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Pharmacist, Pamela Hughes, begins to prepare syringes with dosages of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, March 18, 2021.

Jackson County vaccination numbers continue to climb

By Diksha Mittal, Staff Reporter April 14, 2021
Illinois is on a vaccination spree as the number of vaccine doses administered continue to grow every day. According to a Tweet from the Illinois Department of Public Health, over 7 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Illinois.
Two Funko POP figures sit together awaiting to be stocked on the shelves at RND Collectibles Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. “It’s pop culture man, I think that’s why people love it. You know, anything you can think of there’s probably a POP figure of it. It’s just an easy way to enjoy your fandom,” Randy Arena, owner of RND Collectibles said.

From SIU to Pop! President of Funko shares his journey

By Sara Wangler, Staff Reporter April 10, 2021
Collaborating with Disney, DC Comics, the NFL and BTS to make fan-favorite merchandise might sound like a dream to some, but for Funko president Andrew Perlmutter, it's all in a day's work.

Cook County city becomes first in the nation to provide housing reparations for Black residents

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi and Courtney Alexander April 7, 2021
Evanston, Ill. approved a historic reparations plan for Black residents affected by housing discrimination. The housing plan has sparked debate about whether the resolution is adequate enough to address the harm done to the Black community.
International Student Council President, Akmal Asoev, leads the parade along with chancellor Austin Lane, and  Executive Director of International Affairs, Andrew Carver, during the International Parade of Flags Monday, April 5, 2021 at the Student Service building at SIU. Jared Treece | @bisalo

SIU celebrates International Fest with the Parade of Flags

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer April 6, 2021
The International Parade of Flags kicked off the start of SIU's International Fest 2021, a week-long celebration of diversity, inclusiveness and culture at SIU and the greater Carbondale community.
Narmada Pandey plays chess with her kids Ayushi, 12, and Ayaan, 7, on Monday, March 22, 2021 at Evergreen Terrace Family Housing in Carbondale, Ill. “On the other side, it's good to play with kids and spend some time with them which I missed when they were busy on their own schedule,“ Pandey said.

Wearing Multiple Hats: Working women and the COVID-19 pandemic

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi and Diksha Mittal March 31, 2021
Mother, daughter, caregiver, wife, and friend- society expects women to wear multiple hats. These expectations often leave women to deal with child rearing, their professional careers, and taking care of the home. 
An overflow crowd of supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment wait to be allowed into the gallery of the House of Delegates Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.

Is it too late for the Equal Rights Amendment?

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter March 29, 2021
The two century wait for American women to be fully recognized by the Constitution may be coming to an end now that 38 states have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. But only if courts rule that the deadline can be extended.
Bob Odenkirk discusses “Nobody,” upcoming John Wick-style action thriller

Bob Odenkirk discusses “Nobody,” upcoming John Wick-style action thriller

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021
“Nobody” is the joint vision of director Ilya Naishuller and writer Derek Kolstad, starring Bob Odenkirk, a Southern Illinois University alum.
Marcella Sevy, a resident of Carbondale and member of the organizing team, stands up with a banner and candle in front of attendees in the Asian Lives Matter event organized by Sunrise Movement Southern Illinois on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Lenus Turley Park in Carbondale Ill. The Sunrise Organization has been organizing many campaigns against violence throughout the country. “The Sunrise Movement is a national organization and we’re one of many hubs. We need to take action proportional to the crisis we face,” Sevy said.

Carbondale community holds vigil for victims of Atlanta shooting

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021
Carbondale community members gathered outside the bodega in Lenus Turley Park March 21. to mourn in the wake of the Atlanta Ga. shooting.
Gov. JB Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update in Murphysboro, Ill. Oct. 19. 2020 “If you are getting tired and you’ve let your guard down now is the time to pick it back up again,” Pritzker said. “Things are getting worse, now is the time to wear a mask wherever you go, get your flu shot, forgo unnecessary trips or gatherings and take extra care to stay six feet away from each other especially in public.” Pritzker announced stricter COVID-19 mitigations for region 5 at this update  including the temporary closure of indoor dining and a ban on gatherings of 25 or more people.

Pritzker announces new vaccine availability and advancements in Restore Illinois plan

By Diksha Mittal, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021
On March 18, Gov. Pritzker issued a press release stating all Illinois residents ages 16 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 12.
SIU offers Pass/No Pass options for students

SIU offers Pass/No Pass options for students

By Danny Connolly, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

For the third semester in a row, SIU is offering non-graded academic credits due to on-going challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic.   Provost Meera Komarraju announced the option in an email to all...

Protestors march on East College St. through downtown back to the Carbondale Pavilion on Saturday, Mar. 13, 2021 in Carbondale Ill.

A year later, southern Illinois remembers Breonna Taylor

By Keaton Yates, Jamilah Lewis, George Wiebe, Staff Reporter March 13, 2021
Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death and Jackson county residents of all ages marched on Carbondale Main Street in her memory and to protest police brutality.
Saluki tight end Levi Mitchell gets past Panthers defender Eric Mooney to make a catch during the Saluki’s 17-16 win at Saluki stadium on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

Wide Left! Missed kick gives #10 Salukis their second top five win in three weeks

By Ryan Scott, Sports Reporter March 13, 2021
Southern Illinois football (4-1, 3-1 MVC) picked up another come from behind win, this time against the fourth ranked UNI Panthers (2-2, 2-2 MVC).
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