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Students’ speeches score successes

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Online

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
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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
Filed under News, Online

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...

Greek Week will kick off with Airband

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
March 30, 2017
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  The annual Airband dance competition will start Greek Week in style 7 p.m. Friday in McAfee Gym. All of Eastern’s sororities and fraternities can participate, with some teams practicing for months in preparation. Alpha Phi member Allison Divello describes Airband as an opportunity for...

Fashion show to promote African culture

Jade Lewis, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  An annual spring fashion show will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. It will be hosted by the African Student Association, who made the theme for the fashion show, “I Love My Africa: Views from the Motherland.” It was inspired...

What does culture mean to you

March 29, 2017
Filed under Multimedia

Five Things You Should Know: LinkedIn Edition

March 29, 2017
Filed under Multimedia

Check out our video on the five things any student should know when setting up a LinkedIn account.

Gatrell announced as third provost candidate

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  The third candidate for provost, Jay Gatrell, was announced on Eastern’s website Thursday. Gatrell is currently vice provost for faculty affairs and research at Bellarmine University, a private Catholic university in Louisville, Kentucky. An open session for students to ask Gatrell...

RSO offers education, seeks signatures on climate change

RSO offers education, seeks signatures on climate change

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Online, Showcase

Members of Students for Peace and Justice set up a table in the Library Quad Monday to educate students on climate change and gather signatures for a petition to President Donald Trump. The petition calls for Trump to honor the Paris Agreement, which sets international standards for greenhouse gas...

Greek Sing to change locations

Rebecca Cash, Contributing Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  Both Greek Sing and Airband have been moved to McAfee Gym this year so the competitions will not conflict with the Spring Concert. All three events are scheduled for the same weekend. While Greek Sing and Airband are usually in Lantz Arena, it is now the location for the Spring Concert. Airband...

Women’s Studies to present awards

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Women’s History and Awareness Month will end with the annual Women’s Studies Awards 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 7th Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Women’s studies coordinator Jeannie Ludlow said the awards will include the Women of Artistic Vision at EIU awards,...

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