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Spring break preparation could put students at risk

Spring break preparation could put students at risk

By Tiffany Blanchette

March 8, 2012


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Tanning and dieting could be stereotyped as commonly practiced activites leading up to spring break.Each activity is known to pose both long- and short-term health risks, especially if practiced in extremes.“Any behavior that’s done in any sort of extreme is probably going to have detriments to some aspect of a ...

SIU student reported missing

By Tara Kulash

March 8, 2012


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An SIU law student has been missing since Tuesday, when his car was found parked on Chester Bridge with the hazard lights on.The Chester Police Department received a call at 10:07 p.m. Tuesday about an abandoned car on the Mississippi River bridge and reported to the scene. The vehicle, a silver 2011 Kia, w...

Morris Library anticipates return of books from storage

Morris Library anticipates return of books from storage

By Matt Daray

March 7, 2012


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Morris Library will soon have its books back.The library moved a majority of the system's books to storage facilities since renovations were made three years ago, and the books have been there ever since. However, the chancellor told staff members she is making the move a priority and has begun plann...

Graduate council votes for fee decrease

By Lauren Duncan

March 7, 2012


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Despite the administration's decision to increase student fees, the Graduate and Professional Student Council has proposed another plan: a $500 fee decrease.In response to a proposed increase in student fees beginning this fall, a motion to approve an alternate fees proposal to university officials pass...

Registered student voters have other ways to vote if away over spring break

By Tiffany Blanchette

March 6, 2012


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Some students may be left scrambling to find a way to vote in the upcoming Illinois General Primary Election March 20.Roughly 80 percent of the SIUC student body attends from farther than one county away or from out-of-state, according to data from university institutional research and studies. Unle...

Bullets found in Faner trash can

By Lauren Duncan

March 6, 2012


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Campus police are investigating a case of ammunition found on campus Monday.At 10 a.m. near room 3113 in Faner Hall, a person was throwing away trash when they discovered a box labeled ammunition, said Lieutenant Harold Tucker, a police officer with the Department of Public Safety.On Tuesday, he said, the ow...

Tourism office waiting for state funds

By Sharon Wittke

March 6, 2012


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Trails to Adventure, the emerging regional tourism development office at the university, is on the trail to nowhere as it waits for state funding to arrive.The new office that was created during the summer to promote tourism in the region is slated to open for business at Southern Illinois University ...

City Council votes on construction plan

By Sharon Wittke

March 6, 2012


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The Carbondale City Council voted to adopt a resolution approving the plan for the fourth phase of construction at the Parkview Apartments during its regular meeting Tuesday.Councilman Don Monty said the construction at Parkview Apartments was a positive trend. The trailer park that had been there w...

Dan Savage brings LGBT activism to campus

Dan Savage brings LGBT activism to campus

By Brendan Smith

March 6, 2012


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Dan Savage was a 27-year-old video store manager when he started his sex advice column, "Savage Love," for the Seattle weekly newspaper The Stranger."Savage Love" would go on to become the most popular syndicated sex-advice column in the country, and 19 years later, Dan Savage isat the forefront of gay, lesb...

Safety a top concern for officials

By Sharon Wittke

March 5, 2012


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Principals, pastors and public servants share one element in their job descriptions — to prevent random violence, such as the Feb. 27 shootings at a Chardon, Ohio, high school that left three students dead, from occurring.Local officials charged with the safety of the public — school administrators...

Renowned female journalist talks war reporting

By Matt Daray

March 5, 2012


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Telling stories is what Jackie Spinner loves to do.Spinner, a renowned journalist and SIU alumna, told her own story Monday at the Morris Library Auditorium in celebration of Women’s History Month.While she spoke of her time covering the Iraq War, she said it was hard for her to not take pictures of the a...

Harrisburg raises relief funds, hope

Harrisburg raises relief funds, hope

By Tara Kulash

March 5, 2012


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Harrisburg High School's Davenport Gymnasium was packed Sunday night as the community came together for comfort.After an EF4 tornado ripped through the town Wednesday and killed six residents, the Harrisburg Ministerial Alliance organized a worship and prayer service at the high school. More than 800 pe...

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