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Zach Berger, Cartoonist

Zach Berger is a senior graphic design major. He previously served as Assitant Photo Editor.

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COMIC: Water mask

COMIC: Water mask

Zach Berger, Cartoonist
October 21, 2021
COMIC: 9/11 reactions

COMIC: 9/11 reactions

Zach Berger, Comic Artist
September 9, 2021
Its hot out here.

It’s hot out here

Zach Berger, Cartoonist
August 25, 2021
Members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority held a Splash-a-Zeta event yesterday afternoon in the south quad. The sorority let donors drench them with water to raise money for March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies.

FEATURE PHOTO: Omicron Delta ‘fun’raiser

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
April 27, 2021
Claudia Donovan (left), a sophomore emergency management and disaster preparedness major, and Luke Reeves, a sophomore engineering technology major, paint pots at Thursdays Paint, Plant, and Sip program in the University Ballroom. The event was organized by University Board members for this years Panther Bash. For Friday and Saturday there will be a scavenger hunt, bingo, cosmic bowling, laser tag and a big screen virtual gaming tournament.

FEATURE PHOTO: Painting pots

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
April 15, 2021
Mikayla Ruot, a senior majoring in music education, practices outside the Doudna Fine Arts Center for her trumpet lessons. Ruot explained that she has weekly lessons to learn new concepts which prepare her for performances at the end of the semester.

FEATURE PHOTO: Tooting her own horn

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
April 13, 2021
A group of students cheers during an intramural kickball game between Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Nu on Tuesday evening. Yesterdays game was the last before the championship which will be held on Monday, April 19.

FEATURE PHOTO: Supportive fans

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
April 13, 2021
Katie Alexander (left), a junior political science major, and Francesco Romano (right), a junior computer science major, play a game of bags Thursday evening. Student Governments Internal Affairs Committee held a field day Thursday where student government members could bond with activities such as tug of war, sack races and egg-spoon races.

FEATURE PHOTO: Bonding over bags

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
April 8, 2021
Grace Walker, a junior art education major, glazes her alligator project in Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening. Walker made rain sticks for art elementary methods class.

FEATURE PHOTO: Gator glazer

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
March 30, 2021
Elizabeth Meyer(left), a freshman majoring in communication disorders and services, Mary Chellino(center), a freshman majoring in elementary education, and Hannah Michalski(right), a sophomore majoring in physical education, pour themselves some tea at the Lets Spill the Tea event, hosted by University Board for Womens History Month. The event was open to 46 people who were given tea, snacks, painting supplies, a board to paint on and access to three photo booths. Attendees had a chance to win an assortment of gift baskets and gift cards including a Keurig basket, Polaroid basket and much more.

FEATURE PHOTO: Tea for three

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
March 25, 2021
Trey Grubert, a second-year sports administration grad student, works the front desk at the Student Recreation Center. The front desk monitors student employees and enforces safety guidelines although, Grubert says, Things have been slow [at the desk] since we cant check out equipment.

FEATURE PHOTO: Front desk at the rec

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
March 15, 2021
Sydney Cacioppo, a senior majoring in English education, and Grant Johnson, a senior majoring in finance, spent their Tuesday afternoon studying and working on homework on the Doudna steps. Cacioppo said We are just enjoying the sun and the fresh air.

FEATURE PHOTO: Studying on the steps

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
March 10, 2021
Patrick Mallaney (left), a freshman physics and astronomy major, Mason Bonds (left center), a freshman engineering technology major, Michael Barth (right center), a sophomore finance major, and Jack Drueke (right), a sophomore construction management major, enjoy the nice weather by playing spike ball in the south quad.

FEATURE PHOTO: Spike Ball on the quad

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
March 10, 2021
Keaton Greene, a senior majoring in physical education, wins 15-2 in his first round of the Intramural pickleball tournament in the Student Recreation Center.

FEATURE PHOTO: Playing pickleball

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
February 17, 2021
Gracie Woods, a sophomore majoring in art education, works on her first monochromatic still life for her Painting 1 class Monday afternoon.

FEATURE PHOTO: Painting practice

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
January 19, 2021
Reem Anwar, a freshman majoring in economics, and Malachi Jackson, a sophomore majoring in kinesiology, study at Booth Library to keep up on homework Tuesday afternoon.

FEATURE PHOTO: Study session

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
January 19, 2021
Erin Rice, a metalsmithing professor, prepares copper annealing kits for her Metalsmithing 1 class in Doudna Fine Arts Centers studio Wednesday afternoon.

