Day ‘the 19’ knelt: Special report on ECU band protest

The Oct. 1, 2016, protest by 19 Marching Pirates was a profound moment for ECU and the community it calls home. It sparked outrage from most quarters. It sent university administrators scrambling More »

Emails show ECU calm, ready for possible band protest

First in a timeline series By Emily Schultz & Jaclyn Hammond, with PNN staff It was the last day of September 2016, and the ECU Marching Pirates were practicing on the field More »

Outrage at protest swept Pirate Nation with hurricane force

Second in a timeline series By Javeria Salman & Jennifer Hines, with PNN staff As the ECU Marching Pirates donned their purple-and-gold uniforms and strapped on their instruments on that fateful October More »

ECU struggled to find right message about protest, band

Third in a timeline series By Sunshine Yang, with PNN staff The “band protest.” That is how most people remember the on-field happenings of Oct. 1, 2016. But there actually were three More »

ECU athletics caught in protest; tells fans, ‘band isn’t us’

By Brian Wudkwych & Corey Keenan For East Carolina University Athletic Director Jeff Compher, it was a Catch 22 situation — a patriotic eastern North Carolina town caught in the vortex of a More »

 

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.

Exercise: Essential for college students, yet only half meet recommended levels

By John Nelson As college students make their way through the school year and work to improve their grades, many forget an important aspect of maintaining, improving and working toward a healthier lifestyle. That aspect is exercise. The American Heart

Experts, ECU students, say pet ownership decreases stress

By Jenna Schindo College students may cope with stressful situations better if they have a pet, according to a 2008 study by researchers at Ohio State University. The results of the study found that pet-owning college students reported higher levels

Day ‘the 19’ knelt: Special report on ECU band protest

The Oct. 1, 2016, protest by 19 Marching Pirates was a profound moment for ECU and the community it calls home. It sparked outrage from most quarters. It sent university administrators scrambling to find their footing after their initial statement

Emails show ECU calm, ready for possible band protest

First in a timeline series By Emily Schultz & Jaclyn Hammond, with PNN staff It was the last day of September 2016, and the ECU Marching Pirates were practicing on the field at the bottom of College Hill before the

Outrage at protest swept Pirate Nation with hurricane force

Second in a timeline series By Javeria Salman & Jennifer Hines, with PNN staff As the ECU Marching Pirates donned their purple-and-gold uniforms and strapped on their instruments on that fateful October morning, there was a sense of uncertainty about

ECU struggled to find right message about protest, band

Third in a timeline series By Sunshine Yang, with PNN staff The “band protest.” That is how most people remember the on-field happenings of Oct. 1, 2016. But there actually were three band protests. Nineteen Marching Pirates took a knee

ECU athletics caught in protest; tells fans, ‘band isn’t us’

By Brian Wudkwych & Corey Keenan For East Carolina University Athletic Director Jeff Compher, it was a Catch 22 situation — a patriotic eastern North Carolina town caught in the vortex of a silent protest during the National Anthem. Lines were

Student-athletes reaffirm diversity after band protest

By Jake Keator In crisis there is opportunity, and that’s how the ECU Athletics Department saw the protest by 19 Marching Pirates during the National Anthem last Oct 1. It was a teachable moment, as Athletic Director Jeff Compher saw