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Semicolon project teaches suicide awareness

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

September 18, 2019

The general rate of suicide in the U.S. hit a peak of 14 out of 100,000 standard population from the years 1999 to 2017, which is why organizations like the Semicolon Project exist. The Semicolon Project is a suicide awareness nonprofit which uses the semicolon punctuation mark as a symbol for preventi...

3 guest speakers visit Faculty Senate

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

Testing accommodations for students at Eastern was a hot topic once again at Eastern’s Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday in Booth Library. The topic was brought up for a second meeting in a row; this meeting, however, the topic was discussed for a longer period of time, and the idea of an ad hoc com...

Higher education talk set for Latino Heritage Month

Staff Report

September 18, 2019

Latino Heritage Month will continue with “First Generation Latinx Students on Higher Education” by Ana Maria Hernandez, a graduate student from the University of Illinois in the minority student affairs department. The presentation will be at the Edgar Room of Booth Library Wednesday at 4 p.m. This eve...

City Council approves 6 street closures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 18, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted to approve six street closures during its meeting Tuesday. The street closures approved were: * 15th Street south of Harrison Avenue to Smith Drive, proceeding west on Harrison Avenue to Seventh Street, then north on Seventh Street to Monroe Avenue, then west on ...

Brother Jed makes his comeback: Students engage with provocative campus preacher

Corryn Brock, Elizabeth Taylor

September 18, 2019

Condoms, counter-preaching and criticism. These were all topics of discussion in the Library Quad Tuesday afternoon. Jed and Cindy Smock, campus preachers, returned to Eastern for their 47th year of preaching, and many students came to listen to, engage with and observe the Smocks. Many of the students who attended were visibly upset with the messages the ...

Jury trial vacated for obstruction charge

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 16, 2019

The trial set at 9 a.m. Tuesday for a former Eastern student who was charged in connection with a shooting last spring has been vacated because of a trial set prior to hers, according to court records. The 21-year-old woman, Tatyana Jackson of Kankakee, Illinois, was arrested for allegedly committing obs...

City Council to vote on street closures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 16, 2019

The council will vote on six street closures during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  A street closure for the Charleston High School Homecoming Parade was requested for 15th Street south of Harrison Avenue to Smith Drive, proceeding west on Harrison Avenue to Seventh Street, then north on Seventh Street to Monroe Avenue, then west on Monroe Avenue...

Latino Heritage Month kicks off at Eastern with free tacos, engagement

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 16, 2019

Latino Heritage Month kicked off at Eastern Monday afternoon in the Library Quad with a celebration of the Americas. Students had the opportunity to purchase sides to eat with the tacos they received at the event. The sides available for purchase were sold by some of the registered student organizations on campus as fundraisers. Kenia Gonzalez, chair fo...

Faculty Senate to hear guest reports

Staff Report

September 16, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear from three guests during their meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Witters Conference Room, room 4440, in Booth Library. Catherine Polydore, an associate professor in the department of college student affairs, will be speaking to the senate about the third annual Making Ex...

Band puts on pleasing performance at football game

Band puts on pleasing performance at football game

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 15, 2019

Students at Eastern were able to enjoy more than football Saturday afternoon at O’Brien Field. Many students enjoyed watching the Panther Marching Band perform under the new leadership of David Boggs, Assistant Director of Bands. The marching band played throughout the game and did chants to...

Board of Trustees approves nursing program

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

September 15, 2019

Eastern’s Board of Trustees approved three new programs during its Friday meeting.  The programs are the master of science in exercise physiology, master of science in sport administration and the bachelor of science in nursing. Currently, Eastern offers an RN to BSN nursing program, which means ...

Can’t drive 55 car show held in Charleston

Can’t drive 55 car show held in Charleston

Allison Little, Reporter

September 15, 2019

The “Can’t Drive 55” car show was an opportunity for people look at a wide array of vehicles. Many people took advantage of the nice weather to attend the event, show off their cars, and learn more about the vehicles at the show Saturday morning at the Lifespan Center in Charleston. Dick...

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