The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

2016-2017 Staff

Analicia Haynes

Managing Editor

Hello, my name is Analicia Carmen Haynes and I’m a journalism major and the Managing Editor for The Daily Eastern News. I absolutely love to write, however this year I d... 

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Cassie Buchman

News Editor

Hi! My name is Cassie and I'm a junior journalism major. I am the current News editor at the DEN. My former positions include administration editor, city editor and staff re... 

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Abbey Whittington

Associate News Editor

Hello, my name is Abbey Whittington and I embody the looks and characteristics of the cartoon character Daria. I am a sophomore journalism major and I will be spending my second... 

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Molly Dotson

Photo Editor

¡Hola! Molly is the name taking pictures is the game. I’m a senior majoring in journalism with a concentration in photojournalism and I’m also minoring in anthropology. I’m Photo E... 

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Olivia Swenson-Hultz

Assistant Photo Editor

Hey. My names Olivia Swenson-Hultz and I'm a journalism student at Eastern who plans to minor in Political Science. I'll be the assistant photo editor this year. In my free time... 

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Sean Hastings

Sports Editor

Hey, I’m Sean Hastings. I am junior journalism major and the Sports Editor for the Daily Eastern News. I pretty much love the Chicago Blackhawks more than anything. I have a... 

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Mark Shanahan

Assistant Sports Editor

Hi, my name is Mark Shanahan and I'm going to be the Assistant Sports Editor this year. I'm a corporate communication major with a minor in Journalism. This is my third year writing... 

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Shelby Niehaus

Opinion Editor

My name is Shelby Niehaus. I am a senior English (with professional writing concentration) and English language arts major who wandered into journalism for love of grammar and order.... 

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Jordan Hale

Online Editor

Hi! I'm Jordan hale and I am the online editor of the Daily Eastern News. I'm a sophomore here at EIU and a journalism major with a concentration in new and emerging media. I... 

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Angelica Cataldo

Entertainment Reporter

Hello! I’m Angelica Cataldo and I’m currently the entertainment reporter and I am a junior journalism major with a minor in marketing. This is my first year on The Daily Eastern... 

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Janet Pernell

Multicultural Reporter

My name is Janet Pernell. I am currently a staff reporter. I am a freshman Journalism major. I have a soft spot for dogs and cats.

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T'Nerra Butler

Multicultural Editor

Hey! I'm T'Nerra and I am a journalism major. In my spare time I LOVE to read and I have a dog named Simba. In one word I would describe myself as  straightforward. ... 

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Lauren McQueen

Sports Designer

My name is Lauren McQueen. I’m a senior journalism major with a concentration in editing. This is my third year working for the Daily Eastern News. I am currently a sports design... 

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Justin Brown

Sports Designer

Hello, my name is Justin Brown. I am a non-traditional student in my first year with the Daily Eastern News. This year I will be the sports page designer, occasional photographer... 

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Chris Picazo

Copy Editor

My name is Chris Picazo, and I am senior journalism student. I am a transfer student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The only thing you need to know is that I love Taylor... 

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