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Photo of the Day: ‘Bingo!’

By Jacob Wiegand
January 20, 2017
Charmonique Rogers, a senior from Chicago studying psychology and Aesha Mathis, a senior from Chicago studying radio, television and digital media, make “The Door” hand sign representing Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, outside of the Student Center in celebration of the organization’s founder’s day. Mathis, the SIU chapter president, said it was founded on Jan. 18, 2000, and has chapters at universities across the midwest and south. “The whole organization is motivated by dance, but we are more than a dance team,” Mathis said. “We are sharing a passion.” In addition to dancing, the group participates in community service and collaborates with other greek organizations. Students interested in joining can attend an informational meeting at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Center Delta Room. (Branda Mitchell | @Branda_Mitchell)

Photo of the Day: “Sharing a Passion”

By Branda Mitchell
January 18, 2017
Counterclockwise from left: Good Samaritan Ministries Executive Director Mike Heath supervises Aniyah Miller, 10; Carissa Bennett, 10; Jaden Garnette-Love, 10; Darren Johnson, 10, all of Carbondale; and Zachary Myers, of Memphis, Tenn., as they fill Heath’s trunk with blankets, hats and gloves donated by the public Monday during the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale’s Lend a Hand donation drive. The children held the drive for their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project. The Carbondale community was invited to drop off fresh fruits and vegetables, spare change, warm blankets, hats and gloves at the Boys and Girls Club, where they were later presented to Heath and Good Samaritan vice president Maurine Pyle. “This is fantastic,” Heath said of the drive. “This is our life bread, especially at this time of year when it’s cold.” Although the state’s stopgap budget provided Good Samaritan with enough resources for 2016 and 2017, Heath said without a real budget, the organization faces financial uncertainty beyond then. “We have tremendously generous donors here in town,” Pyle said. “All of these local donors and fundraisers keep us going. It’s a community of philanthropy.”

Photo of the Day: “A community of philanthropy”

By Morgan Timms
January 16, 2017
(Branda Mitchell | @branda_mitchell)

Photo of the Day: Haute food in cold weather

By Branda Mitchell
December 14, 2016
Photo of the Day: A quiet place to study

Photo of the Day: A quiet place to study

By Morgan Timms
December 13, 2016
Photo of the Day: Autumn raking

Photo of the Day: Autumn raking

By Morgan Timms
December 12, 2016
Photo of the Day: Smartphone Santa

Photo of the Day: Smartphone Santa

By Jacob Wiegand
December 10, 2016
Mundo Oswaldo Quijano, of St. Louis, looks for a book Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Carbondale Public Library in Carbondale. “I come to Carbondale because I love it here,” Quijano said. “I play my guitar around the town and visit my friends.” Quijano, who speaks several different languages, was at the library getting books for some of his translation work.

Photo of the Day: Looking through the library

By Autumn Suyko
December 5, 2016
Photo of the Day: A fantasy of lights

Photo of the Day: A fantasy of lights

By Morgan Timms
December 3, 2016
Callie James, of Carterville, attempts to persuade her children Gunnar James, 1, and Kinley James, 3, to sit with University Mall Santa, Max Luttrell, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Carbondale. “They’re always terrified,” Callie said of her children taking pictures with Santa. “It’s an obligatory picture every year.”
This is Luttrell’s eighth year portraying Santa at University Mall where he will meet with guests until Christmas Eve. “[I want to do this] for the enjoyment of the kids and for the overall season to bring joy,” Luttrell said. “When you love to do something, it’s easy and it’s fun.” He said watching the kids’ reactions and smiles are some of his favorite aspects of the job.

Photo of the Day: Meeting the man in red

By Jacob Wiegand
December 1, 2016
Photo of the Day: A medieval Thanksgiving

Photo of the Day: A medieval Thanksgiving

By Morgan Timms
November 25, 2016
(Ryan Michalesko | @photosbylesko)

Photo of the Day: Sew-A-Lot

By Ryan Michalesko
November 18, 2016
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