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Mayoral candidates express concerns over Carbondale Human Relations Commission

Mayoral candidates express concerns over Carbondale Human Relations Commission

By Rana Schenke, News Editor

April 1, 2019

Carbondale mayoral candidates John “Mike” Henry and Nathan Colombo discussed the functions of the Human Relations Commission and its role in the community at a forum Thursday.

Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest tests of young people’s equine knowledge

Horse Bowl and Hippology Contest tests of young people’s equine knowledge

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2019

The Horse Bowl and Hippology contest was hosted by SIU on Mar. 30 in the agriculture building for 15 teams and over 100 participants.

Mayoral candidates on diversity and racism in Carbondale

Mayoral candidates on diversity and racism in Carbondale

By Kallie Cox and Jacob Lorenz

March 30, 2019

Issues regarding racism and diversity in Carbondale rose at both of mayoral forums held this week, the forum hosted by USG at Southern Illinois University on Wednesday and a mayoral forum hosted by the Rainbow Cafe.

SIU presents trophy to ‘BEER’ scholarship creators

SIU presents trophy to ‘BEER’ scholarship creators

By Rana Schenke, News Editor

March 30, 2019

John Dunn, interim chancellor, presented the 'Carbondale in the ‘80s and ‘90s' group with a trophy on Friday for having the most individuals donating money to their scholarship.

Mayoral candidates discuss issues facing Carbondale LGBTQ community

Mayoral candidates discuss issues facing Carbondale LGBTQ community

By Rana Schenke and Jacob Lorenz

March 30, 2019

Mayoral candidates John “Mike” Henry and Nathan Colombo addressed issues affecting the southern Illinois LGBTQ community at a forum Thursday night.

Gamma Phi Omega offers scholarships for undocumented students

Gamma Phi Omega offers scholarships for undocumented students

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

The Gamma Phi Omega international sorority chapter at SIU has been fundraising all year to fund a scholarship for undocumented students. The organization has opened applications for the scholarship and is offering a one time award of $200–$800 to each recipient.

Bill to reopen Tamms Correctional Facility passes Illinois House, moves to Senate

Bill to reopen Tamms Correctional Facility passes Illinois House, moves to Senate

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

House Bill 210, a bill to reopen and reorganize the Tamms Correctional Facility, has moved to the Illinois House floor for consideration after being amended to create a task force to study the potential effects reopening the facility would have.

SIU literary works nominated for 50th annual NAACP Imagery Awards

SIU literary works nominated for 50th annual NAACP Imagery Awards

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

Two SIU literary works are nominated for the 50th NAACP Imagery Awards, the ceremony for which will be held March 29 and 30 in Hollywood, California.

World Languages Day looks to educate high school students, community about diversity

World Languages Day looks to educate high school students, community about diversity

By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2019

Southern Illinois University will host its 45th annual World Languages Day at the Student Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m on April 4.

Public Policy Institute releases approval ratings for select Illinois officials, Trump

Public Policy Institute releases approval ratings for select Illinois officials, Trump

By Brandi Courtois, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has released job performance reviews for a select group of elected officials based on a statewide sample of 1,000 registered voters.

For Kids’ Sake Art auction looks to fundraise for Bangladeshi children

For Kids’ Sake Art auction looks to fundraise for Bangladeshi children

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

“It started really as kids helping kids, that’s still really the focus," said Shema Ruperto, For Kids’ Sake director and art auction coordinator.

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