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A #Blackgunsmatter banner hangs in one of the booths at the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show on April 10 and 11, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla. “I would tell Black people who are considering getting a gun to do your research to talk to people you trust people who know something about guns. Go to the gun range. Find something that fits you to for it and don’t be afraid of it,” Marc Ford, a Black gun owner, said.

‘Black guns matter’

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021
I have avoided and abhorred guns for the majority of my life but on the weekend of April 10th to 11th I stepped into the heart of American gun culture at the Wanenmacher's Gun Show in Tulsa Oklahoma, which is regarded as the largest gun show in the world. 

Letter to the Editor: Athlete and Activist

By Gwendolyn Berry, U.S. Track and Field Olympian and SIU Alum May 7, 2021
Our past remains current. The same battles fought in 1841 are ever present today. We need to face facts, the American system remains broken.
Hailey Van Lith #10 of the Louisville Cardinals looks to pass during the second half against the Oregon Ducks in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 28, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.

It’s not just weight rooms. NCAA is holding women athletes back from making millions.

By Luke DeCock, The News and Observer March 30, 2021
The justified and entirely avoidable uproar over the very different conditions for men’s and women’s basketball players in their respective tournament bubbles has raised new questions about gender-equity issues within the NCAA office and across college sports.
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Column: Reasons for optimism, pessimism in COVID battle

By Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH, Dean & Provost, SIU School of Medicine March 16, 2021
As the burden of COVID-19 cases in our region and in the U.S. declines, there is widespread optimism that the pandemic may be waning. There is good reason for optimism. And some reason for pessimism.
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Opinion: The bad blood between LGBTQ men and discriminatory donation bans

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021
I donated blood for the first time last month. While preparing to stick a needle in, the nurse said to me, “You’re a really good candidate for donating blood.” I laughed a little to myself while putting my earbuds in, queueing up my playlist and squeezing the stress ball. 
Letter to the editor: We must die

Letter to the editor: We must die

By Eyaan Mahone February 6, 2021
The killing was seven years ago on a Monday afternoon. On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed 18-year-old African American, was shot dead by former police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Opinion: Super Bowl LV: Can Mahomes and KC win two in a row, or will Brady win his seventh?

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021
Super Bowl LV will be played by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5, 14-5 overall) against the defending super bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs (14-2, 16-2 overall) in Florida at Tampa Bay's own Raymond James Stadium. Though, there will be limited capacity of people in attendance, which could temper any true home field advantage. 
SIU School of Medicine- How can you fight the pandemic?

SIU School of Medicine- How can you fight the pandemic?

By Jerry Kruse, , MD, MSPH, Dean and Provost, SIU School of Medicine & CEO, SIU Medicine January 22, 2021
Welcome back from the holiday break. I hope you had a safe time of rest and renewal.  Unfortunately, the holiday break was not a time of safety in the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to surge.
SIU chancellor, Austin Lane, poses for a portrait in his office on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 in Anthony Hall at SIU.

A welcome back message from the Chancellor

By Austin Lane, Chancellor January 20, 2021
Students, Welcome to the spring semester! I hope you had a relaxing break and are ready to be inspired and engaged when classes start on Tuesday.
Christmas in quarantine: How to celebrate the holidays during the pandemic

Christmas in quarantine: How to celebrate the holidays during the pandemic

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter December 10, 2020
Holidays are looking different  in 2020 due to the Coronavirus. Many may be celebrating the next few weeks via Zoom or maybe not at all. 
Column: SIU School of Medicine Dean and Provost Jerry Kruse, discusses COVID-19 vaccines

Column: SIU School of Medicine Dean and Provost Jerry Kruse, discusses COVID-19 vaccines

By Jerry Kruse, Dean and Provost of SIU School of Medicine December 8, 2020
Development of COVID-19 vaccines has progressed more rapidly than the development of any other vaccines in history.  Two mRNA vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, will be considered for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA in the next two weeks. 
Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Opinion- Kamala Harris: The truth behind identity politics

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter November 30, 2020
In 2008, Barack Obama made history when he became the first African American president. At nine years old it mattered to me that someone who looked like me was now the leader of this country.
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