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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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A poster of all three contestants of all three Miss Black EIU Pageant contestants Thursday in the Grand Ballroom.

Miss Black EIU to return after a year off

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 23, 2024

The 51st Miss Black EIU pageant returns Feb. 24 after being canceled last year due to a lack of participation.   This year’s pageant consists of three contestants: Destinee Patterson, junior secondary...

Ella Kratochvil, a freshman sociology major, practicing bowling for class in the Bowling Billiard Eastern Illinois University.

You’re taking what this semester?

Gunnar Olson, Reporter February 21, 2024

If you browse through Eastern's course catalog, you will probably find what you'd expect: general education classes and a couple of electives. But if you look deeper, you can find some unexpected courses...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘Cube’: ‘Saw’ before ‘Saw’

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 20, 2024

Late at night, I decided to put off a handful of assignments and watch an old sci-fi/thriller film called “Cube” from 1997. Let’s just say, I’ve never been more regretful of not doing my homework. The...

Staff profile for Camron.

COLUMN: ‘Carol:’ love always finds a way back

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist February 14, 2024

Love in any capacity is always a hard thing to manage. The 2015 romance film "Carol" exhibits the conflicts between forbidden love and managing children. Depicted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel...

Staff profile for Sia Deykoontz.

COLUMN: Music for those Valentine’s Day emotions, from a radio DJ

Sia DeyKoontz, Photo Editor February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day is all about love. It is a way of celebrating the relationships we have with people. It is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with...

Night Party hosted in the university ballroom of the Union by the University Board hosted. Thursday February 8, 2024.

Students celebrate a night in Mardi Gras 

Kimberly Carroll, Reporter February 11, 2024

Mardi Gras started in 1699 when it was first celebrated by French explorers who claimed the Louisiana Territory. It is now celebrated in anticipation of spring.   As the historic Mardi Gras holiday...

From right Mandy Transon, a senior early childhood special education major, locks hands with Rachel Wisner, a sophomore accounting major, at the end of their duet The Other Side from The Greatest Showman by Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron during the second dress rehearsal Wednesday at The Theatre at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The two codirected the show and came up with the shows theme Time of our Lives because Transon is graduating and has had the time of her life and Wisner is just now starting to have the time of her life.

EIU dancers present “Time of Our Lives”

Alli Hausman, Copy Chief February 10, 2024

With a flash of the lights, a tap of a shoe and a roll of the body, the EIU dancers took to the stage in the Doudna Fine Arts Center, performing its annual spring showcase.   The show, titled “Time...

Staff profile for Camron.

COLUMN: ‘Lady Bird’: The art of adolescence

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 6, 2024

Saoirse Ronan depicts the highs and lows of adolescence. Ronan plays Christina 'Lady Bird' McPherson in the 2017 film "Lady Bird." "Lady Bird" demonstrates the struggle that we have all dealt with:...

Jordan Gomez, senior psychology major, performs at Seventh Street Underground for stand up/talent open night hosted by lunchbox voodoo

Comedians, musicians perform at open mic night 

Drew Coffey, Reporter February 5, 2024

Eastern students took the stage Friday night at the Seventh Street Underground for lunchbox voodoo’s open mic night where many comedians and musicians performed.    Lunchbox voodoo is an on-campus...

RAs of Stevenson Hall host a trivia and game night Wednesday night, giving away prizes for students

In the mind of an RA at EIU 

Drew Coffey, Reporter February 1, 2024

College can be a challenging time, whether that would be getting used to the campus, trying to focus on classes or being involved with extracurricular activities.    However, there is an often-forgotten...

Composer Chin Ting Chan performing his piece titled 52 Blue

Bradley Decker hosts annual Napoleon Electric Music Festival

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feature Reporter February 1, 2024

Driven by his passion for electronic music, eastern professor Bradley Decker orchestrated this year’s Napoleon Electronic Music Festival.  On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 25 selected composers from the U.S....

Gabriel McElroy swing dances with Kayla Tomaszkiewicz, the president of the Underground Line Dancing club at their Panther Hoedown event on Saturday evening.

Students line dance at the hoedown

Chandler Smith, Reporter January 20, 2024

After one year of line dancing with the underground line dancing club at Eastern, the club marked the accomplishment with a hoedown in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Ballroom on Friday.  The...

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