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The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

Provost Ryan Hendrickson celebrates after jumping into the pool of water during the Special Olympics Polar Plunge Sunday evening.
Polar Plunge fundraises for Special Olympics
News Staff February 27, 2024

This year at the 2024 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Polar Plunge at EIU Region I, plungers fundraised for a goal of earning $25,000.  As...

A Charleston Police car parked in the 1000 block of Woodlawn Drive on Sunday Feb 25, 2024 after a verbal argument between two people led to a shooting.
Charleston police searching for man after shooting Sunday night
T.J. Seputis, Reporter • February 27, 2024

One man is at large and one person is in the hospital after a verbal altercation led to a shooting Sunday night, according to a news release...

Old Main Gates
AFSCME contract finalized, awaits trustees approval
Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief • February 26, 2024

After bargaining for nine months, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981 unanimously approved ratifying its contract,...

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Daily Eastern News “Staff Picks”
STAFF PICKS: Best walk out song
Sports Staff February 29, 2024

With the start of the baseball season, the sports staff shared what would be their walk out song: Zaria Flippin (Head Sports Editor):...

Head Volleyball Coach Sara Thomas huddles with the team during the third and last set of the Panthers first NCAA tournament appearance since 2001. The Panthers season score ends at 28-5.
COLUMN: New volleyball rules improve play
Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter • February 29, 2024

On Tuesday Feb. 20, the National College Athletic Association released a set of rules regarding collegiate volleyball:  Referees are...

Mark Aitken (2) congratulates his teammate NiJhay Burt (34) on his interception at the EIU vs. Indiana State game Thursday night.
EIU football teammates share controversial opinions in Q&A
Zaria Flippin and Payton Liggins February 28, 2024

Redshirt senior Mark Aitken and junior safety NiJhay Burt answered questions ranging from which celebrity they would bring to campus to...

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Drew Coffey
COLUMN: 'Lone Survivor:' a tense and honorable salute
Drew Coffey, Columinist • February 28, 2024

When turning on this movie, I assumed it would be another action-packed war film with similar attributes to “Black Hawk Down” or “Pearl...

Camron Hardy
COLUMN: Lack of representation on the Miss Black EIU judging panel
Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor • February 27, 2024

While attending the 2024 Miss Black EIU pageant, I quickly realized that majority of the judges were white. I found this to be both concerning...

Jason Farias
COLUMN: Debates will not change your mind
Jason Farias, Columnist • February 27, 2024

Anyone who has ever debated, either formally or informally, knows one thing: it is not what you say but how you say it.  In a debate,...

Drew Coffey
COLUMN: 'Lone Survivor:' a tense and honorable salute
Drew Coffey, Columinist • February 28, 2024

When turning on this movie, I assumed it would be another action-packed war film with similar attributes to “Black Hawk Down” or “Pearl...

Camron Hardy
COLUMN: Lack of representation on the Miss Black EIU judging panel
Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor • February 27, 2024

While attending the 2024 Miss Black EIU pageant, I quickly realized that majority of the judges were white. I found this to be both concerning...

Tiffany Hunter, a 22-year-old Charleston resident, poses in the Kat Walk practice on Thursday in Groniger Arena on Eastern Illinois University’s campus in Charleston, Ill.
EIU Kat Walk to walk with UIUC in fashion show
Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor • February 25, 2024

The Kat Walk modeling agency at Eastern will be walking alongside University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students in a fashion show on Sunday.  Approximately...

Jennifer Buchter, a special education professor, gets out of the water during the Special Olympics Polar Plunge Sunday.
THROUGH THE LENS: Students, faculty get bold, cold
Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief • February 26, 2024

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