News-Editorial Student Portfolio


A local musician was shot and killed while saving two lives during a chaotic shooting in Spring 2016. Then Daily Egyptian Editor-in-Chief, Tyler Davis, wrote this story that details his final heroic moments.

You can view the full story here.

Pravin Varughese went missing during the Spring 2014 semester, he was discovered dead shortly after. Many student reporters have added to this story. This follow up, written by Bill Lukitsch, marks two years since his death and details his mothers grief and her displeasure with the lack of progress in the investigation.

You can view the full story here.

On May 2nd, 2016, students joined together to protest issues facing the SIU Campus, including racism, sexism and budget concerns. This story was a collaborative effort from Daily Egyptian student reporters and photojournalists Luke Nozicka, Anna Spoerre, Bill Lukitsch and Rebekah Sanders.

You can view the full story here.

SIUC began offering a Chemistry of Beer and Brewing class in the Spring semester of 2016. Daily Egyptian reporter Anna Spoerre wrote this story recapping the first semester of the class.

You can view the full story here.

SIU came under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education in Spring 2016 after complaints about its handling of sexual assault cases on campus. Daily Egyptian reporter Luke Nozicka, with contribution from Kayli Plotner and Anna Spoerre, wrote this story detailing the investigation and what brought it about.

You can view the full story here.

In May 2016, SIU student Ethan Baker died in a tragic car crash. This story, written by Daily Egyptian reporter Bill Lukitsch covers his family’s grief after the accident.

You can view the full story here.