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Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett but controversy follows her to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg's death.

By Todd Ruger, CQ-Roll Call

October 26, 2020

Senate Republicans finished their race Monday to confirm Amy Coney Barrett and boost the long-standing conservative advantage on the Supreme Court, where her actions on consequential cases in the coming days and months could amplify calls to revamp the high court and change Senate rules to do so.

Carbondale community members hold vigil to stop gun violence

Nancy Maxwell attempts to keep her candle from blowing out due to wind during the moment of silence in remembrance of Xe’Quan Campbell, a 16-year-old Carbondale Community High School student who was murdered in 2019, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill.

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2020

Southern Illinois Unity Coalition organized a vigil on Friday to bring awareness to gun violence and in remembrance of a 16-year-old Carbondale Community High School student who was murdered in Nov. of 2019.

Southern Illinoisan publishes notice about ‘N***** Nazi Agenda Board’ -County Clerk responds

Southern Illinoisan publishes notice about ‘N***** Nazi Agenda Board’ -County Clerk responds

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2020

The Southern Illinoisan newspaper published an uncensored “pubic notice” about a “N***** Nazi Agenda Board” in print and online, dated Oct. 21.

Saluki’s Defensive Coordinator discusses SEMO game, seating at game limited to family of players

Saluki junior wide receiver Landon Lenoi gets tackled by multiple Redhawks on Aug. 29, 2019, during the Salukis' 26-44 loss against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks  at the Houck Stadium in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2020

Saluki Football Defensive Coordinator Jason Petrino discussed the team’s preparation for the upcoming game against SEMO in his press conference on October 21.

Early voting numbers exceed expectations in Jackson County, mail in ballots triple

Early voting numbers exceed expectations in Jackson County, mail in ballots triple

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2020

The number of early voters has nearly doubled for the 2020 election in Jackson county and the number of mail in ballots has tripled. 

Increase in COVID-19 positivity rates causes Region 5 to enact stronger mitigation measures

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.

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2020

Starting Thursday Region 5, which includes most of southern Illinois, will increase COVID-19 precautions, including the temporary closure of indoor dining and a ban on gatherings of 25 or more people. 

Fake News: The infodemic

Fake News: The infodemic

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2020

Fake news has caused an “infodemic” all over the United States throughout the last decade. 

Gallery: Trump train faces counter-protest in Carbondale

Protestors march down a street in Carbondale, Ill. chanting “Black Lives Matter” in a counter-protest to the passing Trump supporters Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in  Carbondale, Ill.

By Emma Deeter, Staff Photographer

October 18, 2020

On Saturday, October 17th, 2020 in Marion, Ill. a Trump rally was held to show support for the president. They called this the “Trump Train” as they were decorating their cars and trucks with flags and drove from Marion to Murphysboro. In response, there was a counter-protest that happened in Carbondale, Ill. 

Justice Ginsburg’s death impacts Supreme Court

Justice Ginsburg’s death impacts Supreme Court

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2020

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served for 27 years in the U.S. Supreme Court, affected the hearts of many Americans worldwide and is impacting the political climate of the United States.

SIU offers pass/no pass grading option for fall

SIU offers pass/no pass grading option for fall

By Staff Report, News Desk

October 15, 2020

SIU will once again be offering a pass or no pass grading option for the fall 2020 semester, due to ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19, according to a release from the provost’s office.

Q&A with Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr

Local polling stations across hold voting for the Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 in Waverly, IL.

By Madison Taylor, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2020

The Daily Egyptian spoke with Carr about his plans if reelected. 

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