Charlotte Hyzy, a senior from Sycamore studying sculpture, allows viewers to shave her body hair Friday, February 14, 2012 at the Glove Factory in Carbondale, Ill. during the annual Love at the Glove art exhibit. “Through sculpture and performance, I examine my own personal issues with body image and how society can influence negativity,” Hyzy said. “With my exhibit, I was trying to touch upon how society deems it inappropriate for women to have body hair, and, by doing it in a public place, I’m hoping to get others to see through a new perspective.”
The Jewels, a local Carbondale, Ill. band, performs jazz infused music Feb. 14, 2012 during the Love at the Glove art exhibit at the Glove Factory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. David Allen and Kevin Ohlau, both Carbondale residents, said they enjoy playing at the exhibit because it’s a great environment. Ohlau said the event brings good music, art and friendly people together.
A turkey vulture, Cathartes aura, sits on a perch in the sunlight at the Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation facility in Carterville, Ill. run and owned by Bev Shoftstall, a retired veterinary technician. Shofstall gave up a paying job 15 years ago and continues to operate as a non-profit organization.
This red fox, Vulpes vulpes, resides at the Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation facility in Carterville, Ill.. As a pup, he was raised by humans and will struggle with re-acclimating to the natural wild lifestyle of red foxes.
Adam Greenlee of Carterville poses during the 2012 Mr. SIU Bodybuilding Competition Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the SIUC Student Center. Greenlee competed in the Open Class and won a trophy for the Best Posing Routine. Posing for bodybuilding competitions can be physically exhausting because of the required endurance for holding isometric muslce contractions. In order to be successful at posing, intense training is required and is also critical for the routines, which last about one minute and are performed to music, Greenlee said.
Sophomore quarterback Kory Faulkner drives the ball into the end zone for a Saluki touchdown during the SIUC football game against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers on Saturday, November 9, 2011 at the SIUC Arena. The Salukis won 45-28, ending their six-game losing streak.
Hasanah Brown, a 10-year-old student at the Dayemi Homeschool Collective in Carbondale, Ill., gets the finishing touches to her costume during the dress rehearsal for their annual spring play. “Layla and Majnun”, a classical Arab story similar to Romeo and Juliet, is the play being performed by the Collective for the 2012 spring semester. They have put on a play for the past three out of the five years since it opened in 2007. Anita Brown, Hasanah’s mother and a teacher at the Collective, said they strive to provide a loving and supportive environment in which students can develop their full potential spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.
Linsday Murray, 12, found humor amongst tragedy and displayed it on the side of her grandmother’s residence. The tornado spliced Sharon Murray’s Sullivan Street home in half Feb. 29 in Harrisburg, Ill., where she has lived since 1986. “The paintings are the artwork of my granddaughter,” Sharon Murray said. Sharon Murray was working at the Ferrell Hospital in El Dorado, Ill. when the tornado struck. The tornado ripped through Harrisburg at about 4:56 am on Wednesday morning. It was classified as an EF4 tornado with winds reaching 170 mph.
The family of Mary Osman shares an embrace as they mourn her death Sunday, March 4, 2012 during a prayer and worship service at Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Ill. Mary Osman, 75, was one of the six people killed Feb. 29 in Harrisburg by the tornado, which uprooted her home and carried it across the street. The high school’s Davenport Gymnasium was packed Sunday night as the community came together to comfort neighbors and families experiencing loss.
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