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Use break to prepare for the ‘real world,’ jobs

Staff Report

November 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The future is often a nebulous, scary concept, especially in college. Through classes, work, trying to keep up a social life and more, it is often easy to forget that students are essentially in a transition phase of their lives. The college years, as permanent as they feel now, are only temporary....

Review committee hears of enrollment trends, proposals

Review committee hears of enrollment trends, proposals

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under News

Management professor Michael Dobbs presented research on enrollment trends in higher education, showing that while Eastern’s enrollment went down, other universities’ in Illinois went up, at Friday’s meeting of the Workgroup Review Committee. The committee also looked at proposals for new programs...

Homecoming Court to be announced at coronation

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Homecoming, News

The ROARlty coronation ceremony will kick off homecoming week at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the McAfee Gym. The coronation will involve the crowning of Homecoming King and Queen, Prince and Princess, as well as Faculty King and Queen and Lil’ Prince and Princess. The nomination and choosing process differs...

Clean up trash on and off campus

Staff Report

October 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The amount of litter that gathers along the side of the streets, especially up and down seventh and sixth streets, is appalling. The trash resembles thick cottonwood in late July; actually, it makes cottonwood more desirable to keep around. From crushed and smashed solo cups to shattered beer bottles...

Eastern hosts 41st annual Panther Marching Band Festival

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Flags flew and symphonies rang through O’ Brien Stadium as hundreds gathered to watch 33 high school bands from all over Illinois compete in the 41st annual Panther Marching Band Festival Saturday Sept. 30. Bands were divided into divisions based on school size. Schools with fewer than 700 students...

Bystander intervention is important

Staff Report

September 27, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Tragedies happen in life. This is an unfortunate truth people have to grapple with in this world. However, a small reason to hope is that in the midst of these tragedies, communities often come together, and there is usually someone refusing to stand by and watch these bad things happen. For example,...

Capture the Powerup uniting people within Residence Halls

Valentina Vargas, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under News

Residence hall teams gathered in the North Quad for Capture the Powerup, a friendly competition that is part of Residents on Campus Fest. Mary Fleming, Lawson Hall Council president, said people in the ROC Fest competition are all trying, and the event will go well. “The competitions are fun...

Homecoming nominations now being accepted

Staff Report

September 26, 2017


Filed under Homecoming, News

Nominations for Homecoming Faculty King and Queen and applications for Little Prince and Little Princess are now being accepted. Submissions for both must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 to be considered. Winners of Homecoming Faculty King and Queen have to be able to attend Coronation,...

Jaenike Grant funds community creativity 

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under News

The Ruth and Vaughn Jaenike Access to the Arts Fund allows students, community members and faculty to receive up to 50 percent of the funds needed to make their ideas for artistic activities and performances come to life. Dan Crews, interim director of programming, publicity and promotions for...

SOFF bridges family, community together, makes atheletes feel important

SOFF bridges family, community together, makes atheletes feel important

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 24, 2017


Filed under News

After hearing her name called over the microphone, Colleen Moran, a Special Olympics athlete, marched up to the front of the karaoke tent, grabbed the microphone and sang along to Kenny Chesney’s “When the Sun Goes Down.” Moran danced, smiled and laughed as audience members cheered her on and...

Representatives from China to visit Eastern

Staff Report

September 19, 2017


Filed under News

Municipal representatives from Shanghai, China will participate in a public forum at Eastern during their visit to Charleston. The public forum is set for 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday in the Charleston-Mattoon Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. It will include a Q&A session....

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