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Brother Jed makes his comeback: Students engage with provocative campus preacher

Corryn Brock, Elizabeth Taylor

September 18, 2019

Condoms, counter-preaching and criticism. These were all topics of discussion in the Library Quad Tuesday afternoon. Jed and Cindy Smock, campus preachers, returned to Eastern for their 47th year of preaching, and many students came to listen to, engage with and observe the Smocks. Many of the students who attended were visibly upset with the messages the ...

Reflecting on my experience with Pride parades; they’re important

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2019

The hot summer sun beats down on the thousands of parade participants and what is estimated at a million or more attendees on a Chicago Sunday. The forecast calls for rain, but that’s for at least another two hours, and right now it’s blazing. This was my third year walking with the Rockford...

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrate Pride

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrate Pride

Raine Zhu, Photographer

June 18, 2019

Rosa Coit (left), a sophomore from Charleston High School, colors patterns on a coloring sheet during Celebrate Pride at the Rotary Room of the Charleston Carnegie Public Library on Monday afternoon. She said she decided to attend Celebrate Pride because members of the LGBTQ community should feel...

Carnegie Public Library to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 10, 2019

People can mingle over cupcakes while celebrating LGBTQ pride at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library's second Celebrate Pride social gathering next week. Library associate Daniel Briscoe said the gathering, which will take place on June 17 at 6 p.m. in Rotary Rooms A and B of the Carnegie Public...

Marketing the rainbow can be dangerous

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 9, 2019

Pride month has begun, and with comes a time of reflection, remembrance, shared experiences and shameless cash grabs from companies like Oreos to Smirnoff. The first Pride parade took place on June 27, 1970, organized by the Chicago Gay Liberation movement; in the days following, several more cities...

Pride Month educates about LGBT people, GSD issues

Blake Faith, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

Every year in the month of June, the U.S. celebrates LGBT Pride Month to remember and honor the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan in 1969, according to the Library of Congress. Since 2009, Jessica Ward, director of Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity, said the center has moved Eastern’s Pride Month ...

9 students perform in drag show

9 students perform in drag show

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 7, 2019

Student performers lip-synched and danced in drag for a packed crowd at the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday night. Nine students, both new and old to drag, performed in the event. New performer Karen from Finances performed for the first time Friday and said they de...

Throwin’ it back to drag: Student Drag Show set for Friday in Union

Rylee DeLong, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2019

Wigs, makeup, dancing, lights and costumes are what students will find in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union this Friday. Every semester the LGTBQ organization, PRIDE, puts on The Student Drag Show, which will start at 7 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. The doors will open a...

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

February 13, 2019

Being black and queer in a predominantly white community is the moment when those who identify as that are aware the most about their identity. Three Pride members and an adviser of the organization talked about being black and queer in society today at the Black Queer Lives Matter panel discussion ...

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

February 26, 2018

As always, I try my hardest to stand up and support LGBT rights, as I am a member of the community myself. As far as we have gotten with our rights, it is sad to see that there are still so many people out there who will never change and will continue to be judgmental. One thing that bothers me is...

Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity to host bracelet making session at new location

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 17, 2017

A new, larger space for the Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity is now available, giving the Center a chance to host more activities including a bracelet-making session as part of LGBTGA+ History Month. Students can make these pride flag bracelets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of Stevenson...

S.L.U.T Walk promotes stand against rape culture

S.L.U.T Walk promotes stand against rape culture

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017

Dozens of Eastern students gathered at the south entrance of Coleman Hall to participate in Eastern’s annual S.L.U.T. Walk Wednesday evening. The S.L.U.T. Walk, which stands for Satirically Lessening Unfair Theories, began when a Toronto police officer told women that they should “avoid dressing l...

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