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ROC fest starts with a board game tournament

ROC fest starts with a board game tournament

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Students could feel the friendly competition in the air as Residents on Campus fest started Monday evening with “Tournament Night,” a part of its 2017 “Panther Family Game Night” theme. Throughout the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, students played a life-size...

Students share experiences in Latin America

Students share experiences in Latin America

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  Five presenters shared their study abroad experiences in a panel called “From the Eyes of Latinos” in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union as part of Latin Heritage month. Alysh Oetzel, junior foreign languages and communication disorders and sciences double major, spent four...

GALLERY: Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team

GALLERY: Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team

Justin Brown, Photographer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Online, Through the lens

Eastern's RSO Ultimate Frisbee Team practices Tuesday in preparation of upcoming fall portion of season. The RSO consists of both a men's (Reaper) and women's (Angels) team and competes in the Great Lake region against other club and college teams. The group meets Sunday's 3 to 5 p.m. and Monday through...

Glassman to give State of University

Staff Report

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Eastern President David Glassman is set to give the university’s annual State of the University Address 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to a press release from the university, the address will cover topics such as the university’s FY18 budget,...

Remembering 9/11’s impact today

Remembering 9/11’s impact today

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, Online, Showcase

Although she is too young to recall the day the tragedy happened, freshman psychology major Kirsten Daugherty still sees the affect the Sept.11 attacks have had on present-day issues. “Whenever I learn about it, whenever I see videos, it really is heart-wrenching,” Daugherty said. “I think of...

Boil order still in effect for campus

Staff Report

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, Online

The boil order for the City of Charleston was discontinued Monday, though it remains in place for those on Eastern’s campus. The original order was put in place after a large water main break on Douglas Drive at Alan Drive, between Lincoln and Polk Avenues. Though original set to end at 11 a.m....

RSO promotes relationships over religion

Gabriel Tomer, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  This story is the first in a series of stories exploring religious organizations on campus and in the community.   Eastern is a place where different cultures and lifestyles collide. There are many registered student organizations on campus providing sanctuary for people with differing...

Clear out your junk and go live

Liz Stephens, Columnist

September 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Online, Opinions

A question I have had on my mind lately is “why do we put so much value in material items or just stuff?” We work our hind ends off in life to buy stuff, whether it be luxury stuff or cheap stuff. I think it is a weird concept and habit we have by revolving our entire life around buying things and...

Enrollment down by five percent

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  Eastern’s total enrollment has gone down from 7,415 in fall 2016 to 7,030 in fall 2017, making for a five percent decrease from last year’s numbers. This is the university’s lowest fall-to-fall headcount decline in six years. “That means (enrollment has) gone down every year in...

Meet the Geeks introduction event seeks greek unity, student involvement

Meet the Geeks introduction event seeks greek unity, student involvement

Jakira Smith, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Showing unity was the common goal for greek organizations from the National Pan-Hellenic Council Friday as they gave students a glimpse of their organization during “Meet the Greeks.” The NPHC is a council of African-American Greek organizations and “Meet the Greeks” is a step show that allows...

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Mid-Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters is beginning their first month-long recruitment process of the semester in September. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program between a “big” adult mentor and a “little” child and has had a Mid-Illinois branch for over 40 years. AmeriCorps VISTA...

Students say ‘goodbye’ to last days of summer

Brooke Schwartz, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  Students can come say goodbye to the last of the sunrays with the Summer Spin-Off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday in the South Quad. The event, which is hosted by the University Board, will feature tie-dye, spin-art Frisbees and popsicles. Sienna Mark, the UB member who planned the...

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