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


Fire leaves house uninhabitable

Cassie Buchman, Associate News Editor

  Charleston firefighters were called for a structure fire at 12:26 p.m. Friday on 1015 4th St., leaving the house uninhabitable. The Red Cross got a hotel for the nine people who lived in the house where they...  Read More »

February 5, 2016 • 0 comments

Fund EIU shows ‘dramatic growth’ before Friday rally

Fund EIU shows ‘dramatic growth’ before Friday rally

Jason Howell, Online Editor

The week old “Fund EIU” movement has “grown dramatically” since its inception last Thursday. Student Vice President Catie Witt, a junior political science major, was worried about apathy on campus but has seen...  Read More »

February 5, 2016 • 0 comments

Mother Nature sheds light on cultural issues

Thaija Evans, Staff Reporter

The emcee rap duo Mother Nature graced the stage Thursday night at the Black-On-Black Rhyme poetry slam at 7th street Underground hosted by the African American Heritage Month Committee. The group is made up of two up...  Read More »

February 5, 2016 • 0 comments

Eastern has many marketing strategies

Adam Shay, Staff Reporter

With a low budget and the struggles of the Illinois economy, Eastern is continuing to market itself across the country. Eastern incorporates many ways to recruit and obtain higher enrollments, along with putting itself...  Read More »

February 4, 2016 • 0 comments

UB to have Valentine’s Day event

February 4, 2016

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the University Board will host a free event called “Stuff-A-Bear,” a workshop similar to the store “Build-A-Bear Workshop.” The event...  Read More »

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Women’s basketball team begins home stand

Women’s basketball team begins home stand

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

The Eastern women’s basketball team returns home for a three-game homestand beginning with Southeast Missouri on Saturday. Eastern has had six days in preparation for...  Read More »

February 5, 2016 • 0 comments

Track, field teams set for Notre Dame Meyo invite

February 5, 2016

After earning 13 top-10 finishes at the Indiana Relays last weekend, the Eastern men and women’s track and field teams will...  Read More »

Men’s basketball team seeks 5th straight win

February 4, 2016

The Eastern men’s basketball team is riding a four-game win streak, and is looking for more as they welcome Southeast Missouri...  Read More »

Football team adds 13 to roster on National Signing Day

February 3, 2016

The Eastern Illinois football team added 12 recruits along with one transfer on National Signing Day for the 2016 season. The...  Read More »

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Alphas keep on marching after 29 years

Quiet hymns filled the campus as around 70 campus community members marched to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. With lit candles placed inside cups...  Read More »

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Editorial: EIUnity helps bring diversity to campus

The EIUnity Diversity Conference is once again coming to campus, providing the university with a beneficial opportunity to come together and learn about...  Read More »

Column: Sean Says: Be smart in certain situations

So lemme tell you this. Golf is a great game, but it can also be pretty dangerous and painful if you’re not smart when you’re on the course. I know...  Read More »

Column: Super Bowl is more than just ads

Professional football has never really been my biggest interest. Growing up in a house where my dad always rooted for the Miami Dolphins, I was not accustomed...  Read More »

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The Verge

‘Room’ brings emotions, social inquiry to surface

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

To the 5-year-old child who has never been beyond their confines, the four meager walls of the backyard shed of his mother’s kidnapper encompass the entire world. Di...  Read More »

January 29, 2016 • 0 comments

Prom dress resale serves community, marching band

January 29, 2016

The Blue Room serves as creative space for students

January 29, 2016

‘The Boy’ doesn’t live up to the scares

January 29, 2016

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