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Lincoln Log Cabin’s Civil War Ball set for Saturday

Staff Report

June 13, 2019

The historic Lincoln Log Cabin is hosting a Civil War Ball on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ball is free and open to the public; period dress is encouraged, but not required. Modern or other era semi-formal attire is also welcome. A dance caller will teach era-appropriate dances to attendees...

Historical, modern perspectives of vaccination controversy

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

It all started with a study. In the early 1990s, a group of British researchers published a study in The Lancet that showed people who received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination were more likely to have bowel disease than people who did not. One of the researchers who worked on the study...

Everyone should try watching a foreign Netflix show

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

February 5, 2019

Last week, I went to German Club to watch a German Netflix Original television show called "Babylon Berlin." The show takes place in 1929 in Berlin. The main character is Gereon Rath, a police inspector who was transferred to Berlin from Cologne. Rath is a World War I veteran and suffers from PTSD. He...

‘It doesn’t mean that life is over:’ Professor talks living with blindness

‘It doesn’t mean that life is over:’ Professor talks living with blindness

Logan Raschke, News Editor

January 9, 2019

Professor of history Martin Hardeman has been teaching at Eastern since 1992, and he is completely blind. Hardeman is a friendly face in Eastern’s history department, and he is not afraid to discuss his disability or poke fun at it. He said he was born with glaucoma, which is an eye disease that ...

Historical landmarks should be preserved

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

December 6, 2018

As a history major, I appreciate the pieces of history that are still preserved in the modern day. It is truly fascinating looking at sources from past eras and imaging all the things that happened with this certain document, image, statue and so on. One thing I do fully support is the preservation of historica...

Speaker teaches audience about history of populism

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

October 3, 2017

Students, staff and the public got the opportunity to learn about populism in American history at the 12th Annual Barry D. Riccio Lecture. The event started with Riccio’s wife giving a history of how the event started and its history at Eastern. Michelle Nickerson, associate professor of history...

Historian to explore populism

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 2, 2017

The 12th annual Barry D. Riccio lecture, “The History of Our Populist Presidency: Traditions of Anti-Elitism in American Politics,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Lecture Hall. History professor Ed Wehrle said the lecture will attempt to offer the public a better understanding of...

Students experience 100 percent totality

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017

Shirley Mensah, a junior geology major, is only 20, but she has already been to two eclipses on two different continents. Back home in Ghana, she was able to see an eclipse in 2006 and on Monday, she was one of eight students who took a trip down to Chester to experience 100 percent totality. “It’s...

Hundreds come to Campus Pond for eclipse-viewing event

Hundreds come to Campus Pond for eclipse-viewing event

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017

Not even pouring rain stopped hundreds of people from coming out to watch what ended up being a unique and inspiring sight for many — a solar eclipse on Eastern’s campus. Though it did start to rain during the first part of an eclipse-viewing party by Campus Pond, it cleared up just in time for the eclipse to reach its peak at 1:20 p.m., al...

Deadline for women’s history book club

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

March 1, 2017

Thursday is the deadline to reserve a copy of “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson for a book club discussion at 5 p.m. Friday, March 24. The novel centers on the author’s childhood as an African-American growing up in New York and South Carolina in the 1960s. It was the 2014 winner of...

Historical women presented by Women’s Studies

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

February 28, 2017

  To kick off Women’s History and Awareness Month, Eastern students will showcase researched presentations on a diverse group of women who made an impact on history at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rotary Room B at Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The Women’s Studies Program and Women’s...

Performers, models honor African-American women

Performers, models honor African-American women

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

February 23, 2017

Singer Lena Horne and politician Shirley Chisholm were among nine of the successful African-American women presented Wednesday night by Eastern’s chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club in Lumpkin Hall Auditorium. At “The Evolution of a Black Woman,” the Couture Models...

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