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Women’s soccer team loses two games over weekend

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

  Eastern’s women’s soccer team went scoreless over the weekend for the first time this season in its two losses, including its conference opener. After Eastern’s sweep of last weekend’s matches, the three-match win streak the team was riding came to an abrupt end this weekend. Uncharacteristically,...

Evansville beats Eastern 2-0

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

  The Eastern men’s soccer team allowed just three shots on goal against Evansville Sunday on the road, but two of those shots were able to find the back of the net, as the Panthers lost their second game in a row 2-0. The two teams finished with very similar looks on the stat sheet, but...

Like Father, Like Son: Eastern Football in Gilkey’s Blood

Like Father, Like Son: Eastern Football in Gilkey’s Blood

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

  There is one thing that Scotty Gilkey Jr. knows better than anything. Growing up, everything he knew was Eastern. To be more specific: Eastern football. Quarterback Gilkey Jr. may have only signed to play football at Eastern two years ago, as the 20-year old is in his redshirt freshman...

Charleston named second safest college town in the U.S.

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 5, 2017


Filed under News

  Charleston has been named the second safest college town in America by SafeWise.com for the second year in a row. According to SafeWise, they base the rankings off of three aspects. The site starts with the FBI’s most recent crime statistics from 2015. Then, they weighed those numbers in ...

Campus Pond to be site of eclipse-viewing party

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

August 20, 2017


Filed under News

Some could say the stars are aligned, as students will get to ring in the new school year with a solar eclipse on Monday. According to physics department chair Steven Daniels, a solar eclipse is not likely to coincide with the first day of classes at Eastern for another hundred years, making it especially...

BOT to discuss change in regulations, new program requests

Staff Report

June 23, 2017


Filed under News

The Board of Trustees will discuss several program requests and a proposed revision to its regulations at 1 p.m. Friday during its open session in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The proposed revision, which will be the first time the board is discussing it,...

Eastern football team to get TV time in September

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

June 23, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team will get some TV time this year, after recently announcing an ESPN3 broadcast game against Northern Illinois University. Eastern will play at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northern. The game will be part of ESPN’s Mid-American Conference package. The two teams have...

Third annual Musefest benefits CTF Illinois, brings face painting, food trucks

Third annual Musefest benefits CTF Illinois, brings face painting, food trucks

Chaela Krueger, Entertainment Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Featuring everything from dog treats to jewelry to artwork, local arts and crafts vendors came together Saturday to display their talents and businesses to the Charleston community at third annual Musefest. Musefest was aimed to benefit the Charleston Transitional Facility in Illinois, an organization...

AMC theater temporarily closed

Staff Report

May 19, 2017


Filed under News

The AMC Theater at 2509 Hurst Drive in Mattoon is temporarily closed as a result of high winds that damaged the roof. Ed Dowd, the executive director of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce, said from his understanding they are working on fixing the damage as soon as possible. Dowd said the damage...

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