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

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...

Left, Eastern Illinois University President Jay Gatrell holds petition for all-gender restrooms, hand delivered by graduate student Theo Edwards while petition signers stand in support in the Martin Luther King Jr., University Union.

Students hand deliver petition for all-gender restrooms to Gatrell

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 26, 2024

Dozens of students rallied at the Mellin Steps before handing off a petition to Eastern’s President Jay Gatrell to include all-gender bathrooms on campus Thursday. Graduate student Theo Edwards led...

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...

Three different graduation ceremonies were held for the different colleges Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2022, in Lantz Arena; Lumpkin College of Business and Technology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Education all held ceremonies for the students in the respective colleges.

Seniors prepare for graduation

Kimberly Carroll, Reporter April 25, 2024

Excitement is rising for many seniors as the 2024 academic year comes to an end. While some are experiencing feelings of fear or stress, others know exactly where they’re headed following the...

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...

Vice Chairperson for Easterns board of trustees Christopher Hicks, speaks during the board of trustees meeting Friday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom.

Board of trustees removes out-of-state tuition for US residents

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 22, 2024

The EIU board of trustees approved a proposal removing out-of-state tuition charges for US residents, raised tuition and room and board and approved several new majors in its meeting Friday. This...

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...

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...

Jody Stone interacts with students after his student interview for Dean of Students Friday. April 13,2024 in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union,

Interim dean of students interviews to maintain position

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 17, 2024

Interim Dean of Students and Interim Director of Student Accountability and Support Jody Stone was the first candidate applying for the Dean of Students position. Being an Eastern alum and faculty member...

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