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Shots fired in Charleston near campus

Staff Report 
October 2
Filed under News, Online

Shots were reportedly fired 2 a.m. Sunday morning around 11th Street and Hayes Avenue. According to an Alert EIU message, the suspects were described as two males, one of whom had dreadlocks. Both suspects were wearing white clothing. They then fled east on foot. Any more information on this incident... Read more »

Vitalization project members announced

Staff Report 
October 2
Filed under News, Online

Editor’s Note: At his State of the University Address, President David Glassman announced the creation of a vitalization project meant to guide planning and budgeting decisions and make changes to programs and services on campus. This is a list of the members who will be on the workgroups and task ... Read more »

International community brings cultures together

Dillan Schorfheide, Staff Reporter
October 2
Filed under News, Online

The Grand Ballroom turned into a scene of games, cultural singing, dancing and international unity Saturday night. The Association of International Students, with the help of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, held this semester’s Global Culture Night in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Along... Read more »

Homecoming Parade seeks more inclusiveness

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
October 2
Filed under News, Online

Homecoming is two weeks away, and with it participants in this year’s Homecoming parade will soon be marching through the streets of Charleston. Applications to be in the parade from the community are due Friday. Student applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 11. The theme for this year’s Homecoming... Read more »

Tarble Trips prepares to travel to southern Illinois

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 2
Filed under News, Online

The Tarble Arts Center invited members and nonmembers to participate in this semester’s Tarble Trip for a tasting tour in southern Illinois. The excursion group will leave 7:30 a.m. on Saturday from Tarble. It will return by 9:30 p.m. the same day. From Tarble, the group will travel to the Cedarhurst... Read more »

Annual Autism Conference held at Eastern

Annual Autism Conference held at Eastern

Cheyenne Fitzgerald, Staff Reporter
October 2
Filed under News, Online

Carol Kranowitz, who wrote a book about Sensory Processing Disorder, came to Eastern to talk about how to understand children with the disorder at the annual Autism Conference Friday. Gail Richard, interim director of Eastern’s Autism Center, along with students involved in the Autism Transitional... Read more »

Tugs champions emerge after final rounds

Tugs champions emerge after final rounds

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief
April 9
Filed under Greek Week, Multimedia, News, Showcase

An intensive week of Tugs culminated Friday and Saturday when three teams walked away with the coveted first place titles in this year’s “The Endless Summer” Greek Week. Teams that took first include Sigma Nu in the Big Men’s division, Lambda Chi Alpha in the Little Men’s division, and Alpha... Read more »

Tuggers finish semi-finals, prepare for Saturday

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief
April 8
Filed under Greek Week, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Six teams secured their victories in Friday’s semi-final Tugs competition and will move on to Saturday’s championship rounds. Sigma Nu and Lambda Chi Alpha took victories Friday in the Big Men’s division, while Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Lambda Chi Alpha won for the Little Men’s division. In... Read more »

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Teams defeat the rain during second round of Tugs

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor
April 6
Filed under Greek Week, Multimedia, News, Showcase

Rain, mud and sweat covered the field near Campus Pond Wednesday as 14 teams competed in the second round of Tugs. Though the odds were against them the teams gave it their all, beating the slippery mud and tugging their hearts out for the chance to win. Despite the rain and chilly air, Tugs spectators,... Read more »

Alpha Gamma Delta breaks losing streak in Tugs

Alpha Gamma Delta breaks losing streak in Tugs

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor
April 4
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

The bitter, finger-numbing cold was no match for the Greek competitors Monday afternoon as they faced each other for the first round of Tugs. Separated by the Campus Pond, the teams squared off on opposite ends of the pond and tried their luck at a tug-of-war, pulling at least three members of the... Read more »

Students learn about oppression through diversity program

Students learn about oppression through diversity program

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor
March 29
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Editor's Note: The attached video contains strong language from a scene representing domestic violence.   Students learned about a range of issues at the “Tunnel of Oppression,” which is part of the Residence Hall Association’s Social Justice and Diversity Week programs. Student... Read more »

Marchers plant flags for laid off employees

Marchers plant flags for laid off employees

Analicia Haynes, Administration Editor
March 9
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

Silence loomed over the presence of more than 100 Eastern and Charleston community members Wednesday while they solemnly planted 261 red flags in honor of laid off employees. The red flags, though small, contrasted against the muted backdrop in front of the Doudna Steps and the Charleston Courthouse... Read more »

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