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University Board to host 2 events this week

Staff Report

March 17, 2019


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The University Board will host “Pixelpalooza” on Tuesday and “The Pink Passion” on Friday. “Pixelpalooza” is a video game tournament and enters its fifth year. It is cohosted by the Gamer’s Guild and Esports. It will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King...

Students unload, reflect after spring break week

Katelyn Eddington, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2019


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Eastern students coming back from spring break found time to relax, be adventurous and prepare for the final stretch of the semester. Dymine Dorsey, an Andrews resident and desk assistant and senior English major, said she went to New Orleans a week after Mardi Gras with two friends. Dorsey and her fr...

Freezing rain, snow expected Friday morning

Staff Report

March 7, 2019


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A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Friday for much of central Illinois and east central Illinois. According to the National Weather Service, light snow will continue with some freezing drizzle occurring overnight. Around two inches of snow is expected by dawn Friday along with a lig...

CAA OKs 18 agenda items

CAA OKs 18 agenda items

Corryn Brock , Associate News Editor

March 7, 2019


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In a meeting that began with nine agenda items, the Council on Academic Affairs approved 18 agenda items unanimously during their meeting Thursday. The council made a motion to add nine additional items to their agenda to ensure the items would be available for the Fall 2019 undergraduate catalog. Th...

Students share intentions for the upcoming spring break

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019


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Spring break is finally here, and Eastern’s students share their intentions for the upcoming week-long break from classes. Some students plan on going back home to visit with family while others have plans to leave the state and go on trips. Senior psychology major Nick Bamert belonged to the...

All residence halls, Greek court closed during break

Staff Report

March 7, 2019


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Eastern’s spring break is finally here; that means some services and buildings on campus will be closed until students get back. The residence halls and Greek court will close at 8 p.m. on Friday; these buildings will be open again by 1 p.m. on March 17. The University Food Court in the Martin Lu...

Before you go: Spring break travel tips

Tom O’Connor, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019


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Before confirming travel plans, whether to somewhere in the United States or abroad, it is only practical to consider the implications of planning poorly or getting distracted on vacation. Here are four pieces of advice for anyone heading on a trip over break: 1. Be aware of powerful currents Ten ...

What to know before leaving for spring break

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

March 7, 2019


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•  Residence Halls and Greek Court will close except for Lincoln, Stevenson, Douglas and Thomas Halls on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. •  The Residence Halls and Greek Court will re-open on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. •  All residents in Residence Halls and Greek Court have a checklist to complet...

Students finding common ground despite political differences

Tom O’Connor, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019


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Grant Manning’s friends at Eastern almost never agree with him, at least politically. Manning rarely dissented from the political outlook of his friends at Metamora high school, most of whom embraced views in line with his own. Then, that all changed. The junior political science major considers the majority of...

40 students to spend spring break giving back

Maria Ruettiger

March 7, 2019


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Spring break starts March 11, and this is usually a time for people to take a break from school and enjoy their free time. However, the Newman Catholic Center has “alternative” spring break plans that involve helping others. Doris Nordin, campus minister at the Newman Catholic Center, said Alternative Spring B...

Student Senate approves formation of Judicial Research Committee

Student Senate approves formation of Judicial Research Committee

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 7, 2019


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Student Senate approved the creation of a Judicial Research Committee to create job descriptions for future student judges during its Wednesday meeting. The main goal of the Judicial Research Committee, according to Senate Bill 18-19-07, is “to begin the process of bringing back the Judicial Br...

Some students will continue working on campus over break

Some students will continue working on campus over break

Gillian Eubanks, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019


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Spring break starts at the end of this week, leaving many students without a job for a few days, meaning little to no pay on the next paycheck. With a student job, workers cannot exceed 20 hours in a week's period during school. These student workers can still work over spring break. If a student ha...

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