The Daily Eastern News

Students return to class after odd spring break

Elizabeth Taylor, Campus Reporter

March 31, 2020

While an extended spring break would usually sound like any college student’s dream, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed perspectives on many things. Instead of a chance to vacation and spend time with others, most students were forced to stay inside for the entire two weeks of break. Whether they had big plans or not, the ...

Panther Dining introduces allergy-free food line

Tom O’Connor, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019

If Katelyn Olsem, a senior special education major, were to swallow an oven-baked French croissant or a hand-sliced pizza, it would not take long for an adverse reaction to settle in. For her, that could mean an unsettled stomach or abdominal pain. Olsem has a gluten allergy, and it became a chore to ea...

Students coordinate with dining halls on food allergies

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

April 24, 2018

Students with food allergies still have options when it comes to eating in Eastern's dining halls, though they still have to be vigilant when living away from home. Julia Spencer, a freshman history major, has a banana allergy. “Sometimes, (the dining halls) have banana pudding, and I see...

Dining halls prepare for themed meals

Scotty Gilkey, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2018

Eastern’s dining halls “keep things fresh” with celebratory meals for holidays according to Gail Abrams-Aungst, associate director of Housing and Dining. Abrams-Aungst said these celebrations keep students excited and engaged. Director of Housing and Dining, Mark Hudson, said every two years,...

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