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Mel Foster places her pistol into her holster at the Women's Shooting Club at the Tombstone Gun Range on April, 11, 2021. Before joining the group, Foster had taken a couple of home defense classes. Foster has been taking classes for several years and is a concealed carry license holder.

‘More American:’ Minority Communities and Gun Ownership

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021
Protection, sex, race and more are all reasons that women and minority communities have crossed over into the world of guns. The growing diversity of American gun ownership defies the idea of the typical gun owner. 
A spectator looks on as Jack B. and Seth M. loaded guns at a shooting range in the Chicago, Ill. suburbs.

Left wing gun owners look for ‘a healthy amount of detente’

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter May 12, 2021
At a gun range in the suburbs of Chicago Seth M. shows me an AR, or Armalite Rifle, that’s become infamous as a tool for mass shootings.
Susan Stone, also known as the

Susan Stone and the Dance of Life

By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021
Susan Stone, also known as the Dance of Life Dancer, lives in a white trailer with light pink trimmings to the side of the highway on the edge of Lenzburg Illinois, a rural town with a population of 600. She drives a bright pink car with lime green wheels and wears carefully crafted costumes and tutus to dance at the local park, her goal is to spread hope and positivity to the world and her community. 
The Daily Egyptian spring 2021 photo staff pose for a group picture. From left to right: Leah Sutton, Sophie Whitten, Monica Sharma, Chris Bishop, Subash Kharel, James Allen and Madison Taylor.

Semester in Photos Spring 2021

By Photo Desk, Staff Photographer May 6, 2021
With the end of the semester approaching, the Daily Egyptian photo staff reflect on and highlight some of the best images from the Spring 2021 semester.
Activists participate in the vigil during the march on the stand with survivors of sexual violence on Friday, April 30, 2021, in Carbondale, Ill. The event was organized with the joint effort of staffs of The Women’s Center and lasted for 2 hours starting at 7 p.m.

Gallery: Carbondale Women’s Center hosts ‘Take Back the Night’ event

By Monica Sharma and Subash Kharel May 1, 2021
The Carbondale Women's Center hosted the Take Back the Night vigil to raise awareness of sexual violence.
15-year-old Marion track athlete Amari Tucker, is comforted by her brother Malik when seeing the size of the protest at Marion High School on Monday, April 26, 2021. Tucker was asked to turn in her uniform by her coach, Sara Baker, after complaining that Baker allegedly called her a “Black barefooted African from the third world” in front of her teammates.

Marion community protests racist incident at high school

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter April 26, 2021
Marion High School has put track coach Sara Baker on “administrative leave” as  students, parents and other members of the community gathered at the high school to protest a racial comment the coach made to a Black member of the team.
Two members of the Carbondale Interfaith Council make their way toward the Pulaski County Detention Center Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Ullin, Ill.  Carrying bags of supplies for detainees, they presented them to the guard, but were rejected and turned away. The facility is an ICE owned detention center. Since COVID-19 hit, the facility itself has had an outbreak resulting in 78 confirmed cases of the virus. The Carbondale Interfaith Council held a prayer vigil outside of the detention center to pray for the detainees, their families, and the workers within the center.

ICE detainee alleges medical neglect at Pulaski County Detention Center

By George Wiebe, Staff Reporter April 24, 2021
William Russell, a 61 year old Jamaican immigrant, has been detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since July, 2020.
Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty on all counts in death of George Floyd

By News Desk, News Desk April 20, 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty an all three counts in the death of George Floyd last summer in Minneapolis, Minn. April 20, 2021. 
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker takes questions from the media on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at the School of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIU.

125 Illinois National Guard members activated, protests expected to continue in Chicago

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter April 20, 2021
Governor Pritzker activated 125 Illinois National Guard members to assist Chicago Police in case of protests due to the Derek Chauvin trial and the death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo at the hands of police.
Nico Sánchez-Barberán and Gloria Inés Orozco Dorado play a duet Saturday, April 10, 2021 at SIU. Sánchez-Barberán and Dorado are professional musicians and play duets under the name The Two of Us. The duo has played in Mexico, the United States, and Columbia.

SIU’s International Festival Talent Show: Showcase of Gifts from around the World

By Chris Bishop, Staff Photographer April 18, 2021
The International Festival has many events, one of which is a talent show featuring SIU’s most talented international students. This year, the event was held virtually Friday, April 9, 2021, allowing students to submit their entries by video or perform them live on Zoom. The range of talent was vast. So was the diversity of participants who came from countries in Latin America to Bangladesh to China. 
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, Mach 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.
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