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Eastern’s Euphonics group to perform at ICCA this Saturday

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
February 1
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Online

Doudna’s Recital Hall was filled with singing voices Tuesday night as Eastern’s Euphonics group performed in preparation for the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella. The ICCA Midwest quarterfinal will take place 7 p.m. Saturday at Washington University in St. Louis. This will b...

New play to bring contemporary issues to the stage

New play to bring contemporary issues to the stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
January 25
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The cast and crew of the play “Seminar” is hoping to expose its audience to a more contemporary play March 1-5 at the Black Box in Doudna. Director Kevin Doolen said the author of the play, Theresa Rebeck, speaks about women’s issues like the roles of women in society and in the workplace. “I...

‘Hidden Figures’ highlights unsung heroines

January 9
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Even when faced with the double-edged sword of racism and sexism, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson’s courage, wit and strength depicted in the film “Hidden Figures,” helped NASA accomplish groundbreaking aircraft launches and landings. Based in segregated Virginia during the...

Students take yellow brick road to royalty

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

From chapter presidents to campus royals seniors Justin Earls and Catie Witt are proud holders of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen titles. Both are heavily involved on campus and have been making an effort to participate in all of the homecoming events for the week. Earls is the president of Alpha ...

Review: Starting to smell a lot like autumn

Jordan Hale, Online Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Whenever I think of fall, I think of falling leaves, warm baked goods and chilly weather. Sometimes, the chilly weather is a bit too much, which is grounds for me to stay inside and curl up with my favorite blanket. One thing I love during the fall is a candle and since we have one in Mattoon,...

Somewhere, sober the rainbow

Kayln Kayslett, Editor-in-Chief
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

  It is all fun and games until the student wakes up the next morning to an unbearable headache, overwhelming nausea and dizziness. This can be avoided by following three steps. Step one: Do your homework Before you walk into the party or pregame session create a plan of attack. Deter...

DIY: How to tailgate, make pom poms on a budget

Jordan Hale, Online Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Supplies: scissors, rolls of streamers in different colors, Heavy Duty tape (colored electrical, duct tape, masking tape), string, a cookie sheet How to: Start by cutting about 20 feet of each of the colors of streamers you want in your pom poms. It will look like a huge mess of streamers, but don’t...

Weekly Trend: Michelle Obama’s timeless beauty

Thaija Evans, Verge Designer
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Election day is approaching, meaning President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s time in the White House is nearing an end. Michelle Obama solidified her title as one of the best dressed first ladies in the history of the administration at the Italy State Dinner Tuesday evening. ...

Flipping pancakes to support high school youth

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

They say the early bird gets the worm, but this weekend the early bird can get pancakes made by the Charleston Rotary Club in the parking lot of Dirty’s starting at 6:30 a.m. Students and locals can enjoy pancakes and sausage while watching the Homecoming Parade. Tickets, which can be purchased...

Homecoming Parade to bring out community

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

The annual Homecoming Parade is coming back to Eastern to create school spirit for the students and community alike at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday on 6th Street -Division Street. Tyler Vollmer, a graduate assistant in the student life department, said, the parade is open to the community. Everyone fro...

Pink Panthers pump up the pride

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Captains for the Pink Panthers Dance Team Alyssa Wurtzinger and Sarah Cowger have scheduled emergency dance practices and coached their teammates during their busy week to prepare for their performances for homecoming’s pride events. The Pink Panthers Dance Team will be performing their ro...

French professor feels connected with Eastern’s staff, students

Janet Pernell, Multicultural Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

  Hailing from a Big Ten university, new French professor Ryan Schroth said he already feels connected with both his students and coworkers. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May and got the position in the foreign language department right after. Schroth said...

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