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Eastern students volunteer to mentor, cheer on girls at 5K

Eastern students volunteer to mentor, cheer on girls at 5K

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 10, 2019

Eastern students volunteered with the annual Girls on the Run 5K on Nov. 9, as well as the programming leading up to the race. Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois describes its mission as “(inspiring) girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.” Be...

Ariel is not real; leave her alone

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 9, 2019

Race is a subject that should not be thrown around willy-nilly; it is a delicate subject with real, powerful meaning. Even me and my fellow student journalists here at Eastern are taught to not mention race unless it is pertinent to the story. So I want to apply this logic to the “Little Mermaid”...

Presentation discusses white male privilege, Kavanaugh

Presentation discusses white male privilege, Kavanaugh

Tom O’Connor, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019

Eastern professor Tim Engles highlighted Richard Wright’s diagnostic of the resentment fueling white men in his novel “Savage Holiday,” citing the parallels between an angry white character and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at the “White Man, Listen!” presentation at the Booth Library...

2nd annual Tour de Charleston set for Saturday

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

May 30, 2018

The second annual Tour de Charleston kicks off Saturday morning with an expected 230 cyclists racing. Cindy White, the president and CEO of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, said registration is still ongoing until the day of the race, and said they are “on track” to having 230 entries,...

Editorial: Remember MLK’s sacrifices, keep his vision alive

Staff Editorial

January 17, 2017

April 4th, 1968, 48 years ago: the day a hero was killed because of what he stood up for, because he said something that challenged the status quo. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated on the day history wept and a whole nation was reborn. The...

Students, UPD share thoughts on viral video

January 9, 2017

By Mallory Kutnick Campus Reporter | @DEN_News Eastern remains calm in the wake of last Tuesday’s viral hate crime from Chicago, University Police Chief Kent Martin said Monday. Streaming live on Facebook, four young black adults attacked and tortured an 18-year-old white student with special...

Column: Police, social justice must both change

Juan Nevarez, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016

It has been brought to public attention that the All Lives Matter movement is a nonsense manifestation that spawned out of opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement. It is a development of anger from the fragile American that do not feel included in Black Lives Matter. Obviously all lives matter,...

Column: ‘Black lives matter,’ not ‘only black lives matter’

Gretchen Neal, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2016

The recently-ended summer saw its share of tragedy, not the least of which was the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, fueling activists to protest, once again, the unnecessary killing of black citizens by police officers. This is not necessarily news to anyone-- the protests have been...

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