Wrapping up the Year

Well it's been a great 2014 and I finished my fall semester at SIU Carbondale not too long ago. So I thought I would share my favorites from the year, it has been quite a ride. Here's to 2015!

Carbondale Community High School's Will Meador keeps his eyes on the clock while holding down Cahokia High School's Deairis Tipler during a  first round match of the 132-pound tournament  on Jan. 11 at Carbondale Community High School in Carbondale, Ill.

Carbondale Community High School's Will Meador keeps his eyes on the clock while holding down Cahokia High School's Deairis Tipler during a first round match of the 132-pound tournament on Jan. 11 at Carbondale Community High School in Carbondale, Ill.

Kamdyn Mathews, 4, of Carterville, Ill., participates in an exercise during a preschool dance class on March 18 at Willow Street Studios in Carbondale, Ill.

Kamdyn Mathews, 4, of Carterville, Ill., participates in an exercise during a preschool dance class on March 18 at Willow Street Studios in Carbondale, Ill.

Shannon Lambert, 2, of Marion, Ill., receives her dogtags after she and her father Nicholas participated in the "Run for the Warriors" 5K on March 22 at SIU Carbondale's Campus Lake.

Shannon Lambert, 2, of Marion, Ill., receives her dogtags after she and her father Nicholas participated in the "Run for the Warriors" 5K on March 22 at SIU Carbondale's Campus Lake.

SIU Carbondale students and community members pose for a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" group photo on Aug. 18 in front of Grinnell Hall.

SIU Carbondale students and community members pose for a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" group photo on Aug. 18 in front of Grinnell Hall.

Evan Ehrenheim, center, receives high-fives from cross-country teammates Oscar Medina, left, and Juan Carrera, right, on Sept. 17 while jogging on Dogwood Drive in Carbondale, Ill.

Evan Ehrenheim, center, receives high-fives from cross-country teammates Oscar Medina, left, and Juan Carrera, right, on Sept. 17 while jogging on Dogwood Drive in Carbondale, Ill.

Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, embraces Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, after both won their respective races on Nov. 4 (Election Day 2014) at the Elks Lodge in Murphysboro, Ill.

Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, embraces Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, after both won their respective races on Nov. 4 (Election Day 2014) at the Elks Lodge in Murphysboro, Ill.

The Rev. Joseph Brown, a SIU Carbondale professor of Africana Studies, consoles student Ben Smith during a "die-in" demonstration on Dec. 9 at the Student Center.

The Rev. Joseph Brown, a SIU Carbondale professor of Africana Studies, consoles student Ben Smith during a "die-in" demonstration on Dec. 9 at the Student Center.