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The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

Lucy Hill, a senior vocal performance major, plays as Maxine’s Grandma Friday in “Love, Garland, Bows, and Tinsel: A Holiday Radio Romance,” a play written by Hannah Killough, a senior theater arts major. This play talks about a queer couple’s holiday romance without tragedy. Killough had been writing the play since May.
Doudna hosts world premiere of radio play
Katja Benz, Campus Reporter • December 5, 2021

“Love, Garland, Bows, and Tinsel: A Holiday Radio Romance,” Eastern’s biannual radio play debuted this weekend in the Doudna Fine Arts...

Pictured is the front of Pemberton Hall.
History of Pemberton Hall: its namesake, legends
Luke Taylor, News Editor • December 5, 2021

Pemberton Hall, named after Senator Stanton C. Pemberton, was the first dormitory built at a publicly supported university in the state of Illinois. Pemberton...

Lucy Hill, a senior vocal performance major, plays as Maxine’s Grandma Friday in “Love, Garland, Bows, and Tinsel: A Holiday Radio Romance,” a play written by Hannah Killough, a senior theater arts major. This play talks about a queer couple’s holiday romance without tragedy. Killough had been writing the play since May.
Doudna hosts world premiere of radio play
Katja Benz, Campus Reporter • December 5, 2021

“Love, Garland, Bows, and Tinsel: A Holiday Radio Romance,” Eastern’s biannual radio play debuted this weekend in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The...

Holly Farley, an associate professor in the nursing program, explains changes to the Issues and Practicum in the Professional Nursing program to council member Juanita Cross at Thursday afternoon CAA meeting. The council unanimously approved of the vote with revision to the format.
CAA approves changes to human services department name
Luke Taylor, News Editor • December 2, 2021

The Council of Academic Affairs approved a proposal to change the name of the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership to the “Department...

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Eastern guard Kejuan Clements takes the ball up in Easterns game against North Park on Saturday in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.
Panthers narrowly avoid upset Saturday
Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor • December 5, 2021

The Eastern Illinois men’s basketball team held on to secure their second win of the season at home Saturday afternoon with a 76-71 victory...

Eastern sophomore Abbie Wydra competes in the 100 yard backstroke against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Wydra finished with a time of 1:05.03. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.
Swimming teams drop weekend meets at Indiana State
Adam Tumino, Sports Editor • December 5, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's swimming teams competed in their last meets of the calendar year Saturday, with the men losing to Bellarmine...

Eastern guard Kira Arthofer dribbles through traffic in Easterns game against Evansville on Nov. 20 in Lantz Arena. Arthofer had 16 points in the game, which Eastern won 85-74 in double overtime.
Panthers place 3rd at Compass Tournament
Adam Tumino, Sports Editor • December 5, 2021

The Eastern women's basketball team competed in the Compass Tournament over the weekend, losing to Southern Illinois Friday and then beating...

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COLUMN: Transgender people have always existed
COLUMN: Transgender people have always existed
Ian Stobaugh, Columnist • December 6, 2021

Coming out is always difficult. There’s no question about it. I’ve come out a lot, especially when I was figuring out my identity and...

COLUMN: Is policy more important than students getting to eat?
COLUMN: Is policy more important than students getting to eat?
Killeen Reidy, Columnist • December 6, 2021

Last month, EIU’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office and Health & Counseling Services focused on the issues of food insecurity...

COLUMN: Significance of Barbados breaking colonial connection
COLUMN: Significance of Barbados breaking colonial connection
Destiny Blanchard, Columnist • December 5, 2021

On Nov. 30, Barbados made history by becoming the newest republic and got rid of Queen Elizabeth as their head of state. This act was one...

Decorations and festivities surrounded the square at Christmas in the Heart of Charleston Saturday night. This event consisted of a parade, games and activities and performances by choirs and the Eastern Color Guard.
THROUGH THE LENS: Christmas in the Heart of Charleston
Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor • December 5, 2021

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated presents the Neophyte Presentation performed in McAfee Gym Friday night by the newest members of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Kris Gross, (center left) a sophomore sport management major, and Leon Lomax, (center right) a junior digital media technology major. The men were represented by the Dean, Ian Davis, (far left) a senior exercise science major, and the ADP, Dj Jones, (far right) a senior digital media and graphic design major.
THROUGH THE LENS: Neophyte presentation
Ashanti Thomas, Photographer • December 5, 2021
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