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Five eclipse facts to read up on before Monday

Five eclipse facts to read up on before Monday

By Samantha Keebler
August 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, News

The highly-publicized and much-anticipated total solar eclipse has nearly arrived and all of southern Illinois is bracing itself for the flood of spectators sure to turn up by Aug. 21. Tens of thousands of people are expected to arrive in Carbondale and the surrounding towns, and the university has b...

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

Students prepare to capture the sun’s corona as part of a national research project

By Cory Ray
August 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Most people will turn their eyes to the sun Aug. 21 to catch a rare glimpse of a total solar eclipse, but four SIU students will also point telescopes to the sky as part of a national research project. With the eclipse expected to travel coast to coast from Oregon to South Carolina, the Citizen Continental-America...

What happens if it rains on eclipse day?

What happens if it rains on eclipse day?

By Cory Ray
August 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, News

As the eclipse approaches, it's all eyes on the weather. One question looms large in the minds of many — what will happen if it rains? As of Monday, weather.com reported sunny skies for Aug. 21 and only a 10 percent chance of rain. The last major possibility for rain will be an 80 percent chanc...

Carbondale to see strong police presence during eclipse weekend

Carbondale to see strong police presence during eclipse weekend

By Joseph McLaughlin
August 14, 2017
Filed under City, News

The Great American Eclipse is fast approaching and soon an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people will flock to southern Illinois. Although national attention has been increasingly focused on the region in recent months, Carbondale law enforcement has been planning for the Aug. 21 crowds for well over...

Six Carbondale restaurants you don’t want to miss

Six Carbondale restaurants you don’t want to miss

By Joe McLaughlin
August 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

New to campus or just looking to broaden your horizons? Here are six local restaurants you can't graduate without trying:   Longbranch Cafe and Bakery 100 E. Jackson St. Vegetarian/Vegan Sunday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (Kitchen opens at 8 a.m.) Heading into its 20th year of busi...

Can’t-miss events around southern Illinois this semester

Can’t-miss events around southern Illinois this semester

By Joe McLaughlin
August 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

From the biggest celestial event coming to southern Illinois in years, to the Irish Festival, this semester at SIU has a lot to offer. Below is a list of the events that can't be missed around southern Illinois and the necessary details. August Saluki StartUp Aug. 16-18; various locations and times; check ...

New to residence hall life? Here are 10 essentials for every dorm dweller

New to residence hall life? Here are 10 essentials for every dorm dweller

By Samantha Keebler
August 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Your parents have probably been dreading this moment since you started kindergarten, but you’ve likely been excited about it for months. It’s time to move into your first dorm and begin your college career. You will finally transition from living at home and depending on your parents to having indep...

Five things I wish I knew before my freshman year

Five things I wish I knew before my freshman year

By Branda Mitchell
August 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The weeks leading up to your first year of college are an exciting (and probably slightly nerve-wracking) time in your life — you’re moving away from home for the first time, maybe you don’t know many people on campus and you aren’t sure what to expect. When I first set foot on SIU’s campus, the...

Meet Joshua Bowens, your new USG president

Meet Joshua Bowens, your new USG president

By Abbey La Tour
August 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Undergraduate Student Government President Joshua Bowens wants to shake up student government. Bowens, a junior from Chicago studying political science, decided to run for his current office after feeling something was missing from campus when he transferred from SIUE. A failed bid for the po...

Budget cuts result in reduced library hours and bus routes

Budget cuts result in reduced library hours and bus routes

By Olivia Spiers
August 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

SIU students should expect some changes this fall to building and transit hours across campus. Morris Library will not be open on Saturdays and will close at 9 p.m. on Fridays as a result of budget cuts announced by then-interim Chancellor Brad Colwell in March 2017. Colwell’s directive outl...

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