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Greek Week Unity Relay Races: Video

Greek Week Unity Relay Races: Video

April 6, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

On Thursday, April 6 several fraternities and sororities competed in relay races as part of Greek Week 2017.

Two Incumbents lost seats in municipal elections

Molly Dotson, Photographer
April 4, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Dennis Malak and Matthew Hutti won the Charleston City Council race, according to the unofficial election results. Hutti received 48.95 percent of the vote with a total of 886 votes; Malak received 29.12 percent of the vote with a total of 527 votes; and Jim Dunn received 21.93 percent with a total...

Faculty Senate discusses nontraditional admission cycles

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
April 4, 2017
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The Faculty Senate heard about the effects an unconventional admissions cycle has had on recruitment at its meeting Tuesday. Admissions Director Kelly Miller told the senate that Admissions is in the process of filling some positions. “This gives us an opportunity to look at territory, be more...

Students on a roll making sushi

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News

A line of students eager to make their own sushi stretched from one side of the Grand Ballroom to the exit for “Konnichiwa: Roll Your Own Sushi” Tuesday afternoon. After students rolled their sushi, they waited in line for it to be cut. From there, it was then placed in Chinese take-out boxes,...

Workgroup no. 9 Academic Visioning II nears completion of final report

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
April 3, 2017
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Workgroup No. 9, Academic Visioning II, has nearly completed its final report for the April 14 vitalization project deadline. The workgroup is currently working on formatting and stylistic edits and plans to send the final document to English professor Suzie Park for her to finalize and publish the...

City council to vote on amending ambulance rates

Staff Report
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Online

The Charleston City Council will amend ambulance and the sewer and water rates at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Council members will vote on whether to amend the base rates applicable for service to residents of the city, including full-time students of Eastern. If passed, the rates...

“Death of a Salesman” draws intimate crowd

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Charleston Community Theatre’s production of “Death of a Salesman” has stirred the emotions of local audience members. Arthur Miller’s classic play is about a man named Willy Loman living in New York City in the late 1940s. Loman is a salesman who gets demoted from a salary employee to a commissioned...

Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Greek Week, News, Online, Showcase

Four fraternities faced off as they slid through the slick and wet grass Monday afternoon during this year’s Tugs Competition kick off. However, confusion flooded the area by Campus Pond due to a technical call that left the winners of the first round uncertain. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Kappa...

Students’ speeches score successes

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
April 3, 2017
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The four-member speech team earned accolades for their work at a recent national tournament including three finalists and two individual champions. Edwyn Mitchell, a sophomore political science major, and Emma Walker, a freshman communication studies major, left Evanston’s Northwestern University...

Sushi starts off Asian Heritage Month

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Online

The 11th Annual Asian Heritage Month kicks off with the “Taste of Asia” at 12 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Concourse. Free Asian food from QQ Buffet and Bangkok Thai Restaurant and Asian music will be available, including vegetarian options. Asia-related RSO representatives,...

Jarrell, Titus run for school board position

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor in chief
March 31, 2017
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With different experiences fueling their passion for education, incumbent Charles Jarrell and newcomer Matt Titus are running for a position on the Board of Education for Charleston Community Unit School District No. 1. Charleston residents can vote to elect either Titus or Jarrell for a 4-year term...

Documentary shares stories of immigrants

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  EIU Students for Peace and Justice showcased their original documentary “I am Migration” Thursday night, which revealed several unnamed immigrants’ stories of struggle and hardship they endured while migrating from their home countries. The main message behind the film was to show...

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