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Vol.101 Issue 59 @daIlyegyptIan


Medieval pg. 6 | NCAA pg. 10 | In the Dawg Pound with Dillon pg. 6

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Abbey La Tour | @LaTourAbbey Fireworks kick off the beginning of the football game Saturday during the salukis 76-41 loss at the Ole Miss VaughtHemingway stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Wrestlers smash-down at free fair

Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE Tony Flood reacts during his match, Saturday, at the Carterville Free Fair at the Community Center.

Daily Egyptian named finalist in top online college newspaper competition STAFF REPORT | Daily Egyptian

The Daily Egyptian is one of 24 national finalists for the 2018 Online Pacemaker award, the Associated Collegiate Press announced Tuesday afternoon. “The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award and is often called the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism,” said Laura Widmer, ACP Executive Director. “ACP is honored to recognize the best of the best.” The ACP received approximately 100 overall entries from colleges and universities across the country, according to a news release from the ACP. The Daily Egyptian was named a finalist and a winner of the Online Pacemaker award in 2017. 

To select the finalists, professionals — including professors and current digital media professionals — analyzed each entry in categories based on student enrollment. “I’m incredibly proud of our staff for being nominated for this award after winning it this past year,” Reagan Gavin, Daily Egyptian Editor-in-Chief said. “It’s important to have a strong online presence in this age of digital media — this nomination shows that The Daily Egyptian strives to continue our efforts in being a leader in student media.” Deborah Tudor, Interim Dean for the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts, said that she is excited with the ACP's recognition of The Daily Egyptian.

"This is a very prestigious honor, and the DE’s accomplishment speaks to the richness and quality of the staff’s online journalistic practice," Tudor said. "I’m very proud to work with such fine young colleagues." The selected finalists represent 16 states and the District of Columbia. “Today’s best online sites are platforms for rich multimedia storytelling,” said Gary Lundgren, Associate Director and Coordinator of the Pacemaker competition. “Deep and diverse coverage with strong engagement and interactivity distinguish the best studentproduced sites.” The print and online Pacemaker winners will be announced this October at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Caution, Banned Books Ahead!: Morris Library to Celebrate Banned RANA SCHENKE | Daily Egyptian

Morris Library will be celebrating Banned Books Week this year with multiple displays and a Banned Books Buffet on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Morris Library. There will be two displays in the library, one on the third floor featuring banned and challenged children’s literature, and one on the first floor behind Delyte’s Cafe. The event is free and open to the public. The display behind Delyte’s will showcase books from the McCoy Collection, a part of the Special Collections Research Center. At the event, visitors will be able to take photos in a selfie booth with banned books, receive bookmarks and buttons and enjoy light refreshments, according to Pam Hackbart-Dean, Special Collections Research Center Director. “Banned books is such a huge thing for First Amendment rights that we want to make sure that everyone is aware of the challenges that are current,” HackbartDean said. “We keep purchasing [challenged] books to add to our collection to keep our collection relevant.” That collection is the McCoy collection, started by Ralph E. McCoy, Dean of Library Affairs from 1955-1976, who was interested in the First Amendment and its origins. “We have things in that collection that date to the early 1700s, late 1600s like pamphlets and booklets about trials for freedom of the press in England going back that far,” Aaron Lisec, Research Specialist with the Special Collections Research Center, said. The McCoy collection includes over 10,000 books, all of which are related to the First Amendment

“We have things in the collection that date to the early 1700s, late 1600s like pamplets and bookets about trials for freedom of the press in England going back that far.” - Aaron Lisec Research Specialist, Special Collections Research Center

in some way, with many of them having been challenged or banned at some point. According to the American Library Association, a challenge is an attempt to remove/restrict access to materials based on the objections of an individual or a group, and a ban is the actual removal/restriction of the materials. Some popular books that have been banned/challenged include the Captain Underpants series, “Fifty Shades of Grey”, and “The Hunger Games”. Books are challenged for various reasons; the books above were challenged for, among other reasons, offensive language, being sexually explicit, and being unsuited to the age group, respectively. “Some [books] I’m always a little surprised [to see on the list],” Hackbart-Dean said. “Right now it seems like… a lot of the books... are being banned [because] they discuss or have [LGBT] characters

in them.” According to the ALA’s Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2017 list, four out of the top ten books were challenged because they contained/discussed LGBT content or gender identity. Some books are challenged for stranger reasons. “In 1955, the Girl Scout manual was actually challenged because it talks about an international unity and some felt that was too socialist or too communistic in theme,” Hackbart-Dean said. Here are some other strange reasons books have been challenged over the years. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr. was challenged because the author shared the same name as the author of a book on Marxism. “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank was challenged in Alabama because it was seen as too depressing. Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” was challenged by the logging industry for being anti-deforestation.

