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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 ...

SIUC, Carbondale community give testimony on funding and future of university system

SIUC, Carbondale community give testimony on funding and future of university system

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2018


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SIUC administration, students and Carbondale community members provided testimonies to a legislative panel headed by the Illinois House Higher Education Committee chair, Emanuel “Chris” Welch, regarding the university, university system and higher education in Illinois on Monday.  The panel cons...

Students and community members gather for Neckers public astronomy viewing

Students and community members gather for Neckers public astronomy viewing

By Farrah Blaydes, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2018


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On Sunday night 38 students and community members attended the public astronomy observation event held on Neckers roof. Before the event began there were minor complications getting the event started. Members of the community gathered around the doors that were supposed to be open at 8:15 p.m. “It ...

Illinois House Higher Education Committee to hold hearings at Carbondale, Edwardsville regarding SIU System

Illinois House Higher Education Committee to hold hearings at Carbondale, Edwardsville regarding SIU System

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

August 18, 2018


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Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Illinois House Higher Education Committee chairman, will be heading a legislative panel in Carbondale on Monday afternoon to discuss stakeholders thoughts and feelings regarding the funding switch from Carbondale to Edwardsville, the proposed split of the system, the status of SI...

Jesse McCartney to perform at Shryock Auditorium in October

Jesse McCartney to perform at Shryock Auditorium in October

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

August 18, 2018


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Jesse McCartney, known for his hit single "Beautiful Soul," will be performing at SIU's Shryock Auditorium on Oct. 13, the Student Programming Council announced during a new student pep rally Friday night. McCartney later posted a video of the announcement on his Facebook page. Last semester, the university hosted Ice Cube and Skillet. P...

SIU administrators, faculty welcome new students during fall semester convocation

SIU administrators, faculty welcome new students during fall semester convocation

By Brian Munoz, Staff Reporter

August 17, 2018


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Hundreds of new students filed into the SIU Arena as the sunlight bounced off of the building, highlighting “Go Southern Go” emblazoned on the building’s front. With a welcome from campus administrators and faculty, new students began the next chapter of their lives. Chatter among freshmen fill...

Parking lot south of Communications Building changed to green decal lot

Parking lot south of Communications Building changed to green decal lot

By Austin Phelps and Tyler Malone, Staff Reporters

August 17, 2018


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The university parking division has made changes to the parking permit lots and decals. Some lots have been changed from red to green decals, including lot 4, located outside McLeod Theater, south of the Communications Building. Green decals are for students living on campus. Red and yellow decals are also ava...

Carbondale Police respond to gunfire early Friday morning

Carbondale Police respond to gunfire early Friday morning

By Staff Report

August 17, 2018


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Carbondale Police responded to gunfire near North Wall Street at East Oak Street early Friday morning. A resident in the 400 block of East Oak Street said that their home was struck by the gunfire, according to Carbondale police. Officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, o...

West Campus move-in works like ‘a well-oiled machine’

West Campus move-in works like ‘a well-oiled machine’

By Tyler Malone and Jeremy Brown, Staff reporters

August 16, 2018


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On Thursday new incoming freshman and transfer students moved into the West campus dorms with the help of volunteers. It was 80 degrees out, with 81 percent humidity. “This is the nicest move-in we've had in a long time,” Valerie Rasp, assistant dean of the college of science, said. “I jok...

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