Stories from intrepid reporters attending the Illinois Press Foundation Journalism Workshop at Eastern Illinois University
Mostly all Eastern Illinois University students are put through stressful and difficult positions, because of all the work they have to do. One place students can relax is the EIU recreation center.
The rec center also has many memorial possessions such as sport jerseys, trophies/awards/photographs of different winnings, a statue in the front doorway that represent and a mural of accomplished athletes that attended EIU.
Walking into the rec center students are allowed to play on the basketball court, use the weight room, participate in games/tournaments, swim in the pool, or simply socialize with friends/family/peers.
At the rec center, students mainly exercised or watched the basketball tournaments going on that day.
The statue in front of the doorway of the rec center represents the true meaning of what the rec center leads students to accomplish. The statue is: “Challenged to excellence,” by Denny Haskew.