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Student parents provide advice

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

September 4, 2019

For Jordyn Hayes, the feeling of being a parent is simply indescribable. The senior human services and community leadership major said being a college student with children certainly does come with its obstacles, but she would not change a thing. About 22 percent of undergraduates are parents;...

City Council approves two proclamations

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 3, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted and approved two proclamations Tuesday.  The two proclamations designated a week in September as Constitution Week and a week in October as Fire Prevention Week in the city.  The week of Sept. 17–23, 2019 will be Constitution Week because “it is fitting ...

Total enrollment rises again at Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

September 3, 2019

Eastern’s enrollment is up 3.7 percent total headcount from 7,526 in fall 2018 to 7,806 this fall. Total headcount includes full-time enrollment and part-time enrollment for undergraduates and graduates, and high school students taking dual credit courses. This year there are 1,191 full-time freshm...

Gatrell delivers enrollment report to Faculty Senate

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell delivered Eastern’s tenth day enrollment numbers, conveying a message of overall positivity and growth, to the Faculty Senate Tuesday. Gatrell reported to the senate that overall head count, which includes high school dual credit students and online students, increased ...

Students give tips for self-care, self-improvement

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 3, 2019

Eastern students expressed their self-care tips in time for Self-Improvement Month and Self-Care Awareness Month, which is recognized in September. Sam Hennegan, a sophomore English and philosophy major, said she practices self-care every day. “I think it’s super important,” Hennegan said. “I me...

1619 Exhibit, Race Card Project kick off ‘400th’

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 3, 2019

Two events were held to kick off a series of events with the purpose of looking in depth at race in the past, present and future in American society. The event falls on the 400th anniversary of the first Africans being brought the what is now the U.S. The first event of the day was held in Booth...

City Council to vote on proclamations

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 2, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on two proclamations from the mayor and a raffle license. The two proclamations will designate two weeks as Constitution Week and Fire Prevention Week in the city. The week of Sept. 17–23, 2019 will be named as Constitution Week if it is approved because “it...

Rep. Miller hosts fundraiser, Rep. Bailey, Rep. Halbrook speak

Rep. Miller hosts fundraiser, Rep. Bailey, Rep. Halbrook speak

Corryn Brock, Hannah Shillo

September 2, 2019

State Rep. Chris Miller (R-Robinson) hosted a fundraiser called “Bluegrass and Burgers” Monday night, which featured speeches from State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) and State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville). Approximately 100 people were in attendance for the fundraiser. Norman Kernas, ...

‘400th Exhibit’ to showcase US slavery history

Zoë Donovan

September 2, 2019

This week will kick off a series of events that seek to remember the struggle, celebrate the triumphs and identify the work ahead for African individuals in America through Eastern’s “400th Exhibit.” History professor David Smith said he saw the need for a project like this to be a part of Easte...

Shimkus will not seek re-election in 2020

Corryn Brock, News Editor

August 30, 2019

Congressman John Shimkus will not seek re-election in 2020, according to a press release.  Shimkus released the following statement:  "As Illinois candidates begin to circulate petitions next week, now is the time for me to announce that I will not be seeking re-election.” "It has been the honor ...

CAA talks changes to admissions grade scale

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs heard a late addition to its discussion items proposing a change in the admission policy. The CAA is hoping to officially act upon the proposal at its next weekly meeting. Richard England, dean of Pine Honors College, and Josh Norman, Associate Vice President for...

State Rep. Miller to host campaign fundraiser

Corryn Brock, News Editor

August 29, 2019

State Rep. Chris Miller (R-Robinson) is hosting a campaign fundraiser, “Bluegrass and Burgers,” at Miller Park in Oakland Sept. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Louisville), who is also a candidate for state senator of the 55th district, and State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville)...

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