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‘Deuces’ film has great actors but weird ending

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under The Verge

  Three African-American males immersed in drug dealing, violence and dishonesty is not a groundbreaking movie plot, but director Jamal Hill intertwines these thought-provoking dilemmas in his film “Deuces.” “Deuces” premiered on Netflix April Fools Day and features an all-star cast,...

COLUMN: The Music of the Matrix: What is Electronic Music?

Courtland Walters, Contributing Writer
March 22, 2017
Filed under The Verge

  Have you ever heard of “The Matrix?” That’s right, the movie about living inside a virtual world. Much like the movie, there is a whole world of virtually created music called electronic music. You have probably heard a lot of electronic music without even knowing it. If you play...

Review: Irish folk group Dervish delights

Review: Irish folk group Dervish delights

Clinton Johnson, Contributing Writer
March 9, 2017
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...

Ben Affleck’s gangster flick fails to deliver

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor
February 2, 2017
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...

‘Doctor Strange’ is one of Marvel’s best

Mace Mackiewicz, Contributing Writer
November 10, 2016
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...

Students take yellow brick road to royalty

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 20, 2016
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 ...

Review: Starting to smell a lot like autumn

Jordan Hale, Online Editor
October 20, 2016
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,...

Somewhere, sober the rainbow

Kayln Kayslett, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2016
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...

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

Jordan Hale, Online Editor
October 20, 2016
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...

Weekly Trend: Michelle Obama’s timeless beauty

Thaija Evans, Verge Designer
October 20, 2016
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. ...

Flipping pancakes to support high school youth

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter
October 20, 2016
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...

Homecoming Parade to bring out community

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2016
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...

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