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Club informs students on Japanese culture

Abby Lee, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


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The Japanese Culture Club gives people a greater understanding for Japanese culture. Originally, a club for Japanese culture had yet to be created at Eastern while other schools already had one. Kofi Bazzell, a junior studio art student, and Shohei Kawanaka, a graduate student studying business...

Student arrested in connection with 7th Street shooting; victim named

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 21, 2019


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An Eastern student, 21-year-old Tatyana Jackson of Kankakee, Illinois, was arrested for obstruction of justice in the shooting of her fiancée, Devontae Gentry of Kankakee, that occurred on March 3. Jackson, who is listed as a pre-nursing major on Eastern’s website, is said to have provided a false...

First day of spring: Students’ thoughts and what to know

Tony Elias-Cadena, Contributing Writer

March 20, 2019


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What is the Spring Equinox all about? According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the spring equinox is an astronomical event that took place Wednesday. “The spring equinox is also known as March equinox or vernal equinox,” The Old Farmer’s Almanac says. This takes place all over the world, but more p...

CAA to add agenda items

Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


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The Council on Academic Affairs will be adding four items to be acted on at its next meeting on March 27 during its Thursday meeting. The council will also hear a report during the meeting about the Gen Ed Coordinator Screening Committee. Other items to be discussed are the Faculty Laureate Selection...

Student Senate hears safety walk results

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 20, 2019


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Seth Yeakel, chair of student government’s external relations committee, presented the results of 2018’s Fall Safety Walk in a report to the Student Senate during its Wednesday meeting. The senate also tabled a bill that would approve the creation of the Indian Student Association (ISA) and recogni...

Opera singer to perform 1-woman show

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

March 20, 2019


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Students and staff at Eastern can continue celebrating Women’s History and Awareness Month by attending a one-woman musical in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Dan Crews, director of programming, publicity and promotions at Doudna, said “It Just Takes One” stars opera performer...

Feminist issues highlighted at film fest

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

March 20, 2019


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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies along with the Coles County Arts Council showcased underrepresented student filmmaker films about feminist issues such as cultural stereotypes about mental health within the communities of color. The first place documentary film, Everywhere We Go, directed...

Border security, immigration to be discused at forum

Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019


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Eastern is sponsoring a public forum to discuss issues of immigration policy and border security from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 25 in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium. Arthur Turner, the deputy majority leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, Matthew Davies, deputy director of the U.S. Customs...

Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival returns on Wednesday

Staff Report

March 19, 2019


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The Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Doudna Lecture Hall. Four contest selections from fictional films and four contest selections from documentary films will be showed. Fictional films will start at 4 p.m., and documentary films will start at 4:30 p.m. ...

Faculty Senate elections now underway

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2019


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Faculty members have until March 26 to vote in the Faculty Senate election, which includes voting for changes to the Faculty Senate constitution. Jeff Stowell, the vice chair for the Faculty Senate, announced at the Senate’s Tuesday meeting that the election is now open and the ballot can be dist...

Charleston named ‘Butterfly Capital of Illinois’

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 19, 2019


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The City of Charleston was named the “Butterfly Capital of Illinois” by the Urban Butterfly Initiative during the Charleston City Council meeting Tuesday. Paul Switzer, biological sciences professor, presented the award to Mayor Brandon Combs and the council. Switzer said UBI’s mission is to...

Career Services to inform international students about US interviews

Blake Faith, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2019


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International students struggling to adapt to American interviewing styles can learn more about it by attending Career Services’ Mastering the United States Interview Culture for International Students Wednesday. One of this year’s goals for Career Services was to offer more events and informat...

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