Category: People & Culture

Where the deals are: A guide to cheap fun & eats

1. Richmond Underground (Laser Tag) 292 S. 2nd Street EKU Fall Kickoff, Aug. 25, 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Bring your student ID and play for only $1 2. Richmond Skate Center 525 Recycle Drive $6 per skating session, includes rental (open sessions on weekends) 3. Galaxy Bowling 1025 Amberly Way Tuesday Dollar Days, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and 8 p.m.-close, $1 games, shoes, hot dogs, small fries and small sodas. 4. Cinemark at Richmond Centre 2103 Lantern Ridge Drive Tuesday is Discount Day, $5.50 movies Community Day on Aug. 20 starting at 9 a.m., Free Family Movies and discounted concessions. 5. Madison Garden 152 N. Madison Avenue Sundays $1.50 well drinks, 99 cent bourbon shots, etc. Wednesday, Free play on arcade games, $2 well drinks, $2 pixi sticks, etc. Friday and Saturday late night happy hour from 11 p.m.-1 a.m., $1.50 well drinks 6. Giovanni’s 805 Eastern Bypass Monday buy one get one deal starts at 4 p.m., any size and any toppings (pay for most expensive). 7. Apollo Pizza 228 S. 2nd Street Monday wagon wheel deal, 20” one topping wagon wheel pizza for $15. 8. Casa Fiesta and Casa Café 240 Eastern Bypass/433 Professional Drive 10% student discount 9. Koto Japanese Bistro 2127 Lantern Ridge Drive 10% student discount only on meal during the...

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Annual fashion show takes interactive approach

By CAITLYN RAHSCHULTE progress@eku.edu Color and creativity knew no bounds on Wednesday, April 27, when a menagerie of outfits were showcased at the EKU Annual Spring Fashion Show, Creation: The Art of Fashion. The show was planned by apparel and design merchandising students in the ADM 339 visual merchandising class. The evening differed from previous years as students decided to create several installations, or interactive art, based on various topics. Amber Chatelain, assistant professor of the apparel design and merchandising department, as well as the child and family studies department, is the instructor of ADM 339. She explained the...

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Dance Theatre: From Happy Feet to flamenco

Skirts twirled, hips swayed and music blared as the EKU Dance Theatre performed opening night on Wednesday, April 13, in O’Donnell Hall. Students, parents, faculty and EKU alumni gathered to watch their favorite dancers flow with the songs selected for their dances. Prior to the dances, the director of EKU Dance Theatre, Marianna McAdam spoke a few words about what the audience should expect. She encouraged the audience to allow the dancing to speak to their hearts and try to not overthink what’s happening on stage. Shortly afterwards, Kelsey Sutherland, a senior broadcasting and electronic media major, recited a...

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The Night the Greeks Took Over Campus

By Rose Pidgorodetska progress@eku.edu Colorful backdrops, vibrant costumes and thundering applause were all part of Eastern’s annual Greek Sing contest on Friday, April 8 in which Chi Omega and Sigma Alpha Epsilon took first place with their eery performance based off of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Fraternities and sororities from the Interfraternal Council, Panhellenic Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council were partnered to create an original performance with elaborate costumes and various songs related to their theme “Coming to a Theatre near You”. An audience of 1,500 parents, students and children cheered on their favorite pairing as the dabbed and...

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Annual play discusses feminine issues

Chocolate vagina pops and “Straight Outta Vagina” buttons were sold in the lobby of the Whitlock Building. Planned Parenthood manned a table with information on women’s issues. At any other time, these would be extremely controversial events, however they were welcomed as part of the EKU Women and Gender Studies Department’s annual Vagina Monologues. The auditorium was packed on Thursday, March 31, as parents, professors and students watched the women jump and scream about vaginas. Vagina Monologues also had two interpreters and reserved seating for those in the Department of American Sign Language. The night began as the performers...

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A look into Eastern’s haunted past

Rumor has it some people who arrive on Eastern’s campus opt to never leave–their spirits stick around to haunt the university’s halls for generations thereafter. Eastern, like many historic places, has its share of ghost stories, some of which continue to raise the hairs of students’ even today. Sullivan Ghost Eastern’s first–and oldest–ghost on campus allegedly still occupies the cold and dark passageways of Sullivan Hall. According to historical records, the dorm had a former life as a hospital for the wounded during the Civil War. The Battle of Richmond had its share of casualties, and the hospital soon...

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Richmond’s Partners II Pizza puts meaning behind title

By NOENA ZERNA Nicole and Craig Cover have been in love since they were 17 years old. From going to school, raising a family and loving pizza, they have always been a team. Their teamwork is what led to the creation of Partner’s II Pizza in Richmond. Prior to the Covers becoming small business owners, the Covers moved from Georgia to Kentucky 11 years ago due to a job relocation. Nicole and Craig said they fell in love with Richmond. The Covers said they did not plan to open a business, but eventually they said they felt it was...

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The Turley House provides home to more than wobbly steps

The front porch creaks with every step. The paint appears chipped on the side of the house. The main door refuses to open and a sign reading “Please Enter Through Side Door” is taped onto the wood. In a typical horror movie, the outward characteristics of the Turley House would alert the protagonist that trouble might be ahead. While horror film heroes such as Sidney Prescott of “Scream” may understand that creaky porches and paint chips are a sure sign of eventual physical or psychological pain, Michelle Marshall, 19, a sophomore graphic design major from Louisville, said she views...

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Cancer inspires administrator to work in Study Abroad Program

By CAMILLE SEARS progress@eku.edu Cancer. A word no parent wants to hear, and a word that can change a family’s life when a child is diagnosed. Education Abroad Administrator Jennifer White used her experience with cancer to combine her love of travel with her seize the moment outlook on life. With a master’s degree in creative writing and English from Eastern, White began working at her alma mater in the Office of the Registrar in 2006. Wanting to get into international education and obtaining a love for global travel made her jump on the opportunity to work for the Education...

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EKU student to appear on Food Network

Eastern has had several notable alumni make the big screen: Sam Champion, a meteorologist, landed a job as a weather anchor on Good Morning America and Laura Kirkpatrick had her moment when she was named runner-up on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 13. Another Eastern student will be making the school famous with a spot on a top Food Network series on Feb. 22. Meghan Smith, a sophomore marketing major from Berea, will be representing her business, Doodlebug Cakes, on an episode of Cake Wars. Smith said she was inspired to bake cakes at the age 12 years old...

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What to wear on a date with your valentine

Whether you’re sitting down for a romantic dinner or having a ladies night with your best friends, Valentine’s Day is perfect for stepping outside your comfort zone and adding a stylish dose of confidence to your look. No matter what you wear, one thing is certain: you won’t have to limit yourself. This is the night you can certainly pull off that look you’ve been eyeing on Instagram. Here are some inspirational outfits that will make you look and feel like you’re the one aiming cupid’s arrow. For women in long-term relationships You can never go wrong with red....

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Twin College Experience

Eastern is having a case of déjà vu with several sets of twins walking around on campus. Twins are typically known for having a close bond and doing most things together. Outside of pop culture, most twins live fairly normal lives. One set of EKU twins, Ashley and Whitney McCowan, are setting the standard for the life of twins outside of cheesy Disney Channel shows. Ashley and Whitney are freshmen, originally from London, majoring in occupational science and public health with a focus on physical therapy, respectfully. “It’s pretty funny because our majors are so closely related,” Whitney said....

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