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: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/03/city-council-implements-tax-on-marijuana-sales/
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: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/03/pace-washington-win-ovc-awards-tuesday-afternoon/
Full story men’s: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/03/3-mens-basketball-players-earn-ovc-awards/
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: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/03/senate-to-discuss-safety-resolution/
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: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/03/senate-to-discuss-safety-resolution/
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: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/03/analysis-panthers-eagles-should-win-wednesday/