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SIU Football to return to the field in October

Saluki running back Javon Williams Jr. reacts after scoring a touchdown on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 during the Salukis' 35-10 win against the Youngstown State Penguins.

By Staff Report, News Desk

September 21, 2020

On Sept. 21, SIU football announced via Twitter that it would be taking the field on Oct. 23 to play a game against Southeast Missouri State University at Saluki Stadium.

COVID-19 restrictions weigh heavily on fraternities and sororities

COVID-19 restrictions weigh heavily on fraternities and sororities

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2020

With recruitment just around the corner, SIU fraternities and sororities are making adjustments to their rushing process due to COVID-19.

Income tax amendment to be on ballot for Illinoisans in November.

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2020

This November, Illinois voters will vote yes or no on an amendment to decide if the flat tax rate in Illinois will be changed. 

Carbondale Women for Change host annual Big Event

Zylon, 8, picks out some fresh tomatoes at the Big Event hosted by the Carbondale Women for Change on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. During this event, fresh garden vegetables from the Red Hen garden were given out to the community.

By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor

September 20, 2020

On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, the Carbondale Women for Change group hosted their annual Big Event. The Big Event was moved to the Red Hen community garden in Carbondale, IL for the first time. The Big Event included a Unity Motorcade Parade, a tour of the Ren Hen community garden, plant giveaways, free produce, and more. 

Gallery: Saluki Unity sponsors a run/walk event for social injustices

SIU volleyball player Savannah Sheridan (left) and Dan Muller (right) hold hands while walking during the Saluki Unity's Run/Walk event.

By Jared Treece, Photographer

September 19, 2020

Saluki Unity, a student-athlete led group, sponsored a Run/Walk event on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Banterra Center at SIU. The event was to bring an awareness to social injustices and systematic racism in the United States and helped raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

By Staff Report, News Desk

September 18, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87.

SIUC releases its Underrepresented Groups Report

BOT meeting via Zoom, Sept. 17 2020

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

At the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday SIU announced its minority enrollment numbers and said their goal is to hire more diverse tenure-track faculty members.

Meet Ray Lenzi: Q&A with Illinois 12th District candidate

Meet Ray Lenzi:  Q&A with Illinois 12th District candidate

By Matthew Alleyne, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2020

Ray Lenzi was a former SIU student and SIU’s executive director for the office of Economic and Regional Development from 1994 to 1999, then the vice-Chancellor of that same office from 2002 to 2007.  He’s been a coal miner, professor, husband and father. Lenzi said he never seemed to see a candidate that shared his views when it came time to vote, so he chose to be that candidate and is running to represent Illinois’ 12th district in the house of representatives. Lenzi will be running against incumbent Mike Bost.

Photo of the Day: Sam’s Cafe

Owner of Sam’s Cafe, Yaser Ibrahim, welcomes customers to his restaurant Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Carbondale, Illinois. Ibrahim has been in business for 29 years. “It’s just not the same anymore ... Carbondale, you know. I used to get airline tickets. My friends would say, ‘Where are you going.’ I’d say, ‘Carbondale,’ and they would say ‘Oh, O.K.’ Now I say ‘Carbondale and they say ‘where,” Ibrahim said.

By James Allen, Staff Photographer

September 17, 2020

My friends would say, ‘Where are you going.’ I’d say, ‘Carbondale,’ and they would say ‘Oh, O.K.’ Now I say ‘Carbondale and they say ‘where,” Ibrahim said.

SIU Board of Trustees approves tuition waivers for low-income students

BOT meeting via Zoom, Sept. 17 2020

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

The SIU Board of Trustees met today via Zoom and approved the SIU System Commitment plan to attract low-income students by fully covering their tuition.

Q&A with Jackson County State’s Attorney candidate Joe Cervantez

SIU alumni Joe Cervantez, Jackson County State's Attorney candidate, marches with protesters and later gave a speech about how has has dealt with systematic  racism first hand as a defense attorney during the March on Washington  event that was put on by four different local organizations on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Carbondale, IL.

By Nick Hasenstab, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

Joe Cervantez  served in the Carbondale community as an attorney for eight years and will be running against the incumbent State’s Attorney Michael Carr who has been serving since he was elected in 2012.

Photo of the Day: Local artist works on the Cristaudo’s logo

Jared Davey, 40, from Carbondale, IL, is in charge of painting all of the logos of the businesses which occupy the building. Davey worked on the Cristaudo's logo on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Carbondale, ILL. “It is my interpretation of the logo,”
Davey said when talking about the Cristaudo’s logo which was originally created by Bob Hunter.
Davey became a full-time artist in 2013, originally doing screen printing and sign painting for a
few years. Another main sign painting job that Davey had was a mural at PK’s Bar. See more of Davey’s art at @jaydayvee.

By Ana Luiza Jacome, Staff Photographer

September 16, 2020

“It is my interpretation of the logo,” Davey said when talking about the Cristaudo’s logo, originally created by Bob Hunter. Davey became a full-time artist in 2013, originally doing screen printing and sign painting for a few years.

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