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‘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 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.”

Politics and protests make the university what it is today

Politics and protests make the university what it is today

By Kallie Cox, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, SIU 150

150 years ago, SIU was formed during a time of rebirth and reconstruction. The university served as a beacon of hope for a damaged nation which was recovering from the Civil War, but it didn’t mean life in southern Illinois was perfect.

Men’s basketball: Southern defense fends off Illinois State Rebirds, 72-63

Men’s basketball: Southern defense fends off Illinois State Rebirds, 72-63

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

March 2, 2019


Filed under Showcase

Southern's defense played big in the final three minutes holding Illinois State to four points as the Salukis went on a 13-3 run to close out a 72-63 win on senior night.

Saluki Athletics unveils new logo, athletics branding projects

Saluki Athletics unveils new logo, athletics branding projects

By Brian Munoz, Editor in Chief

February 28, 2019


Filed under Showcase, SIU 150

Saluki Athletics unveiled a new logo Thursday, replacing their existing mark which has represented the intercollegiate athletics brand since 2001.

SIU Carbondale to start new nursing program, replaces SIUE’s Carbondale program

SIU Carbondale to start new nursing program, replaces SIUE’s Carbondale program

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 27, 2019


Filed under News Briefs, Showcase

SIU Carbondale has officially declared its intent to start a nursing program at the Carbondale campus to the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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