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Men and women’s track win conference

Men and women’s track win conference

Alex Hartman, Track and Field Reporter
February 26
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The men and women’s track and field teams both swept the competition at the Ohio Valley Conference Championship and each earned first place honors. The Panthers hosted the OVC Championships in Lantz Fieldhouse Friday and Saturday. After the first day, the women were in first place, with the men... Read more »

Gallery: Women in first, men in second after day one of OVC meet

Gallery: Women in first, men in second after day one of OVC meet

Tyler Yunk
February 24
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Through the lens

After one day of competition at the OVC Conference meet the Eastern women sit in first place with 44 points and the men trail front-runner SIUE (45) by 2 points. Day two resumes at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Lantz Fieldhouse.

A taste of Chicago comes to Eastern

A taste of Chicago comes to Eastern

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
February 23
Filed under News, Showcase

Two Chicago artists came out Thursday night to perform and give Eastern a glimpse of their artistic abilities and inspiration. The first to perform, Ausar, started out with a spoken word piece titled “Brief Introduction.” “Picked up the pen and pad and figured he was on to something,” Ausar... Read more »

Local bartenders juggle two jobs

Local bartenders juggle two jobs

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
February 23
Filed under News, Showcase

The color-changing countertop slowly shifts between jade, aqua, sapphire and periwinkle. The cool hues reflect in the faces of the few customers chatting at the bar as Michelle Chupp pours their drinks. This particular Thursday afternoon, the Brick House Bar & Grill located in the Unique Suites... Read more »

Fine dining to have new home in Charleston

Fine dining to have new home in Charleston

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
February 23
Filed under News, Showcase

A new restaurant in Charleston named Alexander Briggs will be opening early March at 509 Van Buren Ave. under the reins of executive chef Brent Furry. Furry graduated from Charleston High School in 2004 and later attended culinary school at Kendall College in Chicago. He said his culinary arts... Read more »

Performers, models honor African-American women

Performers, models honor African-American women

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
February 23
Filed under News, Showcase

Singer Lena Horne and politician Shirley Chisholm were among nine of the successful African-American women presented Wednesday night by Eastern’s chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club in Lumpkin Hall Auditorium. At “The Evolution of a Black Woman,” the Couture Models... Read more »

Sorority discusses problems with blackface

Sorority discusses problems with blackface

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
February 20
Filed under News, Showcase

The use of blackface to degrade the African-American community from the 19th century to today’s society was discussed Monday night by Zeta Phi Beta sorority. In the past, white actors portrayed African-Americans in the media by painting their faces black and exaggerating stereotypical traits for... Read more »

Men win, women take second at Friday Night Special

Men win, women take second at Friday Night Special

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter
February 20
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Panthers snatched 22 top-three finishes Friday at the last regular meet of the season, earning the men first and the women second at the Eastern Friday Night Special in Lantz Field House. The men kicked of the competition with a bang as they took the top-three spots in the 60-meter dash. Senior... Read more »

Bookstore makes the most of bad situation

Bookstore makes the most of bad situation

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 19
Filed under News, Showcase

A canvas can be more than a piece of paper found in an art class. Instead, it can be found anywhere and can be anything. Just ask Joe Judd, the owner of Bob’s Bookstore. A 6x7 black and white painting with the word “books” painted in yellow and several famous quotes from different novels... Read more »

Capsule from 51 years ago opened

Capsule from 51 years ago opened

Justin Brown, Photo Editor
February 16
Filed under Showcase

A "time" capsule from 1966 was opened Thursday in the office of Mark Hudson, the director of housing and dining. The capsule was found in December behind an eroding plaque placed in front of the steps connecting Stevenson, Lincoln and Douglas Halls. Though it was hard to tell what was in the box, it... Read more »

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