Hackbart-Dean said in a lot of cases, challenges presented to school boards and library boards don’t amount to anything. “[But] then there’s other communities that have […] actually pulled the book or done even more crazy things to make a point about it,” Hackbart-Dean said. A lot of it just is a disagreement as to what’s appropriate for children and young adults to read and at what age. and about what subject, Lisec said. Most book challenges happen at public libraries or school libraries, places where children can get books. “[For example,] a book that’s aimed at teenagers will talk about homosexuality,” Lisec said. “A parent will object, saying, ‘That’s something for me to talk to my kid about, and I don’t want a kid to be able to go in the library at school and read about it there.’” Lisec said sometimes compromises will be made, such as putting certain books behind the counter so children have to ask for them.

“Banned books is such a huge thing for First Amendment rights that we want to make sure that everyone is aware of the challenges that are current. We keep purchasing [challenged] books to add to our collection to keep our collection relevant. ” - Pam Hackbart-Dean Director, Special Collections Research Center

“Some [books] I'm always a little surprised [to see on the list]. Right now it seems like... a lot of the books ... are being banned [because] they discuss or have [LGBT] characters in them.” - Pam Hackbart-Dean Director, Special Collections Research Center

“[To] those of us who are pretty staunch about not banning books, ... that’s not really a good solution but it is a solution that some school districts do,” Lisec said. Mostly people just want to read a book and someone else objects, and that’s what the First Amendment is all about, Lisec said. Making sure a government can’t control what we think, say and read. “In Europe, [censorship] had been going on for centuries,” Lisec said. “[The founders of our country] thought it was important that ideas be able to be exchanged [here] without worrying about censorship." Staff reporter Rana Schenke can be reached at

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How local programs are affected by Rauner’s recently signed mental health bill CLAIRE COWLEY | Daily Egyptian

Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed a bill that gives more financial assistance for mental health and substance abuse programs across Illinois. Magnolia Hood, former SIU mental health professional administrator, said the lack of health insurance is a big factor for substance abuse problems. “I was pleasantly surprised that [Rauner] was able to see them as important enough to put funds back in the budget for that,” Hood said. Hood said she thinks it would help SIU because it causes greater collaboration for the campus because the area needs function at a higher rate because there are fewer referral sources. “We absorb all of our students, but with more funds being channeled that way we could really collaborate or find ways to strengthen programs that would allow us to function better, more efficiently, and more effectively,” Hood said. Having health insurance to cover substance abuse is an excellent thing, Hood said. If you are getting counseling at the Gateway Foundation Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center of Carbondale, then it could be a needed addition and some clients won’t have a problem with that because they probably couldn’t get that previously at all. “Even though they may have to pay, it’ll probably be a lot cheaper then if they would have to pay for it out of pocket,” Hood said. Hood said on the other hand, when it comes to addiction when someone is going in and out of rehab this bill would be helpful.

“I was pleasantly surprised that [Rauner] was able to see them as important enough to put funds back in the budget for that.” - Magnolia Hood former SIU mental health professional

“How helpful would that be if they were able to get services, get sober and then have ongoing service so that they can stay sober,” Hood said. Anna Jurich, executive director of Gateway Foundation Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center of Carbondale, said she thinks there are a lot of people with substance use and mental health issues that need treatment, support and funding. “The more funding that’s available for those individuals, the more likely they are able to get treatment,” Jurich said.   Jurich also said they’re more able to return to work status and more productive members in their community. “Their inability to get treatment causes them to show up at the emergency room more often or show up unemployed or needing other services, such as homeless shelters or food services,” Jurich said. Jurich also said if they’re able to get treatment it absolutely gives them a better chance of being sober, being healthier and productive. September is national suicide prevention and awareness month, Beth Morrison, licensed clinical professional counselor, said.   Morrison said in the fall

semester of 2018, SIU received the Garrett Lee Smith campus suicide prevention grant. “A task force was developed to look at the goals and objectives of our program and so we created Salukis on Your Side, it’s housed in health and promotion services,” Morrison said. Morrison also said Salukis on Your Side is heading into the third and final year of the grant and the grant’s goals were to help develop workshops and programs related to suicide prevention and awareness. In regards to substance abuse, Salukis on Your Side do know the role it plays in mental health, Morrison said. “When I was talking about suicide being the second leading cause of death among college students, the first leading cause of death is actually accidents,” Morrison said. Morrison also said half of those deaths are due to alcohol. “However, mental health is an area that I feel should be supported and additional funding would allow for an increase in needed services,” Morrison said. Staff reporter Claire Cowley can be reached at

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Carson Vanbuskirk | @Carsonvanbde Logan Plummer, a senior, 22, of Pana, studying History, waits patiently to be revived during a Medieval Combat game on Sept. 4.

