Syrian Advocate Isra Chaker Dispels Misconceptions About Muslims

The Campus Activity Board (CAB) invited Isra Chaker, social justice activist and public speaker, to speak at Eastern on Thursday, March 28, in the Student Center Theatre. The daughter of two Syrian immigrants stood tall and spoke on the personal injustices she faced in her own life growing up Muslim; commented on the current political climate surrounding Muslim refugees; and encouraged the attending students to become social advocates themselves within their community and among their friends.

Cellphone Usage in Classrooms

Kevin Carpenter   Contributing Writer You’ve seen it before, or perhaps done it yourself. Class is 35 minutes in, and you feel that familiar buzz calling to you from your pocket. Quickly, you draw your phone and see who’s texting, posting Read More …

BIS-AITP Hosts Women in STEM Panel

Rebekah Brancato   News Editor On March 19, the Business Information Systems – Association of Information Technology Professionals (BIS-AITP) student chapter hosted its annual panel on Women in STEM. Each year Eastern alumnae share their experiences in their academic and career Read More …

Scientists Discover Rare Giant Tortoise in Galapagos

Since June 24, 2012, when Lonesome George, the final Pinta Island tortoise, passed away, there has not been much discussion on tortoises. However, on February 22, National Geographic published an article about the discovery of a tortoise thought nearly extinct.

Combating Food Insecurity on Campus

Johana Vazquez   Staff Writer Eastern works to subsidize food insecurity on campus with the reopening of Shawn’s cupboard, the on-campus free food pantry, and the implementation of the SWIPE it Forward program that allows students in need to receive five Read More …

The Industrial History of Willimantic

Meghan Brooks   Staff Writer Our town of Willimantic holds a rich history. Like many old towns in this state, Willimantic is known for its manufacturing beginnings. The fast running waters intersecting with other rivers and streams created the perfect place Read More …