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FEATURE PHOTO: Charleston Community Band patriotic salute

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 27, 2019

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs "Amazing Grace" at the Kiwanis Park Thursday evening. This was part of the band's patriotic salute; the band performed a number of patriotic songs and marches to kick off the Red, White and Blue Days.    

FEATURE PHOTO: Climbing the steps

Jessica Valenzuela, a senior Elementry Education student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, climbs stairs back and forth on Wednesday evening at the Mellin Steps outside the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 26, 2019

Jessica Valenzuela, a senior Elementry Education student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, climbs stairs back and forth on Wednesday evening at the Mellin Steps outside the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Valenzuela said she does this to keep her body moving. She said she usually climbs...

FEATURE PHOTO: Ukulele jammin’

Nichole Meyer, a sophomore music education and music composition performance major, plays the ukulele Sunday night behind the front desk in McKinney Hall.

Analicia Haynes, Senior Staff Reporter

June 24, 2019

Nichole Meyer, a sophomore music education and music composition performance major, plays the ukulele Sunday night behind the front desk in McKinney Hall. Meyer is a Conference Assistant and was working an eight-hour shift. Between checking in students for a journalism camp, explaining what their...

Feature Photo: Time for a nap

Harvey, a 14-week-old Beagle puppy, sits with his owner Hannah McCarty (right) and her friend Brittany Phelps (center back) outside of Starbucks Thursday afternoon.

Analicia Haynes, Senior Staff Reporter

June 21, 2019

Harvey, a 14-week-old Beagle puppy, sits with his owner Hannah McCarty (right) and her friend Brittany Phelps (center back) outside of Starbucks Thursday afternoon. McCarty said that Harvey was ready for his nap and explained that that was the reason for his calm and droopy demeanor. Both Mc...

FEATURE PHOTO: Unwinding at the pavilion

Heather Davis, 42, and Hannah Hudson, 14, relax in the pavilion outside the Tarble Arts Center Tuesday afternoon.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 18, 2019

Heather Davis, 42, and Hannah Hudson, 14, relax in the pavilion outside the Tarble Arts Center Tuesday afternoon. Davis said they come to the pavilion because it makes them feel peaceful. Hudson said they also usually bring lunch when they visit.

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrate Pride

Rosa Coit (left), a sophomore from Charleston High School, colors patterns on a coloring sheet during Celebrate Pride at the Rotary Room of the Charleston Carnegie Public Library on Monday afternoon.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 18, 2019

Rosa Coit (left), a sophomore from Charleston High School, colors patterns on a coloring sheet during Celebrate Pride at the Rotary Room of the Charleston Carnegie Public Library on Monday afternoon. She said she decided to attend Celebrate Pride because members of the LGBTQ community should feel...

FEATURE PHOTO: The ‘Broom Dance’ at the Civil War Ball

Dancers at the Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Ball mix and mingle during the Broom Dance on June 15.

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2019

Dancers at the Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Ball mix and mingle during the Broom Dance on June 15. The Broom Dance requires participants to find a new partner whenever the band stops playing. The dance is arranged so that there is one less woman than men on the dance floor. The man who is left without...

FEATURE PHOTO: Mid-week studying

Cheung Ho Hon, a sophomore civil engineering student at Lake Land College, studies in Booth Library Wednesday afternoon.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 12, 2019

Cheung Ho Hon, a sophomore civil engineering student at Lake Land College, studies in Booth Library Wednesday afternoon. Cheung said he is from Hong Kong and has one class this summer. He will transfer to Purdue University in the upcoming fall semester.

FEATURE PHOTO: Football at the Campus Pond

Karyn Baldwin (left), Courtney Prais (right), Mallory Johnson (middle) and Nora Richardson play with a football next to the Campus Pond Tuesday afternoon. Richardson is using a branch to retrieve the football back after dropping it into the water.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 11, 2019

Karyn Baldwin (left), Courtney Prais (right), Mallory Johnson (middle) and Nora Richardson play with a football next to the Campus Pond Tuesday afternoon. Richardson is using a branch to retrieve the football back after dropping it into the water. They said they are all in the  Golden Apple Scholars...

FEATURE PHOTO: Row like there’s no tomorrow

Boy Scout Troop 141, part of Charleston Wesley's ministry to youth, row kayaks at the Campus Pond Monday afternoon.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 10, 2019

Boy Scout Troop 141, part of Charleston Wesley's ministry to youth, row kayaks at the Campus Pond Monday afternoon. Jim Coleman, a retired professor from the communication department at Eastern, said the troop meets every other Monday at Charleston Wesley United Methodist Church. He said the scouts...

FEATURE PHOTO: Roc’s Old-Time Jam

Jerry Ellis (right), an acoustic guitar player from Charleston, plays old-time tunes from

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2019

Jerry Ellis (right), an acoustic guitar player from Charleston, plays old-time tunes from "Dear Old Illinois" with Jim Jand (middle), a banjo player from Tolono, and Jerry Myers (left), a fiddle player from Mattoon, at Roc's Blackfront Tavern & Grill Sunday afternoon. The three players were playing...

FEATURE PHOTO: Janoma performs at SweetTea’z

Nora Gannaway, 13, puts the microphone back on its stand after singing a song at SweeTea'z Thursday evening. Gannaway is a singer from the local band Janoma, which is made up of young teens.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 6, 2019

Nora Gannaway, 13, puts the microphone back on its stand after singing a song at SweeTea'z Thursday evening. Gannaway is a singer from the local band Janoma, which is made up of young teens.  

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