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BOT to discuss change in regulations, new program requests

Staff Report

The Board of Trustees will discuss several program requests and a proposed revision to its regulations at 1 p.m. Friday during its open session in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The proposed revision, which will be the first time the board is discussing it,...

June 23, 2017No Comments

Two taken to hospital after knife fight; no arrests made yet

Staff Report

No arrests have been made yet after a report of stabbing at 10:41 p.m. Saturday on 1426 Ninth Street. According to a press release, the stabbing happened after a fight between Charleston residents Brian Griffin, 29 and Leotha Patton, 41. Both men recieved non-life threatening injuries. Patton was tra...

June 23, 2017No Comments

Benefit to help raise money for UPD officer’s medical expenses

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

Throughout his childhood, University Police Department Officer James Williams was taught to help others. “It’s just how I was brought up,” Williams said. “I was taught to help other people; it’’s not necessarily about what you get back.” Giving back is something Williams has strived...

June 23, 2017No Comments

Eastern extends contract for Illinois Boys State

Eastern extends contract for Illinois Boys State

Staff Report

Eastern has extended its contract with American Legion Illinois Premier Boys State for another 10 years. According to a press release, Eastern and Boys State have been partners for the last 43 years, including this past June, when the university hosted the 82nd session. About 500 to 600 juniors ...

June 21, 2017No Comments

City Council to vote on bid award for street repairs

June 20, 2017

The Charleston City Council will be discussing a bid award for street repair supplies at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Charleston City Clerk Deborah Muller said...

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Eastern football team to get TV time in September

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

The Eastern football team will get some TV time this year, after recently announcing an ESPN3 broadcast game against Northern Illinois University. Eastern...

June 23, 2017No Comments

Eastern baseball player picked for MLB

June 16, 2017

Senior pitcher Michael McCormick was picked up by the Chicago White Sox in the 34th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. The White Sox have n...

Football team returns for summer training

June 13, 2017

School may be out for the summer for some students, but football is back in session as veteran and rookie athletes return to Eastern for pre-camp training. Summer...

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Video: Tour de Charleston

This is a video from the inaugural Tour de Charleston on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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Minimum wage workers do not need extra work

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

When I was a child, I used to go with a close friend of mine on trips to Walmart. In my hometown, shopping trips were one of the few child-accessible forms of entertainment that did...

June 22, 2017No Comments

OPINION: All kinds of parents deserve recognition

June 18, 2017

My stepdad took on the commitment of being my father when I was almost five years old. It was not until I was almost 18 that I realized...

Opinion: Breakfast of champions may not make champions

June 14, 2017

Dear readers, let me tell you a story of my greatest failure as a person, a person with taste and a student. This is the story of the wors...

Opinion: Being overworked is not trendy

June 13, 2017

As a college student, it is easy for one to work their hardest but still not feel as if they are doing enough. It is also easy to say yes...

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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
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