DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

Today is March 4, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today.

1. City Council approves marijuana tax

The Charleston City Council approved a tax on all marijuana sales in Coles County at its meeting Tuesday night. The tax is not to exceed three percent and comes even though Charleston has a moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in the city until May 31. Full story:

2. Panthers win OVC honors

Members of both the Eastern men’s and women’s basketball teams were named to All-Conference teams on Tuesday. Josiah Wallace was an All-OVC first team selection on the men’s side. Karle Pace and Lariah Washington were first team selections on the women’s side.

Full story women’s:

Full story men’s:

3. Student Senate to discuss safety resolution

Eastern’s Senate Senate will discuss the prospects of a student safety resolution at its meeting Wednesday night. The resolution is in response to white power propaganda that was found on campus in February. Full story:

4. Students talk staying happy near midterms

We spoke with Eastern students this week to hear about ways they stay happy and relatively stress-free around midterm season. Full story:

5. Column: Panthers, Eagles should win on Wednesday

Our sports editor Dillan Schorfheide predicts Eastern and Morehead State will win their OVC tournament games Wednesday night. Full column: