1 Up Game Club Overview and Tournament News.

Posted on January 28, 2022

Even the greatest ideas come from humble beginnings. For Eastern Oregon University’s 1 Up Game Club, what started as a chance encounter between two friends in Hoke Union slowly blossomed into a staple of campus culture. Now, five years later, the 1 Up Game Club continues to host a diverse and welcoming community of tabletop […]

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From DJs to Podcasters

Posted on May 20, 2022

A Reflection on the KEOL Relaunch Photo by Garret Christensen No media outlet or technology stays relevant forever, at least not in terms of mainstream usage. New platforms are constantly making their way into mass adoption, while the cultural juggernauts of old eventually step down from their time at the forefront of public consciousness. Nearly […]

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Blue & Gold Weekend is Back!!

Posted on May 6, 2022

Image by: EOU Athletics Save the date for May 13-14, 2022 because this spring Eastern Oregon University is hosting the second annual Blue and Gold Weekend. This event originally started in 2019, however, due to Covid-19 the last couple years have had to be canceled. This weekend is packed full of fun events that all […]

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EOU Through the Eyes of An International Student

Posted on April 22, 2022

The first day of a new term can be daunting for anyone, but is it any different for an international student? Alexis Tuyet Vails, an international student who spent winter term at EOU, sat down with The Voice to discuss his experiences, both good and bad. While studying at his university in France, Montpellier Business […]

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EOU Receives Funding to Restore the Historic Grand Staircase

Posted on April 8, 2022

The historic Grand Staircase, a treasured icon to many La Grande residents, will finally be going under renovations to save it before it is too late. Still in the early stages of development, plans are being made to restore this historic landmark, located at the base of Eastern Oregon University’s Inlow Hall.  In March, a […]

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The Benefits of Studying Without Screens

Posted on March 10, 2022

As students, we are all familiar with the late-night cramming, drinking gallons of coffee to help stay awake until that essay is written, and wondering why we didn’t prepare an outline to help navigate our points. We procrastinate when it comes to reading textbook chapters, furiously trying to take notes in the hopes that we […]

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An EOU Cancer Survivor’s Story

Posted on February 28, 2022

The Covid-19 crisis has been at the forefront of the public consciousness for nearly two years. News regarding case numbers, hospital capacity, and vaccination rates take center stage when it comes to updates in medicine and healthcare. It’s easy to forget that there are plenty of people struggling with pain and sickness far removed from […]

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Self-Love for the Month of Love

Posted on February 11, 2022

February comes from the Latin word “Februa,” which means “to cleanse.” This symbolizes new blessings and beginnings. The month’s birthstone is the amethyst, which represents courage, and strengthening relationships.  February is considered the month of love because of Valentine’s Day, a nationally recognized holiday. It is not just about romance and sweethearts; instead, it can […]

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Is Hope for Student Loan Forgiveness Fading?

Posted on January 28, 2022

On October 27, 2021, The Voice published an article on student loan forgiveness and the promises made by the new presidential administration, which took office a year ago. As a major part of his campaign, Joe Biden vowed that if he was elected, most (if not all) student loans would be forgiven for every borrower. […]

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Student Fee Committee Unit Survey

Posted on December 24, 2021

Representatives share their thoughts on the SFC  Eastern Oregon University students have several ways of keeping up with the various funded clubs and units on campus, from social media to press releases and even newsletters. For more behind the scenes information, especially on funding and support, the Student Fee Committee maintains an online archive of […]

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Outdoor Adventure Program Winter Courses and Activities

Posted on December 24, 2021

As fall term draws to a close and the temperature outside drops, students may be looking forward to a long holiday break. However, the fun in the snow doesn’t have to end once classes start up for winter term. The EOU Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) offers a variety of both for-credit courses and non-credit activities […]

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Festive Events to Get You in The Holiday Spirit

Posted on December 7, 2021

The holiday season is upon us! It’s officially that time of year where joy and excitement fill the air. Snow will soon glitter and glisten, lights will create a warm glow wherever you go, and the sound of cheerful laughter between loved ones will fill our ears.  Whether you are spending this holiday season with […]

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Did Oregon’s Drought Hurt Grande Ronde Valley Farmers?

