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FreedomWINds at band concert

Staff Report
February 14, 2017
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FreedomWinds, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform at a concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The group, which performs jazz and ragtime songs along with music from Broadway and Hollywood, will perform in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. FreedomWinds consists...

Students march in solidarity with marginalized community

February 10, 2017
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Students, faculty and community members gathered in front of the Doudna Steps Thursday and marched to Old Main to show solidarity with students who feel marginalized by President Donald Trump's executive orders. Check out the full story here >>> http://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2017/02/09/rally-shows-support-for-marginalized-communities/

Statehouse rally in Springfield

February 10, 2017
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On February 8, supporters for higher education made their way to Springfield for a rally asking legislators to fund their schools. Here's a link to the full story >>>http://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2017/02/08/higher-education-supporters-hold-rally-at-springfield/  

PSA talk about Trump orders

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 7, 2017
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  A panel detailing the recent executive orders and calls made by President Donald Trump since his arrival into office will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Roberson Auditorium of Lumpkin Hall. Kate Arnold, president of the Political Science Association, said the panel is non-partisan. “(It...

City council vote on taxes

News Staff
February 7, 2017
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  The Charleston City Council will vote on abating several taxes at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The first tax was levied in 2016 to pay a debt service on $6,140,000 general obligation refunding bonds. The other one was also levied in 2016 to pay a debt service on $950,000 general obligation...

March to show solidarity among those who feel marginalized by bans, wall

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under News, Online

In response to the recent immigration ban and plans to build a wall dividing Mexico and the United States, the College Democrats will host a march to stand in solidarity with international students and others who feel unwelcome because of President Donald Trump’s actions since taking office. The...

African-Amercian Heritage Month starts Wednesday

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
February 1, 2017
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Artwork displays, poetry readings and a comedy show will begin the celebration of African-American Heritage Month Wednesday night in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The African-American Heritage Month chair, Yolanda Williams, said in an email the theme for 2017 is “The Power of the...

Eastern’s Euphonics group to perform at ICCA this Saturday

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
February 1, 2017
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...

Panel to highlight budget impasse

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
February 1, 2017
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EDIT: A previous edition of this article cited a claim from a Center for Tax and Budget Accountability website with a misleading statistic about Monetary Award Program grants for 2016, saying that they were cut by 53.5% in FY16. The article should have said that while MAP grants were technically only...

RSO gets students dueling medieval-style

RSO gets students dueling medieval-style

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Edit: A previous version of this story inaccurately referred to Belegarth as a form of live action role-playing, or LARPing. Belegarth is distinct from LARPing in that it emphasizes medieval-style combat rather than role-playing. The News regrets the error. As several people chat among themselves beside a...

Center for the Humanities book club

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
January 31, 2017
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  As part of an up-and-coming program focusing on the concept of mortality, the Center for the Humanities, in conjunction with members of the community, will be hosting a book club in various locations on and off campus. The first book that will be read and discussed is ­­Atul Gawande’s...

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