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

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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...

What the @$#!%? did you say?

What the @$#!%? did you say?

Kimberly Carroll, Reporter February 20, 2024

Profanity is a tool used to either be expressive in a statement or to emphasis a point. Some think twice before using it, while others find it pleasant to use that language.   Matthew Inverso, a psychology...

Oliver Ehmann senior student government member. Feb. 14, 2024 Tuscola room in the Marthin Luther King JR building, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Ill.

Student senate debates new grading system

Veronica Gipson, Student Government Reporter February 16, 2024

The faculty senate is considering implementing a new grading system, said the student government vice president of academic affairs, Carlos Rodriguez.  According to Rodriguez, a sophomore psychology...

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Eastern’s spring-to-spring enrollment remains steady

Audra Gullquist, Assistant News Editor February 15, 2024

Editor's Note: The previous version of this story contained correct numbers that were misinterpreted by the reporter. This version contains the correct interpretations.   Eastern’s 10th day enrollment...

Ryan Hendrickson during the open interviews in Buzzard Auditorium. He is one out of four candidates for provost position Thursday morning.

BREAKING: Hendrickson selected as Eastern’s provost, vice president of academic affairs

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 14, 2024

Ryan Hendrickson was announced as Eastern’s next provost and vice president of academic affairs. Hendrickson was one of four candidates that interviewed for the positions. Eastern selected Hendrickson...

Ravioli is one of the many protein foods people can get at the campus food pantry.

Eastern’s food pantry use on the rise

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 13, 2024

Eastern’s food pantry saw usage more than double from 2022, the associate director for the office of leadership and engagement said.   Crystal Brown, the associate director for the office of...

Mikey Hanania Freshman. special education major swiping her panther card for lunch mon Jan 29, 2024

How much do meal plans cost?

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 13, 2024

Students with a meal plan pay around $8 per meal when they swipe into a dining hall, said Executive Director of University Housing & Dining Services Mark Hudson. Eastern currently holds five meal...

Liam Corcoran sophomore, elementary education major and Ella Wang freshman Undecided. Eating in South Quad Dining Thursday afternoon

How much food do the EIU dining halls order?

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 13, 2024

A “self-standing auxiliary” is how Eastern’s Executive Director of University Housing and Dining Services Mark Hudson described the dining halls on campus.  According to Christopher Coffey, associate...

James JR Desco, Dead at age 24, Former student at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Ill

Remembering Eastern student James ‘JR’ Desco

Anna Hagan, Reporter February 12, 2024

Kind, compassionate, generous. Those are just a few ways friends and family would describe James Robert Desco, or as he was better known, JR. Born Dec. 19, 1998, Desco spent most of his youth in Brookfield...

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...

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