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Vigil slated for Wednesday

Staff Report

October 22, 2019

A candlelight vigil in honor of domestic violence victims will be hosted by HOPE of East Central Illinois at Morton Park at the Rennels Pavilion from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Motherlode will perform from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by the vigil and speakers until 8 p.m. The Clothesline Project...

Addiction can’t be dealt with alone; try to seek help

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2019

One thing we always hear in recovery in the 12 steps is that the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that you are powerless over addiction. Believe it or not, a lot of people have trouble accepting this. They think that they control whether or not they stay clean and sober, believing they...

Candlelight vigil to honor victims, survivors of domestic violence

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

HOPE of East Central Illinois is hosting the annual candlelight vigil from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Morton Park to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence. HOPE is a domestic violence service provider offering housing, 24-hour confidential sheltering, a 24-hour crisis hotline and transition...

Stay hopeful, confident this year

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

August 15, 2018

As you say goodbye to your parents, and maybe even siblings or significant others, and move in to a new life at Eastern, remember one thing: stay strong. I am sure a lot of you were ready to leave the nest and be on your own, but shortly you will realize that you will miss home and the comfort of the peo...

Survivors’ voices need to be heard

Liz Stephens, Columnist

February 25, 2018

Recently I wrote an article speaking out about the story of my sexual assault in hopes of encouraging other women to feel comfortable speaking out about their own stories.   I was invited by Elizabeth Halbe, a woman from the Charleston community whom I’ve done many theatre productions with, to ...

Bowls of HOPE fundraiser to support domestic violence survivors

Dolapo Adeyemo, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2018

A local organization in East Central Illinois that fights against domestic violence and provides shelter to survivors and their children will host its annual Bowls of HOPE fundraiser on Tuesday Feb. 27. The fundraiser will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, at 2206 Fourth St. Althea...

You can overcome your depression

Andrew Paisley, Columnist

January 29, 2018

Depression is an illness that hits people really hard sometimes. Some people are more affected than others, and it can be very serious. I have suffered from clinical depression since I was 13 years old. At first, I had no idea what it was, but I went to my doctor, got diagnosed and got prescribed m...

HOPE holds vigil for victims of domestic violence

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 26, 2017

T-shirts painted in bright colors portrayed the heart-breaking stories of survivors of domestic violence and hung on lines that surrounded the pavilion at Morton Park Thursday night. Whether they were students, residents or from out of town, people braved the cold to show their support for the annual...

Vigil to bring awareness to domestic abuse

Mallory Kutnick, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2017

In any given year, Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education of East Central Illinois will support up to 700 domestic violence recipients spanning seven counties. Not all reach out, however, and not all live through such ordeals. In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, HOPE will...

Campus haunted house to bring Halloween spirit, benefit HOPE

Hannah Myers, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2017

  The Pemberton Hall Council will get in the Halloween spirit to benefit Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education with a haunted house. This year’s haunted house will be from 8 to 11 p.m Friday and Saturday in the Pemberton Hall basement. The theme for the house is “Haunted Carn-Evil.” “You...

Harry Potter Trivia Contest to benefit HOPE

Staff Report

October 17, 2017

A Harry Potter Trivia Contest, planned as a part of the Harry Potter Night on Oct. 26, will benefit Housing, Outreach, Prevention, Education of East Central Illinois. The trivia contest is set for 6 p.m. in the West Reading Room of Booth Library. According to a press release, teams of between two...

Night of Hope funds fight against domestic violence

Night of Hope funds fight against domestic violence

Dara McGee, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2017

Community members engaged in music, food and art at the 13th annual Night of Hope inside the Jackson Avenue Coffee shop. Big Blue Mountain and Motherlode played in the backroom as Night of Hope goers walked around drinking their hot chocolates, lattes and frappuccino’s discussing the various pieces...

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