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

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

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Two Dudes Talk Movies: Ep. 40: Is Halloween (1978) A Must Watch Movie? Feat. Special Guest

Two Dudes Talk Movies: Ep. 40: Is ‘Halloween (1978)’ A Must Watch Movie? Feat. Special Guest

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey November 10, 2023 Cam and Drew share their different views on the 1978 horror film, Halloween, featuring special guest, Gunnar Olson.

Douglas Hart Foundation presents their 13th annual Haunted Hike; The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Douglas-Hart’s 13th annual Haunted Hike

Olivia Lane, Reporter October 26, 2023

“Boo! Mr. Pumpkin King,” 75 volunteers shouted this past weekend at the Douglas-Hart Nature Center’s 13th Annual Haunted Hike, featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas. In support of the Douglas-Hart...

COLUMN: A Halloween match up

COLUMN: A Halloween match up

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist October 20, 2023

Every Halloween I am reminded of the constant battle between Vampires and Werewolves, and which is better. Personally, I am not very opinionated on this topic. However, this is not the case when I voiced...

COLUMN: Video game dead-ication

COLUMN: Video game dead-ication

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist October 13, 2023

Since it is October, I decided I wanted to talk about one of my favorite topics, video games. Specifically in Halloween spirit, zombie video games. Now, I want to state, this is my opinion, and it is...

Brie Coder is a graduate student studying graduate student in communication and leadership and can be reached at or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Spooky season is in full effect

Brie Coder, Columnist October 4, 2023

It’s that time of year; spooky season is in full effect! Whether your pick of poison is fictitious horror or the shock and awe of true crime, October certainly brings the blood-curdling screams and...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 9: Jeepers Creepers

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey November 2, 2022

Cam and Drew discuss the 2001 horror film, Jeepers Creepers. In this episode, Drew justifies his reasons as to why this is one of his favorite movies to a skeptical Cam. This is the last scary movie...

A bag of candy was offered to participants at the end of the Adventure EI-Boo scavenger hunt Saturday night.

Adventure EI-Boo lets students, families explore campus

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor October 30, 2022

For Family Weekend and Halloween, Eastern had an Adventure EI-Boo on Saturday evening for families and friends to explore Eastern's campus to find certain items and locations. Most teams were made up...

At the L&A Family Farms haunted corn maze, a worker dressed as the character Pennywise, emerges from the cornfield to scare people walking throughout the maze in the dark Friday night.

Eastern and L&A Farms partner for Halloween haunted corn maze

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Feature Editor October 30, 2022

In honor of family weekend and Halloween, Eastern partnered with L&A Family Farm, which is located in Paris, Ill., to provide families with the haunted corn maze Friday and Saturday night. Eastern...

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...

Trent Jonas is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Halloween: a retrospective (and what to expect for the future)

Trent Jonas, Columnist October 29, 2022

So, because the Celtic idiots who lived 2,000 years ago thought that New Years was on November 1 instead of a week after Christmas, they came up with this shindig call Samhain, which is most decidedly...

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