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Behind the scenes on the frontline: Support team keeps protesters in the streets

Kara Rexx, a volunteer medic, checks the finger of protester at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Ky. on Sept. 25.

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2020

"Injustice Square Park" has become a rallying point for protesters every day and houses a memorial for Breonna Taylor. It is also the home away from home for dozens of medics, lawyers, therapists and support workers who all provide free services that allow the community to continue their fight for justice.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins at SIU with September kickoff

SIU students grab candy from a pile to put in pinatas they made at the Student Center Craft Shop during day two of the pinata event for Hispanic Latino Heritage Month, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. “You fill [the pinata] with good stuff because that’s things that you want in life,” Celeste Orozco, a junior studying forestry, said. “It is normally hung because it is supposed to be up in the sky, like the heavens, so you’re looking up and it’s about faith,

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2020

Hispanic/Latinx heritage month began on Sept. 15 at SIU and events are slated to run to Oct. 15.

Illinois candidates for representative in the 115th district participate in debate

A line of American flags line the street of Walnut in Murphysboro, IL on Labor Day weekend. Most workplaces and schools are closed to observe Labor Day, the day where American laborers  celebrate their economic and social accomplishments. Labor Day is held on the first Monday in September and  was first celebrated in 1882 in the state of New York. Many other states followed in following years. It wasn't until in 1894, when President Grover Cleveland made the day into a national holiday. This photo was taken on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.

By Madison Taylor, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2020

Randy Auxier and Paul Jacobs, candidates for representative of the 115th district, participated in a debate via Zoom on Sept. 30.

Photo of the Day: Statues removed from capitol building in Springfield, ILL.

The Stephen Douglas and Pierre Menard statues were removed from capitol grounds on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Springfield, ILL. The statue on the Illinois State Capitol grounds was voted to be removed as the former senator was noted for profiting off slavery. The board of Architect of the Capitol made the decision on Aug. 19. The Pierre Menard that was located on the grounds, was also removed because of a history of owning slaves. Talks have discussed the possibility of replacing the statues with a Martin Luther King Jr. statue that currently resides across the street from the capitol.

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer

September 30, 2020

The Stephen Douglas and Pierre Menard statues were removed from capitol grounds on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Springfield, ILL.

Community takes religion to the streets

Rev. Stachelle Bussey prays with members of Breonna Taylor’s family before the march begins Friday, September 25, 2020 in Louisville Kentucky.

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2020

Louisville Ky.- Religious leaders from all faith traditions came together in Louisville last weekend to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to fight for justice for Breonna Taylor.

Photo of the Day: SIU introduces “SPOT,” an agricultural robot dog

Kyle R.L. Baker, Chief Strategy Officer at EcoBuds, watches as spectators get to try controlling SPOT at SIU’s Horticulture Research Center on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor

September 29, 2020

The demonstration of SPOT at SIU’s Horticulture Research Center on Tuesday, Sept. 29, was one of the first instances of this technology being used worldwide, Baker said. 

Chancellor Lane releases semester break information

The sunset illuminates Pulliam Hall with warm light Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. (Brian Mu–noz | @BrianMMunoz)

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

In an email sent out to Southern Illinois University students on Sept. 28, Austin Lane, SIU’s chancellor, said the break between semesters will be expanded by one week and there will not be a traditional spring break. “The decision regarding the spring semester schedule was considered very ca...

Local tattoo shops take on pandemic

Tattoo artist, Matt Stanton, rests at his booth in between appointments on Thursday Sept. 17, 2020 in Carbondale Illinois. Artistic minds is currently only taking customers by appointment on Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 8pm. “In the new place we’ve gone to handless soap dispensers and have started social distancing. We’re appointment only too. We’ve pretty much already been doing most of the other stuff to begin with. Keeping things sterile, cleaning in between appointments, wearing masks, that kinda thing,” Stanton said.

By Madison Taylor, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

Corrected 9/30/2020 at 10:51 p.m., Tuff Luck is doing piercings Tuesdays through Saturdays but is only providing nostril piercings on Sunday Guidelines and restrictions have been placed on businesses statewide and tattoo parlors are no exception, but local shops in Carbondale are taking different...

Rally in Vienna: Protesters plan to march in support of BLM after a racist social media incident

The March on Washington event was organizes by So. ILL. Unity Coalition and three other local organizations. Protesters, lead by Nancy Maxwell, made their way through downtown Carbondale, IL. The March on Washington was a nationwide event to commemorate the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington where he delivered his famous

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2020

Since the death of George Floyd on May 25, communities all over the United States have taken action to address injustice through various means, whether it be protests and marches through the street, riots and looting, or social media trends. Among these communities taking action is the Southern Illinois Unity Coalition.

Former SIU student group becomes PETA-backed hub, protests animal testing

Patty Weyhrich works on the chalk drawing that she prepared to help spread awareness about animal testing on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Carbondale, ILL. Weyhrich has been involved with the club in previous years and met the student group when they were still Students for the Voiceless at a meeting on factory farms.

By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor

September 26, 2020

“Today we are here calling on the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Mental Health to cut funding to Elisabeth Murray and her cruel and archaic experiments on monkeys where she damages the brains and then terrorizes them and films their reactions,” Borlin said.

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