Medieval Combat Club, a recognized sport club at SIU, is more than LARPing AUSTIN PHELPS | @austinphelps

Medieval Combat Club meets Tuesdays in the field near Morris Library from 5-7 p.m. to practice medieval combat. “What we do is we take these

foam weapons and simulate medieval combat by making sure it’s safe and accessible to people,” Kayla Chamness, president of Medieval Combat Club, said. The group is a mix between actual combat and fight-

simulation, Chamness said. People who enjoy medieval times, sci-fi or even theater may also find interest in this club. “I think theater kids would really like it because they can make their own character and set [sic] in

this sport,” Chamness said. Medieval Combat Club is an actual sport and is recognized by the university as a registered sports club, according to the university’s sports club page. “We make sure we keep that

status,” Chamness said. “We do take everything within the sport seriously such as the combat, such as the progression [of skill.]” The sport is also great physical activity, Logan Plummer, a member of Medieval Combat

Wednesday, september 12, 2018 Club, said. “It really was the catalyst for me becoming more sociable and more physically fit and a healthy individual,” Plummer said. “It presented physical activity to me in a way that’s enjoyable and nontraditional.” There is a technique that goes into this sport, Abby Sell, secretary of Medieval Combat Club said. “The a-frame that you use in boxing, we use that for our footwork here as well,” Sell said. Sell has been a part of the sport for 12 years, and a member of Medieval Combat Club since its creation in 2013. Injuries in the club are real and have happened previously, Chamness said. “I saw a guy rush a line once and break his ankle because he charged it improperly,” Chamness said. The club offers classes that focus on body mechanics and the proper way to handle the more dangerous weapons, Chamness said. The classes are held during practices on Tuesday and will start in the second hour around 6:30 p.m. Sell said the best part about it is the sense of community it creates. “[You meet] a lot of people from different walks of life and they each can be a part of it in some

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Carson Vanbuskirk | @Carsonvanbde David Laboube (left), 22, of Bradley, studying Computer Science, swings his foam sword at Logan Plummer (right), 22, of Pana, studying History, on Sept. 4.

way, shape or form,” Sell said. There is a place for everyone whether you want to fight on the

“It really was the catalyst for me becoming more sociable and more physically fit and a healthy individual. It presented physical activity to me in a way that's enjoyable and non-traditional.” - Logan Plummer member, Medieval Combat Cllub

field or just dress up and have fun, Plummer said. “If you want to fight you come out here and fight,” Plummer said. “If you want to dress up and have fun you’re on the same field. Everyone's out there playing their game, we just have a shared set of rules.” The club has larger field fights and simulated bridge battles at an event in January, Chamness said. “[The fights] kind of mimic actual terrain in a war,” Chamness said. The club is looking for new members and it’s as easy as coming to the field, Plumber said. “It is a very non-committal group,” Plummer said. “Show up, sign the waiver and you get out what you put in.” The waiver is for new members to understand the possibility of

Carson Vanbuskirk | @Carsonvanbde Megan Hall (left); 22; of Nashville; and Raisa Fountain (right); 24; of Carbondale; duel at SIU’s Medieval Combat Club’s meeting; on Sept. 4.

injuries including bumps, bruises, cuts, sprains or concussions, Chamness said. Basically, any typical injuries associated with other sports.

Staff reporter Austin Phelps can be reached at or on Twitter at @austinphelps96.

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Student Legal cannot aid students with university charges KALLIE COX | @KallieC45439038

Students’ Legal Assistance cannot assist students facing university charges for on-campus drug violations, according to Charles Munson, Staff Attorney at the Students’ Legal Assistance office. The legal assistance department cannot assist students who have committed an on-campus drug offense, Munson said. If a student is charged with an ordinance violation, the Students’ Legal Assistance office can represent them as long as the offense occurs in Jackson County. The University pays Students' Legal Assistance and it is therefore a legal conflict of interest, Munson said. If the off-campus offense occurs outside of Jackson County, the Legal Assistance office can offer advice and refer the student to other legal resources. All students alleged to have violated any provision of the Student Conduct Code have the right to

procedural due process. The burden of proof lies with the person or entity (the university) alleging the violation of the Student Conduct Code. In order to find a student or faculty member guilty of any violation of the code, there must be more evidence suggesting the event occurred than not according to page 19 of the Student Conduct Code. At the time of publication, since Aug. 20, the campus police have reported six arrests and three referrals for drug violations on campus. According to the Director of Department of Public Safety, Benjamin Newman, numbers provided by the annual security report indicate that drug use on campus is down. In 2014, 115 students were arrested for drug law violations, in 2015 there were 106, and in 2016 there were 97, according to the annual security report. Students can be arrested for illegal possession of a controlled substance or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Newman defines paraphernalia as devices used to use the drug, weigh the drug, store the drug or that are associated with the drug. According to the ILCS 600 Drug Paraphernalia Control Act, paraphernalia can include water pipes, electric pipes, air-driven pipes and bongs. Of the drug-related arrests that have occurred since Aug. 20, two have been related to paraphernalia. A student found with illegal paraphernalia can be charged with a class A misdemeanor, which carries a $750 fine, according to the ILCS Drug Paraphernalia Control Act. Newman said 10 grams and under of marijuana is considered a civil forfeiture and carries a fine of up to $200. “Anything over 10 grams they usually hand off to the states attorney’s office,” Munson said. “10 grams or more is generally considered an amount that you are dealing.” Lori Stettler, vice chancellor for

