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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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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