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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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Making a difference through teaching

Rising senior and secondary math education major Rebecca Poole has always been gifted with numbers. “When I was little I’d much rather do flashcards or something than read,” said Poole. “I like being able to solve a problem. With math, there’s a concrete answer.” Poole discovered her interest in teaching math while in seventh grade. “We had a permanent substitute […]

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Why I Chose ECU

East Carolina University becomes home for thousands of students each year. ECU offers such a variety of majors, clubs, and events that any student can find what they are looking for here, but there is something that makes ECU stand out above all other universities. Coming from Rocky Mount, about an hour away from Greenville, ECU gave me the security of being […]

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Historical preservation and a new generation

Interior design student James Higgins is taking steps to educate a new generation on historic preservation and sustainability. Higgins’ interest in architecture began early. “I took a drafting class in ninth grade and just loved it,” he said. “I just had a knack for the design process.” After graduating from high school, Higgins went on to receive an associate of […]

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