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Photo of the Day: Mike’s Music

Mike Ricci, owner of Mike’s Music, works on restringing a guitar Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Carbondale Ill. Mike’s Music has been open for 29 years. Mike’s Music is open Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “Our response to COVID-19 has been that we are asking that everybody wear a mask while they are here and we have had to stop in person lessons,” Ricci said.

By Aimee Watts, Staff Photographer

October 21, 2020

“Our response to COVID-19 has been that we are asking that everybody wear a mask while they are here and we have had to stop in-person lessons,” Ricci said.

Photo of the Day: COVID-19 or Flu?

Yuening Zhao, a second year PhD student, gets a flu shot at the SIU Health Center Flu Shot Clinic Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the Student Services Building in Carbondale, Ill. “I never had a flu shot ever since I became an adult. This year, I feel like because a lot of the COVID symptoms might be similar to a regular flu, I was thinking just in case,” Zhao said.  As flu season approaches researchers are worried there will be peaks of flu and COVID-19 cases at the same time according to UCSF.edu. The next Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

By Madison Taylor, Staff Photographer

October 16, 2020

As flu season approaches researchers are worried there will be peaks of flu and COVID-19 cases at the same time according to UCSF.edu. The next Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Photo of the Day: Hangar 9 Trivia Night

Jared Bilak emcees Hangar 9’s weekly trivia night Thursday, October 14, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. Patrons form teams to answer a series of trivia questions in an effort to win cash prizes and other awards. Each game consists of 6 rounds with 10 questions each. “I’ve only been here for trivia once or twice, but I think it’s a blast. I don’t get into the competitive aspect so much, I like to just sit and sip my drink, keep to myself and see how many questions I can get right,” bar patron Steven James said.

By James Allen, Staff Photographer

October 15, 2020

“I’ve only been here for trivia once or twice, but I think it’s a blast. I don’t get into the competitive aspect so much, I like to just sit and sip my drink, keep to myself and see how many questions I can get right,” bar patron Steven James said.

Photo of the Day: Staying active during COVID-19

Sudip Ghimire, SIU Computer Science major, plays soccer in a field near the Brookside apartment complex on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill., “Football [soccer] is my passion even COVID-19 cannot stop me playing football. I come here every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to boost myself and try to be fit and happy,” Ghimire said.

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer

October 12, 2020

“Football [soccer] is my passion even COVID-19 cannot stop me playing football. I come here every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to boost myself and try to be fit and happy,” Ghimire said.

Photo of the Day: Special Olympics holds the first virtual Ducky Derby Dash

A small crowd watches as a helicopter lands to deliver Splash Duck, the mascot of the event to the Ducky Derby Dash on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 at the Walker's Bluff Winery in Carterville, Ill. The event helps to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois. The event is on its sixth year and this year the event took on a new look because of COVID-19. The duck race was moved to a virtual event, while participants were still allowed to come out to enjoy food, games, and live music in person.

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer

October 9, 2020

A small crowd watches as a helicopter lands to deliver Splash Duck, the mascot of the event to the Ducky Derby Dash on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at the Walker's Bluff Winery in Carterville, Ill. The event helps to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois. The event is on its sixth year and this year the event took on a new look because of COVID-19. The duck race was moved to a virtual event, while participants were still allowed to come out to enjoy food, games, and live music in person.

Photo of the Day: Custom frames in the Craft Shop

Craft Shop Coordinator, Stephanie Dukat, glues frame pieces together on Sept. 23, 2020 in the Frame Shop located in the SIU Student Center. “The craft shop is a creative space for people in students, staff, community members to come in and have a space to make and create things,” Dukat said.

By Tiffany Young, Staff Photographer

October 8, 2020

Craft Shop Coordinator, Stephanie Dukat, glues frame pieces together on Sept. 23, 2020, in the Frame Shop located in the SIU Student Center. “The Craft Shop is a creative space for people in students, staff, community members to come in and have a space to make and create things,” Dukat said.

Photo of the Day: Fall Crafts and More Vendor Fair

Gabby Johnson works on her spray paint art while she sells her acrylic pop paintings and photos at the Fall Crafts and More Vendor Fair on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Marion ILL. Johnson said, “COVID-19 has been tough on a lot of business photography because weddings are being cancelled so I have been offering discounts,” Johnson's photography business is called Sublime Photography.

By Aimee Watts, Staff Photographer

October 6, 2020

Gabby Johnson works on her spray paint art while she sells her acrylic pop paintings and photos at the Fall Crafts and More Vendor Fair on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Marion ILL. Johnson said, “COVID-19 has been tough on a lot of business photography because weddings are being cancelled so I have been offering discounts.”

Photo of the Day: Phoenix Cycles

Doug McDonald, the owner of Phoenix Cycles, repairs a bike tire on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Carbondale,
ILL. “We sell Giant bicycles. You know, we’ve got three bicycle stores in a block radius! So, we’re selling the three major brands of bicycles all on one corner here in Carbondale. So it gives
the customer a lot of choices,” McDonald said.

By James Allen, Staff Photographer

October 1, 2020

“We sell Giant bicycles. You know, we’ve got three bicycle stores in a block radius! So, we’re selling the three major brands of bicycles all on one corner here in Carbondale. So it gives the customer a lot of choices,” McDonald said.

Photo of the Day: Statues removed from capitol building in Springfield, ILL.

The Stephen Douglas and Pierre Menard statues were removed from capitol grounds on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Springfield, ILL. The statue on the Illinois State Capitol grounds was voted to be removed as the former senator was noted for profiting off slavery. The board of Architect of the Capitol made the decision on Aug. 19. The Pierre Menard that was located on the grounds, was also removed because of a history of owning slaves. Talks have discussed the possibility of replacing the statues with a Martin Luther King Jr. statue that currently resides across the street from the capitol.

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer

September 30, 2020

The Stephen Douglas and Pierre Menard statues were removed from capitol grounds on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Springfield, ILL.

Photo of the Day: SIU introduces “SPOT,” an agricultural robot dog

Kyle R.L. Baker, Chief Strategy Officer at EcoBuds, watches as spectators get to try controlling SPOT at SIU’s Horticulture Research Center on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor

September 29, 2020

The demonstration of SPOT at SIU’s Horticulture Research Center on Tuesday, Sept. 29, was one of the first instances of this technology being used worldwide, Baker said. 

Photo of the Day: Campus Comic’s Mini-Con III

Steven Batteau of Carbondale browses comic book short rows at Campus Comic’s Mini Con III
on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Carbondale, IL. “This is the best kept shopping secret in
Carbondale, I swear; and it’s not just Campus. Hemp n Stuff, Plaza Records, this whole
shopping center is underrated,” Batteau said.

By James Allen, Staff Photographer

September 26, 2020

Steven Batteau of Carbondale browses comic book short rows at Campus Comic’s Mini Con III on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Carbondale, IL. “This is the best kept shopping secret in Carbondale, I swear; and it’s not just Campus. Hemp n Stuff, Plaza Records, this whole shopping center is underrated,” Batteau said.

Photo of the day: SIU students protest grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor case

A police car follows the Breonna Taylor march down W. Main St. in Carbondale ILL.

By Leah Sutton, Photo Editor

September 24, 2020

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 around two dozen SIU students and community members organized a march to protest the death of Breonna Taylor and the decision of the Kentucky grand jury regarding her case.

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