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‘Quidditch’ comes to life at Eastern

Chrissy Miller

September 15, 2017


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

‘Muggles’ will get to experience their very own Eastern Quidditch tournament at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Library Quad. The tournament is set to honor the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and is sponsored by Booth Library and the kinesiology and sports studies department. Chelsea Duncan, a coordinator...

Professor, alumna to perform at murder mystery dinner

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

A rancher has been killed, and no one knows who did it. As part of Family Weekend, a murder mystery dinner will allow guests to try and solve the crime. People who attend might even be involved in the show. The show and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the University Ballroom of the Martin...

Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets to perform for Family Weekend

Staff Report

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

Featuring silly hats and zany antics, Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets will perform a family-oriented show at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to a press release, the concert is presented in conjunction with the festivities of Family Weekend. A picnic is set for 5:30 p.m....

Resources available for students to stay healthy

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

August 17, 2017


Filed under Back to Campus, News

Although students might find it difficult to stay healthy away from home, on-campus resources can help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students can still enjoy what they are currently eating and the activities they are already participating in while at Eastern, nutrition coordinator Ally Kuehn...

University Board to take Panthers “Back in Time”

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 16, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Three months worth of planning and hours of preparation will fall into place this weekend as the University Board unveils the annual welcome back weekend festivities. This year’s theme is called “Panthers Back In Time” and focuses on a throwback to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Though the...

Students, staff offer advice on upcoming school year

Students, staff offer advice on upcoming school year

AJ Fournier , Campus Reporter

August 16, 2017


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase, Special Sections

With Move-In Weekend underway and classes beginning on Monday, new students and returning students alike will have the chance to excel both in and out of the classroom. Returning students and staff offered their advice on what students should do to make the most of their time at Eastern. Sarah...

Students reveal favorite study spots

Students reveal favorite study spots

Chrissy Miller , News Editor

August 16, 2017


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase

With classes right around the corner, finding the perfect study spot can play an important part in jumping into the academic year. Morgan Colvin, a sophomore political science and English major, said a bench across from the Napoleon plaque, dedicated to a dog who used to roam around Eastern, is...

New students to volunteer Saturday

New students to volunteer Saturday

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2017


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase

More than 1,200 students are set to start off their time at Eastern with community service during Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Saturday, as a part of PROWL weekend. Beth Gillespie, director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. is the office’s biggest event of the...

Willstock music festival to raise money for theater’s restoration, rehabilitation efforts

Willstock music festival to raise money for theater’s restoration, rehabilitation efforts

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 18, 2016


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase, Special Sections

In its heyday, the Will Roger’s Theater was a local hot spot for Big Bands and movies. Now, the theater, located in the heart of Charleston, awaits restoration. The “Willstock” music festival, set to take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kiwanis Park, aims to benefit these rehabilitation efforts. Funds...

What you need to know about your Panther Card

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Thaija Evans, Verge Designer

August 18, 2016


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Showcase, Special Sections

As students enter another school year, they are encouraged to learn more about Eastern’s campus, including all the uses of their Panther Cards. Susan Woodyard, a Panther Card office staff clerk, said Panther Cards do not just serve as student ID cards. “It’s actually your life on camp...

Women’s soccer begins season under new coach

Women’s soccer begins season under new coach

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

August 17, 2016


Filed under Back to Campus, Showcase, Soccer, Special Sections, Sports

The women’s soccer team is set to begin the 2016 season under the direction of Kiki Lara, the director of soccer for both the men and women programs. Lara is in his second year at Eastern, as he was the head coach for the men last season. He is now handling the duties of both teams for 2016, which...

Fall sports getting underway

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 17, 2016


Filed under Back to Campus, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Special Sections, Sports, Volleyball

  The new school year brings the start of Eastern’s fall sport seasons. The Eastern football team, volleyball team, men’s soccer team, women’s soccer team and men’s and women’s cross country teams’ seasons will all begin in the next week. After a second-place Ohio Valley C...

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