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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...

Students can rent textbooks at Eastern

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Molly Dotson, Photo Editor

August 17, 2016


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Fall semester is in the air which indicates new beginnings for all students, especially freshmen and transfer students. Two aspects that are not new, however, are Eastern’s textbooks and their rental procedure. Textbook Rental Service has provided a few tips regarding their services on th...

Students welcomed to Eastern with weekend full of events

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T'Nerra Butler, Verge Editor

August 17, 2016


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

The University Board plans to bring in the school year with a bang through their UB Prowl weekend. “We’re Wild About EIU,” is this year’s jungle theme and the event has been in the making for the last couple of months. The festivities kick off 8 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the...

Panther shuttle assists students without cars on campus

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Justin Brown, Online Editor

August 17, 2016


Filed under Back to Campus, News, Special Sections

Eastern students may feel overwhelmed at the thought of getting around their new homes. This can especially worry students when they need to find a ride to Wal-Mart to grab those must-have items forgotten back home. To solve this problem, the Panther Shuttle offers a free service to all Eastern...

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