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Softball team still struggling in late innings

Softball team still struggling in late innings

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

For the third straight game the Eastern softball team has blown the game in sixth or seventh inning Wednesday.  The Panthers were hoping to get a little bit of their “fire” back against Illinois Wednesday on the road, but that flame is still out as Eastern found a way to lose the lead late again to...

Morris’ grand slam helps push Panthers to big win

Morris’ grand slam helps push Panthers to big win

Adam Shay, Baseball reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Over the past two games, the Eastern baseball team has been jumping out early and attacking the ball as it scored 15 runs in the first three innings against Robert Morris.  Those 15 runs were all the Panthers would need as they won 15-6, giving the team a winning streak for the first time since ...

Track, field competing in split squad events

Track, field competing in split squad events

Alex Hartman, Track reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Beginning with this week’s Drake Relays, the Eastern track and field team will begin to wrap up its season.  The meet begins Thursday and will feature a few of Eastern’s top competitors. The rest of the team will head down to Kentucky for the Louisville Twilight Meet.  This will be the secon...

Students march against sexual violence at ‘Take Back the Night’

Students march against sexual violence at ‘Take Back the Night’

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , Associate News Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students gathered at the Doudna Steps to speak up against sexual violence at “Take Back the Night” on Tuesday evening. Organized by Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service and EIU FEM, students wrote their feelings and facts about sexual violence in chalk on the Doudna Steps and proceeded...

Softball team looking to get back on track

Softball team looking to get back on track

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

Junior Mady Poulter does not think Eastern has necessarily lost its fire, but playing Illinois Wednesday in a non-conference game will be a good opportunity to get some of it back.  The Panthers struggled over the weekend, dropping three of four to Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State.  Poulter,...

Home run ball leads baseball team to win

Home run ball leads baseball team to win

Maher Kawash, Baseball Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Not many baseball teams or fans want to witness the first two innings of a college baseball game take nearly an hour.  Unless that hour includes six home runs.  And luckily for Eastern fans, it was their team doing all the trotting around the bases as the Panthers batted around in the first en...

Season review for Eastern men’s tennis

Season review for Eastern men’s tennis

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Showcase, Sports

Consistency and improvement are just some things the Eastern men’s tennis team had this past spring season.  From making its first conference tournament since 2014 and improving their win total to their best mark in that same year, there was a lot to be excited about for the team.  Eastern c...

Eastern to host Saint Louis on Tuesday

Eastern to host Saint Louis on Tuesday

Adam Shay, Baseball Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

After scoring only five runs and being swept by Eastern Kentucky, the Eastern baseball team will have a non-conference game against Saint Louis on Tuesday. Offensively, Eastern backtracked after the team dropped 17 runs against Illinois State last Wednesday, as it was unable to find the same success...

Students celebrate, dance during Holi festival

Students celebrate, dance during Holi festival

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A mass of Gulal, a traditional Indian powder, filled the air, coating participants in an assortment of different colors at "Holi: Festival of Colors" on Saturday afternoon in the South Quad. Students ran across the quad through the swarm of colors and water, stopping to dance to Indian tunes such as B...

Students, community participate in multiple activities during Celebration: A Festival of the Arts

Students, community participate in multiple activities during Celebration: A Festival of the Arts

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Associate News Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online, Showcase, Through the lens

Celebration: A Festival of the Arts returned to Eastern after a two-year hiatus, filling campus with three days of festivities, featuring music, art and food on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Numerous bands were featured throughout the festival, including the “Bon Odori Group” that performed music...

Screaming fans welcome Fetty Wap Saturday

Screaming fans  welcome Fetty Wap Saturday

Abbey Whittington, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online, Showcase, Through the lens

Fetty Wap graced the stage in a bright yellow Gucci sweater and took it off to reveal an Eastern T-shirt as audience members screamed in anticipation for his performance Saturday in Lantz Arena. Fuzzi Fuzz came out first and performed to hype up attendees for Fetty Wap. He also wore Eastern attire and ende...

Woodbery, Brantley stand out as quarterback in loss

Woodbery, Brantley stand out as quarterback in loss

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  The starting quarterback position for the Eastern football team is still up for grabs, even after the team just completed its spring football game in a 34-27 contest that was won by the defense. If one thing did become clear about the quarterback situation during that game, however,...

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