City Council to select mayor at emergency meeting

Staff Report

The Charleston City Council will have an emergency meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall to officially select a mayor to fill the vacancy of Larry Rennels. Rennels, who died in office Thursday, took his oath of office...  Read More »

June 29, 2015 • 0 comments

BOT approves $172 million budget; state funding uncertain

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

The Board of Trustees passed a budget of about $172 million Friday, though administrators said expenditures could change depending on how much money comes in from the state. President David Glassman said during a board...  Read More »

June 29, 2015 • 0 comments

Visitation, funeral services set for Rennels

Staff Report

Services for Larry Rennels, the mayor of Charleston who died Thursday morning at age 67, have been set. Family, friends and community members may attend a visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at Adams Funeral Chapel,...  Read More »

June 26, 2015 • 0 comments

Mayor of Charleston dies Thursday morning

Mayor of Charleston dies Thursday morning

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

Editor's Note: This story has been updated as of 9 p.m. 6/25/15. Charleston Mayor Larry Rennels died at about 7 a.m. Thursday at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. He was 67. Coles County Coroner...  Read More »

June 25, 2015 • 1 comment

Eastern seeks preliminary budget approval

June 24, 2015

Eastern will submit a preliminary budget to the Board of Trustees Friday giving the university the authority to spend money in the fiscal year that begins Wednesday despite the...  Read More »

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New NCAA changes not beneficial to defensive Panthers

Jehad Abbed, News Editor

The NCAA adopted new changes to men’s basketball June 8 heavily favoring a faster pace and a higher volume of offense. Division-1 men’s basketball scoring dropped to...  Read More »

June 15, 2015 • 0 comments

O’Dell leaves mark during final season

May 4, 2015

Senior shortstop Bailey O’Dell had an incredible final year as a Panther and has been named “Female Athlete of the Year”...  Read More »

Bennett, softball team clinch senior-day win

May 4, 2015

The Eastern softball team recognized seniors Bailey O’Dell and Hannah Cole for everything they have done in their four years...  Read More »

Baseball drop 2-of-3 against Morehead State

May 4, 2015

After losing to Morehead State, 15-2, Friday, the Eastern baseball team came back and defeat- ed the Eagles, 11-9, Saturday to...  Read More »

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Column: NBA Draft sees share of surprises

The Minnesota Timberwolves have seen their share of woes in their 26 season history. The Timberwolves have only made the playoffs eight times with the...  Read More »

Column: Symbols of hate should be removed

Tragedy struck Charleston, S.C. when a shooting took place that left nine people dead Wednesday evening in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The...  Read More »

Books are still relevant even in today’s society

When was the last time you picked up a book, and actually read it for fun? Honestly, I can’t really recall the last time I really remember meeting anyone...  Read More »

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The Verge

Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 ends in death, leaves viewers hopeful

Derrin Coad, Staff Reporter

It has been cruel to be a fan of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for the last five seasons as we watched many of our favorite heroes be killed off in unsuspecting and horrific...  Read More »

June 18, 2015 • 2 comments

Review: ‘Orange is the New Black’ brings psychological drama with season 3

June 16, 2015

Review: Third Eye Blind succeeds with ‘Dopamine’ after 6 years

June 16, 2015


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