News

7th Street parking lot closed for construction

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter

Seventh Street parking lot will be under construction for the extraction of three underground gas tanks. The current construction going on is the removal of three 40,000-gallon tanks that Eastern is currently not using....  Read More »

July 9, 2014 • 0 comments

Library offers exhibit on famous alumni

Deanna Tadlock, Staff Reporter

Eastern alumni such as Sean Payton, Tony Romo, Jerry Van Dyke and Joan Allen are being remembered in Booth Library as a part of the ongoing “Famous Former EIU Students” exhibit. Community members are encouraged to...  Read More »

July 4, 2014 • 0 comments

Family accepts Farmer of the Year Award

Family accepts Farmer of the Year Award

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter

Jim Austin died on June 17 but not without leaving behind a legacy that his community, family and friends will remember him for. This legacy shined through as his family accepted the Farmer of the Year Award on his behalf...  Read More »

July 4, 2014 • 0 comments

Community crowns Little Miss, Mr. Firecracker

Community crowns Little Miss, Mr. Firecracker

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter

Charleston  began its Red, White and Blue Days with the crowing of the 2014 Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker. This year's winners are Gavin Porter and Kelsey Trigg. Both Porter and Trigg were chosen out of 10 boys and...  Read More »

July 4, 2014 • 0 comments

Juggler uses lasers, comedy for performance

July 2, 2014

Mark Nizer has made a career immersing his audience in 4-D lasers and comedy. Nizer will be bringing ping pong balls, burning propane tank, a...  Read More »

Council takes steps to buy police vehicle

July 1, 2014

The Charleston City Council approved the waiving of the bidding process to purchase a squad car for the police department and awarded bids for general maintenance materials and...  Read More »

Steeples’ status pretrial, jury trial dates set

June 30, 2014

A status pretrial and a jury trial were set Monday during a status trial for Larry Steeples, a man facing first-degree murder charges. Steeples, 52, will have a status pretrial...  Read More »

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

June 30, 2014

To help usher in this year’s Independence Day, Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days will feature country musician Tracy Lawrence in concert. Lawrence, known for songs like...  Read More »

City Council to vote on purchase of police squad car

June 30, 2014

The Charleston City Council will discuss the purchase of a new squad car for the city's police department, the resurfacing of Reynolds Drive and the purchase of general street...  Read More »

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Sports

Sarra points to athletic facilities for success

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

Boasting a career where he said he has handled almost every facet of athletics, James Sarra gave his thoughts on switching conferences and Eastern's athletic facilities as...  Read More »

July 10, 2014 • 0 comments

Michael wants to build on athletic program base

July 8, 2014

With roots firmly planted in central Illinois, Thomas Michael, the second of three candidates for athletic director, hopes to...  Read More »

Hartzell believes basketball success vital to raise athletic program

July 8, 2014

Rick Hartzell, one of three candidates for athletic director, came to Eastern's campus Monday with ideas on how to improve on...  Read More »

3 finalists selected for athletic director

July 1, 2014

Eastern announced three finalists for its vacant athletic director position Monday morning, as the selected applicants will have...  Read More »

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Opinions

Column: People sacrifice substance in entertainment for more flash

With the summer halfway finished, and still more movies to watch, the fact that “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is making $100 million at the opening...  Read More »

Column: Don’t try to make sense of Donald Sterling

When the NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, gave out his response to the Donald Sterling remarks, the first thought that came to my mind was hammer time. As...  Read More »

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The Verge

Review: Whitechapel gets political on ‘Our Endless War’ album

Stephanie Markham, Verge Editor

Whitechapel has got something to say about the commonplace hypocrisy and idiocies of the nation, and the group is saying it loudly with no trace of sugarcoating and every...  Read More »

June 12, 2014 • 0 comments

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Multimedia

The Blooming of the Corpse Flower: Tropical flower to bloom with rotten odor

Amorphophallus titanum, or the corpus flower, blooms every two years at Eastern’s Thut Greenhouse. The Thut Greenhouse provides plants for the biological...  Read More »

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