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Daily Egyptian wins Online Pacemaker award

Daily Egyptian wins Online Pacemaker award

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 28, 2018


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The Daily Egyptian won an Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker award on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. The award recognizes the “best of the best” of college newspapers, according to the ACP’s website, and the Pacemaker is often referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism....

Attendees hand out Patriot Front flyers at Trump Rally

Attendees hand out Patriot Front flyers at Trump Rally

By Emily Cooper and Rana Schenke, Staff Reporters

October 27, 2018


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The Daily Egyptian received a flyer promoting a group called Patriot Front at President Trump’s rally on Saturday. The flyer discussed foreign invaders and global elite taking over the country and how Americans need to reclaim the country. According to the Patriot Front’s website, “our mis...

Protesters gather at Trump rally

Protesters gather at Trump rally

By Farrah Blaydes and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

October 27, 2018


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Protesters against President Donald Trump arrived at his campaign rally on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. One of the first demonstrators to show up and begin protesting was Chip Loghry, a resident of Marion, Illinois. “I disagree with what Trump stands for,” Loghry said. “I support marginalized communities and the...

Live: Trump holds rally in Murphysboro ahead of midterm elections

Live: Trump holds rally in Murphysboro ahead of midterm elections

By Staff report, Daily Egyptian

October 27, 2018


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This is a developing story that will be updated throughout the day. President Donald Trump is expected to speak at a rally today in Murphysboro at 4:30 p.m. 6:35 p.m.:  “We’re going to make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again,” said Tr...

Medusa reimagined in ‘Hardened’

Medusa reimagined in ‘Hardened’

By Isabel Miller, Staff photographer

October 25, 2018


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Rebecca Walker has always been fascinated with the myth of Medusa. A Gorgon whose hair made of snakes turns men into stone. “She’s been written about by so many people throughout history," Walker said. "Obviously she is a kind of iconic character who has existed since Greek and Roman times, ...

Salukis come out for LGBTQ+ history month

Salukis come out for LGBTQ+ history month

By Austin Phelps and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

October 25, 2018


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As part of LGBTQ+ history month, students and faculty have told their stories of coming out, all experiences unique. According to the Human Rights Coalition, one out out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. One out of ten Americans has someone close to them that is transgender.

WSIU hosts 12th district congressional representative debate, candidates discuss government control, women’s rights, marijuana legalization

WSIU hosts 12th district congressional representative debate, candidates discuss government control, women’s rights, marijuana legalization

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


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Incumbent Illinois representative Mike Bost (R- Murphysboro) debated campaign competitors Brendan Kelly (D- Swansea) and Randy Auxier (G-Murphysboro) on various state issues. WSIU televised the 90 minute debate live in Studio B of the Communications building tonight. Jak Tichenor served as m...

Community members gather at City Hall opposing Trump’s Murphysboro rally

Community members gather at City Hall opposing Trump’s Murphysboro rally

By Rana Schenke and Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter and Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


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Community members gathered on Tuesday evening outside of Carbondale City Hall to protest Trump’s upcoming rally in Murphysboro on Oct. 27. The rally took place outside of City Hall because the City Council canceled their meeting. Council member Adam Loos said he had planned on giving a resolution du...

Illinois congressional representative Mike Bost opens second campaign office in Carbondale

Illinois congressional representative Mike Bost opens second campaign office in Carbondale

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


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Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) opened a second office location across the street from Carbondale City Hall. George O'Connor, a Bost campaign spokesman, said Bost opened the second field office in Carbondale because of geographical purposes. “It’s beneficial to have one spot for [volunteers] to meet,”...

Fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner sold out

Fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner sold out

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


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The fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner will be on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Trueblood Hall. Sean Eberly, a university food service administrator, said the reason for this dinner is to show students that they don’t have to shop at Walmart to eat. “We live in such a farm-based community, but ...

Extra Life raises money for children’s hospitals through videogame livestreams

Extra Life raises money for children’s hospitals through videogame livestreams

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018


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From Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. until Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. Extra Life, a non-profit charity organization will host its nationwide day of play. William Martinez, former SIU student, said every year Extra Life has a Nationwide Day of Play where major streamer and average players gather and stream, anything of their c...

Trump rally to be held in Murphysboro

Trump rally to be held in Murphysboro

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 21, 2018


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President Trump will be holding his rally on Oct. 27 at Hangar 6 of Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro according to his campaign website. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., the event starts at 4:30 p.m. Previously the Daily Egyptian obtained a memo in which Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams ...

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