Professors get creative for SPOTS response rates

By Lindsy Weeks | PNN contributor Peter Francia, an ECU professor, struggles like many other professors to get students to complete the university-sponsored evaluation of his teaching. So he gets creative. “I More »

Students walk dogs into lesson of compassion for animals

By Josh Couch | PNN contributor The Pitt County Animal Shelter is where the ECU Dog Walking class meets at least twice a week each semester. Every Monday and Wednesday from 9-9:50 More »

Downtown isn’t much of a party scene for bar bouncers

By Taylor Joyner | PNN contributor From ferreting out fake IDs to breaking up fights to staying up until the sun rises, being a bouncer at a college bar comes with many More »

If pencil-tapping helps pass the test, tap, tap, tap away

By Bre Lewis | PNN contributor Some students choose to wing it when they study for their final exams, while others have superstitious study habits. “Whenever I take an exam, I tap More »

Scariest part of college is facing life after graduation

By Emily Roden | PNN contributor The scariest part about going to college is the realization that in four years you will have to graduate and officially become an adult. For all More »

 

Sports Radio Director “Stumbled Upon” Beloved Career

By Kyle Gaskins | PNN contributor It’s 9 in the morning as Mark Panichelli pulls his van, covered in ESPN stickers, into the 252 Radio headquarters in New Bern. The 42-year-old Panichelli has been making this drive consistently since December

Revitalizing West Greenville is a production of many acts

By Madison Lee and Zach Vosburgh | PNN contributors At an old school building on Ward Street in West Greenville, classrooms are full of students laughing as they play Multiplication Bingo. The hallways are lined with paintings of cartoon characters

Professors get creative for SPOTS response rates

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By Lindsy Weeks | PNN contributor Peter Francia, an ECU professor, struggles like many other professors to get students to complete the university-sponsored evaluation of his teaching. So he gets creative. “I give the first 10 minutes of class time

Students walk dogs into lesson of compassion for animals

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By Josh Couch | PNN contributor The Pitt County Animal Shelter is where the ECU Dog Walking class meets at least twice a week each semester. Every Monday and Wednesday from 9-9:50 a.m., you can find Melanie Sartore-Baldwin and her

Downtown isn’t much of a party scene for bar bouncers

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By Taylor Joyner | PNN contributor From ferreting out fake IDs to breaking up fights to staying up until the sun rises, being a bouncer at a college bar comes with many memories. Some of them the bouncers may actually

If pencil-tapping helps pass the test, tap, tap, tap away

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By Bre Lewis | PNN contributor Some students choose to wing it when they study for their final exams, while others have superstitious study habits. “Whenever I take an exam, I tap my pencil on my bubble sheet three times,”

Scariest part of college is facing life after graduation

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By Emily Roden | PNN contributor The scariest part about going to college is the realization that in four years you will have to graduate and officially become an adult. For all of those who are about to graduate, these

To dance is worth the suffering and sacrifice

Mariana Brinkley knows about working hard to achieve a goal.

By Nieko Ridley | PNN contributor She sits there on her bedroom floor, gazing at the balls of her swollen feet, wondering if all the rhythmic stomping on the floor would be worth it. It’s 2010. She’s a Prior Lake

Learning to love yourself as you are

By Eboni Jackson | PNN contributor It was a sunny day. Just enough wind to rattle the trees and make the leaves dance across the grass. “It was a perfect day for softball and the happiest memory I have with

‘If we hold it, they’ll come’ … Well, not for this ECU event

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By Gabrielle Whitlock | PNN contributor East Carolina’s Off-Campus Student Services hosted a commuter event about leases and living off campus—but no one showed up expect for three journalism students. And they were there to report on the event for