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Food insecurity discussed at lecture Monday

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018


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Sociology professor Michael Gillespie gave a talk about hunger at the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Monday night. Gillespie said the problem of food insecurity is one that will stick around. “Food insecurity’s not going anywhere, unfortunately, within our town,” said Gillespie. Michael...

English Club to host NaNoWriMo write-in

Hannah Shillo, Staff Report

November 5, 2018


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The English Club is hosting its first write-in from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 3732 of Coleman Hall in celebration of National Novel Writing Month. November is National Novel Writing Month, and it is often shortened and referred to as “NaNoWriMo.” Angela Vietto, adviser for English Clu...

EIU-UPI, EIU Progressives to provide transportation to, from polling sites

Staff Report

November 5, 2018


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University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 and EIU Progressives will be collaborating to provide transportation to and from polling sites Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. People who wish to vote, but who are not yet registered, can also get rides to the Charleston Courthouse for same-day registratio...

Charleston City Council to vote on amending city code referencing ineligibility for liquor licenses

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

November 5, 2018


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The Charleston City Council will vote on amending the city code referencing ineligibility for a liquor license as well as six other action items at its Tuesday meeting. The subsection the council will vote to change currently says, “No person, individually or as a partner or shareholder in any corpora...

Nontraditional Student Week starts Monday

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 4, 2018


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A week to acknowledge and commemorate nontraditional students, nationally known as Nontraditional Student Week, kicks off Nov. 5 and continues through Nov. 9. Kim Redfern, an academic adviser in the School of Extended Learning, said this week is to draw attention to Eastern’s many nontraditional...

Hunger Action Month kicks off with lecture on food insecurities

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

November 4, 2018


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Hunger Action Month will kick off with the Poverty and Food Insecurity: The Reality of Hunger in the Community and On Campus talk at 5 p.m. Monday in the Doudna Performing Arts Lecture Hall. Sociology Professor Michael Gillespie, who has done research on the topic, will be presenting the lecture,...

‘Pie a Celeb’ moved to next week; Monday lecture to kick off Hunger Action Month

Staff Report

November 1, 2018


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Students will have a chance to throw pies at “Eastern celebrities” while supporting the three food pantries in Charleston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Library Quad. The event was originally supposed to take place on Nov. 1 and was supposed to kick off Hunger Action Month but was moved...

Community celebrates Dia de los Muertos

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Bright decorations and floral displays adorned the University Ballroom as students and community members gathered to celebrate Dia de los Muertos Thursday afternoon. Attendees had several activities to choose from, including the building of ofrendas, creating masks, making nichos, having their faces...

Herpetology Club hopes to expand, gain membership 

Nathan Cortez , Contributing Writer

November 1, 2018


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The Herpetology Club, first started in the fall of 2017, has seen a spike in student involvement over the past year.   Eloy Martinez, club adviser, assistant biology professor and animal physiologist, said reptiles and amphibians have become quite vulnerable to humans, which has made herpetology a gro...

Doudna honors veterans: EIU Wind Symphony performs a Veteran’s Day tribute concert

Doudna honors veterans: EIU Wind Symphony performs a Veteran’s Day tribute concert

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Red, white and blue lights shone on the walls of the Dvorak concert hall in honor of the Veteran’s Day Call to Duty concert Thursday evening. Professor Alicia Neal conducted the EIU Wind Symphony in performing several patriotic pieces, along with guest director James Druffel. Provost Jay Gatrell...

Fashion Friday: Fall clothing tips for surviving the cold

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


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The best things about fall are all the beautiful, warm shades of reds, oranges and browns. Fall colors match with anything and with anyone and that’s why fall fashion trends are so easy to mimic. But after the leaves fall and wither away the only thing left to stay is the bitter cold, and trendy, “cute...

Eastern celebrates Halloween

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018


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In modern America, Halloween is a time for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and embracing all that is spooky in the world, but it was not always as simple as that. Halloween is deeply rooted in history, has been affected by our culture and, consequently, our culture has been affected by it, too. ...

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