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Live: Trump holds rally in Murphysboro ahead of midterm elections

Live: Trump holds rally in Murphysboro ahead of midterm elections

By Staff report, Daily Egyptian

October 27, 2018


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This is a developing story that will be updated throughout the day. President Donald Trump is expected to speak at a rally today in Murphysboro at 4:30 p.m. 6:35 p.m.:  “We’re going to make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again,” said Tr...

Medusa reimagined in ‘Hardened’

Medusa reimagined in ‘Hardened’

By Isabel Miller, Staff photographer

October 25, 2018


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Rebecca Walker has always been fascinated with the myth of Medusa. A Gorgon whose hair made of snakes turns men into stone. “She’s been written about by so many people throughout history," Walker said. "Obviously she is a kind of iconic character who has existed since Greek and Roman times, ...

Salukis come out for LGBTQ+ history month

Salukis come out for LGBTQ+ history month

By Austin Phelps and Kallie Cox, Staff Reporters

October 25, 2018


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As part of LGBTQ+ history month, students and faculty have told their stories of coming out, all experiences unique. According to the Human Rights Coalition, one out out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. One out of ten Americans has someone close to them that is transgender.

WSIU hosts 12th district congressional representative debate, candidates discuss government control, women’s rights, marijuana legalization

WSIU hosts 12th district congressional representative debate, candidates discuss government control, women’s rights, marijuana legalization

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


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Incumbent Illinois representative Mike Bost (R- Murphysboro) debated campaign competitors Brendan Kelly (D- Swansea) and Randy Auxier (G-Murphysboro) on various state issues. WSIU televised the 90 minute debate live in Studio B of the Communications building tonight. Jak Tichenor served as m...

Community members gather at City Hall opposing Trump’s Murphysboro rally

Community members gather at City Hall opposing Trump’s Murphysboro rally

By Rana Schenke and Brandi Courtois, Staff Reporter and Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


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Community members gathered on Tuesday evening outside of Carbondale City Hall to protest Trump’s upcoming rally in Murphysboro on Oct. 27. The rally took place outside of City Hall because the City Council canceled their meeting. Council member Adam Loos said he had planned on giving a resolution du...

Illinois congressional representative Mike Bost opens second campaign office in Carbondale

Illinois congressional representative Mike Bost opens second campaign office in Carbondale

By Claire Cowley, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


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Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) opened a second office location across the street from Carbondale City Hall. George O'Connor, a Bost campaign spokesman, said Bost opened the second field office in Carbondale because of geographical purposes. “It’s beneficial to have one spot for [volunteers] to meet,”...

Fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner sold out

Fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner sold out

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


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The fourth annual Farm to Fork Dinner will be on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Trueblood Hall. Sean Eberly, a university food service administrator, said the reason for this dinner is to show students that they don’t have to shop at Walmart to eat. “We live in such a farm-based community, but ...

Extra Life raises money for children’s hospitals through videogame livestreams

Extra Life raises money for children’s hospitals through videogame livestreams

By Emily Cooper, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018


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From Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. until Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. Extra Life, a non-profit charity organization will host its nationwide day of play. William Martinez, former SIU student, said every year Extra Life has a Nationwide Day of Play where major streamer and average players gather and stream, anything of their c...

Trump rally to be held in Murphysboro

Trump rally to be held in Murphysboro

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 21, 2018


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President Trump will be holding his rally on Oct. 27 at Hangar 6 of Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro according to his campaign website. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m., the event starts at 4:30 p.m. Previously the Daily Egyptian obtained a memo in which Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams ...

Flow Arts Group at SIU attempting to gain RSO status

Flow Arts Group at SIU attempting to gain RSO status

By Rana Schenke, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2018


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Three SIU students are hoping to start an official flow arts RSO on campus. Flow arts is a free-flowing movement with no rules involved, according to Eleanor Lercel, a junior studying automotive technology. “Everyone has their own flow, per se, so everyone sort of puts their own twist on differen...

President Trump potentially holding rally in Carbondale Oct. 27

President Trump potentially holding rally in Carbondale Oct. 27

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

October 19, 2018


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In a memo obtained by the Daily Egyptian, Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams said to city council members President Trump could potentially be holding a rally in Carbondale on Oct. 27. "Our PD was contacted on Monday from the US Secret Service (SSA) to inform us that President Trump is interested...

University CIO proposes $3 raise to student IT fee, tuition fee not increasing next academic year

University CIO proposes $3 raise to student IT fee, tuition fee not increasing next academic year

By Austin Phelps and Jeremy Brown, Staff Reporter and Campus Editor

October 17, 2018


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At its regularly scheduled Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday, University Interim Chief Information Officer Scott Bridges proposed a $3 raise to the student information technology fee. Bridges said the fee increase would predominantly go toward new costs. This would bring the fee to $...

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