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Opinion: They won’t stop and neither should you

Opinion: They won’t stop and neither should you

By William Box, News Editor July 2, 2022

An eternity ago, at the beginning of May, an unprecedented leak took place in our nation’s capital. For the first time in the history of this country, leaked drafts of what was presumed to be the ruling...

“There she is:” Beauty queens are my role model, and should be yours too

“There she is:” Beauty queens are my role model, and should be yours too

By Aaron Elliott, Staff Reporter June 29, 2022

Naturally as a gay man, I gravitate towards the beauties of the world. Somehow, I always end up at pageants. The dresses, the jewelry, the pomp of and grandeur of it all is just my bread and butter. The...

A woman carries a poster saying, Abortion Must Be Safe, Legal, & Accessible at the Bans Off Our Bodies March May 14, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

Staff from CHOICES Center for Reproductive Health discuss the upcoming Carbondale clinic

By Ethan Braun, Staff Reporter June 28, 2022

In the wake of the monumental overturning of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court conservative supermajority on Friday, June 24, many are currently or will soon be left without the option of...

Supreme Court overturns abortion rights; Illinois governor declares state a safe space

Supreme Court overturns abortion rights; Illinois governor declares state a safe space

By Sophie Whitten, Editor in Chief June 24, 2022

In a 5-3-1 vote, the Supreme Court ruled Friday to overturn Roe vs. Wade, giving the power to determine abortion rights to each individual state.  In the majority opinion written by Justice Samuel...

Letter to the editor: Raped by the state

Letter to the editor: Raped by the state

By Jane Doe, Guest columnist June 24, 2022

On June 25, 2017, three days before my 18th birthday I was sexually assaulted on a camping trip.  That day I lost more than I was prepared for. I lost close friends, bodily autonomy, and my right to...

Education Department looks to the future as Title IX turns 50

Education Department looks to the future as Title IX turns 50

By Sophie Whitten, Editor in Chief June 23, 2022

Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools or education programs, and the U.S. Department of Education has released a list of proposed changes...

Opinion: Guns arent the problem, people are

Opinion: Guns aren’t the problem, people are

By Sophie Whitten, Editor in Chief June 20, 2022

Yet another shooting has taken place. Yet another shooting has taken place. Yet another shooting has taken place. It’s a sentence I could write every day, but on June 13, it happened at a children’s...

A participant holds a sing in the Juneteenth parade hosted by the African American Museum of Southern Illinois June 18, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

African American Museum Rallies a Parade in Commemoration of Juneteenth

By Ethan Braun, Staff Reporter June 19, 2022

A host of people marched down Walker Avenue, waving banners, carrying flags, pumping music and cheering. It was a bright, warm Saturday morning on June 18, and the Carbondale community had come out to...

Michael Thornton, a sophomore from Naperville studying digital media arts and animation, carries a transgender flag Friday, April 6, 2018, during an occupation of SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagnos office in Anthony Hall. The occupation followed a march through campus the previous day in protest of the proposed police academy at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus.

Letter to the editor: Don’t Be Silent, Trans Youth are Under Attack

By Isaac Ludington, Political Science Student June 16, 2022

At present, the United States is witnessing an ongoing and coordinated attack upon the rights of young transgender Americans and few people seem willing to speak up. As someone who lives my life under...

Book Review: Kim Kelly’s Fight Like Hell is an inspiring introduction to working class struggle

Book Review: Kim Kelly’s Fight Like Hell is an inspiring introduction to working class struggle

By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter June 15, 2022

Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor is a great primer on the breadth of struggle in the US labor movement. The book features a series of more or less standalone essays generally organized...

Family and friends seek to honor recently passed SIU alum who co-founded Saluki AdLab

Family and friends seek to honor recently passed SIU alum who co-founded Saluki AdLab

By Ethan Braun, Staff Reporter June 8, 2022

Friends and family of the late SIU alum Corydon Vine, a co-founder of Saluki AdLab, are raising money to establish a memorial to him at the university. Vine was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer...

Protestors hold signs against gun violence June 4, 2022 in Carbondale, Ill.

Peace Coalition Demonstrates at Carbondale Pavilion for Gun Control

By Ethan Braun, Staff Reporter June 6, 2022

Commuters driving through the center of Carbondale on Saturday, June 4 may have noticed members of the Southern Illinois Peace Coalition brandishing signs near the Carbondale pavilion, displaying such...

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