Service opportunities to help with Hurricane Matthew victims 


The past few weeks have been devastating for those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Many people lost their houses, their cars, and even their lives. Sadly, North Carolina got hit pretty hard in some places, including Greenville. My brother’s friend sent him some pictures that absolutely devastated me. Cotanche Street was completely flooded, and outside of University Manor, the road was destroyed. […]

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ECU grad lands prestigious internship


The pomp and circumstance of graduation had barely ended when East Carolina graduate Ryan Clancy moved to St. Petersburg, Florida for an internship with the Tampa Bay Times. The Leesburg, Virginia native received a Dow Jones News Fund copy editing internship at the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper, which is also home to PolitiFact, a fact-checking website that measures the accuracy of […]

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Students use internships to learn all summer long


Some East Carolina University students are turning summer vacation into a vocation at internships across the United States and beyond. From teaching to public health, from weaving to writing, students have been learning about their intended professions while gaining valuable on-the-job experience before returning to campus this fall. “Related work experience that adds to a student’s academic preparation pays great […]

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Making positive changes in politics


ECU’s Laurena Grissett is a political Pirate. A junior, Grissett is majoring in political science and security studies. She is active in the Pre-Law Society, the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society and ECU Orientation Assistants. “Honestly I wasn’t too interested in politics before I got to college, but I knew I wanted to go to law school, and since political […]

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How I chose my major


Besides choosing to attend ECU, deciding on your major is the biggest decision you will have to make in college and, trust me, it can be nerve wracking. Chances are, if you’re anything like me, you’ve gone through a million different dream jobs since you were little. I’ve gone through wanting to be a pediatrician, marine biologist, FBI profiler, forensic […]

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ECU: perfect location for weekend road trips

ECU is seated in such a great location. Not only is Greenville, NC a wonderful town that fosters both education and artistic expression, but Greenville is also located not to far away from many popular places in North Carolina. As an ECU student, you will have many opportunities to be a part of weekend roadtrips to various locations throughout North […]

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Summers at ECU


Summers in the south are notoriously hot. Some days, the humidity is so thick, you could cut it with a knife. Summer days in Eastern North Carolina are also slow. We don’t rush to get where we’re going in this heat because we know we’ll get there eventually. And summers here are also filled with as many thunderstorms as you […]

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