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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Emilio Zarate, a junior finance major, dresses up as Darth Vader and sings Counting Stars by One Republic for the karaoke part of the Calling All the Monsters! event, a costume party and karaoke night in 7th Street Underground. He also won the events costume contest.

Students sing in costumes at NAACP Halloween karaoke night

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 30, 2022

NAACP had its final event for NAACP Week, hosting a Halloween-themed karaoke night in 7th Street Underground on Friday night. NAACP’s week of events included fundraisers, an informational event on the...

From left, Anne Flaherty, Eastern’s vice president of student affairs, a student, NAACP Secretary Kaykyla Crockett, a senior human services and program administration major, and NAACP President Aaliyah James, a junior management major, think over answers during the NAACP Family Feud Night in the Coleman Hall Auditorium Thursday night.

NAACP to have costume karaoke night on Friday

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor October 24, 2022

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, is celebrating the progress that has been made amongst African American countries throughout this week at Eastern. To celebrate...

Homecoming court nominations open for voting

Homecoming court nominations open for voting

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor October 3, 2022

Eastern’s 2022 Homecoming starts next week on Oct. 10, and Eastern has opened the survey to vote for the 2022 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Court Coronation is on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Grand...

The Kona Ice truck hands out shaved ice to students in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union during Pantherpalooza Tuesday afternoon.

Pantherpalooza allows students to get involved on campus

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor August 30, 2022

Pantherpalooza was held on Tuesday afternoon in the Library Quad with over 100 tables set up for a variety of groups Eastern students can be involved with. Pantherpalooza is a way for students to get...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

From left, Daisha Mitchell, a sophomore pre-nursing major, Mia Smith, a sophomore pre-nursing major, and Najma Mosley-Williams, a sophomore biochemistry major, cheer for their friend, Ariel Johnson, a sophomore pre-medicine major, to win the best shoe award during The National Association For The Advancement Of Colored Peoples (NAACP) Image Awards Friday night, in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

2022 NAACP Image Awards given to students, staff

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter February 18, 2022

Eastern’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, defended Black excellence at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards.  Throughout the night, there were performances...

Shavon Edmond, a sophomore sociology major, helps out a customer at the Back to Business: Small Business Expo Saturday afternoon at 7th Street Underground. Edmond started her business earlier in the summer. Edmond said she just started meddling with things and just got interested in seeing inspiration on apps like Tik Tok. “I started to just make it on my own, and like just branched off from there.”

Student entrepreneurs share their skills, services

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor November 14, 2021

Eastern’s 7th Street Underground temporarily became a space for small business owners at Eastern to gather, showing the community their talents and the services they provide Saturday afternoon. The...

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