Fun Activities for Chilly Days!

It’s that time of the year where we’re all snuggled up in blankets and wearing extra layers just for walking outside. While some people enjoy the cold weather, many people avoid going outside due to the sudden low temperatures. However, just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! Check out some fun activities to try […]

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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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