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BOT hears about proposal to change Douglas Hall’s name

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

Already a topic heavily discussed at Faculty Senate, the proposal to change the name of Douglas Hall was touched on briefly in a Board of Trustees meeting during constituency reports. Faculty Senate chair Jemmie Robertson updated the Board on the senate’s progress in the discussion. The proposal ...

September 25, 2017No Comments

Creativity shown at 24-Hour Play Festival

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

Skits, songs and poetry were all created and performed during the 24-Hour No Shame Play Festival. Students came together at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the Globe Theatre to get in groups and begin the creation of their acts, which they performed on Saturday that evening. Anne Thibault, assistant professor...

September 24, 2017No Comments

Board of Trustees addresses Mattoon shooting, praises teacher

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

The shooting at Mattoon High School was among one of the topics talked about at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, where math and physical education teacher Angela McQueen was praised for being the one to step in and subdue the shooter. At approximately 11:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Mattoon...

September 24, 2017No Comments

Spiritual inclusion, compassion drives RSO

Gabriel Tomer, Contributing Writer

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of articles about religious and spiritual groups on campus. Eastern’s Spiritual Pluralism and Selfless Service celebrates a spiritual holiday once a month in an effort to focus on spiritual growth. The group started this activity by handing out t...

September 24, 2017No Comments

SOFF bridges family, community together, makes atheletes feel important

September 24, 2017

After hearing her name called over the microphone, Colleen Moran, a Special Olympics athlete, marched up to the front of the karaoke tent, grabbed the microphone and sang along...

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Panthers tie against ranked Omaha 0-0 Saturday

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

In what was arguably its biggest test of the season thus far, the Eastern men’s soccer team tied a program record, playing to their fifth...

September 24, 2017No Comments

Eastern still scoreless in fourth straight loss

September 24, 2017

Things have gone from bad to worse for Eastern’s women’s soccer team in a matter of two weeks. After losing both matches last weekend, the Panthers lost bot...

Volleyball drops first OVC matches

September 24, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team opened Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend but dropped both matches against returning conference champions Murray State and Aus...

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Sean says: It really is a small world

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

Clichés get tossed around all the time—ones like “It’s a small world,” or “It came full circle,” etc. And recently, those two sayings could not be more true. Let us rewi...

September 21, 2017No Comments

Students need to start growing up

September 21, 2017

For most students, including myself, coming to college is a huge step in our lives. High school is long gone for us and college can get very ove...

Safety should be a priority

September 21, 2017

With the recent school shooting at Mattoon High School, the importance of having safety procedures in place is something that has been brought...

Not all athletes are mindless jocks

September 18, 2017

Say what you want about people who play sports, we are not just sweaty people who think about tackling a running back or shooting a three-pointer. Some...

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