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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...

Annual night of HOPE fundraiser to kick off Friday

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

September 28, 2017

People can listen to music and participate in a silent auction to help support Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education of East Central Illinois at “Night of Hope.” The annual fundraiser is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Jackson Avenue Coffee shop. Angie Hunt, director of housing progr...

Charity spread HOPE for victims

Charity spread HOPE for victims

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

February 28, 2017

Reagan Williams never reached the age of three. Despite her family’s best efforts to get help for the Tilton toddler, Williams died of shaken baby syndrome at the hands of her mother’s then-boyfriend in 2006. Williams’ aunt Cortney Auter, a 2008 and 2013 alumna, said the death was devastating....

Fundraiser provides HOPE to survivors

Lynnsey Veach, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2017

A local organization advocating for survivors of domestic violence is hosting its annual Bowls of HOPE fundraiser Tuesday evening, an event its executive director said is crucial for the organization. Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education of East Central Illinois is an organization that strives...

Students seek spooks at haunted house

Students seek spooks at haunted house

Chrissy Miller, Campus Reporter

October 30, 2016

  Students attended “Halloween Haunts” at Pemberton Hall Thursday, Friday and Saturday for scares and excitement. Dara McGee, a freshman undecided major, was a member of the haunted S.S. Pemberton crew. McGee is the Residence Hall Association representative for Pemberton’s Hall Council,...

Music, art fill ‘Night of HOPE’

Music, art fill ‘Night of HOPE’

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor

October 2, 2016

People were brought together with music and art to celebrate a good cause at “Night of HOPE” Friday evening at Jackson Avenue Coffee. The night was filled with musical performances and artwork donated by various artists. Throughout September, people could stop by the JAC and donate artwork...

Pemberton Hall’s ‘Haunted Hospital’ helps HOPE

Pemberton Hall’s ‘Haunted Hospital’ helps HOPE

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 28, 2015

The basement of Pemberton Hall will be decorated with bloody arms and legs at its “Haunted Hospital” Halloween weekend. The haunting starts 9 p.m. Friday and again at the same time Saturday. This is the third year Pemberton has brought a haunted house to campus. Each year the residence halls...

‘HOPE’-ful night at Jackson Avenue Coffee

‘HOPE’-ful night at Jackson Avenue Coffee

Lynnsey Veach, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2015

For over 15 years, the Housing Outreach Prevention and Education, of East Central Illinois has raised money through their “Night of HOPE,” for those affected by domestic violence. Jackson Avenue Coffee will be hosting the Night of HOPE from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; food and entertainment will...

Take Back the Day brings awareness to sexual assault

Take Back the Day brings awareness to sexual assault

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2014

Roughly 80 people went out Saturday to run a 5k in support of the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service as well as ending sexual assault and violence in Sister City Park for the first Take Back the Day 5k. Participants, including community members and Eastern students and faculty members,...

Jackson Avenue Coffee to host Night of Hope

Jackson Avenue Coffee to host Night of Hope

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2014

The HOPE center of East Central Illinois will host a benefit at 5 p.m. Friday at Jackson Avenue Coffee. HOPE, which stands for Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education, is a non-profit organization that runs a shelter for victims of abuse. HOPE provides housing for battered women as well as many progra...

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