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Eastern’s credit rating upgraded by S&P Global

Staff Report

Eastern’s credit rating has been upgraded by S&P Global Ratings as a result of the state of Illinois passing a budget in July, ending an impasse lasting three fiscal years. The university was upgraded one step to B+, four levels below investment grade, according to Bloomberg. Northeastern Il...

July 26, 2017No Comments

Excessive heat warning in effect for Coles County

Staff Report

The national weather service in Lincoln has issued an excessive heat warning in effect until 8 p.m. on Saturday. The warning includes high temperatures that will reach the middle 90s with a heat index expecting to reach 105-110 degrees. Cameron Craig, Eastern’s climatologist, said the heat index...

July 20, 2017No Comments

Reggie Phillips to talk about budget at public meeting

Staff Report

Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) will speak about his vote on the Illinois state budget at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Maranatha Baptist Church in Mattoon. Phillps, along with other members of the Illinois House of Representatives, voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on three bills on Thursday,...

July 19, 2017No Comments

City Council to vote on award application

Staff Report

The Charleston City Council will vote on the release of minutes from closed meetings and a resolution supporting an application for the Governor's Hometown Award at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. The Illinois Open Meetings Act requires all public bodies to keep written minutes of their...

July 18, 2017 • Comments closed

Director of New Student and Family Programs to leave Eastern

July 18, 2017

Even though it was 10 years ago, Kimberlie Moock can still remember the first PROWL Check-In event to happen at Eastern. The idea of PROWL, or a series of activities to help acclimate f...

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Eastern’s volleyball team adds 2 new faces to 2017 roster

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

Two new transfer students are being added to the women's volleyball team 2017 roster. Though these volleyball players are new to Eastern,...

July 13, 2017No Comments

Article Series: In the eyes of a panther

July 2, 2017

*This is the first in a series about Eastern's football players and what they do during the off season and what football means to them. Summer to most students is the t...

High school boys experience college soccer

June 30, 2017

Earlier this week, 110 high school boys made their way to Eastern for a soccer experience on a different playing field. Today the boys will play their...

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VIDEO: Just another day at Arbor Rose

In this video two interns from Eastern share their experience about working with Alzheimer patients at Arbor Rose Adult Day Care and Memory Care Home of...

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OPINION: Jack Chick strikes again

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

A few days ago, my coworker came back from the bathroom of our gas station with a tiny booklet in hand. It was a multi-page comic book, colored in retro-inspired black ink pictures...

July 13, 20171 Comment

OPINION: Favorite places exist, find one

June 29, 2017

In rural Fayette county, there is a natural spring. It supplies cool, crystal-clear water to anyone who wants a drink. Maintained by one...

Minimum wage workers do not need extra work

June 22, 2017

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...

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...

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