Student Affairs, said faculty and staff members who suspect a student of using drugs, or observe a student displaying abnormal behavior, are obligated to report the student to Saluki Cares. The university would work in conjunction with Department of Public Safety, Stettler said. They would also work in conjunction with the police or the wellness center if the student needed assistance from an educational standpoint. “We want all faculty, staff, and students, to know that at any point if they feel uncomfortable, if they believe something is going on, then it goes back to the adage ‘See something say something,’” Stettler said. If a resident assistant smells marijuana, a report is immediately filed according to Stettler. “We take it very seriously,” Stettler said. “In the state of Illinois it is illegal, marijuana is illegal. And we are a public institution and therefore we follow the

laws of the state of Illinois.” After an odor is reported by an RA, Newman said, the police may receive a call for an odor investigation, and a police officer will respond to the location to determine where the odor is coming from. Newman said students who are found guilty of a controlled substancerelated offense will suffer both legal, and university consequences. “If a student commits an infraction or a violation of [the] law he or she can be subject to arrest and citation,” Newman said. “In addition, a referral will be made to Student Rights and Responsibilities.” If a student would like to appeal a disciplinary sanction that has been put into place against them the should refer to page 34 of the Student Conduct Code that can be seen here. Stettler and Newman said they believed with the programming provided by the Wellness Center, drug use would continue to go down.

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University Bookstore vs. 710 Bookstore vs. Chegg; Who's cheaper? AUSTIN PHELPS | @austinphelps96

Starting a new school year can be stressful. New classes and extracurricular activities add up to be expensive. According to the College Board website, the average student attending an in-state four-year university will spend around $1250 on books per academic year. The Daily Egyptian compared prices of the University Bookstore, 710 Bookstore, and the online bookstore Chegg, to see which has the cheapest prices in renting. Each comparison used the

cheapest price for each book. If it was available cheaper used for rent, that price was used. Books Chosen AVM 402 001 Connect to Your Career by Suzann Connell English 101 026 Writing Analytically by David Rosenwasser English 101 Norton Field Guide to Writing by Richard Bullock History 464 001 Devices and Desires by Andrea Tone Journalism 334 940 Social Ethics by Thomas Mappes Law 522 022 Property and Lawyering by R Wilson Freyermuth

Chemistry 341 001 Experimental Organic Chemistry by John C Gilbert History 101A 950 History Ritual by Barry Stephenson History 101A 001 Ways of the World by Robert W Strayer ARC 381 001 Site Planning by Gene Brooks  The data collected shows ten-out-often books are cheaper at 710 Bookstore, while zero-out-of-ten books are cheaper at the University Bookstore and Chegg. University Bookstore falls second in terms of cheaper book prices leaving Chegg in third as the most expensive

store to rent these books from. seven-out-of-ten books from the University Bookstore were cheaper than buying from Chegg. The biggest price difference came from the book Property in Lawyering. It was priced on Chegg for $134.49, priced at the University Bookstore for $97.90, and priced at the 710 Bookstore for $21.50. For the same book, 710 Bookstore provides the biggest price difference where it is $76.40 cheaper than purchasing it from the University Bookstore and $112.99 cheaper than purchasing from Chegg.

The closest in book prices between all three stores was a history book Devices and Desires. Chegg was the most expensive at $11.99, the 710 Bookstore was the lowest at $10.50, and University was the middle price at $11.60. Overall the cheapest books found were from the 710 Bookstore as opposed to the university’s store and the online website Chegg. Staff reporter Austin Phelps can be reached at or on Twitter at @austinphelps96.

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SIU Women's Swimming and Diving fined, placed on three year probation by NCAA BRIAN MUNOZ | @BrianMMunoz

The SIU Women's Swimming and Diving team has been placed on a three year probation, given a $5000 fine and has had scholarships reduced after “standard” and “aggravated” rule infractions, the NCAA announced on Sept. 7. Diving coach Chunhua "Joy" Zhao was found to be arranging "impermissible tryouts and lessons for prospects and two international student-athletes before and after they enrolled at the university," according to the NCAA report.  Zhao agreed that she violated NCAA rules when, over the course of two years, she gave “fee-forlesson” diving lessons for two student athletes on a regular basis along with other "impermissible lessons on a more limited basis.” Rick Walker, head swimming and diving coach, was aware Zhao provided the lessons to the two student athletes but did not consult with compliance to determine whether the instruction was allowed under NCAA rules, according to the NCAA. Between January 2016 and August 2016, Zhao provided student athletes approximately 30 reduced-cost diving lessons to the student athletes. Zhao arranged for the thenvolunteer diving coach to provide each of the student athletes each approximately "45 impermissible reduced-cost diving lessons," according to the report. The report did not name the two individual student athletes involved, but the swimming and diving team had two divers who fit the description of the report — Beibei and Baobao Ji. Beibei and Baobao — originally

