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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Celebration of Thanksgiving for students

Celebration of Thanksgiving for students

Michelle Doty, Reporter December 1, 2023

The Eastern Illinois University Board of Special Events organized the I Am Thankful For event in the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge Lounge on Nov. 15 to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday before...

COLUMN: Friendsgiving, worth it or not?

COLUMN: Friendsgiving, worth it or not?

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist December 1, 2023

In recent years, “Friendsgiving” has gained more popularity during the holiday season. Is this an actual holiday or just a fad? I had my first “Friendsgiving” a few years ago and was quite...

COLUMN: Lack of Thanksgiving acknowledgment

COLUMN: Lack of Thanksgiving acknowledgment

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist November 3, 2023

As you all must know, October is over. This means Mariah Carey is thawing out. Even on Halloween, I heard people start singing Christmas music. I personally am one of those people who loves Christmas...

COLUMN: Holidays arent always great

COLUMN: Holidays aren’t always great

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist November 29, 2021

When most people think of holidays, they think of celebrations and a time to catch up with family and friends. All of the ads, whether it’s for Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July, show happy families...

Friendsgiving: A time to be thankful and celebrate with your best friends

Friendsgiving: A time to be thankful and celebrate with your best friends

Morgan Bledsoe , Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

An array of delicious holiday dishes is a delight to share with others on Thanksgiving—especially when the people at your table are friends. This year, some Eastern students are celebrating something...

Here’s why Thanksgiving is my favorite

Blake Faith November 21, 2019

Less than a week away from my favorite holiday of the year and I’m excited. Thanksgiving is a holiday that is enjoyable for a lot of people and for me it's my favorite.  I can’t even think about...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t dream of holidays; live them

Staff Editorial November 21, 2019

 Can you imagine it?  Passing by relieved pupils with happy faces in the halls, packing your things for a great trip and making the drive back home in the cold of November. A relief from the tumult...

Parts of Eastern to close for Thanksgiving break

Rylee DeLong, Contributing Writer November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and that means Eastern will be closed. Starting Friday at 8 p.m. all residence halls will have their locks changed out, so students will not have access to any of...

November is making me homesick

Katelyn Eddington November 7, 2019

November has me feeling homesick. I know, that's weird coming from a girl who does not like her hometown.   The truth is, I miss my family and the friends I do talk to when I am home.   Maybe it...

Just let people enjoy the holidays

Katelyn Eddington October 31, 2019

Halloween was the other day, Thanksgiving is this month and Christmas is next month.  Obviously, everyone knows that, or do they? On social media, I have seen multiple articles and people talk about...

Be grateful that you have food

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor October 28, 2019

So often, people take the food available to them for granted. I am guilty of this too. All I have to do is drive to the store and pick out what things I want to eat and put a little plastic card into...

Don’t ruin holiday celebrations with questions

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist November 14, 2018

I can see it now: my dining room decked out in fall hues of burnt oranges, warm yellows and deep greens. I can smell it already: homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, juicy slices of turkey and the subtle...

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