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Students, community participate in multiple activities during Celebration: A Festival of the Arts

Students, community participate in multiple activities during Celebration: A Festival of the Arts

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online, Showcase, Through the lens

Celebration: A Festival of the Arts returned to Eastern after a two-year hiatus, filling campus with three days of festivities, featuring music, art and food on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Numerous bands were featured throughout the festival, including the “Bon Odori Group” that performed music...

Screaming fans welcome Fetty Wap Saturday

Screaming fans  welcome Fetty Wap Saturday

Abbey Whittington, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online, Showcase, Through the lens

Fetty Wap graced the stage in a bright yellow Gucci sweater and took it off to reveal an Eastern T-shirt as audience members screamed in anticipation for his performance Saturday in Lantz Arena. Fuzzi Fuzz came out first and performed to hype up attendees for Fetty Wap. He also wore Eastern attire and ende...

Shooter still not identified in Edingburg’s death

Staff Report

April 20, 2018


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A year after the death of Eastern student Byron Edingburg, the  shooter still has yet to be identified, according to a press release sent out by the Charleston Police Department this morning. At 2:28 a.m. on April 22, 2017, Edingburg was shot when trying to break up a fight that occurred in the backyard...

Fetty Wap to come Eastern’s way for spring concert

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Rapper Fetty Wap will be coming Eastern’s way for the spring concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in Lantz Arena. Mariah Marlar, one of the concert coordinators for the University Board, said the UB chose Fetty Wap to be the performer this year based on a student survey that was sent out in October. “After...

Western Illinois University faculty union votes to authorize strike

Staff Report

April 20, 2018


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On Wednesday, Western Illinois University’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois vote to authorize a strike. The vote passed with “high turnout and an overwhelming majority,” according to a post on UPI Local 4100 WIU chapter’s Facebook Page. According to Tri States Public Rad...

Contract negotiations continue between EIU-UPI, administration

Staff Report

April 20, 2018


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Contract negotiations between the EIU-UPI and Eastern’s administration are continuing on, with several sessions scheduled for after the semester ends. In a joint statement by Grant Sterling, lead negotiator for the EIU-UPI, and Amie Calvert, lead negotiator for the administration, they said both...

Earth Wise and Students for Peace and Justice spread the word about climate change

Earth Wise and Students for Peace and Justice spread the word about climate change

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Though their posters kept blowing everywhere because of the wind, Earth Wise and Students for Peace and Justice still decorated the Doudna Steps and passed out pamphlets to spread awareness about the atrocities of climate change Thursday afternoon. Participants painted posters and displayed them on the Doudna...

CAA approves proposed accelerated law degree program with NIU partner

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

April 19, 2018


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The Council on Academic Affairs approved the accelerated law degree proposal at its meeting Thursday. The plan includes an academic track, which would allow students to major in political science, and then after three years at Eastern transfer to Northern Illinois University to finish their political sci...

Feeding Fetty: A look into the rapper’s contract and requests

Dillan Schorfheide, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Rapper Fetty Wap has been guaranteed $75,000 from Eastern to perform at this year’s spring concert, according to the contract between the two parties. The payment to Fetty Wap includes the artist’s opening act, travel, lodging and the artist’s fee. Fetty Wap will headline and close the show,...

RHA to spring into summer with last event of semester

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

April 19, 2018


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The Residence Hall Association is hosting its last big campus activity, called “Spring Event,” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the South Quad. The idea for the event was based off the setup of the Olympics, said Allorah Miles-L’Hote, a junior graphic design major and RHA vice-president. The ev...

Student Spotlight: Kyrsten Holderby will present research at national conference

Student Spotlight: Kyrsten Holderby will present research at national conference

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Kyrsten Holderby, a senior biological sciences major, will be speaking at a national conference hosted by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on Saturday and Sunday in San Diego, Calif. At the conference, Holderby will be presenting research she and her lab partners worked on ab...

Students find out what it would be like to live as a refugee during simulation

Students find out what it would be like to live as a refugee during simulation

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

During “Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes,” students experienced a simulation of what it would be like to live as a refugee, fleeing from their home country to find a new life in the US, on the Library Quad Wednesday afternoon. At the simulation, organized by Students for Peace and Justice, students we...

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