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Minority students recall race-related struggles in college

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

April 22, 2019


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At midnight on a Friday, Luis Paniagua sits at Steak-n-Shake in Mattoon with his Latino group of friends and one Caucasian friend. He is sitting in a red booth, looking over the food menu, while he speaks in Spanish to his friends asking them about their day. In another booth near them, a group...

Program helps students with autism adjust to college life

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 22, 2019


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The first autism transitional program for college students in the state of Illinois began at Eastern; it is called the Students with Autism Transitional Education Program. STEP director Rebecca Edgington said graduate assistants at STEP guide autistic students through the transition to college life. She...

9 students honored for excellence in research,  creativity

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019


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Nine students were named winners of the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity on April 17. Every year the Booth Library Advisory Board sponsors the Awards for Excellence in Student Research and Creativity. The Library Advisory Board, which is made up of faculty, staff and two...

Tarble to display graduate students’ artwork

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019


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Students can appreciate original artwork that graduate students in the studio art program have created for their master’s theses at the Graduate Art Exhibition at the Main Galleries of the Tarble Arts Center starting Wednesday with a reception on Friday. The work on exhibit is courtesy of 10 gradua...

College 101: Studying tips just in time for finals

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 21, 2019


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Eastern’s Student Success Center has a list of resources for students interested in learning how to study effectively come final exams next week. 10 Study Traps and How to Get Out of Them The SSC says there are 10 trapping phrases students sometimes tell themselves that prevent them from studying. Here a...

SACIS promotes sexual assault awareness

Inanna Weller, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2019


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The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service stood strong Friday morning against 25 mph winds, educating people passing by the Doudna Steps about sexual assault awareness during Take Back the Day and SACIS on the Steps. Take Back the Day included fun activities for students to participate in,...

Ceremony recognizes minority students

Elizabeth Wood, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2019


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Seniors lined up next to the stage and, with a slight delay, the graduation fanfare softly floated through the room. Students walked over to the podium, some giving a wave or gesture to the crowd, before Maggie Burkhead, director of TRiO, announced their names. Once the seniors were recognized and “...

Earth Week kicks off April 20, ends April 26

Staff Report

April 18, 2019


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In events all around Charleston, Eastern students can participate in Earth Week from April 20 through 26. Seven events are planned for the week. Lake Charleston Work Day will be an all-day event on Saturday, which is Earth Day, and volunteers will help restore the habitat surrounding the lake. The EI...

‘Take Back the Night’ moved to Friday in front of Doudna Steps

Staff Report

April 18, 2019


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Take Back the Night has been rescheduled to Friday due to rain on Thursday and has been renamed Take Back the Day. The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service will host Take Back the Day alongside its tabling event called SACIS on the Steps. Both events will be at the Doudna Steps from 10 a....

EIU Jazz Ensemble releases new album

Staff Report

April 18, 2019


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The EIU Jazz Ensemble released an album and named it after Charleston’s zip code—“61920.” Samuel Fagaly, director of Eastern’s Jazz Studies program, said the album began production in the spring of 2015 and is comprised of 12 pieces by current and former jazz students. The last time the EIU...

CAA approves minor, concentration

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 18, 2019


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The Council on Academic Affairs approved 11 items including a new music minor and concentration. Shellie Gregorich, Music Department chair, and Bradley Decker, instructor of music composition and technology, spoke for the seven items related to the music department. Gregorich said she thinks the new mino...

Celebration: A Festival of the Arts returns

Staff Report

April 18, 2019


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Celebration: A Festival of the Arts returns to  campus April 26 through April 28. It is a free event and will take place at south 7th Street between the Doudna Fine Arts Center and the Tarble Arts Center. Festival hours are Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday...

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