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The last few weeks of the semester are the busiest and most intense for ECOS members. Events during this time include the Annual Giver’s Banquet, the wrap-up of Dorm Olympics and Kappa Karnival. ECOS members are also starting to transition from their positions this year to their designated p…

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As part of Junior Seminar with Assistant Professor of Marine Science and Biology Shannon Gowans, 80 students went to Alumni Grove to pick up trash on March 28. Gowans and students expected to see a few hundred pounds, but ended up collecting 240 pounds of trash, with several hundred pounds r…

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Course registration for rising juniors was suspended around 40 minutes into the process to resolve problems with the online registration system, according to an email from Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) Ashley Burt on April 15 at 11:06 p.m.

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A rooftop air conditioning unit triggered the fire alarm at the CEC cafe on April 4 when one of its belts caught fire. No one was hurt or in the building when the unit malfunctioned.

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As the cast of “Scenes from Metamorphoses” bowed to their audience last Saturday, I heard, among the applause, someone shout. They said, “I’m crying,” and I agreed. Watching Midas finally hug his daughter, I realized that no other moment in the play had yet to fill me with as much emotion. T…

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We’ve already gotten a taste of what’s in store with the Cupcake Kick Off, during which Palmetto announced this year’s Springtopia theme – “Eckerd in Wonderland” – and Spring Ball, which featured The Floozies as part two of the Spring Concert. The fun will continue with more events beginning…

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Eckerd’s circle of the leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) celebrated the induction of 22 new student leaders as lifetime members on Feb. 21 in Cobb Gallery.

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ECOS Vice President of Student Engagement Geoffrey St. John announced the ECOS Executive Council election results in an email to students, faculty and staff at 1:05 p.m. on March 16.

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In multiple emails to students, ECOS elections for executive positions were scheduled to end at 3:00 p.m. today, March 15, but were closed early without prior notice to all students.

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Voting for the Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS) Executive Council began this Monday, Mar. 11 at 8:00 a.m. and will be open until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 15. The new Executive Council will be announced later on Friday via email.

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The waterfront recently purchased ten new sailboats for students to use recreationally. These boats, called the RS Quest Sailboats, are specifically designed for training and recreational use.

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Since China stopped accepting most of the world’s recyclable waste one year ago, the U.S. and other western nations have struggled to keep up with the influx of recyclables that have plummeted in value. This shift in the recycling system impacts our environment at every level, including Ecke…

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ECOS President Marissa Bradley led a town-hall style meeting at the pub for students to ask their representatives questions and raise concerns on Feb. 21. Those in attendance could also talk to ECOS members following the main meeting.

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President Donald R. Eastman III announced his retirement to the college on Feb. 13, taking some in the Eckerd community by surprise. He has since discussed the college’s current financial stability, increasing enrollment rate, strong faculty and campus design as playing a role in his decisio…

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ECOS President Marissa Bradley finished rede signing the Omega courtyard over winter break with a 800 square foot patio, stepping stones, two hammocks, new plants and a white sand ground covering.

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There have been 33 reported cases of Hepatitis A in Pinellas County in 2019, according to the Office of Health Promotion. Students have been encouraged by them to maintain good hygiene and get vaccinated.

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Eckerd facilities staff closed the first floor bathroom stalls in Epsilon Dalton house on Jan. 28. The restrooms were locked and signs were placed on the doors warning residents to use the restrooms upstairs.

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Due to President Eastman’s retirement being announced a few hours prior, his monthly sit down was moved from Alpha Lounge to the Triton Room with around 25 students in attendance. During the event Eastman discussed his past 18 years at Eckerd and plans for his last year, including renovation…

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President Donald R. Eastman III announced that he will retire on June 30, 2020 after leading Eckerd for 18 years.

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The EC Feminists will host poet and activist Staceyann Chin on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Fox Hall as a part of Eckerd’s College Program Series. She will perform spoken word poetry and answer questions afterwards.

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Signs hang all around the dorms telling students the importance of mental health and to seek help if they need it. But when students currently try to seek help at Eckerd College, they wait an average of three weeks for a 30-minute initial meeting.

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2016 Eckerd graduate Colleen Owen is being praised as a hero for donating her bone marrow and spreading the word about the importance of bone marrow donation.

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This semester, The Triton Pub added Nan’s Plant Based Ice Cream to its menu. This vegan treat was created by Eckerd alumni AnnaMarie Cicitta and Craig Felson as a healthier alternative to dairy-based ice cream.

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Bon Appetit has launched more dining options to the Eckerd community this semester, including Pub Brunch and CEC restaurant dinner. Next semester, they plan to eventually increase the capacity of the CEC restaurant from 40 to 80 and hold cooking classes in the Triton Room or President’s Dini…

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Members of the Eckerd community were invited to remember and cherish the life of the late student Rebecca Ryan Lavin-Burgher, who passed on May 24.

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The “Eckerd Review” staff held their third annual Literary Arts Editing Panel in the Triton Room on Nov. 7, moderated by Editors-in-Chief Kate Kobosko and Katy Williams.

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This year students have the option to partake in 11 different Spring Break service trips that are going to Bahamas, Peru, Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica and four different cities in Florida.

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Current students, faculty and staff are able to get a free subscription to the online New York Times, gaining access to any article from the newspaper’s first issue in 1851 to today. 

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Hillel hosted a conversation between Jewish students, Campus Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, and students of all backgrounds on Oct. 29.

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Eckerd graduate Sarah Hagerty recently placed second in the 2018 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. She took home $2,500 in prize money and became the first Eckerd student to ever win this distinction.

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The League of Women Voters Representative Robin Davidov spoke about about voting on the 13 amendments in this year’s election ballot at a CPS event on Wednesday, Oct. 24

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The new Iota lounge, completed in 2016, was recently renamed the Saunders Lounge in honor of Eckerd alumnus John Saunders and member of the Board of Trustee who made large donations toward the project. 

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The November First Friday buses have been cancelled due to student misconduct. Instead, students will be given a designated Uber pick-up and drop-off spot.

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Construction on Cobb has started in order to update parts of the fitness center, athletics offices and the Cobb Gallery. Most of the renovations are focused on the Athletics offices as well as the storage area next to the dance room in the fitness center.

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The 2018 midterm ballot, in addition to featuring household names like Rick Scott and Andrew Gillum, also has 12 amendments up for passing. The amendments range from the obscure to prominent, where one proposal prohibits vaping indoors, another will restore the voting rights of 1.5 million f…

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The Office of Sustainability launched the Reusable Cup Rewards project on Friday, Sept. 21, handing out 200 stickers outside the Pub and Starbucks in an effort to fight against single-use plastics.

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President of Gene Randall Enterprises and former CNN National Correspondent Gene Randall stressed the necessity of a free press in today’s political climate during the CPS event “Can Journalism Save Democracy? Citizenship in the age of Fake News,” on Monday Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Triton Room. 

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Visiting Professor of German and Comparative Literature Ulrich Baer came to the Triton Room on Sept. 25 to talk to students about the free speech controversies that have taken place across the U.S. His CPS talk, “Free Speech Before the Law: What Literature Can Teach Us About the Power of Lan…

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ECOS members announced the senators for the 2018-2019 school year at the club fair on Sept. 21. Due to by-laws in ECOS allowing two off-campus senators and a tie in votes, Meghan Bannink and Samuel Minton are representatives for off-campus students and have a budget of $200, like all dorm se…

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Senior Advisor to Bernie Sanders Jeff Weaver spoke to Eckerd students at a CPS event on Sept. 7 at Fox Hall. He answered questions from students, spoke about how he got involved in politics and how students can get involved.

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