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Saluki Express adds new bus route, QR codes for faster boarding

Saluki Express adds new bus route, QR codes for faster boarding

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018


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Over the summer Rides Mass Transit District took over the Saluki Express bus service and introduced a new bus route and QR codes for boarding. Rides Mass Transit District is a public transit provider in 18 counties throughout Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. “All [students] have to do is show their [r...

Local farmers, community members and business owners gather at the Westown market

Local farmers, community members and business owners gather at the Westown market

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018


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For 43 years the market has met every Saturday from April through November in the Westown Centre parking lot. “Most of [the university students] may not stay here for their working careers but while they're here they help support the local economy,” Steven Smith, owner of Hollow Pumpkin Farm, said...

Montemagno: ‘18,300 by 2025,’ SIUC sees nearly 12 percent enrollment drop during Fall 2018 semester

Montemagno: ‘18,300 by 2025,’ SIUC sees nearly 12 percent enrollment drop during Fall 2018 semester

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018


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Fall enrollment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has decreased by nearly 12 percent from the fall 2017 semester, according to university officials. The campus reached peak enrollment in 1991 with 24,869 students, but enrollment has been decreasing ever since. This year, the universi...

Carbondale police searching for two suspects in early morning shooting

Carbondale police searching for two suspects in early morning shooting

By Staff report, Campus Desk

September 3, 2018


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Carbondale Police are searching for two suspects in connection to an early morning shooting, according to the Southern Illinoisan. At 12:25 a.m. Carbondale Police officers responded to a call of a gunshot victim at an apartment complex in the 800 block of East Grand Avenue, according to the Southern...

Varsity holds National Prison Strike awareness event

Varsity holds National Prison Strike awareness event

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2018


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The Varsity Center is hosting an event to raise awareness for the National Prison Strike. The event will take place on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. “Slavery is still very much real and existent in the prison systems,” Matthew Stearns, an organizer for the Carbondale event, sa...

Red Cross hopes to remove stigma around donating blood

Red Cross hopes to remove stigma around donating blood

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


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The American Red Cross of Central and Southern Illinois is taking donations to combat the millions of Americans who need blood. First time donors and returning donors were encouraged to visit the lower level of Lentz hall on Aug. 30 from 1-6 p.m. Health aids want to remove the stigma about donat...

SIU Athletics rescinds activism ban, legal experts weigh in on Code of Conduct addition

SIU Athletics rescinds activism ban, legal experts weigh in on Code of Conduct addition

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2018


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SIU Athletics has rescinded new language in the Student Athlete Code of Conduct that said any displays of activism will not be tolerated and could lead to the individual’s removal from their respective program. “It is a privilege and not a right to be a student-athlete, cheerleader or spirit member...

Director of housing says approximately 50 full-time staff affected by East Campus closure

Director of housing says approximately 50 full-time staff affected by East Campus closure

By Brandi Courtois and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

August 29, 2018


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There were approximately 50 full-time staff members affected by the recent closure of East Campus, according to Jon Shaffer, director of housing. “Probably about half of them have found work in other areas on campus,” Shaffer said. “The chancellor is very dedicated to getting as many of them work...

SIU holds annual Greek picnic at new boat pavilion

SIU holds annual Greek picnic at new boat pavilion

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2018


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A large crowd of Greek Life students, community members and potential new members assembled at Ralph E. Becker Pavilion on West Campus Monday night, in celebration of Greek Life at SIU. The Greek picnic is an annual event held on campus to introduce students to the different sororities and frater...

SIU Athletics bans displays of activism to “put forward a message of unity,” one cheerleader returns following 2017 protests

SIU Athletics bans displays of activism to “put forward a message of unity,” one cheerleader returns following 2017 protests

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018


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Two of the three Southern Illinois University cheerleaders who protested during the national anthem last fall will not be returning to the squad this season. Czarina Tinker, from Nashville, Tennessee, Ariahn Hunt and Alaysia Brandy, both from Chicago, took a knee during the national anthem during...

Taste of SIU samples new Lentz options: are they any good?

Taste of SIU samples new Lentz options: are they any good?

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018


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On Thursday, Aug. 23 hundreds of students and faculty filled the Roman room of the Student Center to try the spread of food that awaited them. The food was served by 15 different vendors that all cater to the Lentz dining hall under Gordon food company. Among the vendors were PepsiCo, Pillsbury, ...

Solar Fest celebrates 40th anniversary featuring DJs Milk N Cooks

Solar Fest celebrates 40th anniversary featuring DJs Milk N Cooks

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018


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Solar Fest is coming Aug. 25 and will be held at Shryock Lawn from 3-6 p.m. “This year was our 40th anniversary of sunsets,” Carly James, assistant director for student center programs, said. “We just bring different bands from around the country to campus and in town.” James said Solar ...

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