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Student Senate awards given out at last meeting of semester

Student Senate awards given out at last meeting of semester

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

April 25, 2018


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Two student senators were given Senator of the Semester and Senator of the Year awards as other senators and members on the executive board said their senate “goodbyes” at its last meeting of the semester Wednesday night. Ethan Osborne, a current senator and chair of the student internal affairs com...

Trees, shrubs to be planted at Lake Charleston Friday for Arbor Day

Abbey Sowacke, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2018


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As part of a series of Arbor Day activities, volunteers will be planting 41 trees and shrubs around Lake Charleston on Friday. Official Arbor Day events will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with a tree-planting ceremony at the circle drive on the east side of Old Main. The ceremony will include gue...

Structure fire breaks on Van Buren; residents not injured

Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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A structure fire broke out at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday at 325 Van Buren Ave., though no injuries were reported from it. The resident of the house was in the building at the time of the fire, but was able to escape. It was determined it had started in the kitchen because of a grease fire from an unattended pot on the ...

Students march against sexual violence at ‘Take Back the Night’

Students march against sexual violence at ‘Take Back the Night’

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , Associate News Editor

April 24, 2018


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Students gathered at the Doudna Steps to speak up against sexual violence at “Take Back the Night” on Tuesday evening. Organized by Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service and EIU FEM, students wrote their feelings and facts about sexual violence in chalk on the Doudna Steps and proceeded...

Students prepare their own pieces for Composers’ Forum Concert

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

April 24, 2018


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Students will show pieces they have been working on throughout the semester during the Composers' Forum Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The forum, which occurs every semester, is a showcase for Eastern student composers, said music professor...

Researcher to present findings about GIS impact on bird injuries

Rachel Stanevich, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2018


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Researcher Tyler Wright will be presenting his findings on how Geospatial Information Systems help prevent bird injuries and deaths at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Physical Science building. This event will be a part of the department’s Colloquium Series. Wright became interested in studying birds...

Students coordinate with dining halls on food allergies

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

April 24, 2018


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Students with food allergies still have options when it comes to eating in Eastern's dining halls, though they still have to be vigilant when living away from home. Julia Spencer, a freshman history major, has a banana allergy. “Sometimes, (the dining halls) have banana pudding, and I see...

Student tells of ‘body shaming’ experience at Health and Counseling Services

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2018


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One student, unhappy with the response she got after reporting what she says is a 'body-shaming' incident at Health and Counseling Services, has taken her concerns to the State Medical Licensing Board. Susannah Sinard, a senior marketing major, always had positive experiences going to Health and Counseling...

Take Back the Night march to support survivors of sexual violence

Precious Williams, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


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Marchers and organizers of Take Back the Night aim to show support for survivors of sexual violence and make their voices heard at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday starting at the Doudna Steps. Alana Reinhardt, the president of EIU FEM and a junior public relations major, said this march allows survivors of sexual...

Late dean to be memorialized through undergraduate art gallery

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Glenn Hild, the former interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities who died of cancer on April 8, is being remembered through an undergraduate student art gallery located in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Chris Kahler, the chair of the art department, knew Hild for 28 years, first as his student,...

Zach Newell named new dean of Booth Library

Staff Report

April 23, 2018


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  Zach Newell, currently a librarian at Salem State University in Massachusetts, has been named the new dean of Booth Library. According to a press release, Newell has served in various library roles at Salem State over the past 10 years. Newell’s plans for Booth include examining and...

Students celebrate, dance during Holi festival

Students celebrate, dance during Holi festival

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

April 22, 2018


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A mass of Gulal, a traditional Indian powder, filled the air, coating participants in an assortment of different colors at "Holi: Festival of Colors" on Saturday afternoon in the South Quad. Students ran across the quad through the swarm of colors and water, stopping to dance to Indian tunes such as B...

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