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International Festival expects large numbers

By Sam Beard, @SamBeard_DE

February 10, 2015

Flavor and culture remain central in the 53rd annual International Festival, happening this week. Wednesday’s event, the food fair, has acquired a reputation of its own. Students prepare international specialties and serve...

Young Dawgs play Frogs on opening weekend

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

February 10, 2015

SIU baseball will start its season against a team that played in the College World Series last year.The Salukis play the No. 3 Texas Christian Horned Frogs in a three-game series Friday through Sunday.“We knew they were going t...

Civil suit delayed in Molly Young case

By Branda Mitchell, @BrandaM_DE

February 9, 2015

A hearing in the wrongful death suit filed by Larry Young against his daughter’s former boyfriend Richard Minton has been delayed until Feb. 24 because of the judge’s connection to the case.Molly Young, Larry Young's daught...

NAACP executive to visit SIU

By Tyler Davis, @TDavis_DE

February 9, 2015

At the age of 21, John Gaskin III became an executive member on the national board for the NAACP. Nearly a year after the record-setting event, Gaskin will be speaking at SIU. The event, "Ferguson and Beyond: Not Just a Momen...

Former Saluki football player’s charges dropped

By Brent Meske, @BrentmeskeDE

February 5, 2015

All charges against former Saluki linebacker Victor Burnett were dropped after a district attorney did not appear in court.Burnett was arrested Nov. 1 for possession of nearly 700 grams of cannabis, intent to deliver and posse...

Hemp research a hire away

By Sam Beard

February 4, 2015

Marijuana is legal for recreational use in four states across the country, but its cousin, hemp, has just started to make legal baby steps.State universities in Illinois are now protected by law if they choose to research industrial hemp.A s...

‘Victim-blaming’ may explain rape and sexual assault study

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

February 4, 2015

College rapes in the U.S. decreased from 1995 to 2013, according to a study by the Department of Justice.Or have they?The December 2014 study states while the 18 to 24 year-old age group had the highest rate of rape and sexual ass...

Salukis fall short in dog fight

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

February 4, 2015

SIU men’s basketball was less than a minute away from its first Missouri Valley Conference road win of the season, but lost at the end.The Salukis (9-15, 2-9) lost to the Drake Bulldogs (7-16, 4-7), 63-61 Wednesday at the Knapp Center ...

Softball to kick off season this weekend

By Sean Phee, @SeanPheeDE

February 4, 2015

SIU softball will have a busy weekend to start the 2015 season, with four games in two days.The Salukis left Wednesday for Charleston, S.C., for the Charleston Southern Tournament, where they will kick off the season against Ohio S...

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