Todd Starnes, To say the East Carolina University Marching Band struck a wrong chord with fans would be an understatement. Furious North Carolina football fans booed the band after several members refused to play the National Anthem – while others took a knee. East Carolina’s blatant disrespect of the Star-Spangled Banner happened Oct. 1st at
As students at East Carolina University prepare for graduation, Assistant Chemistry Professor Eli Hvastkovs gave his class a final assignment. Students were asked to prepare an approximately 35-word statement that could reference their future plans or express gratitude toward someone important to them. In an email clarifying the assignment, however, Hvastkovs included a conspicuous prohibition.