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Work, eat, practice, do it again: How Eastern’s Javon Turner survived on one hour of sleep, but still played football

Work, eat, practice, do it again: How Eastern’s Javon Turner survived on one hour of sleep, but still played football

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Javon Turner was just waiting for days off from his job at Planet Fitness, so he could finally get a normal amount of rest.  Eastern’s redshirt-senior cornerback was caught in a sleepless loop during the football team’s fall camp this season where his days were ending at 6 a.m. and beginning a...

OVC women’s basketball conference preview

OVC women’s basketball conference preview

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Belmont women’s basketball was picked once again to finish first in the Ohio Valley Conferene preseason coaches’ poll, coming as little surprise to anyone. After an 18-0 finish last season and a conference tournament victory, Belmont received 20 first-place votes to once again win the OVC. But wi...

People show support for Eastern, wait for candy during parade

People show support for Eastern, wait for candy during parade

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

People gathered by the dozens in front of houses on 6th and 7th Streets, holding plates of food, cans of beer or soda and listening to music while they waited for the 2018 Homecoming Parade to roll by. Children of all ages lined the curbs, pumpkin shaped Halloween buckets waiting to be filled with candy...

Rough start doesn’t rattle new pep rally, coronation

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Greek and student organizations gathered around to cheer for their coronation nominee at the Homecoming Coronation Pep Rally Friday night in McAfee Gym. When the time came to announce Eastern’s homecoming royalty court, the coronation winners list was missing. Student Body President Rebecca Cash wa...

Bruno’s field goal gives Panthers 24-21 win for homecoming

Bruno’s field goal gives Panthers 24-21 win for homecoming

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The wind on Saturday was relentless. Throughout the Eastern football team’s homecoming game against Tennessee-Martin, huge gusts of wind tortured footballs in the air, carried debris across the field and made the goalposts dance like leaves. But still, Eastern kicker Nick Bruno was able to get his...

CAA talks Senate’s governance proposal

CAA talks Senate’s governance proposal

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Council on Academic Affairs discussed the new governance resolution brought forth during the Oct. 16 Faculty Senate meeting at its meeting on Oct. 18. In the draft proposal Jeff Stowell, senate vice-chair and psychology professor, shared with the senate on Tuesday, he wrote, “Curricular bodies on cam...

Student Senate hears updates on BLM flag, approves RSO

Student Senate hears updates on BLM flag, approves RSO

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Student Senate received updates on the petition to have a Black Lives Matter flag on campus and plans to place the new panther statue in an alternative location Wednesday night. Senators also approved a new registered student organization, and the new committee chairs were announced. Alicia Matu...

Students gain event-planning experience though fall festival

Students gain event-planning experience though fall festival

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Eastern students painted gourds and played lawn games with free food and music, thanks to the students of the CMN 3950-Conferences and Event Planning class. Dan Crews, director of Programming, Publicity and Promotion, gave his CMN 3950 students a choice: Sit in a lecture, or get real life planning ...

Turnovers forever: How a Black Panther mask has inspired Eastern’s defense to force more turnovers

Turnovers forever: How a Black Panther mask has inspired Eastern’s defense to force more turnovers

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Early in the second quarter against Murray State in week six, Eastern defensive end Josh Price recovered a fumble at the Murray State 34-yard line and returned the ball seven yards to the 27-yard line. Price immediately got up off the turf, celebrated his recovery and went back to the sideline to claim...

Faculty Senate looks at solutions with shared governance, think tank

Faculty Senate looks at solutions with shared governance, think tank

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Faculty Senate had a full agenda Tuesday, which included looking at resolutions for shared governance, an updated 360 review process for administrators and a university think tank. The shared governance discussion, which began in earnest at a senate meeting on Jan. 23, 2018, was started because of c...

EIU-UPI contract clarified in Faculty Senate meeting

EIU-UPI contract clarified  in Faculty Senate meeting

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Jeannie Ludlow, the president of Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, clarified points of the newly approved EIU-UPI contract at the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 16. Ludlow said she has been getting questions about items in the contract that were not recently added and have actual...

Former Eastern football coach Spoo dead at 80

Former Eastern football coach Spoo dead at 80

JJ Bullock and Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editors

October 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Former Eastern head football coach Bob Spoo died Monday at the age of 80 in Rockford, Il.  Spoo coached at Eastern from 1986 to 2011 and is Eastern’s all-time leader with 144 wins as a head coach, and he was inducted into Eastern’s hall of fame in 2015.  Those who knew Spoo remember him fondly no...

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