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Vigil, march hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy

Vigil, march hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

At this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and vigil, students took time to reflect on and commemorate the progress and strides King made while acknowledging there is still work to be done. They walked from Andrews Hall to the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, holding candles in Styro...

Workgroup Review Committee to submit final report

Workgroup Review Committee to submit final report

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Workgroup Review Committee, which has been meeting since Oct. 20, will submit its final recommendations on Tuesday for Provost Jay Gatrell, Eastern President David Glassman and the rest of campus to see. The committee will be making three overarching recommendations: the creation of an Eastern ...

Damages from recent Marty’s Bar crash exceed damages from 2016 crash

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Marty’s Bar sustained more damages from an accident where a vehicle crashed into the side of its building Wednesday night, but it will still be open this weekend. A similar accident occurred on March 24, 2016 when a car crashed into almost the same spot in the entrance of the bar. “We still are ...

Men’s basketball team lacking offensive leadership

Men’s basketball team lacking offensive leadership

Maher Kawash, Basketball Reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team is ailing with injuries to some vital players, and it is hurting in many ways offensively. Leg injuries to Terrell Lewis and D’Angelo Jackson have depleted the Panthers of a viable shot creator. The lack of spacing in the absence of those two has been seen through ...

Panthers fall flat at end, lose to Tennessee State

Panthers fall flat at end, lose to Tennessee State

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern men’s basketball team actually put together a strong night at the free throw line, shooting 72 percent, improving on its season average of 66 percent. But when Eastern needed the biggest free throw of the game, it did not get it. Senior Ray Crossland missed the first of two free thr...

Truck crashes into Marty’s, similar to previous crash in same spot

Truck crashes into Marty’s, similar to previous crash in same spot

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A driver’s loss of control resulted in a crash into the building of Marty’s Bar on Wednesday evening. The accident, which occurred around 4:45 PM, was caused by a female driver in a 1997 red Ford Ranger. “The female driver was coming down 4th Street and turning onto Grant Avenue,” said Officer...

Guest trombonist plays in Doudna Tuesday

Guest trombonist plays in Doudna Tuesday

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Online producer

January 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

When trombonist Peter Steiner arrived from Vienna, Austria, to Eastern,he had never met his accompanist, collaborative pianist Kevina Lamb, before. Steiner came to the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Recital Hall on Tuesday night, performing with both Eastern students and faculty members. Music professor Jemmie Robertson discovered Steiner th...

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Faculty Senate looked at the possibility of creating another “vitalization” group at its Tuesday meeting. Institutional repository librarian Todd Bruns, who is currently on the Workgroup Review Committee, brought up the idea of making a group that could create its own recommendations for the...

Underclassmen need to step up for women’s basketball

Underclassmen need to step up for women’s basketball

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern women’s basketball team is without senior guard Grace Lennox and junior guard Carmen Tellez because of injury. Without the team’s leading scorer and one of the squad’s biggest rebounders, the underclassmen need to step up to salvage what’s left of the season. The Panthers were ha...

Men’s tennis team ready for season

Men’s tennis team ready for season

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern Men’s Tennis team had its struggles over the course of last season, piling up only five wins in 24 matches. An encouraging sign in the eyes of the Panthers is they won their last two matches of the season against Hanover and Illinois-Springfield. Eastern coach Sam Kercheval said it w...

Panther swimmer becomes engaged over break

Panther swimmer becomes engaged over break

Adam Shay, Swim Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming

For some Eastern men and women swimmers, they practiced over break; however, senior Steve Fishman only swam once, as he was busy celebrating his recent engagement. On Dec. 22, Fishman proposed to Nikki Peck, his girlfriend of over three years. Not only is Peck his future wife, she has been much more th...

Student Spotlight: Graduate student helps others as international student ambassador

Student Spotlight: Graduate student helps others as international student ambassador

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Kehinde Adebayo, a graduate student studying economics, has only been in the United States for five months, but he is already getting involved, helping others who were once in his shoes as an international student ambassador. Coming to Eastern from Nigeria in August, he said he has learned a lot. Though...

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