“The lessons began when the two athletes first arrived on campus as prospective students and continued after they enrolled at SIU as nonqualifiers. The parties agree that the impermissible diving lessons resulted in recruiting and eligibility violations.” - According to the NCAA report

known as Jiarong and Jiaxin respectively — came to Carbondale in 2014, but it was not until last season that they were considered eligible by the NCAA. “I could not coach them when they arrived because they were ineligible; but since they became eligible I have seen a lot of improvement," Zhao said during a November 2017 interview with the Daily Egyptian. The violation was classified as a Level II-Standard violation for the university and Level II-Aggravated violation against Walker and  Zhao. “The lessons began when the two athletes first arrived on campus as prospective students and continued after they enrolled at SIU as non-qualifiers,” according to the report. “The parties agree that the impermissible diving lessons resulted in recruiting and eligibility violations.” The student athletes also completed and received travel expenses while ineligible and the NCAA and SIU both agreed

that the violations “reflected that the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach did not demonstrate that he promoted an atmosphere of compliance and that he failed to monitor his staff.” This is the university’s second major Level I or Level II infractions case — the only prior case occurred in 1985 and involved the men’s basketball program. Zhao will be placed on a 5-competition-date for each season from 2018-2021. Walker will be suspended for six days during the 2018-2019 season —  meaning no communication with student athletes or staff members. Zhao is also subject to a three-year “show and cause order” — which means that any penalties put on the coaches will follow her to a new job if she is to take one. Walker is subject to a one-year "show and cause order."  SIU Women’s Swimming and Diving will also vacate any team results earned with ineligible athletes — individual results and awards for other team members can be kept.

Recruitment will also be limited to 12 official visits for the 2018-2019 through the 2020-2021 seasons. The team has also been placed on a 6-week off-campus recruiting ban during the probationary period and a 6-week ban on recruiting communication during each academic year of the probationary period, at the university’s discretion. The head coach and the diving coach will also attend the NCAA Regional Rules Seminars in 2019 — both attended the seminars in 2018. The team must also inform swimming and diving prospects, in writing, that SIU is on probation for three years and detail the violations committed. If a prospect takes an official paid visit, the information regarding the violations, penalties and terms of probation must be provided in advanced. The university has sent two letters to Recreation Center staff that clarified that student athletes are not permitted to teach lessons in SIU's facilities.

SIU has also “re-emphasized to the entire coaching staff the importance of completing the existing ‘Green Card’ monitoring system used for tracking prospective student athletes being recruited.” The use of this system would have helped SIU identify that prospects were in the community prior to enrollment, according to the NCAA report. SIU has also agreed to not recruit divers from "a specific country" for the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 academic years, according to the report. In an emailed statement SIU Athletics said that they take full responsibility for the actions in the report and said that the sanctions are an appropriate response to the violations. "At the same time, we remain supportive of head coach Rick Walker, whose mistakes in this matter were unintentional," according to an emailed statement by SIU Athletics. "As soon as

“At the same time, we remain supportive of head coach Rick Walker, whose mistakes in this matter were unintentional. As soon as the errors were discovered, the University self-reported them and took steps to ensure our program operates within the guidelines established by the NCAA.” - According to an SIU Athletics statement

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Brian Munoz | @BrianMMunoz Sophomore Saluki diver Jiarong "Beibei" Ji, of Taiyuan, China, practices diving off of the 3-meter board Oct. 25, 2017, in the Dr. Edward Shea Natatorium in the SIU student center.

the errors were discovered, the University self-reported them and took steps to ensure our program operates within the guidelines established by the NCAA." Walker said that he takes his compliance responsibilities seriously and regrets the mistakes that led to the NCAA sanctions. "Although the errors were unintentional in nature... we must rededicate ourselves to the compliance education process

to prevent such mistakes from happening again," Walker said. "I

have dedicated my entire coaching career to building a highly

respected Swimming and Diving program at SIU and I will do

“I have dedicated my entire coaching career to building a highly respected Swimming and Diving program at SIU and I will do everything in my power to make sure we do things the right way in our program." - Rick Walker SIU women's swimming and diving head coach

everything in my power to make sure we do things the right way in our program.” The SIU Women’s Swimming and Diving violations were originally reported on swimming news-source “Swim Swam.” Staff reporter Brian Munoz can be reached at or on Twitter at @BrianMMunoz.

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Sustainable Living Film Series discusses documentaries at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery EMILY COOPER | Daily Egyptian

The Sustainable Living Film Series holds discussions based off of documentaries on the first Wednesday of each month, from April until October at Longbranch Cafe and Bakery. Lynn Waters, coordinator of Sustainable Film Series, said since 2010, it showcases a film relating to the specific topic followed by a discussion after. The discussion hosts are a different person every time, Waters said. Sometimes it’s an organization, a business person, or a person with a real passion for a topic. The reason for these conversations after the film are partly because the Longbranch Cafe and Bakery values public forums where people can be educated and debate important issues, Waters said. “The other part of it is because there are so many frustrating problems: social, environmental and economical,” Waters said. “We also wanted a forum where people could not only be educated and have awareness about the issue right now, but also have discussion hosts that would provide actionbased discussions.” Waters said discussions raise awareness, not just about an issue, but the depth of an issue, so people can have a much better understanding. “Hopefully, the effect that we would like to have is that people maybe look at themselves and say ‘oh, how can I feel empowered to participate in solving this problem,’” Waters said. September's film, Not Business as Usual, is a documentary about entrepreneurs that have decided to go into business for more than the bottom

