The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

Ben Affleck’s gangster flick fails to deliver

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor
February 1
Filed under The Verge

Ben Affleck has presented a new-age take on a ’20s gangster movie in the film “Live by Night,” which he both stars in and directs. As the film begins, Affleck’s character, Joe Coughlin, is working for a notorious Boston mobster named Albert during the Prohibition. Joe is a self-proclaimed... Read more »

‘Doctor Strange’ is one of Marvel’s best

Mace Mackiewicz, Contributing Writer
November 10
Filed under The Verge

After a pretty dismal second half of the year for movies, it was nice to finally get something to be excited about in the form of “Doctor Strange.” Most superhero movies this year were plain bad or just mediocre, except for “Captain America: Civil War” and “Deadpool.” Movies as a whole... Read more »

Students take yellow brick road to royalty

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

From chapter presidents to campus royals seniors Justin Earls and Catie Witt are proud holders of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen titles. Both are heavily involved on campus and have been making an effort to participate in all of the homecoming events for the week. Earls is the president of Alpha ... Read more »

Review: Starting to smell a lot like autumn

Jordan Hale, Online Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Whenever I think of fall, I think of falling leaves, warm baked goods and chilly weather. Sometimes, the chilly weather is a bit too much, which is grounds for me to stay inside and curl up with my favorite blanket. One thing I love during the fall is a candle and since we have one in Mattoon,... Read more »

Somewhere, sober the rainbow

Kayln Kayslett, Editor-in-Chief
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

  It is all fun and games until the student wakes up the next morning to an unbearable headache, overwhelming nausea and dizziness. This can be avoided by following three steps. Step one: Do your homework Before you walk into the party or pregame session create a plan of attack. Deter... Read more »

DIY: How to tailgate, make pom poms on a budget

Jordan Hale, Online Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Supplies: scissors, rolls of streamers in different colors, Heavy Duty tape (colored electrical, duct tape, masking tape), string, a cookie sheet How to: Start by cutting about 20 feet of each of the colors of streamers you want in your pom poms. It will look like a huge mess of streamers, but don’t... Read more »

Weekly Trend: Michelle Obama’s timeless beauty

Thaija Evans, Verge Designer
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Election day is approaching, meaning President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s time in the White House is nearing an end. Michelle Obama solidified her title as one of the best dressed first ladies in the history of the administration at the Italy State Dinner Tuesday evening. ... Read more »

Flipping pancakes to support high school youth

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

They say the early bird gets the worm, but this weekend the early bird can get pancakes made by the Charleston Rotary Club in the parking lot of Dirty’s starting at 6:30 a.m. Students and locals can enjoy pancakes and sausage while watching the Homecoming Parade. Tickets, which can be purchased... Read more »

Homecoming Parade to bring out community

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

The annual Homecoming Parade is coming back to Eastern to create school spirit for the students and community alike at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday on 6th Street -Division Street. Tyler Vollmer, a graduate assistant in the student life department, said, the parade is open to the community. Everyone fro... Read more »

Pink Panthers pump up the pride

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Homecoming, The Verge

Captains for the Pink Panthers Dance Team Alyssa Wurtzinger and Sarah Cowger have scheduled emergency dance practices and coached their teammates during their busy week to prepare for their performances for homecoming’s pride events. The Pink Panthers Dance Team will be performing their ro... Read more »

Weekly Trend Section: The ugly shoe epidemic

Thaija Evans, Verge Designer
October 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Nurses are not the only one’s sporting soft-soled, round-topped orthopedic shoes. People are wearing comfortable yet typically unappealing walking shoes to their office jobs, students strut them across campus, and kids run all over playgrounds in the shoes. The “ugly shoe epidemic” ha... Read more »

Makeup industry inclusiveness benefits companies, consumers

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor
October 6
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

As the popularity of makeup increases, so does the controversy of what makeup brands to use. With more individuals purchasing makeup, the industry needs to make sure they are reaching the widest audience possible to buy their products. More and more people have been doing full faces of makeup;... Read more »

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