The Daily Eastern News

City council to vote on amending ambulance rates

Staff Report

April 3, 2017

The Charleston City Council will amend ambulance and the sewer and water rates at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Council members will vote on whether to amend the base rates applicable for service to residents of the city, including full-time students of Eastern. If passed, the rates...

“Death of a Salesman” draws intimate crowd

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

April 3, 2017

Charleston Community Theatre’s production of “Death of a Salesman” has stirred the emotions of local audience members. Arthur Miller’s classic play is about a man named Willy Loman living in New York City in the late 1940s. Loman is a salesman who gets demoted from a salary employee to a commissioned...

Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Members of Sigma Chi compete in ‘tuggs’ at the campus pond Monday afternoon. Sigma Chi lost to Delta Chi in 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

April 3, 2017

Four fraternities faced off as they slid through the slick and wet grass Monday afternoon during this year’s Tugs Competition kick off. However, confusion flooded the area by Campus Pond due to a technical call that left the winners of the first round uncertain. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Kappa...

Students’ speeches score successes

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

April 3, 2017

The four-member speech team earned accolades for their work at a recent national tournament including three finalists and two individual champions. Edwyn Mitchell, a sophomore political science major, and Emma Walker, a freshman communication studies major, left Evanston’s Northwestern University...

Sushi starts off Asian Heritage Month

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

April 3, 2017

The 11th Annual Asian Heritage Month kicks off with the “Taste of Asia” at 12 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Concourse. Free Asian food from QQ Buffet and Bangkok Thai Restaurant and Asian music will be available, including vegetarian options. Asia-related RSO representatives,...

Jarrell, Titus run for school board position

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor in chief

March 31, 2017

With different experiences fueling their passion for education, incumbent Charles Jarrell and newcomer Matt Titus are running for a position on the Board of Education for Charleston Community Unit School District No. 1. Charleston residents can vote to elect either Titus or Jarrell for a 4-year term...

Documentary shares stories of immigrants

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

March 30, 2017

  EIU Students for Peace and Justice showcased their original documentary “I am Migration” Thursday night, which revealed several unnamed immigrants’ stories of struggle and hardship they endured while migrating from their home countries. The main message behind the film was to show...

Greek Week will kick off with Airband

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

March 30, 2017

  The annual Airband dance competition will start Greek Week in style 7 p.m. Friday in McAfee Gym. All of Eastern’s sororities and fraternities can participate, with some teams practicing for months in preparation. Alpha Phi member Allison Divello describes Airband as an opportunity for...

Fashion show to promote African culture

Jade Lewis, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2017

  An annual spring fashion show will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. It will be hosted by the African Student Association, who made the theme for the fashion show, “I Love My Africa: Views from the Motherland.” It was inspired...

Five Things You Should Know: LinkedIn Edition

March 29, 2017

Check out our video on the five things any student should know when setting up a LinkedIn account.

Gatrell announced as third provost candidate

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 28, 2017

  The third candidate for provost, Jay Gatrell, was announced on Eastern’s website Thursday. Gatrell is currently vice provost for faculty affairs and research at Bellarmine University, a private Catholic university in Louisville, Kentucky. An open session for students to ask Gatrell...

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