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Peter Jarvio shows his model of the flat Earth to two students in the universitys Free Speech Zone on Monday.

Man claiming the moon landing is fake speaks on campus

Josh Meredith and Ian Young November 18, 2021

“The moon landing is fake” shouts a man presenting his ideas on campus. Peter Jarvio has been on campus sharing his theory about the moon landing being a cover up for the flat Earth. Jarvio first...

The Aquatic Center is open. Jon Mark Hall, director of athletics, said the Aquatic Center had a soft opening, so the university athletic department could talk things slow with operating the new pool facility.

Aquatic Center staff take on uncharted waters with new facility

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

The Aquatic Center is open with varying daily hours. The campus community celebrated the completion of the Aquatic Center on Sept. 16, 2021. Instead of a grand opening, university athletics has opted to...

Members of the 2019-2020 mens basketball team celebrate in the Screaming Eagles Arena, the last season fans were present. Fans will be allowed in the Screaming Eagles Arena Tuesday for the 2021-2022 womens basketball home opener.

Basketball season, basketball fans to return to Screaming Eagles Arena

Alexis Donner, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

Basketball fans are returning to the Screaming Eagles Arena for the 2021-2022 basketball season. Fans will be allowed to attend the basketball games in person after not being allowed in the Screaming Eagles...

Video: Student’s view of the Travis Scott Astroworld concert

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor November 12, 2021

Warning: This video contains a brief scene of violence. Kyle Crone, a junior finance major, attended the Astroworld Festival Friday in Houston, TX. This is his personal footage of what occurred at the...

Kyle Crone, Zeke Davidson, Erik Vanderliet and Rifat Chowdhury at the Astroworld Festival. Crone and Davidson are  students at the university.

Exclusive: ‘You weren’t sure if you were gonna die or not’ — Student reflects surviving Travis Scott’s Astroworld

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2021

A student’s tendons ache as he walks to class Monday. With every sore step, he remembers walking out of the deadly Travis Scott concert feeling like he survived a war zone.  Kyle Crone, a junior...

Kindra Strupp and Tyler Henry stand outside the Screaming Eagles Complex filming a few takes for The College Tour.

“The College Tour” wraps up production on campus

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2021

The production team from “The College Tour” TV show finished filming an episode about the university Friday.  “The College Tour” is a national TV series that highlights colleges and universities...

The Lane building in McDonald East. Students waited outside for over twenty minutes on Sept. 29 for Public Safety after a fire alarm went off.

‘We’re lucky it wasn’t serious’ — Students discover Lane fire alarms not connected to Public Safety

Ian Young, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

A fire alarm was triggered at the Lane apartment building on Sept. 29, 2021. Residents of Lane stood outside for twenty minutes waiting for Public Safety.  Public Safety was not notified of the fire...

The university is conducting a feasibility study to see if a transition to NCAA Division I is possible. At a Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 8, 2021, President Ronald Rochon said I will tell you all right now we do not have a lot of answers, thats why were doing the study.

University admin looks into D1 feasibility, facing faculty pushback

Shelby Clark, Josh Meredith, and Ian Young October 28, 2021

University administration and athletic department are working with members inside and outside the campus community to investigate the feasibility of transitioning the university from Division II to Division...

Madison Gerbig speaks next to Brianna Stone (left) and Summer Skelton (right) on a student-led panel. The panel talked about the importance of mental health Monday in Mitchell Auditorium.

Students host mental health panel

Alexis Donner, Shelby Clark , and Casey Clark October 27, 2021

Student-led panel speaks about mental health on campus. Active Minds, a mental health student organization, and Pott College Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted a student-led mental health...

People crowd Franklin Street during the 100th annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Tuesday. University Greek Life chapters are participating in the Fall Fest this year, the Art Club is not.

Greek life involved with Fall Fest centennial, Art Club opts out

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor October 6, 2021

Campus Greek life returns to Evansville’s West Side Nut Club Fall Festival after taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The festival celebrates its 100th anniversary this year after Fall...

Simrin Singh, a senior communications major, and Elizabeth Angermeier, a sophomore nursing major both cuddle up to some pups at Sigma Tau Gammas Pet-A-Pup event on Wednesday. The puppies are both ten weeks old and are available for adoption.

Fraternity helps students destress with puppies

Shelby Clark and Ian Young September 29, 2021

Sigma Tau Gamma helped students destress on The Quad Wednesday by providing puppies from the Humane Society of Henderson County. The Sigma Tau Gamma brothers set up a play pen for the puppies Wednesday...

Jacob Jake Gwaltney was a friend, brother and freshman at the university, He was gentle, kind and funny.

The university mourns death of freshman

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

The university community is mourning the death of a student.  Jacob “Jake” Gwaltney, freshman undecided major, passed away on Sept. 9, 2021, at his home.  Gwaltney, 21, of Newburgh, Indiana,...

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