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Chinese diplomats to visit Eastern

Chinese diplomats to visit Eastern

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Student Senate discussed the upcoming arrival of Chinese diplomats on campus and the shooting that took place at Mattoon High School. Rebecca Cash, the vice president of academic affairs, said a public forum will be held with representatives from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference-Shanghai...

1 student shot, 1 taken into custody following Mattoon shooting

1 student shot, 1 taken into custody following Mattoon shooting

Staff Report

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

One student was shot, but is in stable condition, following a shooting at Mattoon High School Wednesday. Officials said evidence indicates the shooter, who was a student, was acting alone. He was detained and placed into custody. At approximately 11:32 p.m. Wednesday morning the Mattoon Police...

Wright State beats Panthers 2-0

Wright State beats Panthers 2-0

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Eastern men’s soccer team lost its third game in a row Tuesday at Lakeside Field, as the Wright State Raiders made the most of their four total shots on goal to defeat Eastern 2-0. For Eastern, the game marks its third game in a row without scoring a goal, however, it is the first game of the lo...

Masked men cause confusion

Masked men cause confusion

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Three men wearing horror-movie-inspired masks and allegedly wielding knives were spotted near campus this weekend, where they reportedly followed people walking down the sidewalk and knocked on the windows of homes. The Charleston Police Department declined to comment about the incidents, instead...

Depth at wide receiver hurting football team

Depth at wide receiver hurting football team

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  It was the third quarter against Illinois State, and Scotty Gilkey lofted a ball nearly 50 yards down field into the end zone and the receiver just could not come up with it. There is no reason to expect receivers to come down with every ball, but that was a turning point as the score would...

GALLERY: Family Weekend Snapshots

GALLERY: Family Weekend Snapshots

September 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Through the lens

From ROTC rappelling to face painting in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, here are some photos that photographers snapped during Family Weekend. ...

Cadets try their hand at rappelling

Cadets try their hand at rappelling

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Emotions and suspense lingered on the side of Klehm Hall Friday as students and ROTC cadets fastened their ropes and tightened their helmets as they headed to the top of the building for the annual rappelling lab. All the cadets in the ROTC program have to rappel, however Shamus Shields, a fourth-...

Ventriloquist brings Audience to Life

Ventriloquist brings Audience to Life

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger helped welcome in Family Weekend with her zany crew of puppets ranging in age, temperament and even species. Trefzger involved all ages in her act by selecting audience members throughout the show to participate in her skits. Dallas Lancenese, the university board comedy...

Keynote speaker talks morality in Harry Potter

Keynote speaker talks morality in Harry Potter

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase

The opening reception of the Booth Library’s Harry Potter exhibit saw students and community members alike gathered together in their shared adoration of J. K. Rowling’s popular book series. People of all ages were in attendance, proving Harry Potter’s multi-generational appeal, which Jonelle...

Eastern set for big game with Redbirds

Eastern set for big game with Redbirds

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

It is not an Ohio Valley Conference matchup, but it is the battle for the Mid America Classic Trophy between two in-state rivals, Eastern and Illinois State. Eastern had a let-down game last week and Illinois State is coming off a bye leading up to the home opener Saturday at O’Brien Field. The P...

Visiting scholar introduces Chinese language to students

Visiting scholar introduces Chinese language to students

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

For the first time in years, Eastern students are currently taking a Chinese language course this semester while professor Yan Yu is at the university. Yan is a visiting scholar from Dalian Polytechnic University in China and native Chinese speaker. She uses her experiences to open up the minds of...

Eastern men’s soccer loses first game of season

Eastern men’s soccer loses first game of season

September 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

  Marshall got three goals from three different players and outshot Eastern 27-1 as it handed the Eastern men’s soccer team its first loss of the young season. The one shot Eastern had is their lowest total of the season and lowest in a game since Oct. 1 of last year. “Not enough urgency...

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