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Dia de los Muertos to raise cultural awareness around Eastern

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 31, 2018


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Eastern’s annual Dia de los Muertos celebration will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the University Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The University Board, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), the Foreign Language Department, the Spanish Club, Alpha Psi Lam...

Student Senate hears presentation on Black Lives Matter flag

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


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Two students who started a petition to fly a Black Lives Matter Flag in the South Quad directly underneath the American flag during African-American Heritage Month presented the topic to the Student Senate Wednesday night. Morgan Colvin, a junior political science major, and Keshyra Bluminberg, a juni...

Hunger Action Month kicks off with ‘Pie a Celeb’

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 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 but was moved because of inclement weather. “Pie a Celeb”...

Geology, Geography Department to host 2 presenters

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018


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Two geographers will give presentations Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 3040 of the Physical Science Building. The Department of Geology and Geography is hosting Margaret Gripshover and Thomas Bell as part of the department’s colloquium series. Michael Cornebise, the interim associate dean of the College of...

New Sustainability Club promoting environmentally-friendly practices

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018


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The Sustainability Club, a brand new RSO, is welcoming new members who are interested in learning different ways to live happily while remaining environmentally friendly. Joshua Harden, a grad student majoring in business administration and the president of the club, said he and others wanted a RSO...

Faculty Senate explores specifics of potential university think tank

Faculty Senate explores specifics of potential university think tank

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 31, 2018


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Faculty Senate discussed the specifics of a university think tank, a more specific shared governance resolution and an update on international students at its meeting on Tuesday. The idea of a think tank, which would focus on macro ideas and trends in higher education and would look at Eastern’...

Student performers take stage at drag show

Student performers take stage at drag show

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

October 31, 2018


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Eight students performed in drag for the EIU Pride Student Drag Show on Tuesday night. Six performers were Eastern students, and two were local high school students. Mother Natwhore, a performer in the show, has performed in three drags shows at Eastern in the past. He said the show is beneficial for...

9 students set to perform in drag show

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

October 29, 2018


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A student drag show will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Nine students will perform in drag during the event. Jovan Williams, a sophomore music performance major, will be performing “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj and “S&M” by Rihanna as their drag ...

New accelerated grad programs in place this fall

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018


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New accelerated graduate programs were implemented the Fall 2018 semester starting off in the English department. Randall Beebe, coordinator of graduate studies in the English department, said the accelerated English graduate program was designed and introduced for this academic year of 2017-2018. ...

Faculty Senate to discuss potential constitution changes

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 29, 2018


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The Faculty Senate will look at senate constitution changes and the university think tank proposal at its meeting Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Proposed changes to the senate constitution now includes the new shared governance proposal discussed at the senate’s Oct. 17 meeting. ...

Turning 21 and Halloween all in a week

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

October 29, 2018


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In St. Louis where I grew up, it is a tradition for trick-or-treaters to tell a joke before they are given candy on your doorstep. On a busy night, you might hear 50 to 100 jokes. A lot of the trick-or-treaters are too young to get the humor but are happy to tell a joke in exchange for candy. Like ...

Past ALT-TV episodes to air on television

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 29, 2018


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The Alternative Television and Film Club will air past episodes on a local television channel beginning in January 2019 at 11 p.m. on Saturdays. Professor Scott Walus, advisor and creator of ALT-TV, said he is pleased that the show will be airing on television. “It’s what I hoped for when it s...

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