FEATURE PHOTO: Heavy metal

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
January 13, 2021
Jeremy Bragg, a freshman majoring in accounting, cleans at Java in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Work has been slow lately. Since [Thanksgiving] break campus has been pretty empty,” Bragg said.

FEATURE PHOTO: Working at Java

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
December 10, 2020
Christina Peter, a voice performance grad student, sings in Dounda Hall practice room Monday evening. Peter said she was practicing her friends recital, a piece that her friend has composed, and practiced for piano finals.

FEATURE PHOTO: Sing a song

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
December 1, 2020
Angela Gausmann (left), a sophomore majoring in music education and vocal performance, gets dinner from Rachel Reed, a sophomore majoring in psychology, who was working at Thomas Dining Hall. Thomas Dining had its annual Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday serving turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes and all of the classic Thanksgiving foods.

FEATURE PHOTO: Thanksgiving dinner

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
November 18, 2020
Betty Taxer, a first year nutrition and dietetics graduate student, burns some calories on the elliptical at the Student Recreation Center in Lantz Arena.

FEATURE PHOTO: Elliptical exercise

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
November 18, 2020
Kate Pihlstrom, a sophomore majoring in 2D studio art, finishes her project for Painting I.  “[Oil painting] is completely new to me but it’s nice to learn something new,” Pihlstrom said.

FEATURE PHOTO: Painting project

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
November 11, 2020
Frederick Davis, a sophomore video game production major, paints a pumpkin for the Pumpkin Paint & Sip event hosted in the University Ballroom. Students were provided a pumpkin and a painting kit to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.

FEATURE PHOTO: Pumpkin painting

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
October 29, 2020
Robbie Gladu, a post-bachelor Art education major, films a how-to video to teach students the process of creating a balloon plaster mold.

FEATURE PHOTO: How-to video

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
October 28, 2020
Jessica Wiesneth, a junior majoring in legal studies, and Nick Laxner, a junior majoring in construction management, spend time printing in the library for their week’s classes.

FEATURE PHOTO: Printing for class

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
October 18, 2020
Grace Vojslavek (left), a junior special education major, and Meredith Helm (right), a freshman chemistry major, jump in the South Quad for their sorority’s philanthropy, Teeter-Totter-A-Thon. Alpha Gamma Delta sisters take turns on the teeter totter for 24 hours over two days to raise money to fight hunger in the local community. The fundraiser helps support places like the food pantry at the Newman Catholic Center.

FEATURE PHOTO: Teetering in the quad

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
October 7, 2020
KeiKei Carey, a freshman graphic design major, gets advice from professor Michael Schuetz outside of Tarble Arts Center Tuesday morning. The class, Drawing 1, occasionally meets outside to draw from life.

FEATURE PHOTO: Life-drawing lesson

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
October 6, 2020
Josiah Wright (left), a junior mathematics education major, Emily Weber (middle), a sophomore mathematics education major, and Mattie Land, a sophomore family and consumer science major, study in the library quad. The group commented that they were “studying and trying to stay safe for midterms.”

FEATURE PHOTO: Studying in the sun

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
October 5, 2020
Josiah Wright (left), a junior mathematics education major, and Emily Weber, a sophomore mathematics education major, study together in the Library Quad.

FEATURE: Outdoor study group

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
September 30, 2020
Art professor Ann Coddington teaches her Drawing III class outside of Doudna Hall Wednesday afternoon. The class is currently in the brainstorming phase of its latest project.

FEATURE PHOTO: Outdoor drawing class

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
September 23, 2020
Nick Wilson, a sports administration grad student and manager at the bowling alley, bowls at the EIU Lanes in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Wednesday. Wilson said the lanes have been busy recently despite COVID-19 precautions.

FEATURE PHOTO: Activity in the alley

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
September 9, 2020
Kelly Clark and Trevor Kellum, both biology graduate students, handed out biology lab packets to raise money for scientific speakers. Clark said the packet sales help graduate students connect and network as well.

FEATURE PHOTO: First day fundraising

Zach Berger, Assistant Photo Editor
August 24, 2020
A group of students organize for a Bible study through Campus Outreach on Thursday night in the Andrews Hall basement. There were about 40 students in attendance Thursday for the group’s large meeting. The students meet for Bible studies at different locations every week in smaller groups.

FEATURE PHOTO: It’s study time

Zach Berger, Photographer
January 16, 2020
Students lined up for Appetizer Night at Stevenson Grill on Wednesday night. Students were able to fill up their platter with up to four appetizers such as boneless wings, jalapeno poppers and mozzarella cheese sticks.

FEATURE PHOTO: Appetizers galore

Zach Berger, Photographer
October 30, 2019
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