Millennial Train Journey

An East Carolina University Honors College student’s app led to an invitation to ride the Millennial Trains Project this summer. Mona Amin, a senior majoring in biology at ECU, co-created a smartphone app called Freshspire that notifies consumers about discounts on perishable foods nearing the expiration date, allowing them to take advantage of lower prices and helping retailers throw away […]

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Pirate Profiles: Ellen Franks

Ellen Franks, a U.S. Air Force veteran and mother of four children, said one reason she chose East Carolina University is because of its support of veterans. “Everyone who works with the student veteran services office is very helpful and respectful,” said Franks. Franks, whose final military assignment was at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, decided to go […]

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Thankful and Grateful: My Thanksgiving Traditions

I’m making sure to save my appetite for Thanksgiving this year because I’m already hungry just thinking about all the delicious food! Many families have their own special Thanksgiving tradition, but mine involves life-long friends as well. The morning of Thanksgiving, my family and I watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade together then we head over to some close family friends’ house […]

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Study tips that have served me well

With Thanksgiving coming up next Thursday, students are giving themselves as much of a break as they can over the holiday. Unfortunately, shortly after Thanksgiving is every student’s least favorite week of the year…finals week. As a senior, I’ve managed to survive most finals weeks. Sure, there were tears, but who enjoys studying hours upon hours for exams? With only […]

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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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My ECU Fall Open House Experience

Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. With crisp air, a cool breeze, and vibrant colors of fading leaves, I’ve always enjoyed the beauty during the fall season. Not to mention, there’s so much to do! Halloween is just around the corner, the state fair comes to Raleigh, corn mazes are about, scary movie nights are a must, […]

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PIRATE PROFILES Johnathon S. Spell

Singer Johnathon S. Spell started performing with his church at the age of 3. After his first solo in middle school, he knew that he was destined to be on stage. “I’m happiest when I am performing,” said Spell. “I started singing when I was really little, and I have been in school choir since fourth grade. I’ve always known […]

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Medea’s Revenge: School of Theatre and Dance production features student designers

Two East Carolina University students have helped set the stage for the School of Theatre and Dance production of “Medea.” One of the most frequently performed Greek tragedies, “Medea” recounts the story of Medea’s revenge against her husband Jason, who takes a new wife. It will be presented Sept. 29-Oct. 4 in McGinnis Theatre. The show will feature student designers […]

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