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Student body president candidates talk goals

Emmanuel Ayiku, Contributing Writer
March 26
Filed under News

Students will have the chance to vote for the next student body president Monday and Tuesday. An email will be sent to each students’ panthermail address, allowing them to vote all the student government’s executive board positions. Speaker of the Senate Felicia Wagner, student vice president...

Student Government vice president candidates discuss plans

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
March 26
Filed under News

The student government will have elections for its executive positions Monday and Tuesday. Students will be sent an email in their Panthermail letting them vote for the candidates. Derek Pierce and Juan Neveraz are both running for executive vice president. Pierce, current student vice president...

Traditions influence meditative melodies

Traditions influence meditative melodies

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
March 1
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

In a calm and relaxing atmosphere, people gathered around Ahl-e Qulub, a Persian meditation music group, Tuesday night to listen, enjoy and self-meditate to the melodies ringing throughout the University Ballroom. Ahl-e Qulub member and senior English major Alex Hill told the audience the purpose...

Workgroup No. 8 hears new ideas, defines micro degree

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 26
Filed under News

Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I, discussed two concepts that could help students gain experience for their intended career at its meeting Friday. Technology professor Gabe Grant presented ideas for a new research, education and applied learning center, or REAL Center, as well as a Digital and...

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
February 14
Filed under News, Online, Showcase

An Eastern alumnus has come to campus for the first time since graduating to participate in the modern play “Seminar.” Gary Ambler is now a resident of Urbana area and commutes to Charleston for the rehearsals of “Seminar.” It will debut March 1 through March 5 at the Black Box Theatre in...

Panel to highlight budget impasse

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
February 1
Filed under News, Online

EDIT: A previous edition of this article cited a claim from a Center for Tax and Budget Accountability website with a misleading statistic about Monetary Award Program grants for 2016, saying that they were cut by 53.5% in FY16. The article should have said that while MAP grants were technically only...

RSO gets students dueling medieval-style

RSO gets students dueling medieval-style

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
January 31
Filed under News, Online

Edit: A previous version of this story inaccurately referred to Belegarth as a form of live action role-playing, or LARPing. Belegarth is distinct from LARPing in that it emphasizes medieval-style combat rather than role-playing. The News regrets the error. As several people chat among themselves beside a...

9th Annual Diversity Conference

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
January 25
Filed under News, Online

Topics such as gender, mental health and the unity across races will be covered in over 20 workshops Friday, Feb. 3 in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The 9th Annual Diversity Conference titled “I Am Because We Are” offers participants the opportunity to attend five workshops ...

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 ...

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...

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Video: Roundup of first weekend events

Tony Komada, Online producer
August 24
Filed under Multimedia

As students populated the Eastern campus, so did the numerous first weekend events. From Up all Night to First Night, students got excited about going back to college or starting their new education path.

Video: Move-in day 2015

Video: Move-in day 2015

Tony Komada, Online producer
August 21
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

Students began moving into residence halls on August 20, 2015. The day was cooler than usual, peaking in the lower 80s, allowing for students and parents to move in without breaking too much of a sweat. Many families said the move in process was simple and efficient, despite the overwhelming number of...

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