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MVC postpones fall sports indefinitely; Saluki football competitions for fall cancelled

Saluki running back Javon Williams Jr. reacts after scoring a touchdown on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 during the Salukis' 35-10 win against the Youngstown State Penguins.

By Brooke Buerck, Editor

August 14, 2020

The Missouri Valley Conference announced on Aug. 14 an indefinite postponement of Conference seasons and championships due to the ongoing pandemic. 

Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s pick for vice president

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.

By Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times

August 11, 2020

Joe Biden has named his one-time rival Kamala Harris as his running mate, the campaign revealed Tuesday, elevating California's junior senator as the first woman of color to appear on a major party's presidential ticket.

Pritzker visits SIU, discusses county COVID status and transmission

Gov. J.B. Pritzker addresses the crowd during his visit at SIU to announce the launch of a new Department of Children and Family Services training center at SIU in partnership with the School of Medicine on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at the Student Services building at SIU.

By Rana Schenke, Managing Editor

August 4, 2020

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker held a press conference at SIU on Tuesday to discuss Jackson County's warning level status for COVID-19 transmission. 

DE says farewell and good luck to adviser of 16 years

10-25-2012 Communications Building, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Ill.
Eric Fidler, faculty advisor to the School of Journalism's newspaper, the Daily Egyptian, takes a break from his duties to play his guitar and enjoy the Indian summer day on the loading deck of the Communications Building.

By Gus Bode, Staff Reporter

August 3, 2020

The Daily Egyptian is saying goodbye to its faculty adviser and managing editor of 16 years. 

The show must go on: Fall sports to return but with restrictions

Junior wide receiver Jimmy Jones (20) waves the American flag Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, as the Salukis rush into the stadium Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 during the Salukis' match up against University of Northern Iowa Panthers. The Salukis fell to the Panthers , 24 - 17. (Dylan Nelson | @Dylan_Nelson99)

By Tamar Mosby, Editor

July 27, 2020

As spring flowers began to bloom, so did the coronavirus and with it came the disappearance of sports.  Four months later across the world, professional sports, like soccer and basketball, have resumed and now that the new semester is around the corner, we are seeing several universities announce their plans to participate in the 2020 fall athletic season.

COVID-19 Update: Jackson County releases public health alert for young adults as case count reaches new high

COVID-19 Update: Jackson County releases public health alert for young adults as case count reaches new high

By Staff Report, News Desk

July 26, 2020

Jackson County Health Department has released a public health alert calling on young adults to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the county. This comes as new daily case numbers reached a new high of 38 cases on Sunday, according to a press release. 

Carbondale nightlife adjusts as students are expected to return

Carbondale nightlife adjusts as students are expected to return

By Brooke Buerck, Editor

July 23, 2020

With SIU students soon to return to campus for the semester and COVID-19 and the restrictions that come with it still present in the Jackson County community, nightlife for students will have a different look.

COVID-19 Update: Two more Carbondale restaurants closing, three new Jackson County COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 Update: Two more Carbondale restaurants closing, three new Jackson County COVID-19 cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

July 22, 2020

Tres Hombres and Flame Grill and Bar are the most recent Carbondale restaurants to close amid COVID-19. 

Jackson County reports highest single day case number, 23 new COVID cases

Jackson County reports highest single day case number, 23 new COVID cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

July 21, 2020

The Jackson County Health Department reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the county on Monday. Cases were confirmed for 23 Jackson County residents, the most confirmed cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

Demonstrators hold ‘Defund the Police’ march in Carbondale

Protesters burn the American flag during a

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

June 30, 2020

“Making the decision to transition is asking for a life fraught with danger and pain,” Killman said. “Some of that pain might be physical, like the police brutality our sister Cat endured by CPD. But all too often, a deeper pain lurks beyond that. Cat’s identity, which all transgender women have to fight tooth and nail to maintain socially, was revoked from her by the Carbondale Police Department.”

Video shows Carbondale Police spraying protesters

Carbondale Police and Fire responded to the scene on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at the railroad crossing at Route 13 and Main Street in Carbondale. At approximately 6 p.m. Carbondale Police responded to the railroad crossing in connection to an individual being struck by a train.

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

June 28, 2020

Video footage from witnesses shows Carbondale Police spraying protesters at Sunday’s “Queer Wrath March.” The altercation occurred at a grass field across from the Italian Village. 

Love done differently: Carbondale celebrates Pride amid the pandemic

Southern IL Pride Queen, Blanche Dubois, and King, Faim Lee Jewls, of 2019-2020 lead the drive-thru Pride parade, June 28, 2020, Carbondale, ILL.

By Ana Luiza Jacome, Staff Photographer

June 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, this year's Pride festival was celebrated as a drive-thru march down Route 13 and South 51.

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