Cameron Hupp | Daily Egyptian Elaine Ramseyer (left) and Jenn Pellow (right) discuss the sustainable measures their local businesses have adopted Sept 5, at the Longbranch Cafe and Bakery in Carbondale. Elaine manages the Longbranch Cafe and Jenn manages the Town Square Market both located in Carbondale.

line, Waters said. They want to make a positive social impact, a positive environmental impact or both. “Not Business as Usual represents conscious capitalism.” Waters said. “We know that [with] the postIndustrial Revolution era, any one of us can look around and see what that has created. It has created social inequities, environmental degradation, poverty, and globalization.”   Elaine Ramseyer, general manager of Longbranch Cafe and Bakery, and Jennifer Pellow, general manager of Town Square Market, were this month’s hosts. “I’ve never been motivated by money,” Ramseyer said. “Personally, I’ve been motivated by relationships, good food, and creating good pastries. I love the capitalistic model. It excites me serving people.” Ramseyer said business owners should lead with what they believe in and their business will grow. Waters said the film shows the way capitalism is selfishly operated.

“But once we start looking at capitalism from a loving, caring, cooperative perspective then we can see that this system isn’t really evil,” Waters said. “It’s just the way we’re using it that can be damaging.” The Sustainable Film Series is a sister project of the Sustainable Living Guide for southern Illinois, Waters said. “Since I’m also the publisher of the Sustainable Living Guide, this is something that I’ve personally been practicing for a good portion of my life,” Waters said. “I think seeing this film, it reinforced and encouraged me to continue.” Waters said this film gave her ideas of other products and companies to put in the next edition of the Sustainable Living Guide for southern Illinois. “The truth is, in general, when people come to these films they meet people, network and develop new relationships,” Waters said. “That helps everyone work cooperatively.”

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SIU remembers 9/11, seventeen years later KALLIE COX & AUSTIN PHELPS

Seventeen years have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, and the effects from it are still being felt at Southern Illinois University. “I can just remember driving up my drive and thinking nothing's ever going to be the same again,” Cherie Watson, an Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Morris Library, said. Watson said the attack left her in a state of shock, and she had difficulty registering what had happened. “I think at first I was shocked,” Anna Xiong, a government information librarian, said. “After [...] I watched the news report, I started to feel scared, and more and more scared.” Even though 17 years have passed, remembering 9/11 still brings up emotions, Xiong said. “I think because many years passed it’s less fear, but it still feels sad,” Xiong said. “So many people lost their lives no matter if they worked in those buildings and got killed immediately, or their family members, or those people who tried to rescue them and sacrificed.” Paul Copeland, coordinator for Veterans Services at SIU, was assigned to the Space Warfare Center, Schriever Air Force Base at the time of 9/11. He said after the attack all US military installations were directed to implement the highest possible security measures. “My wife and I had just adopted two children in April 2001,” Copeland said. “My extended family

for the first several years after 9/11 would ask with concern if I thought I might get deployed." Copeland said his family's concern over his possible deployment was not unique, and every military family shares these concerns about how to deal with absence and the possibility of the deployed military member becoming a casualty. “The initial conventional wisdom was it must have been some form of accident, but my suspicion was that something bigger was going on,” Copeland said. “I immediately got out of the car, into the headquarters building and through what was then a fairly simple security procedure, showing appropriate ID card.” Charles Munson, a staff attorney at the Student’s Legal Assistance office, said 9/11 increased his view on the hostility that was sometimes shown to western civilization. At the time of 9/11, Munson had been in the National Guard for six years. He said he’d been deployed to a couple of other regions before 9/11 as well. “I knew that I would probably be deployed,” Munson said. “So there was an element of apprehension regarding that, there was bewilderment, anxiety, anger.” Jeff Williams, station manager for WSIU public radio, was on air when the attacks occurred. Williams said he halted his local newscast and began reporting on the attack. “We were watching it [in] real time and we could see exactly what had been going on,” Williams said.

“NPR had not yet gone to breaking news coverage at that time so I dumped my local newscast and literally just started doing a play-byplay of what I was watching on the ABC news feed.” Williams said everyone in the country and in southern Illinois were affected by the events that happened on 9/11. “It was something that I will never forget and hopefully will never have to cover again,” Williams said. After 9/11, all air traffic was halted, except air force jets that patrolled highly populated areas, Walter Ray, a political papers archivist, said. “They would have air force patrols so we could hear those air force patrols just kind of like big air force jets just circling,” Ray said. “I could hear that and it was kind of spooky.” Mike Robertson, associate professor and safety officer for aviation management and flight, said there was an increased awareness when it came to airport security after 9/11. “People were much more aware of people just coming onto the airfield,” Robertson said. “Whereas before, if somebody was walking around the ramp maybe nobody would really say anything.”   Robertson said post-9/11, a perimeter fence was put up around the airport as well as more signs. He said today, people deemed suspicious at the airport are questioned. “If somebody is walking around the ramp that doesn’t look familiar,

