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Students experience 100 percent totality

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief
August 21, 2017
Filed under News

Shirley Mensah, a junior geology major, is only 20, but she has already been to two eclipses on two different continents. Back home in Ghana, she was able to see an eclipse in 2006 and on Monday, she was one of eight students who took a trip down to Chester to experience 100 percent totality. “It’s...

Hundreds come to Campus Pond for eclipse-viewing event

Hundreds come to Campus Pond for eclipse-viewing event

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief
August 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Not even pouring rain stopped hundreds of people from coming out to watch what ended up being a unique and inspiring sight for many — a solar eclipse on Eastern’s campus. Though it did start to rain during the first part of an eclipse-viewing party by Campus Pond, it cleared up just in time for the eclipse to reach its peak at 1:20 p.m., al...

Booth Library offers tours

Staff Report
August 21, 2017
Filed under News, Online

The Booth Library will be having tours of its facilities at 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays until Sept. 14. Tours will begin at the reference desk located on the north end of the library and last approximately 20 minutes each. According to a press release, there is no mandatory...

Multicultural RSOs to welcome students

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  Multicultural organizations will welcome students back to campus and introduce them to their culture at the minority faculty, staff and student reception. The reception will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Ballroom, and there will be ice cream,...

Prowl picnic lets new students get to know each other

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter
August 20, 2017
Filed under News

The annual Prowl Picnic last Friday kicked off in the South Quad bringing together new and returning students as well as faculty and staff. The picnic had high energy, high attendance and was a great day, Mike Mifflin the complex director for Lawson, Stevenson and Douglas Hall said. He said it...

Move-In emotional day for students, parents

Move-In emotional day for students, parents

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief
August 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Eastern’s campus buzzed with activity Thursday as students were busy moving in and getting settled for the new year. Panther Prowl leaders and Panther Pals helped students unload their luggage and move into their rooms, guiding traffic and answering questions throughout the day. Michaela Viernum,...

Programs G.I.V.E new students chance to volunteer

Programs G.I.V.E new students chance to volunteer

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief
August 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On and off campus, new students were out on Saturday volunteering for different programs as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Students registered in advance to volunteer for programs offered during the summer. These included helping out at the Douglas Hart Nature Center, working on the Lake Charleston...

Campus Pond to be site of eclipse-viewing party

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief
August 20, 2017
Filed under News

Some could say the stars are aligned, as students will get to ring in the new school year with a solar eclipse on Monday. According to physics department chair Steven Daniels, a solar eclipse is not likely to coincide with the first day of classes at Eastern for another hundred years, making it especially...

Resources available for students to stay healthy

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
August 17, 2017
Filed under Back to Campus, News

Although students might find it difficult to stay healthy away from home, on-campus resources can help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students can still enjoy what they are currently eating and the activities they are already participating in while at Eastern, nutrition coordinator Ally Kuehn...

University Board to take Panthers “Back in Time”

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Three months worth of planning and hours of preparation will fall into place this weekend as the University Board unveils the annual welcome back weekend festivities. This year’s theme is called “Panthers Back In Time” and focuses on a throwback to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Though the...

Students, staff offer advice on upcoming school year

Students, staff offer advice on upcoming school year

AJ Fournier , Campus Reporter
August 17, 2017
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase, Special Sections

With Move-In Weekend underway and classes beginning on Monday, new students and returning students alike will have the chance to excel both in and out of the classroom. Returning students and staff offered their advice on what students should do to make the most of their time at Eastern. Sarah...

Students reveal favorite study spots

Students reveal favorite study spots

Chrissy Miller , News Editor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase

With classes right around the corner, finding the perfect study spot can play an important part in jumping into the academic year. Morgan Colvin, a sophomore political science and English major, said a bench across from the Napoleon plaque, dedicated to a dog who used to roam around Eastern, is...

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