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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

Charlie Burtell is a freshman business analytics major student.

EIU student finds self in the military

Kimberly Carroll, Reporter March 14, 2024

Editors Note: Specific facts within the story were reported incorrectly. The story stated Charlie's home being Auburn not Elburn, the caption stated he was in ROTC when he is in the National Guard and...

Aaron DeRousse working in Stevenson Tower Dining Center. He has worked in the dining hall for 14 years and tries to make everyones day better, even if it is just by giving a smile.

Serving up Eastern for more than 2 decades

Anna Hagan, Reporter January 30, 2024

The hustle and bustle of everyday life that many college students face can drastically dampen their moods.  However, in the Stevenson Tower Dining Hall, there is a man who tries to make everyone’s...

Ellie Buzzelle at the womens basketball. Eastern Illinois Pathers Vs Tennessee Tach Golden Eagles. During the final quater pathers pulled though to win 73-71 In Groniger Arena Thursday night.

Buzzelle’s confidence rises since transferring

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor January 30, 2024

Sophomore guard Ellie Buzzelle began her college career at Grand Canyon University before transferring to Eastern after one year. Now at Eastern, she leads the team in three-pointers made and three-point...

Matt Piescinski announcing IHSA Boys track meet

EIU alumni returns with sports announcing secrets and history

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Cheif June 7, 2023

For many Eastern alumni, they come back to watch a sports game, to reconnect with friends, or donate money to their favorite organization on campus. But for EIU Alum Matt Piescinski comes back to the...

Unity presentation provides students a way to come together

Unity presentation provides students a way to come together

Chandler Smith and Cam'ron Hardy February 1, 2023

Taylor Hall shared a presentation titled, “No Division: A Discussion of Commonalities and Differences.” Aaron Constanzo, a psychology major and resident assistant at Taylor Hall, hosted the event....

Crystal Valentine, the guest speaker for the Poetry-ish Women’s History Month event, reads her poem about how the Kardashian family culturally appropiate Black women on Thursday night in Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Events themed ‘Black Resilience’ to celebrate Black history

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 1, 2023

With Black History Month here, clubs and organizations at Eastern will be hosting multiple events to honor and celebrate the month catering to this year's theme Black Resilience. On Thursday, a Lecture...

Jaedah Franks, a sophomore biology major, wins Miss Black EIU 2022 at the celebration of the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Pageant on Saturday night.

Meet the 50th Miss Black EIU Jaedah Franks

Chandler Smith, Reporter February 1, 2023

Miss Black EIU has been around for five decades and is one of the most important celebrations for Black students that are recognizing African American Heritage month at Eastern. Jaedah Franks, the 2022...

Members from Team 2 from the Battle of The Aux, hosted by the Black Student Union, sing and dance to “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus on Monday night in 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. The teams competed in genres including: country, hip-hop rap, gospel, rock, and reggae.

BSU helps students express themselves among like minded individuals

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 1, 2023

Before coming to Eastern at the beginning of the Fall 2022-2023 semester and becoming the vice president of the Black Student Union, BSU, RJ Shields, a senior criminal justice major, was the social events...

At Lunchbox Voodoos Open Mic Night event Friday night, the band Absent Ground performs multiple cover songs as one of the first acts of the night.

Lunchbox Voodoo hosts open-mic night

Katja Benz, Reporter January 30, 2023

Lunchbox Voodoo hosted their second open-mic night as a relatively new organization.    The organization, which gets confused with Hello Dali!, performs sketch comedy whereas Hello Dali! performs...

Pantherpalooza is the semi annual Eastern event that allows student organizations to advertise themselves to draw in new members.

Pantherpalooza gives students a chance to get involved

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

Pantherpalooza took place on Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Universion Union Grand Ballroom and the University Ballroom. The event was held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and presented over 100 organizations...

David Brennen, one of four presidential candidates, answers a question about increased funding for athletics in the Arcola-Tuscola room of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Thursday afternoon. Brennen said he can’t promise anything but he loves fundraising by getting involved with alumni and speaking with state legislators.

Students interview second presidential candidate, David Brennen

Katja Benz, Reporter January 12, 2023

David Brennen, one of the final four presidential candidates, had his student interview on Thursday.   Brennen, who came to campus from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, was the dean of the...

Lindsey Zike (middle), a sophomore art education major, looks up from her painting of Frog and Toad at the Winter Welcome Days Paint and Sip in the University Ballroom Tuesday night. Her friends all said they wanted to buy the painting because it looked so good.

Students prepare for new semester with Winter Wonderland event

Christina Holman and Cam'ron Hardy January 11, 2023

With the semester just beginning, many students attended the Winter Wonderfest. The event took place in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Ballroom from 7-9 p.m. Activities such as painting,...

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