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Making the Case to Help SIU Thrive Again

The Pulliam Hall clocktower strikes 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

By Jenna Jamieson, Opinion writer

September 9, 2019

It isn't a secret that Southern Illinois University Carbondale is going through a tough transitional period. Enrollment has been struggling in recent years, tuition has gone up and overall there seems to be less chaos in Carbondale during back to school. 

Animal Report: Vegan RSO speaks up for animals

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By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2019

The food industry produced 52 billion pounds of meat in 2017, slaughtered 9 billion chickens, 32.2 million cattle, 241.7 million turkeys, 2.2 million sheep, and 121 million hogs according to the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Gus Bode’s top 10 movies every college student should have seen

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By Rana Schenke and Gus Bode, Editors

August 28, 2019

For those poor, uneducated souls who don’t know to leave the gun and take the cannoli; what the high of Pineapple Express is like; why pink is for Wednesdays; here is a must-see movie cheat sheet so you can say you understood that reference. (Editor's note: This list was compiled from suggestions from the Daily Egyptian staff. The movies shown were picked from personal favorites and obnoxious film snobs, like Gus.)

Hiking 101: Giant City State Park

The Giant City Nature Trail winds between giant rock formations on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Giant City State Park. Names and dates have been carved on these stones, some dating back to the late 1800s.

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

At Giant City State Park, these trails are less than a 20-minute drive away from the SIU campus. It is one of the closest and most convenient hiking sites for students.

Community Partnerships in the Heart of Union County

Homer Jenkins, of Murphysboro, sorts through an assortment of peppers Wednesday at the Carbondale Community Farmers Market. (Daily Egyptian File Photo)

By Jenna Jamieson, Opinion Writer

August 26, 2019

If you explore the succulent fruits that are harvested in Southern Illinois, you will likely find yourself in Union County. Among the many peach trees, apple trees and blueberry bushes, you will find many low-income farming families who work in the fields and harvest the delicious fruit. This is the fruit that is often picked up at our local orchards and farmer’s markets. You will also find young children of low income farmers and agricultural families that are learning at a small early childhood center, SuCasa Education. Farmers that grow fruits, process canned foods and work in the fields qualify to send their children to this educational center. 

In the War Room with Warfel: Esports is not a sport

Interim Chancellor John Dunn cuts the ribbon to open the SIU Esports Arena on Aug. 26, 2019 inside the Student Center.

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

August 21, 2019

SIU unveiled their new Esports Arena this weekend, but why is it called 'esports' if there is little to no physical effort put forth in video gaming?

Hiking 101: five hiking locations to check out in southern Illinois

The Pomona Natural Bridge spans 90 feet to make up a part of the Pomona Natural Bridge trail on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

Southern Illinois boasts an array of conveniently close hiking locations that seem to be hidden from newcomers.

Column: What We Can Learn from our College Roommates

Neely Hall on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

August 20, 2019

While the majority of students on campus have their own room this year, a luxury that should not be taken for granted, there are some important experiences and lessons that can only come from sharing a living space with someone else. 

Column: Avoid Rushing into a Major: Why You Shouldn’t be Ashamed of Being Undecided

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By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

August 16, 2019

For most people, it’s a simple question with a simple answer. For the undecided student sometimes you’ll feel uncomfortable, awkward, or like you’re a step behind everyone else.

In the War Room with Warfel: A Saluki Welcome

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By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

It's a new year for Saluki athletics and with a new year comes new hopes, new dreams and sometimes even new coaches. For the incoming freshman, to recap last year for SIU athletics, the football and volleyball team struggled in the fall with both teams combining for seven wins across 42 games for both teams.

2019: Entertainment that has shaped the year so far

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By Kyler Guebert, Staff Reporter

July 8, 2019

It’s hard to believe 2019 is already halfway over. Since the beginning of this month, I’ve been trying to figure out how to approach this article. Most “Year So Far” articles end up completely obsolete by the end of the year, with films from the last half of the year coming and snatching spots...

From the Editor: ‘Thank you, Carbondale’

Brian Munoz, editor in chief, poses with a Daily Egyptian

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2019

"I’m going to miss the family which I’ve built at this university," Brian Munoz, Editor-in-Chief, writes. "I wouldn’t be the same person if it weren’t for my experiences in Carbondale and at Southern Illinois."

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