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Willstock music festival to raise money for theater’s restoration, rehabilitation efforts

Willstock music festival to raise money for theater’s restoration, rehabilitation efforts

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor
August 18
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase, Special Sections

In its heyday, the Will Roger’s Theater was a local hot spot for Big Bands and movies. Now, the theater, located in the heart of Charleston, awaits restoration. The “Willstock” music festival, set to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kiwanis Park, aims to benefit these rehabilitation efforts. Funds...

What you need to know about your Panther Card

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Thaija Evans, Verge Designer
August 18
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase, Special Sections

As students enter another school year, they are encouraged to learn more about Eastern’s campus, including all the uses of their Panther Cards. Susan Woodyard, a Panther Card office staff clerk, said Panther Cards do not just serve as student ID cards. “It’s actually your life on camp...

Women’s soccer begins season under new coach

Women’s soccer begins season under new coach

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor
August 18
Filed under Back to Campus, Showcase, Soccer, Special Sections, Sports

The women’s soccer team is set to begin the 2016 season under the direction of Kiki Lara, the director of soccer for both the men and women programs. Lara is in his second year at Eastern, as he was the head coach for the men last season. He is now handling the duties of both teams for 2016, which...

Fall sports getting underway

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor
August 18
Filed under Back to Campus, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Special Sections, Sports, Volleyball

  The new school year brings the start of Eastern’s fall sport seasons. The Eastern football team, volleyball team, men’s soccer team, women’s soccer team and men’s and women’s cross country teams’ seasons will all begin in the next week. After a second-place Ohio Valley C...

Students can rent textbooks at Eastern

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Molly Dotson, Photo Editor
August 17
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Fall semester is in the air which indicates new beginnings for all students, especially freshmen and transfer students. Two aspects that are not new, however, are Eastern’s textbooks and their rental procedure. Textbook Rental Service has provided a few tips regarding their services on th...

Students welcomed to Eastern with weekend full of events

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T'Nerra Butler, Verge Editor
August 17
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

The University Board plans to bring in the school year with a bang through their UB Prowl weekend. “We’re Wild About EIU,” is this year’s jungle theme and the event has been in the making for the last couple of months. The festivities kick off 8 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the...

Panther shuttle assists students without cars on campus

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Justin Brown, Online Editor
August 17
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Eastern students may feel overwhelmed at the thought of getting around their new homes. This can especially worry students when they need to find a ride to Wal-Mart to grab those must-have items forgotten back home. To solve this problem, the Panther Shuttle offers a free service to all Eastern...

Booth Library offers global resources, gives students options

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
August 17
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Sitting in the middle of campus, the Booth Library is hard to miss. The three-floor building is host to 1 million volumes of books, movies, recordings and periodicals, as well as an online database. One service the library offers is the Interlibrary Loan system. If Booth Library does not have the...

Safe sex, responsible drinking resources available

Safe sex, responsible drinking resources available
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Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor
August 17
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

During the first week at Eastern, new and returning students will have several resources on campus to inform themselves on safe sex and alcohol consumption. The Health Education Resource Center provides two programs — “Rubber Lovers” and “Myth Busting Alcohol” — to educate students on...

Pantherpalooza provides opportunities for students

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor
August 17
Filed under Back to Campus, Special Sections

Finding where you belong in a college setting can be unsettling to students, but Pantherpalooza helps bring the different Registered Student Organizations together. Pantherpalooza has been an annual event at Eastern for over 15 years and consistently provides students a chance to explore what organizations...

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