however prior to the civil rights era, Black and White Catholics were largely segregated around the country, having to attend separate masses in separate buildings.
SIU guard, Caitlin Link (5), shoots the ball from a distance attempting to catch the team’s score back up to the Valparaiso Crusaders Saturday, February 27, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill.

Saluki women’s basketball drops 11-point game to Valparaiso

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter February 27, 2021
The Saluki women’s basketball team (8-12, 5-10 MVC) was not able to overcome the 15-point lead Valparaiso (10-10, 6-7 MVC) held at the end of the third quarter, and SIU lost 75-64.
Sunrise over the new alumni statue in front of Pullium on the SIU Carbondale campus Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Nicole Tillberg | @nicoltillberg315

SIU’s Faculty Senate Budget Committee addresses budget equity, disparities

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021
Southern Illinois University’s Faculty Senate Budget Committee met Friday afternoon in a Town Hall meeting to discuss policies related to budget equity and issues with the budget within SIUC.
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