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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

Samira Dadson sews a zipper onto denim in preparation for the denim day fashion shoot in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Fashion Lab, Charleston Ill., April 18, 2024. Dadson has been sewing for the past 10 years.

Fighting inequality with fashion

Alli Hausman, Copy Chief May 3, 2024

Throughout all of time and across all cultures, clothing has held significant meaning.  That sentiment rings true for Samira Dadson, a studio art graduate student studying fashion at EIU.  Across...

From left, Theo Edwards, Ronnie Kosciuk and Emery Johnson walk with a crowd in the slut walk near Lawson Hall Thursday.

Slut walk combats sexual assault, harassment at EIU

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 28, 2024

Around 50 students came out Thursday to walk in a slut walk against sexual assault and harassment. Sophomore human services major Emery Johnson took it upon herself to start the slut walk after being...

The Kat Walk models walk in the Denim Day Fashion show in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Wednesday, April 24.

Denim Day fashion show brings awareness to sexual assault

Jacob Hamm and Morgan Finch April 26, 2024

The halls of the Doudna Fine Arts Center were transformed into a runway of empowerment and advocacy as the Denim Day fashion show took center stage on Wednesday night. This event was a vibrant celebration...

Camron Hardy

COLUMN: ‘Civil War,’ Journalists have their own wars

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 24, 2024

Alex Garland’s newest film ‘Civil War’ explores the war of dystopian future America as journalists race against each other to gather stories and photos during a war. Lee Smith (Kirsten Dunst),...

Grace McClellan, a senior majoring in art education, was named Artist of the Year for the Blueroom arts magazine during a ceremony at Doudna Fine Arts Center April 1.

Art revolves around McClellan

Rylee Kurth, Reporter April 24, 2024

Grace McClellan, a senior majoring in art education, was named Blue Room Magazine's Artist of the Year during a ceremony at Doudna Fine Arts Center April 1. McClellan was nominated for the award by the...

Emerson Gausmann (right) and Kaumi Stuart (left) perform as the party crashes in a short play titled The Party during the New Works Symposium on Friday night April 19,2024.

New productions displayed at symposium

Chandler Smith, Reporter April 23, 2024

Three student led plays were presented during the New Works Symposium at Doudna this past weekend including "Scrap of Life" by Kierstyn Budz, "The Party" by Monica Brown and "Try Not to Cry" by Newton...

Students celebrate EIUs unofficial Holi in the Library Quad. Holi is a festival celebrated in India. It is celebrated as the festival of colors, love and spring.

EIU celebrates Holi festival of colors

Aidan Cusack, Reporter April 21, 2024

Ribbons of dyed water zipped through the springtime air, while clouds of colorful powder enveloped EIU's Library Quad.    Vibrant music painted the air with lively tunes, as celebrators clad...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘The Social Network:’ nice guys finish last

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 18, 2024

I’ll start by saying that I am completely aware that this film is not fully accurate. However, this film stands as one of the most entertainingly crafted and sharply made real-life biopics in the last...

Students participate in Pantherchella in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Saturday.

Pantherchella takes over Panther Bash

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feature Reporter April 18, 2024

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include Kendall Jenkins, the traditions coordinator for university board and the primary planner for the day events of Pantherchella. Previously, the article...

What to expect at Springfest

What to expect at Springfest

Audra Gullquist, Assistant News Editor April 17, 2024

Eastern’s annual Springfest is set to begin Thursday and run through Saturday.  The festival will be filled with food trucks, art booths, live performances and even a sand sculpture for students...

The crowd jumps in excitement over Matt Bennet in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom on Saturday.

Matt Bennett brings nostalgia to Pantherchella

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 16, 2024

Students waited in line for hours to see the show Matt Bennett, actor known for his role as Robbie Shapiro on the show "Victorious," had in store for them Saturday night.  Lupita Navarrete, a freshman...

Christiana Harkulich teaches a class Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in the Doudua Fine Arts Center. Harkulich is a dramaturge and instructor for theater, film studies and women and gender studies.

A glimpse into Christiana Harkulich’s theatrical world

Audra Gullquist, Assistant News Editor April 10, 2024

From controlling the spotlight to building her own production company, Christiana Harkulich is a jack-of-all-trades in the theater department.  Harkulich became an instructor of theater generalist...

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