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Iraqi sister tells of experience with refugees

Iraqi sister tells of experience with refugees

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
March 29
Filed under News, Showcase

  Dominican-Iraqi sister Habiba Bihnam Toma spoke Wednesday about the time she spent helping refugees after bombings in northern Iraq in 2014. Toma said she and her fellow sisters did not want to leave Qaraqosh, Iraq until everyone in the village had fled, but upon hearing news that ISIS was...

Bats lead baseball team to third straight win

Bats lead baseball team to third straight win

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter
March 29
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

It took nearly three hours to find a winner but when all was said and done, the Eastern baseball team proved it is here to stay. The Panthers hosted Southern Illinois-Carbondale in their second straight midweek matchup, and it marked the finish of a five-game home stand. But in that home stand th...

Freshman finds role on team

Freshman finds role on team

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Writer
March 29
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Emily Pugachevsky was nine years old when she started playing tennis. Born in Israel, Pugachevsky moved to Toronto when she was 2 years old. For her elementary education, Pugachevsky went to a private school. Her school had a program that would take the students to play tennis at a club once every ...

RSO offers education, seeks signatures on climate change

RSO offers education, seeks signatures on climate change

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor
March 27
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...

Panthers pull off comeback wins

Panthers pull off comeback wins

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
March 26
Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

  It is not something the Panthers want to make a habit of, but when facing an early deficit, they were able to erase that and come out with the win. Two out of the four wins the Panthers picked up were comeback victories. The Panthers went 3-1 over the weekend against Belmont and Tennessee...

Students, Faculty meet the First Provost Candidate

Students, Faculty meet the First Provost Candidate

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
March 23
Filed under News, Showcase

  Students and faculty alike met the first candidate for Eastern provost, Tim Crowley, at the student and faculty forums. While less than five students came to the student forum, many faculty attended the faculty forum to ask Crowley questions. Crowley would replace the current provost,...

Alumnus returns, discusses drama

Alumnus returns, discusses drama

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
March 22
Filed under News, Showcase

Playwright and alumnus Robert Caisley returned to Eastern to talk about his craft and the writing process Wednesday evening. The 1990 theatre arts graduate held a workshop and discussion titled “In a Dark Room, with Strangers.” The discussion focused on the differences between writing for plays...

Hernandez proving to be Easterns top golfer

Hernandez proving to be Easterns top golfer

Mark Shanahan, Men's Golf Reporter
March 22
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sophomore Alvaro Hernandez has emerged as the top golfer for the Eastern men’s team in his short time with the program. Despite having the most rounds of all golfers on the team, he still owns the lowest average per round with 73.47. Hernandez is the only player to have a top-five finish this seaso...

Panthers look for Southern hospitality in Alabama

Panthers look for Southern hospitality in Alabama

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter
March 9
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern baseball team has struggled to begin the season, but the strength of schedule is a big reason why. The Panthers open a three-game series Friday at 6 p.m. at Samford. It will be the first of seven straight games in the state of Alabama for Eastern, and it will be on the pitching staff...

Men’s tennis on the road for weekend sets

Men’s tennis on the road for weekend sets

Dillian Schorfheide, Men's Tennis Reporter
March 9
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s tennis team has battled through the spring season, starting slow and facing many challenges along the way. Now, riding a three-game losing streak, the team travels to Dayton, Ohio to end their non-conference play before the start of the conference schedule. Eastern will play...

Review: Irish folk group Dervish delights

Review: Irish folk group Dervish delights

Clinton Johnson, Contributing Writer
March 9
Filed under Showcase, The Verge

Last night, Charleston was graced with the presence of traditional Irish folk group Dervish. The group performed in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Dervish has shared the stage with artists such as James Brown, Oasis, Sting, Beck and R.E.M. This dynamic group is internationally...

Mattoon Police arrest wanted suspect

Mattoon Police arrest wanted suspect

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
March 8
Filed under News, Showcase

The Mattoon Police Department took a 16-year-old wanted suspect into custody at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday inside Sunrise Apartments in Mattoon. The juvenile suspect was wanted on a failure to appear in court. He had a warrant out for multiple Coles County cases, including armed robbery, residential burglary,...

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