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

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Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Social media meets squirrely winter folklore

Dan Hahn, Columnist December 7, 2023

In October of last year I wrote a column about the pumpkin eating habits of nature's very own daredevil: the branch bouncing, tail-twitching tumbler known as the common squirrel. In that piece, I conjectured...

Trent Jonas is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Hello, darkness, etc., etc.

Trent Jonas, Columnist November 5, 2022

That’s it. The end. You’re not going to see another sunset later than 6 p.m. until March. In fact, this weekend, when we spiral back into the existential abyss of standard time, they’re just going...

the movie den

The Movie DEN Ep. 13: Snowpiercer & Fargo

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor December 10, 2021

It's a winter special! These movies have literally nothing in common except that both have lots of snow in them. Adam and Luke felt confused about the vibes of this episode while they were recording...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Stay safe in treacherous weather

Staff Editorial November 12, 2019

With the heavy snowfall and blustery weather we have recently received, it is safe to say that the roads are rather dangerous. Local police officers have expressed that it is not worth it for people to...

Mechanics give tips on car care during winter

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter November 12, 2019

On Monday, cars did not start, cars slid off the road, people had to drive less than 15 miles per hour, and students had to wear more than their sweatshirts and sweats. And with the weather taking a turn...

Ways people ‘predict’ the weather besides Groundhog Day

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor February 4, 2019

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Saturday, which, according to legend, signifies an early spring. Groundhog Day, celebrated annually on Feb. 2, was first celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania,...

How to keep pets safe during winter months

Logan Raschke, News Editor February 1, 2019

Neglecting to provide decent shelter for a pet from the below freezing weather can kill it, and it can also result in a misdemeanor charge for its owner. Sierrah McLaughlin, a veterinarian assistant at...

Fashion Friday: 5 basics for a practical winter outfit

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2018

I’ve been rather upset with myself, lately. Looking through the Fashion Friday columns that I’ve written, I cringed at how mediocre my writing was, and quite frankly, I’m embarrassed. When I...

Winter weather advisory in effect until Thursday evening

Staff Report November 14, 2018

A winter weather advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday. According to Weather Underground, there will be mixed precipitation Thursday. Total snow accumulations will be around three to five...

Don’t judge others before you know the facts

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor January 29, 2018

Watching students my age hunched over, their arms hugging their torsos while speed walking to class may prompt a quick chuckle from any passerby regardless of age. Seeing someone shiver in their thin...

Sean Says: keep traditions, stay impulsive

October 26, 2017

Every winter, Gary and I go to a Chicago Bulls game. I should say, we attempt to go to a Bulls game after last year’s massive debacle. As I have said, Gary and I are an impulsive duo. Mid-week of my...

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