The Daily Eastern News

People share what Independence Day means to them

People share what Independence Day means to them

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

July 4, 2018


Filed under features, News

People piled out of their cars that were parked in neat rows located in the field in front of the Coles County Memorial Airport Wednesday to claim a spot for the Coles County Fireworks Spectacular. The runway slowly filled with families trying to catch up to their children who wanted to run all over...

Community celebrates with Fourth of July Parade

Community celebrates with Fourth of July Parade

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 4, 2018


Filed under features, News, Showcase

Members of the community came out, despite the intense heat, to watch the Fourth of July Parade Wednesday afternoon. As the fire truck horns started to ring through the air, children started to jump with excitement to see the many different parade floats and to get a bunch of free candy. Two bro...

Corpse flower blooms after 2 years

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under features, News, Showcase

Titan Arum a.k.a the corpse flower lived up to its name and smelled like a very unlucky possum that was not playing dead on the side of the road, but rather rotting in the heat for about a day or two.   Of course, since the corpse flower bloomed a day earlier, its memorable stench only lingered within the small ...

Local veterans celebrated at the Charleston Community Band concert

Local veterans celebrated at the Charleston Community Band concert

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Staff Photographer

June 29, 2018


Filed under features, News, Showcase

The Charleston Community Band performed Thursday night to celebrate local veterans at the Daum Amphitheater in Kiwanis Park, for the 41st year. The band played patriotic songs to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day. The band is comprised of volunteers, and there is a wide variety of ages p...

18th Street Farmer’s Market starts its 5th year

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under features, News

The 18th Street Farmer’s Market kicked off its fifth season Saturday in the parking lot of the Coles County Health Department. Steve Runyon, the volunteer market manager, said the farmer’s market is intended to serve the community. Runyon said at first they were concerned the rain on Saturday...

Students remember their bad neighbors

Samantha Benck , Contributing Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under features, News

They come and go, but they’re right next door … bad neighbors. We all have them and we all hate them—and some have experiences with them at Eastern. When she was in college, Aimee Bulthuis, an Eastern alumna and current Springfield resident, paid extra to have a parking spot in her apartment...

20 years counting: one man maintains green house, secret garden

Carole Hodorowicz, Copy Editor

April 28, 2017


Filed under features, News

  It’s the last place you would want to wear a grey shirt. Underneath the heat, your pores are powerless against the rays of the sun. You wonder how anything survives in here while you shirt becomes soaked with perspiration. Steve Malehorn, manager of the H.F. Thut Greenhouse, is no stranger...

Wong reminisces on hole-in-one

Wong reminisces on hole-in-one

Adam Shay, Feature Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under features

Some golfers are lucky enough to experience a hole-in-one in their lifetime. For senior women’s golfer Chloe Wong, she experienced her third hole in one last year in a fall qualifier. In October of 2015, Wong teed off with her 5-iron on the par-3 17th hole and sank her tee shot for an ace at Meadowview...

New RSO, Creatives, coming to campus

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under features, News

  Creatives: The College Talent and Entrepreneur Agency, a new registered student organization, will host its first talent/award show 7 p.m.  Tuesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. In this organization, students are able to put on their own events, show...

Gymnast finds stability in sport

Carole Hodorowicz, Feature Reporter

January 29, 2017


Filed under features

The gymnast ties up her hair, chalks her hands and sizes up the run she has ahead of her. Focused, she takes a deep breath and begins running. She propels herself into the air and starts her stunt. Born on an Air Force base, Lacey Jenkins, a junior communication studies major, moved around a lot growing...

Howse reflects on successful track and field career

Kaitlin Cordes, Track and Field Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under features, Sports

Although senior Janie Howse will not be competing as a weight thrower in field events this year, she said she will maintain a presence on her team by cheering them on at meets this season.  Howse will be graduating in December this year, and she said she will always be proud of her decade-long care...

Hard work does not go unnoticed for lineman

Hard work does not go unnoticed for lineman

Maria Baldwin, Feature Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under features, Football, Showcase, Sports

In football, there are often many positions that are overlooked, simply because it is easier to focus on where the ball is on the field. Perhaps the most overlooked position is the offensive lineman. This position is crucial because, among other jobs, the offensive lineman is responsible for protecting...

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