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Daily Egyptian wins 22 Illinois College Press Association awards for second consecutive year

Daily Egyptian wins 22 Illinois College Press Association awards for second consecutive year

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 22, 2020

The Daily Egyptian won 22 Illinois College Press Association awards for the 2019-2020 school year. This is the second year in a row the DE has taken home 22 awards. 

President Trump commutes former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s sentence

President Trump commutes former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s sentence

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

President Donald Trump has commuted the 14 year prison sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. 

Sweetheart serenade: Phi Mu Alpha performs for newly engaged couple

Sweetheart serenade: Phi Mu Alpha performs for newly engaged couple

By Rana Schenke and Keaton Yates

February 16, 2020

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, SIU’s music fraternity, has performed at hospitals, nursing homes and Saluki Stadium, but on Saturday evening, the brothers gathered to serenade a special couple: fellow Sinfonian Kazzarian Ravine White and his fiancé, Ben Wingerter.

Carbondale police investigating shooting death

Carbondale police investigating shooting death

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

Carbondale police responded to the 700 block of South Rawlings Street for a death investigation at approximately 3:17 p.m. on Feb. 14, according to a police press release.

“Enough is enough” concerned residents speak out about gun violence at city council meeting

“Enough is enough” concerned residents speak out about gun violence at city council meeting

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

A shooting took place between two individuals Sunday near the Eurma C. Hayes Center and while no one was injured, residents who live on the northeast side of town are saying enough is enough.

SIU bans university to travel to China due to coronavirus

SIU bans university to travel to China due to coronavirus

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

February 6, 2020

SIU's chancellor released a statement on Thursday saying no study abroad trips to China will be approved following the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

SIU reports highest fall to spring freshman retention numbers in 10 years, sees increase in applications

SIU reports highest fall to spring freshman retention numbers in 10 years, sees increase in applications

By Staff Report, News Desk

February 3, 2020

Approximately 91% of freshman enrolled at SIU in the fall came back to school in the spring, according to a release by the university.

The return of light: Southern Illinois pagans celebrate Imbolc

The return of light: Southern Illinois pagans celebrate Imbolc

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

February 2, 2020

Over 50 people crowded into the Gaia house on Saturday carrying red candles to perform a healing ritual in observance of Imbolc.

Despite backlash, Carbondale says pay up: Paid parking is here to stay

Despite backlash, Carbondale says pay up: Paid parking is here to stay

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

The Carbondale City Council voted to bring back paid parking downtown on Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting despite public outcry.

Gallery: Polar Bear 2020

Gallery: Polar Bear 2020

By Elizabeth Biernacki and Rana Schenke

January 26, 2020

Partygoers chose to celebrate Polar Bear 2020 in different ways; some at bars and clubs, some at house parties and even a few at paint parties.

Southern Illinois sends off its soldiers

Southern Illinois sends off its soldiers

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

Southern Illinois said goodbye to the 2nd Battalion of the 130th infantry of the National Guard on Tuesday. Gov. J.B. Priztker and other state officials were in attendance along with the family and friends of the soldiers. 

Alum and activist returns to SIU for TED Talk: Q&A with Travis Washington

Alum and activist returns to SIU for TED Talk: Q&A with Travis Washington

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2020

Travis Washington, SIU alum, created the Hands Up Act in hopes of reducing police brutality.

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