That’s not a USB they’re smoking. It’s a JUUL

Bryson Hall | PNN contributor If you’ve seen someone on campus smoking what looks like a USB drive, it isn’t what it looks like. They’re probably smoking the JUUL, a smaller more More »

If it’s not your holiday, Christmas can fun — or odd

Pooja Patel | PNN Contributor When Christmas comes, Ankita Misra feels awkward. “I don’t know what to celebrate or if it’s even OK for me to celebrate,” she said. For her, Christmas More »

Student: Phones are OK in class. Teacher: no way

Morgan Magnarella | PNN Contributor Savannah Mangum and Zachary Perkinson are on opposite sides of cell phone use in class. Mangum, a junior at ECU, always uses her phone while in class. More »

Trustees won’t let ECU plant $5 ‘go green’ fee

Amanda Curran | PNN Contributor It looks like East Carolina University isn’t getting greener anytime soon. That’s because the ECU Board of Trustees rejected the university’s request for a $5 sustainability fee More »

Latino? Local media may not see you, official says

Kaitlyn Carr | PNN contributor For Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, it seems like in Greenville, Latinos are invisible. The executive director of AMEXCAN said that compared to the rest of the city’s population, Latinos More »

 

Dancing to ‘never be something I’m not’

Ashley Beagley | PNN contributor He remembers the first time he danced. It was outdoors on a beautiful, cloudless day. He put his earbuds in and he danced for seven hours. Before long, it became his routine, a way to

Doughnut detour didn’t keep him from his true self

Kaitlyn Carr | PNN Contributor In 2015, Garrett Freeman was just another name on an employee tag at Krispy Kreme. But that wasn’t who he wanted to be. Garret was 21 years old and living a comfortable lifestyle. A job

That’s not a USB they’re smoking. It’s a JUUL

Bryson Hall | PNN contributor If you’ve seen someone on campus smoking what looks like a USB drive, it isn’t what it looks like. They’re probably smoking the JUUL, a smaller more portable variety of e-cigarette. Although the typical e-cig

If it’s not your holiday, Christmas can fun — or odd

Pooja Patel | PNN Contributor When Christmas comes, Ankita Misra feels awkward. “I don’t know what to celebrate or if it’s even OK for me to celebrate,” she said. For her, Christmas is just another day off. That is the

Student: Phones are OK in class. Teacher: no way

Morgan Magnarella | PNN Contributor Savannah Mangum and Zachary Perkinson are on opposite sides of cell phone use in class. Mangum, a junior at ECU, always uses her phone while in class. “I text, check Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. It’s

Trustees won’t let ECU plant $5 ‘go green’ fee

Amanda Curran | PNN Contributor It looks like East Carolina University isn’t getting greener anytime soon. That’s because the ECU Board of Trustees rejected the university’s request for a $5 sustainability fee aimed at making ECU greener. “I think that

Latino? Local media may not see you, official says

Kaitlyn Carr | PNN contributor For Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, it seems like in Greenville, Latinos are invisible. The executive director of AMEXCAN said that compared to the rest of the city’s population, Latinos are far from receiving the amount of attention

Partisan ads are normal part of Greenville politics

Amanda Curran | PNN contributor People expect local elections in Greenville to be nonpartisan, but using partisanship as a campaign strategy is not anything out of the ordinary. In fact, it came up in the city mayoral election this fall.

Swipe left on dating: technology changes relationship culture

By Lianna Lieberman For many, the days of meeting someone in person are long gone as people are relying on technology more and more to meet their significant other. The rising use of technology has changed the way people interact

ECU Tailgating: Part of a 100-year national tradition – and many wouldn’t miss it

By Meredith Field It’s a beautiful sunny September day in Greenville. The streets are flooded with cars, and college students wearing purple and gold are seen tailgating in the lots by Dowdy-Ficklen stadium. It’s football season at East Carolina University.