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All in the family

Dan McHale has wanted to be a basketball coach since he can remember. Despite a decent high school career in his hometown of Chatham, N.J., McHale said he never thought about going pro. He never wanted to be the next Patrick Ewing or Charles Oakley.

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EKU cross country teams place well at regionals

Eastern’s men and women’s cross country teams put on stellar performances at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships over the past weekend at Panorama Farms in Virginia. The Eastern men finished third with a total of 113 points, following behind Louisville (77) and Virginia (96). With the third-place finish, the Colonels secure an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships for the fifth consecutive year.

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Film reflects on Eastern’s essential history

Members of the Eastern community, past and present, came together for the premiere of The Essential Eastern: A History of Eastern Kentucky University on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the EKU Center for the Arts. The documentary is an original production by Chad Cogdill, associate professor in the Department of Communication.

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Neurosurgeon no longer impressive

By Cassy Grey At first glance, Ben Carson looks like what America needs: intelligent, grounded, not Donald Trump. However, Carson is nothing more than proof that one can be intelligent, but completely ignorant. His title of neurosurgeon is no longer impressive. It isn’t that Carson is a Republican. It’s that Carson may actually be insane. In case you don’t believe this, Ben Carson at one point said “Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.” Obamacare is the worst thing to happen. The healthcare plan that is attempting to give the poor a chance at a healthy life is the worst thing that has happened. Not the internment camps created for Japanese-Americans or Pearl Harbor or 9/11. It’s Obamacare. OK, Ben. If that wasn’t proof enough for you, let’s look at another thing Carson has said recently: “A lot of people who go into prison straight and when they come out they’re gay, so did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.” That’s a good question, Ben. I have a question for you now. How did you become a presidential candidate? On top of his prejudice on homosexuals, he doesn’t like Muslims. He openly said he would not want a Muslim to be president. He later backtracked on this statement, probably at the request of his PR...

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Students for Rand looking to recruit new members

By Dustin Isaacs, President of Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Rand at EKU. Students for Rand (SFR) at EKU had its efforts recognized by senior officials in the Rand Paul presidential campaign. We are what the SFR national youth director, Cliff Maloney is calling, “The Standard Bearer” of Students for Rand Chapters across the nation. Currently, our chapter is leading in phone calls made for the Rand Paul for President Campaign. Our chapter has made 1,500 phone calls to Iowa talking to voters about the upcoming Iowa caucus and why Rand Paul is the best candidate in the GOP field. We are listed on the leaderboard of the campaign website in phone calls made, but our efforts go well beyond that. Our passion to elect a constitutionally principled man as President has led members of our chapter to go above and beyond what is asked of us from campaign headquarters. For instance, our chapter has made over 4,000 phone calls to Iowa this month. That is over 2 times the 1,500 asked of us per month. This success has been led by SFR at Easatern’s phone bank coordinator and psychology major, Chelsey Cain. Our recruitment efforts, led by Recruitment Coordinator Hannah Robinson; a communications major, has also placed SFR at Eastern in the top five on the campaign website in number of members recruited. None of this...

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