they’ll basically go up and say ‘hey can I help you, where is it that you need to go?’” Robertson said. “I’d say overall it’s a general sense of security awareness.” Robertson said those working at the SIU Aviation Department must undergo TSA training each year. In this training they address security issues from the past year as well as potential threats. “Where we see the biggest impact is not just at the airport, but especially how international students are approved to flight train,” Robertson said. “It takes quite a lot of hoops to jump through for that to occur.” Watson said after the attack she witnessed a rise of an intense form of patriotism that sometimes did not reflect well on the United States. “I had friends who were attacked because they looked like they might be middle eastern,” Watson said. “I think there have been some very unfortunate consequences as a result of the way our country processed that happening on our soil.” Watson said there was a lot of pain in the country and that she tried to balance the pain with the experience of others all over the world. The attack was very much associated with muslims, Watson said. She feels like it has contributed to a lot of misunderstanding and cultural misunderstanding, because there are a billion muslims and Americans can’t paint them broadly. Williams said as a body, media was guilty to some degree of

perpetuating the stigma against middle eastern people. “As a society we typically tend to look for those that are responsible,” Williams said. “We want to place blame and lay blame on someone or some group of individuals that we are perceived [sic] to have done us wrong.” Williams said 9/11 caused students to be suspicious of anyone who did not look like them. “For many years [the Carbondale community has] always enjoyed a relatively open and free and diverse exchange,” Williams said. “There was a period of time after 9/11 where that wasn't happening and that was unfortunate.” Williams said the university did all it could to prevent discord, but various forms of bullying and graffiti occured within the community. “It was not necessarily on campus,” Williams said. “There were incidents [of ] graffiti and forms of bullying and just skepticism towards anyone that appeared to be of middle eastern descent.” Williams said it was a tense time in the region, and nation. He said there was a lot of looking in the mirror as a nation and community and seeing what was reflected back, as well as a lot of looking over our shoulders. Staff reporter Kallie Cox can be reached at or on Twitter at @KallieC45439038. Staff reporter Austin Phelps can be reached at or on Twitter at @austinphelps96.

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What makes Tyreek Hill the NFL's most exciting player VAHE GREGORIAN | THE KANSAS CITY STAR

On Inauguration Day of the Patrick Mahomes era, the center of attention for the Chiefs was determined to tamp down the nerves and not be too amped. Trouble was, less than two minutes into the season, before Mahomes even took the field, he had a fresh challenge: Tyreek Hill fielded a punt 91 yards from the end zone on Sunday at the StubHub Center and was gone a few electrifying strides later. It was hard to stay calm after that, Mahomes said, smiling, after the 38-28 victory over the Chargers in which he nonetheless excelled with four touchdown passes. Mahomes could have been speaking for anyone watching on what was just the start of a mesmerizing day for Hill, who also scored on a 58-yard catch-and-run from Mahomes and a 1-yard pass that was more sleight of hand than anything else. He finished with seven receptions for 169 yards on a day he was checked for a concussion and cleared after he "kind of landed on my head a little bit" after making a circus catch for 30 yards. "I mean, that guy Tyreek Hill is unbelievable to watch; what a dynamic player," Chargers veteran quarterback Philip Rivers said. "I don't want to make any too-crazyof-statements but ... I don't know if I've seen anybody better, the things he can do speed-wise, in all my time playing." For that matter, who's more fun to watch in the NFL, period, right now than Hill?

“I mean, that guy Tyreek Hill is unbelievable to watch; what a dynamic player."� - Philip Rivers Chargers Veteran Quarterback

Especially if you consider the personality accompanying all this: Like the peace signs along the way to the first two TDs, and the backflip after the last one. ("I had to show my athletic ability," said Hill, adding, "I shouldn't have done it, though, because I started cramping right after.") And that extended run up the ramp some 30 yards away on the first one: ("Oh, man ... when you're so fast you just don't want to slow down, because if you just slow down then you might pop your hamstring.") Or his ever-present sense of humor: ("You probably were (real) fast back in the day, so you probably know something about that, huh?") "Tyreek," coach Andy Reid said in his postgame opening monologue with a smile coming over him. "Tyreek, Tyreek, Tyreek. He kind of got things going." Or as center Mitch Morse put it: "We already had the Human Joystick (Dante Hall) here once.

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John Sleezer | Kansas City Star/TNS Tyreek Hill returns a punt for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 9. at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

It's like Human Joystick 2.0." New and improved, that is. But here's the thing: Just like Mahomes' promise as a quarterback is about far more than just his arm, Hill's emergence is propelled by his speed but, less appreciated, enabled by so much else. In fact, his speed almost masks everything else _ with a little prompting from him. After all, he's about the fastest football player you'll ever see and likes to point it out with everything from his Twitter handle (@cheetah) to playful references to it. When did he know he was taking the punt back? "Oh, man, once I caught it." As for the 58-yard catch touchdown on a superb read by Mahomes that hit him in stride? "Then after that, it's history _

