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John T. Soden in the late 1970s.

Alum John T. Soden reveals unpublished works from the 70s during his time at SIU

By Oreoluwa Ojewuyi, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

At the height of the era that promoted peace, love, sex and drugs in the 70s; in the midst of the effects of the draft and Vietnam War on the American people, John T. Soden was an SIU student looking to...

#EmSettStrong: The Story of Emily Settle

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter October 13, 2021
Luke Horton sits at a table in front of the coffee shop at Morris Library. He is still wearing an orange tie-dye wristband that says “EmSettStrong”. He’s back on the campus where he and his girlfriend Emily Settle met in 2015. His eyes look like they are ready to tear up at a moment’s notice. It’s been thirteen days since Settle’s  five and a half year long battle with cancer finally ended. Around 9:45 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 19, Settle took her final breath surrounded by her parents Mike and Sandy Settle, her sister Paige Palmer, and her boyfriend of five years Luke Horton. In her final month, Settle set up a fundraiser with her family to help raise money for travel costs and day to day needs for cancer patients in her home state of Indiana.
Saluki safety, Qua Brown, 24, forces the Jackrabbits quarterback to fumble the ball, while linebackers, Bryce Notree, 54, and Bryson Strong, 31, are in hot pursuit, during Saturday’s game at Saluki Stadium on March 20, 2021. SIU lost to South Dakota State by the score of 44-3.

Comeback Dawgs: Late-game heroics help Salukis knock off #2 ranked South Dakota State in Overtime.

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter October 9, 2021
After being down 20-0 in the second quarter, SIU football (5-1, 3-0 MVC) managed to upset #2 ranked South Dakota State (4-1, 1-1 MVC) by a final score of 42-41 in Overtime.
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.

SIU Football wins 31-30 to squeeze by the Leathernecks On the Road

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter October 2, 2021
The Salukis traveled to Macomb, IL and beat Western Illinois University 31-30 in overtime on Saturday. The Salukis started the game with an interception by senior linebacker Bryce Notree at 13:34 in the first quarter. SIU capped off the interception with a 32 yard touchdown pass to sophomore quarterback Nic Baker to senior wide receiver Landon Lenoir.
Activists listen to speakers at the March for Reproductive Rights while holding a sign that reads STOP THE BANS! Oct. 2, 2021 at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale, Ill.

People of Carbondale march against the attack on reproductive rights

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter October 2, 2021

The Women’s Center hosted a March For Reproductive Rights on Saturday, Oct. 2 in response to the bills being passed in states limiting abortions including Texas, Florida, Missouri, ect. The event...

Frank Simpson, vocalist of Action Man, drinks a beer in-between songs during the Lost Cross 35th anniversary event. The Lost Cross House, the oldest punk house venue in America, that sits between Elm and Beveridge was founded by Mikey Snot and Chris Cross in 1986. Lost Cross 35th anniversary was a two-day event that had musical performances at venues across the city on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 in Carbondale, Illinois.

Music Lives On: Lost Cross Holds 35th Anniversary Music Celebration

By Kiersten Owens , Staff Reporter September 27, 2021

After nearly two years without shows, Lost Cross celebrated its 35th anniversary Sept. 24-25 in Carbondale. Bands from all around played shows at The Lost Cross House, The Hangar 9, PK’s.  The Lost...

Despite Decreased Enrollment, SIU-C has largest freshman class in five years

Despite Decreased Enrollment, SIU-C has largest freshman class in five years

By Joel Kottman, Staff Reporter September 26, 2021

This fall, SIU-C has experienced a 4.5 percent increase in enrollment of new students leading to the largest Saluki freshman class in five years.  While freshman enrollment increased for the second...

“Justice for J6”: Look Ahead America calls for justice for Capitol insurrectionists

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter September 21, 2021

The “Justice for J6” rally took place Saturday Sept. 18th at 12:00pm in Union Square, in Washington, D.C. with a lower turnout than expected, and a small lineup of speakers talking about Americans’...

Justin Strong runs to the end zone for a 12 yard touchdown Sept. 18, 2021 at Saluki Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. The Salukis defeated the Dayton Flyers 55-3 in Saturdays game.

All Dawgs: Salukis crush Dayton Flyers in home opener 55-3

By Joseph Bernard and Ryan Scott September 19, 2021
The SIU football team (2-1) cruised to a relatively easy win Saturday Night against Dayton. The Salukis were favored by roughly 30 points to win and certainly lived up to expectations with a 55-3 final score. The Salukis were strong in all areas throughout the night. On offense the Salukis were led by sophomore quarterback Nic Baker. Baker put up 235 passing yards with 16 completions on 21 attempts and threw three touchdown passes. Freshman quarterback Stone Norton also came in for relief during the fourth quarter to throw a touchdown pass of his own with two completions on four attempts.

Trump supporters prepare for “Justice for J6” rally

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter September 17, 2021

The conservative political organization Look Ahead America is hosting a rally on Saturday, Sept. 18th called “Justice for J6” in support of the insurrectionists arrested for the Capitol Riot on Jan....

Tyne Haverkate completes her preflight on the Cessna 172R at the Southern Illinois Airport Set. 3, 2021 in Murphysboro, Ill.

 Flying Salukis among “top programs” partnered with Delta’s pilot career path

By Jamilah Lewis, Staff Reporter September 17, 2021

Delta Airlines is recruiting prospective pilots at Southern Illinois University Carbondale through the Propel Pilot Career Path Program, according to an Aug. 24 announcement.  Established in 2018,...

Women for Change March for Unity hopes to bring the community together

Women for Change March for Unity hopes to bring the community together

By Janiyah Gaton, Staff Reporter September 16, 2021

Women for Change is hosting a March for Unity motorcade Saturday, Sep. 18. Women for Change, was founded in 2017 after a shooting incident near the Eurma Hayes Center.  Ginger Rye-Sanders, the president...

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