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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. member, Jashaun Murray, and alumni member, Mathaniel Pierre, carry the fraternity banner during the MLK Day March Jan. 17, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosts MLK Day March

By Joel Kottman, Reporter January 17, 2022

On January 17, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Southern Illinois University (SIU) hosted a Martin Luther King Jr.Day March.  “This is our annual MLK March. We did this last year,”...

COVID-19 prompts SIU to change how spring classes will start; many to go temporarily virtual

COVID-19 prompts SIU to change how spring classes will start; many to go temporarily virtual

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter January 6, 2022

Chancellor Austin Lane has announced via email the first week of Spring semester classes at SIU will include hybrid classes- a mix of both virtual and face to face sessions. To ensure the health and safety...

Cheryl Vincent clears off a picture of her and her son that was found in the aftermath of the Dec. 10 tornado Dec. 19, 2021 in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

Small finds, small joys: Discovering remnants of possessions lost to the Kentucky tornado

By Sophie Whitten, Photo Editor January 3, 2022

The walls and roof of a Kentucky storage unit had been torn off by the Dec. 10 tornado, stirring everyone’s possessions into a stew of mud, books, toys and furniture on the concrete slabs where the units...

Brief: Illinois COVID cases hit second highest single-day total

Brief: Illinois COVID cases hit second highest single-day total

By Jason Flynn, Managing Editor December 22, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recorded 16,581 positive cases of COVID-19 on December 22. Public Information Officer Cristobal Martinez confirmed the number is the second highest single-day...

Rocky Taylor, a tornado relief volunteer, eats a meal cooked by Pryorsburg Independent Bible Methodist Church and Fowlers K&N Root Beer Dec. 17, 2021 in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Tornado survivors share stories of the splintering storm and the aftermath

By Sophie Whitten, Photo Editor December 22, 2021

In the cold and miserable rain, Mickey Fowler worked tirelessly out of his restaurant, which had been torn apart by tornado damage, to feed the volunteers coming to Mayfield’s aid. “I had a lot...

SIU wide receiver Hunter Milligan, middle, runs onto the field with the SIU football team during the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Salukis Stadium at SIU.

Salukis impressive season ends in second round of FCS playoffs by the hand of North Dakota State

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter December 4, 2021
The Southern Illinois football team (8-5; MVC 6-3) headed out on the field for the last time on Saturday, Dec. 4, as they played the MVC champion, North Dakota State Bison (11-1; MVC 7-1), in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. SIU ended its season with a 38-7 loss. Head Coach Nick Hill knew ahead of time, the players would have a tough task ahead of them knocking off the Bison.
Four Salukis who died in fall semester 2021 are being awarded posthumous degrees.

Salukis lost this semester will be given posthumous degrees 

December 3, 2021

Chancellor Austin Lane confirmed plans to award posthumous degrees to students who have lost their lives this semester during his presentation of plans to the school’s Board of Trustees. Chancellor...

SIU student, Jazmin Vazquez, stares at chancellor Lane as he exits Anthony Hall during the die-in protest held by SIU Student Safety Initiative on Dec. 1, 2021 at SIU.

SIU students protest gun violence 

By Janiyah Gaston , Staff Reporter December 1, 2021

On December 1, 2021 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and faculty marched from Faner to Anthony hall, where the chancellor and provost offices are located, to protest the ongoing gun violence...

SIU wide receiver, Izaiah Hartrup, hurdles defensive back, Troy Jakubec, during SIUs 18-35 loss vs. Youngstown State during Senior Day Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Saluki Stadium at SIU.

Not Done Yet!: Salukis beat South Dakota in the first round of FCS Playoffs, 22-10

By Cole Daily and Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter November 27, 2021

The Southern Illinois football team (7-4; MVC 5-3) traveled to Vermillion, South Dakota, to compete against the Coyotes of South Dakota University (7-4; MVC 5-3) on Saturday. SIU managed to get the...

SIU student Daniel Fernando Lobo was killed in a shooting on Nov. 20, 2021.

SIU student Daniel Fernando Lobo dies in shooting

By Annie Hammock, Managing Editor November 21, 2021

Yet again, students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) are mourning the loss of one of their own. Biological Science student Daniel Fernando Lobo, 22, was shot and killed in Gurnee, Illinois,...

Salukis turn it around as SIU defeats Indiana State handily 47-21

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter November 13, 2021
The Southern Illinois football team (7-3; MVC 5-2) traveled to Terre Haute, IN to matchup against the Indiana State Sycamores (4-6; MVC 2-5). The Salukis won 47-21. The Sycamores received the ball to start the game. They managed to drive the ball down into Salukis territory, but freshman cornerback David Miller intercepted the ball with 12:24 left in the first quarter.
Labor of Love: RSO prescreens independent short films

Labor of Love: RSO prescreens independent short films

By William Box, Staff Reporter November 13, 2021

The Big Muddy Film Festival RSO is allowing students to begin prescreening independent film submissions for their festival in February. The prescreening began Sunday, Nov. 7 and continues at Southern Illinois...

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