Cheetah speed, baby." True enough for a player who per ESPN has nine touchdowns of 50plus yards (on offense and returns) since Week 15 of 2016 _ five more than anyone else in that span. But it's also true that the difference between good and great, which he is on trajectory toward, is

about maximizing talent. And that the difference between raw skills and defying "the laws of physics," as his high school track coach Jerry Hill puts it, is about habits and dedication and attitude. So Hill's innate gifts, the agility, balance and vision, are being catalyzed by the learned and

earned ones: his sense of where he is, understanding of the scheme, anticipation, footwork, sheer passcatching ability and work ethic. "You should see the guy in practice," Morse said. "The guy practices a million miles an hour, practices with that game speed." For all his lighthearted banter

True enough for a player who per ESPN has nine touchdowns of 50-plus yards (on offense and returns) since week 15 of 2016 - five more than anyone else in that span.

about that game speed, the first thing Hill said about his punt return was that it was a "great job by the whole unit" and that special teams coordinator Dave Toub game-planned it well. Asked about scoring three touchdowns, he alluded to the Chiefs drafting him amid controversy after his arrest on domestic abuse charges and said, "Just to be able to be in this position is a blessing for me. (Owner Clark Hunt and coach Andy Reid) took a chance on me, and I'm thankful. So each and every day I'm going to give every guy in that locker room everything I've got." Which is another dimension entirely, one with seemingly infinite possibilities working with Mahomes ... providing he can stay calm playing with Hill.

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Column: In the Dawg Pound with Dillon DILLION GILLLILAND | @DillonGilliland

Last week Nike announced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the face for Nike's 30th anniversary of their "Just Do It" campaign. After taking a knee during the national anthem in the preseason games of the 2016 season by Kaepernick, all of the media went frantic. The former 49er said his reason for refusing to stand was his way of protesting what he believed was racial inequality in the justice system. While many people agreed with the former quarterback and supported his actions, many people on the other side of the issue were completely against the protest and took offense. Later Kaepernick was sidelined in December of 2016, the year he began his protests, after netting only four passing yards through three quarters in their 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. The 49er continued to ride the bench from there on and it is believed it was due to not only his poor performance but also his kneeling protest. The new face of Nike continued his protests from the bench and a few of his teammates joined in with him. In March of 2017, Kaepernick opted out of his contract and became a free agent. While the issue did not completely die off, for the most part, it was quiet and not much came out of it. Later in September of 2017, President Donald J. Trump spoke at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, and it was there he reignited kneeling for the national anthem. President Trump stated NFL coaches should say to players who kneel, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired. He's fired!" The President went on to say his statements were not race related.

The kneeling trend remained not only at the professional level, but expanded on to college and even high school. However, the NFL took it as racism. Two days after President Trump spoke more than 200 people knelt or even stayed in the locker room during the national anthem, including players, coaches and even team owners. This movement not only formed in football, but it expanded to other sports such as soccer, basketball and volleyball. The kneeling trend remained not only at the professional level, but expanded on to college and even high school. Southern Illinois University saw its own protest when three cheerleaders during a football game chose to kneel during the national anthem. Since the protests, the NFL and even SIU formed a policy requiring all players and coaches to stand during the anthem, and if they chose to kneel it would have to be in the locker rooms. After heavy negative feedback, both programs redacted their statement and have yet to enforce the policy. I will not state my personal beliefs on the matter, however I do believe although people claim their protests are for racial inequality, I think their actions are sparked more by hatred for the president of the United States. I will say it again, I am not going to state which side I sit on for this issue, but I do also believe at the end of the day every sport is a game and any sort of politics, no matter the issue, doesn't belong on the field or the court. If someone has an issue with the way this country is being run, by all means

protest, because every individual has the right to do so. However, if an individual is going to protest the anthem, they need to further their point during the offseason, whether it's holding an event or publicly protesting. So many times have I talked to someone who kneels for the anthem, and when asked what are they doing outside of kneeling on the field, the general response I get is they're just taking the knee. If you are that motivated to change society, you need to be doing more than just kneeling. After Nike announced the new face of their campaign, those opposed to kneeling immediately began to boycott the brand. This includes not only refusing to buy their products but also cutting off the logos of apparel belonging to the brand as well as burning their merchandise. I do believe if people have a problem with Nike then they should boycott the brand, maybe not to that extreme, but if you boycott Nike then you should also be boycotting Adidas and Puma as they tried to land Kaepernick as the face of their brands. Although people have protested Nike, since the premiere of the ad on Thursday, TIME reported the brands' sales have gone up 31 percent, a smart business move by the company. The ad itself is nothing but motivational, with the attempt to push

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Aric Crabb | Bay Area News Group/MCT San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick (7) is sacked by St. Louis Rams defenseman Michael Brockers during the first quarter of their game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013.

people to the fullest potential. I think the issue lies in the 49er being the voice behind it all, with the slogan,

"Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything." Although the ad shows nothing

about kneeling, most people would think the ad is referring to the former quarterback's protest, which does seem

to be the case. No matter what side of the issue people stand on, I just pray there is a

day in sports where people will once again unite and enjoy the game for what it is.

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