Posted on December 7, 2021

On June 9, 2021, Union County declared a drought for Oregon’s Grande Ronde Valley. Six days later, on June 15, fire regulations began two weeks ahead of the normally scheduled date. As farmers started to worry about the lack of rain and the scorching heat, snowpack levels were measured and found to be nonexistent in […]

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Upcoming Theatre Productions

Posted on November 16, 2021

The Theatre program of EOU has an exciting year of productions planned for all theatre lovers to enjoy. Currently, the Theatre and Music programs, in association with Music Theatre International (MTI), is celebrating local theatre by producing All Together Now! a musical packed full of songs from MTI’s favorite musicals; Annie, Beauty and the Beast, […]

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Student Fee Committee Unit Survey

Posted on October 27, 2021

Representatives Share their Thoughts on the SFC Eastern Oregon University students have several ways of keeping up with the various funded clubs and units on campus, from social media to press releases and even newsletters. For more behind the scenes information, especially on funding and support, the Student Fee Committee maintains an online archive of […]

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Articles

Posted on June 3, 2021

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Dead Waves and Deaf Ears

Posted on May 26, 2021

The Community’s Response to KEOL The 2020-2021 fiscal year has been rife with changes and challenges that have rocked day-to-day life at EOU. In particular, student activities and clubs have been hit hard. Lower enrollment rates and an ever-shrinking reserve of funds forced the hands of both the Student Fee Committee (SFC) and many unit […]

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Join Our Team!

Posted on May 12, 2021

We are looking to add to our team at The Voice. These positions are open to anyone, with any major, on-campus or remote. We are looking for a photo editor, multiple photographers, and multiple reporters. Students must be in good standing and have a B average. The Voice staff meet multiple times throughout the month […]

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SFC Minutes

Posted on May 12, 2021

Shortcomings and Options for Students Whether someone is looking to have fun times, take care of their health, gain work experience or broaden their cultural knowledge, the various clubs and activities on campus are an integral part of what makes EOU student life unique and enjoyable. But, despite their importance, funding and support for campus […]

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Challenge Racism Through Appreciation and Celebration

Posted on May 12, 2021

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM), and while we learn about ways we can celebrate the Asian-American community, we must also educate ourselves on the discrimination that has taken place so that we can actively fight against Anti-Asian hate and racism.  EOU proudly celebrates diversity and learning how we can  promote […]

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Ella Taggart Covid-19 Personal Reportage

Trying to Keep Sane in an Era of Social Distancing

Posted on May 4, 2020

It’s been said countless times on the news, but we really are in unprecedented times. It’s wild to look back to two months ago and try to remember how I thought the rest of my senior year at EOU would be, and now it’s so vastly different. I thought I would be in class, with […]

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Rebekah Lu, EOU Student, Voice Writer

Little Things

Posted on May 4, 2020

It takes 66 days on average to form a habit according to most of the research that I’ve read this morning. It could be more, could be less; it all depends on the habit that you hope to establish. If it’s something easy, maybe only 21 days. The lockdown started exactly 28 days ago here […]

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Light in the Time of COVID-19

Posted on May 4, 2020

With COVID-19 being in full swing and people being quarantined to their homes, optimism and being productive can be hard. During this strange time we are living in, there are ups and downs, but we still need to be able to push through each day. I definitely struggle with seeing the good amongst the bad, […]

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Tabitha Compton and her dog

The Inner Battles of the COVID-19 Quarantine

Posted on April 15, 2020

After being quarantined, learning from home, and coming to the conclusion that I am going crazy, COVID-19 has had a significant impact in my life. Mental illness can be hard enough to manage when you have proper resources available to you, let alone when resources become unavailable due to being in quarantine. Fresh air while […]

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Katie Playing Softball

Locked In

Posted on April 15, 2020

My EOU softball games were postponed two weeks, and my mom was flying in the next day, all while I was in the middle of student teaching a class of kindergartners. Someone covered my class while I called my mom to let her know the unexpected news. Immediately, I was scrambling to know how this […]

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COVID-19 Quarantine Life From a Mother in the Medical Field

Posted on April 15, 2020

There is no doubt that the outbreak of COVID-19 has caused families all over the world to change their routines, work from home/not work at all, and to worry about their loved ones. One family in particular, mothered by Gena Haling, gave me an inside look at what enduring COVID-19 is like for parents who […]

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Tim Seydel and Lacy Karpilo, Vice Presidents at EOU

How EOU is Tackling COVID-19

Posted on March 31, 2020

Throughout the first few months of 2020, the media and most people’s lives have been consumed by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Colleges across the country are actively trying to figure out how to continue the school year while also keeping students and staff safe. Eastern Oregon University is no different. They’ve been meeting with their Crisis […]

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