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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

Jaedah Franks, a sophomore biological sciences major, is congratulated by Yolanda Williams after being crowned Miss Black EIU 2022 on Saturday in the Grand Ballroom.

Annual Miss Black EIU pageant to be canceled

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

For the first time in 50 years, the Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant will be canceled. The Black Student Union has been the sponsor of The Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant for over five decades,...

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 16: I, Tonya, feat. Special Guest

Cam'ron Hardy and Ashanti Thomas January 20, 2023

Drew and Cam discuss the 2017 drama and autobiography film, I, Tonya, with special guest, Ashanti Thomas.

Swathi Nayani, Hemanth Naga Payyavula, and Supriya Toodi, all computer technology graduate students from India, share the runway for the fashion show part of Global Culture Night
in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

International students share cultures at Global Culture Night

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Features Junior Editor November 15, 2022

The Global Cultural Night welcomed all the students to watch cultural performances by international students in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.  The event, located in the Grand Ballroom,...

The first play in the New Works Festival called On Pointe, features a young man who dances in ballet and struggles with having a disapproving father who judges him for being a man in ballet in the Theatre of Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Theatre students to perform original plays

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor November 9, 2022

Editor's Note: A correction was made for the name of the playwright of the play "Threesome." The New Works Festival is a four-day-long festival of multiple plays directed by current Eastern students...

The percussionist part of the Panther Marching Band perform two different pieces, the first from Cuba, and the second from Brazil, at the Dia De Los Muertos Gala.

Percussionists dream to teach music to next generation

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter November 9, 2022

Percussion instruments come in many different shapes and sizes, creating very different sounds. From the booming sound of a bass drum to the tinkling sound of a triangle, there is a lot of diversity in...

Candy Fordjour Frimpong, a graduate student studying art, details her ceramics project in the Ceramics Studio Sunday afternoon. Fordjour Frimpong said with her artwork she hopes to promote a message of diversity. I want to use my indigenous background to relate well with the contemporaries around [Charleston], Fordjour Frimpong said.

Students tell stories through their art

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Features Junior Editor November 9, 2022

Art; a word that takes many forms. For some, it can mean music, while for others, it can be theatre. For many of the students here on campus, it can also mean physical artwork.  Art is everywhere,...

Teachers Assistant Samuel Wilson, a graduate student studying art, assists Jennifer Teibowei, a freshman biological sciences major, learn how to chain stitch during an Introduction to Art class in The Doudna Fine Arts Center Monday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2022, on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill.

Out of time, out of money: Reality of art students

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Features Junior Editor November 9, 2022

Being an arts program student is far from easy. Between having to prepare pieces, practicing, or creating artwork, it can take hours or even days to get something just right.  Here at Eastern, many...

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Mr. Brightside” is the greatest song ever made

Will Padgett, Columnist November 4, 2022

I don’t care what anyone says, “Mr. Brightside” is the greatest song ever made. Imagine this- you’ve been coming out of your cage and you’ve been doing just fine. However, you’ve got to...

Emilio Zarate, a junior finance major, dresses up as Darth Vader and sings Counting Stars by One Republic for the karaoke part of the Calling All the Monsters! event, a costume party and karaoke night in 7th Street Underground. He also won the events costume contest.

Students sing in costumes at NAACP Halloween karaoke night

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 30, 2022

NAACP had its final event for NAACP Week, hosting a Halloween-themed karaoke night in 7th Street Underground on Friday night. NAACP’s week of events included fundraisers, an informational event on the...

August Frisby, a junior music performance major and alto saxophone player, and Kyle Huddleston, a tenor saxophone player, both apart of the Blue Note Quintet, perform Cornbread by Lee Morgan in the Black Box Theatre of Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday night.

Jazz Combos performs at Doudna Thursday

Drew Coffey, Campus Reporter October 21, 2022

The department of music at Eastern hosted a jazz combos concert at the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Thursday night to a full crowd.   The concert consisted of performances from two ensembles of students...

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 7: It (2017)

Drew Coffey and Cam'ron Hardy October 17, 2022

Cam and Drew discuss the 2017 horror film, It.

The Company dance together in the PSUKHE performance of AILEY II in the Theatre of Doudna Fine Arts Center on Thursday night.

AILEY II impresses, surprises Eastern students at Doudna

Drew Coffey, Campus Reporter October 14, 2022

The renowned group of dancers from AILEY II were met with a packed house on Thursday night at the Doudna Fine Arts Center.   AILEY II is a studio of dancers and performers from all around the country...

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