The Daily Eastern News

Presentation explains role, purpose of death doulas

Sheila Greuel (right), a geriatric services manager, listens as Michelle Matteson, a hospice manager and death doula worker, as she discusses what death doulas do and her own experiences as a death doula during “Death Doulas: End of Life Role” at Blair Hall Thursday morning. Matteson said death doulas help fill in for hospice workers since hospice may not have time for too many questions. Death doulas also help support the family and patient emotionally.

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

When Michelle Matteson first began researching death doulas, or end-of-life doulas, it was because her mother shared her own experience of being a child aware of and present around the death of a neighbor. Matteson’s mother had brought up the incident of her being a child, shunted off to a neighbor...

Embrace death; it’s a part of life

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

As young vibrant college students, we don’t usually think about death on a regular basis as anything more than an abstract concept. For the most part we aren’t writing wills, choosing caskets or thinking about what we want to be dressed in at our wake. We as a society don’t like to contemplate our own ...

FEATURE PHOTO: Remembering loved ones

Larry Ankenbrand, a retired KSS professor, strokes the name slate belonging to his wife, Maureen, Sunday afternoon at the Commemorative Courtyard.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

May 19, 2019

Larry Ankenbrand, a retired KSS professor, strokes the name slate belonging to his wife, Maureen, Sunday afternoon at the Commemorative Courtyard. Ankenbrand said his wife died several months ago, so he likes to come the courtyard to visit and remember her. He said he has been living in Charleston...

Reflecting on religion after death, turmoil

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

A lot of horrible things happened to me these past couple weeks. On April 29 at night, my mother's birthday, I got a call from my father--a call I've been dreading since the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester. A call I've been dreading for most of my life, come to think of it. My father called...

Humor in the face of loss

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

December 7, 2017

On the Tuesday of Thanksgiving break, I received some heartbreaking news. My grandmother had suffered a massive stroke and was being flown from her sleepy Arkansas home to Memphis for treatment. My mother and I drove all evening through the morning and we arrived with enough time to say good-bye....

Column: Byron’s life, legacy touch entire campus community

Rashod Whitaker, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2017

I was not Byron Edingburg’s best friend, nor was I his favored companion. I was more like his frequent associate my sophomore year. I had seen him around on campus passing by, heading towards Old Main as I walked into Thomas Hall. He was immediately recognizable with his fuzzy facial hair and slim...

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