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In a historic announcement SIU Arena is renamed “Banterra Center”

In a historic announcement SIU Arena is renamed “Banterra Center”

By Isabel Miller, Photo and Multimedia Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

SIU Arena will be renamed as the 'Banterra Center', interim Chancellor John Dunn announced during a press conference Thursday.

Gallery: Spring 2019 Commencement

Gallery: Spring 2019 Commencement

May 11, 2019


Filed under Editor's Picks, Featured, Multimedia, Photos, Showcase

Southern Illinois University held spring commencement ceremonies at the SIU Arena on Saturday.

Administration looks to move forward with changes to Saluki Success Program despite campus pushback

Administration looks to move forward with changes to Saluki Success Program despite campus pushback

By Emily Cooper, Editor in Chief

May 3, 2019


Filed under In Depth, Showcase

“When the Faculty Senate found out – they resisted. When the Faculty Association found out – they resisted. When the Core Curriculum Committee found out – they resisted,” Nick Weschinskey, the Saluki Success coordinator, said.

SIU men’s golf headed to Louisville for NCAA regional tournament

SIU men’s golf headed to Louisville for NCAA regional tournament

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Showcase

"I'm kind of surprised we were 13, we thought we would be at least one higher," senior Luke Gannon said. "That is a little bit of a chip on the shoulder, we know we can compete."

Christine Brewer, award-winning soprano, to perform with regional music collaborative

Christine Brewer, award-winning soprano, to perform with regional music collaborative

By Grace Schneider, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Christine Brewer steps out in front of hundreds of audience members, this time it isn’t for the BBC Proms or Wigmore Hall in London, but instead for a captivated audience of students and staff at Shawnee High School.

‘Porkchop the Pig’ captures the hearts of Herrin residents

‘Porkchop the Pig’ captures the hearts of Herrin residents

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

April 18, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, Showcase

Michelle Mezo said she wasn’t surprised when she found one of her son’s high school friends had brought a stray pig back to her house back in November.

Carbondale community members protest, call for mayor’s resignation

Carbondale community members protest, call for mayor’s resignation

By Rana Schenke, News Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under City, Latest News, Showcase

“We're here because Mayor Henry had a domestic dispute right before the election,” Devarsi, a community member and protestor, said. “The police responded to it and it was covered up by [the Henrys] and the police.”

‘This is about power:’ Faculty Association discusses academic reorganization

‘This is about power:’ Faculty Association discusses academic reorganization

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase

“They told us directly and indirectly that this is about power,” George Boulukos, a professor in the English department, said. “They want to preserve the maximum power to make decisions and to override any considerations we bring forward.”  

Henry beats out Colombo in Carbondale mayoral race

Henry beats out Colombo in Carbondale mayoral race

By Staff Report, News Desk

April 2, 2019


Filed under Showcase

Mayoral incumbent John "Mike" Henry has beat out newcomer Nathan Colombo in the Carbondale Mayoral Race by 214 votes, or roughly 10%, with all 57 precincts reporting, according to officials at the Jackson County Courthouse. 

Gamma Phi Omega offers scholarships for undocumented students

Gamma Phi Omega offers scholarships for undocumented students

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest News, Showcase

The Gamma Phi Omega international sorority chapter at SIU has been fundraising all year to fund a scholarship for undocumented students. The organization has opened applications for the scholarship and is offering a one time award of $200–$800 to each recipient.

Pretty in pink: Pageant gives children a chance to shine

Pretty in pink: Pageant gives children a chance to shine

By Elizabeth Biernacki, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Multimedia, Showcase

“Calling it a beauty pageant is a little bit deceptive because beauty doesn’t mean necessarily physical beauty,” Linda Ellis, director of the pageant, said. “There’s a lot of different types of beauty; there’s beauty from within, there’s growth and the beauty that comes from that growth.”

Hinson steps down after tournament loss against Northern Iowa

Hinson steps down after tournament loss against Northern Iowa

By Adam Warfel and Brian Munoz

March 9, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, SIU Men's Basketball, SIU Men's Sports, Sports

“I am so sorry. I am so sorry we couldn't get back to a tournament. It's haunted me,” Hinson said. “It's haunted me my entire life. But I'm a man of faith, and my dad taught me a long time ago, I know not what my future holds, but I know who holds my future.”

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