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Eastern students share their stories of coming out to family, friends

Elizabeth Houk (left), a sophomore graphic design major, Fatima Estrada (center), a sophomore with an undecided major, and Grace Osborn (right), a junior biochemistry major describe each other’s personalities Wednesday afternoon outside of the Tarble Arts Center. Osborn was describing Estrada’s personality and said she was amazing even though she denies it, causing Estrada to grab her collar and gasp.

Elizabeth Taylor, Reporting

October 9, 2019

Oct. 10 is National Coming Out Day as a part of Gender and Sexual Diversity History Month. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to use this event as a reason to speak out about their identities, and allies are encouraged to express support in respectful ways. “Coming out” is a term for ...

Student parents provide advice

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

September 4, 2019

For Jordyn Hayes, the feeling of being a parent is simply indescribable. The senior human services and community leadership major said being a college student with children certainly does come with its obstacles, but she would not change a thing. About 22 percent of undergraduates are parents;...

Staff members establish garden at Klehm Hall courtyard

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2019

The courtyard in the middle of Klehm Hall is now filled with colorful herbs, plants and flowers, courtesy of two staff members from the College of Health and Human Services. Janet Fopay, certification officer and assistant to the dean, said the idea to grow a garden at the courtyard struck he...

Study area in Coleman offers sanctuary

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 7, 2019

Potato chip bags pop, low voices murmur, fingers tap away at keyboards, footsteps patter in the halls and students yawn. These noises are coming from Coleman 3762, a study lounge on the third floor of Coleman Hall. In a building floor with little sanctuary, English students congregate here to relax a...

Students share pros, cons of working on, off campus

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

Working on-campus jobs has both perks and drawbacks when compared to working off campus. Niarra Mitchell, a senior with a major in emergency management and disaster preparedness, works at the security desk at Booth Library and said that on-campus jobs work with schedules much better than off-campus...

College 101: Students talk top study spots

Abby Lee, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

From the dining booths at the University Food Court to the comfy chairs at Booth Library, there are places all around Eastern’s campus for students to study and relax. Sophomore accounting major Victoria Wharton said she sits in Booth Library between her classes every day. “I just like sitting ...

Ways people ‘predict’ the weather besides Groundhog Day

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 4, 2019

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Saturday, which, according to legend, signifies an early spring. Groundhog Day, celebrated annually on Feb. 2, was first celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, according to the History Channel. The day originally began in 1887, when a newspaper editor...

Seniors give advice for college life

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Eastern seniors offered some advice for underclassmen that may find it difficult to keep up with their classes and maintain social lives. Brian Smith, a senior chemistry major and resident assistant at Weller Hall, said to make sure underclassmen get work done. “(Get your work done) in a manner t...

Students share plans to watch everything but the game during Super Bowl Sunday

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

February 1, 2019

ll hosting a Super Bowl-themed dinner, the residence halls hosting parties or businesses across Charleston opening doors and turning on the TV, Eastern’s community will be dipping its toes in the Super Bowl hype as the nation gears up for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday. But, some students share what they are looki...

Online retail attracts more college-aged shoppers

Tom O'Connor, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

The Cross County mall appeared as if it had been shedding tears one Friday afternoon, as rain droplets trickled down from its exterior. Every 15 minutes, the sliding doors drew open. This 338,100 square-foot compound has been seemingly converted into what one might mistake for a fitness center. Loca...

After School Program helping kids learn, improve behavior, have fun

Elizabeth Wood, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2019

At the end of school days, kids from the Charleston area head over to the Newman Center for the After School Program. For the first few weeks, tutors and kids alike gather in a circle to introduce themselves, the person next to them and one thing they like. Amber Salutric, a junior with a double ma...

Students share stressful experiences with losing work

Tom O'Connor, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2019

Psychology major Claude Abdoulaye Pedila downloaded an antivirus program in order to meet Eastern’s internet standards, but the application fired back, triggering a fatal assault on her computer. She then installed a second antivirus program to contest the first. The two antivirus programs engaged in com...

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