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

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

The Daily Eastern News

Jay Gatrell, after being announced the 13th president of Eastern Illinois University, gets interviewed by WEIU in the University Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday afternoon.
BREAKING: Jay Gatrell to be EIU's 13th president
Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief • February 3, 2023

Jay Gatrell, the current provost and vice president of academic affairs, was announced on Friday to be the 13th president following University...

3 vs. 3 tournament to help fundraise for club volleyball
3 vs. 3 tournament to help fundraise for club volleyball
Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor • February 3, 2023

As most sports teams are finishing up practice for the night, Eastern’s Club Volleyball team is preparing the SRC Court for tomorrow’s 3 vs. 3 volleyball...

BSU hosts black history bingo to kick off black history month
BSU hosts black history bingo to kick off black history month
Christina Holman, Campus Events Junior Editor • February 3, 2023

To start off Black History Month, the Black Student Union, BSU, hosted Black History Bingo . The event took place at late night pizza in Thomas Dining...

CAA votes on switching history class to journalism department
CAA votes on switching history class to journalism department
Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor • February 3, 2023

The Council of Academic Affair met on Thursday to discuss multiple revisions and approval of multiple courses. The History of American Journalism is...

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Zaria Flippin, a sophomore sports media relations major, records her podcast called Sportz Shortz in the Booth Library study room. Flippins podcast is centered around news occuring in sports and gives her opinions and previews on the topic on Friday afternoon.
Flippin says her grandfather sparked her love for sports
Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor • February 1, 2023

Zaria Flippin is a sophomore journalism student concentrating on sports media relations. She has quite a bit on her plate as she is the...

Assistant coach Mariah King and the rest of the team come together during a timeout at their basketball game vs. Southeast Missouri in Lantz Arena Saturday afternoon.
Eastern gives Black athletes positive experiences
Han Byer, Kate Stevens, Autumn Schulz, Photographer, Assistant Sports Editor, Sports Editor • February 1, 2023

In May of 2022, the NCAA released statistics breaking down NCAA athletes by ethnicity from 2021, finding that 8.8 percent were Black women...

Eastern guard, Lariah Washington (22), breaks a double team against Southeast Missouri Redhawks guard, Jaliyah Green (24), and another Redhawks player. The Panthers won 63-57 against the Redhawks in Lantz Arena on Saturday.
Washington's leadership in fourth quarter helps EIU remain undefeated
Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor • January 29, 2023

Senior guard Lariah Washington has exhibited true leadership skills on the court for the Eastern women's basketball team. Her 6-0 run...

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Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kkbenz@eiu.edu.
COLUMN: Do we actually know where our information goes?
Katja Benz, Columnist • February 2, 2023

Over the summer, and even into last semester, people would head over to Snapchat or TikTok and see these really aesthetically pleasing videos.  The...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.
COLUMN: Identity theft and government
Dan Hahn, Columnist • February 2, 2023

When I was a victim of identity theft in 2018 my financial world was turned upside down. I was receiving letters in the mail from creditors...

Ashanti Thomas is a junior digital media technology major and can be reached at 581-2912 or at althomas5@eiu.edu.
COLUMN: Black artists you should be listening to
Ashanti Thomas, Assistant Photo Editor • February 1, 2023

I am starting off with Ice Spice because- duh. If you are not already listening, then what are you doing?  Ice Spice blew up after she...

Abigail Riti, a freshman psychology major, Riley Bauer, a junior english major, and Silas Roemer, a freshman physics major, find sticks to use as the arms for the final touches of their snowman named Byobert in the Library Quad Wednesday afternoon.
THROUGH THE LENS: Students build Byobert the snowman
Ashanti Thomas, Photo Editor • January 25, 2023

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