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Jacob Bucknam, the owner of Soil Grown, tends to CBD plants inside a tented greenhouse Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “We grow and harvest and sell our own CBD flowers. This is just one of the beginning phases of it. We’ve had the place since February but COVID
affected us pretty hard as far as getting the doors open. We didn’t really open the doors until July and ya know we’re just now starting to see an uptick in sales as people are finding out we’re here,” Bucknam said.

Photo of the Day: Local CBD

By James Allen, Staff Photographer
November 14, 2020
Pradip Acharya, an international student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, rides his bike in the morning on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “I used to go to the Rec Center regularly for exercise, but since COVID-19, I do not feel safe to go to the Rec Center. I find cycling a very good exercise and enjoy it in the early morning. COVID-19 has messed up our life, but I feel health is more important above all the hurdles. I hope everything will be fine in the end,” Acharya said.

Photo of the Day: Cycling during COVID-19

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer
November 13, 2020
Braden Matthews, Student Center Bowling & Billiards staff member, shoots a cue ball during a game of billiards with Seth Traiteur at the Bowling & Billiards' Dollar Night event inside the Students Center Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Due to COVID-19, Matthews has noticed a decline in students coming to the Bowling & Billiards.

Photo of the Day: Bowling & Billiards’ Dollar Night

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer
November 10, 2020
Shree Krishna Tripathi, an international, master’s student in the Department of Civil Engineering, visits the Hindu Temple and Cultural Society of Southern Illinois on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “I usually come here when I feel low and stressed out. Visiting here makes me feel calm and peaceful. Another big [Hindu] festival, Tihar, is coming up and I am really excited to celebrate it,

Photo of the Day: Civil Engineer graduate student worships before defending thesis

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer
November 7, 2020
Fernando Sanchez, a senior majoring in art, works on a tattoo Nov. 4, 2020, in Carbondale Ill. Sanchez said that he originally started as an engineering major but decided to study drawing instead. “I view this as another art form because at school I’m a fine artist. It’s a really nice opportunity to challenge myself with another type of canvas but still sustain myself as an artist,” Sanchez said.

Photo of the Day: Tattoo as an art

By Madison Taylor, Staff Photographer
November 6, 2020
Bristi Poudel, an international, second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Physiology, celebrates Nepal's largest Hindu festival in her apartment Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Carbondale, Ill. “I feel like missing home while celebrating the biggest festival, Dashain,” Poudel said.

Photo of the Day: Celebrating Nepal’s largest festival away from home

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer
October 30, 2020
Maria Cavral, a freshman, plays “Spooky Saluki Bingo” in the Student Center Oct. 28, 2020, in Carbondale Ill. “I came to this because I was tired of being in the dorms and this was something to do and have fun with friends,” Cavral said.

Photo of the Day: Spooky Saluki Bingo

By Madison Taylor, Staff Photographer
October 29, 2020
Sudip Baral, an international, second-year master’s student from Nepal, prepares solutions for his thesis research Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in the Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructural Engineering department of the College of Engineering in Carbondale, Ill.” I have been doing research using nanotechnology to convert biomass waste products into biofuels. This research will not only contribute help in the reduction of carbon dioxide gas but also make it economically sustainable,” Baral said.

Photo of the Day: SIU research

By Monica Sharma, Staff Photographer
October 25, 2020
SIU student, Jordan Smearman, shows off the progress on her painting during the Painting on the Patio event at the outside of the Student Center Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The event held a limited amount of people where painters could gather together to paint a fall themed subject.

Photo of the Day: Painting on the Patio

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer
October 22, 2020
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