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

In the Spotlight performance to come Friday

‘In the Spotlight’ performance to come Friday

Chrstina Holman, Junior Events Editor March 23, 2023

The EIU Dancers will be putting on a production entitled, In the Spotlight. It will take place at the Doudna Fine Arts Center in The Theatre on March 24 and 25. There are several showtimes as listed:...

Warning signs that you’re in a toxic relationship

Warning signs that you’re in a toxic relationship

Ava Meyer, Reporter March 23, 2023

On March 22, a workshop was held by Speakers Maggie L. Burkhead and Kassandra Garcia in Mcafee discussing signs of verbal, emotional or physical abuse and who to contact anyone is experiencing...

Student Body President Lucy Ade, a senior interpersonal communications major, introduces herself during Student Senates orientation Wednesday night at the Arcola Room in the Union.

Student senate fails to meet quorum again

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter March 23, 2023

The student senate has failed to meet quorum continuously all semester, with this being the seventh week in a row with quorum not being met. There were 10 senators at the meeting.   Despite this,...

Charleston City Mayor Brandon Combs introduces an ordinance for the Tax Increment Financing during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Charleston City Council approves budget for fiscal year

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 22, 2023

Approving the City Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning May 1, 2023, and ending April 30, 2024. City Council met Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and approved 18 items that were on the agenda. The engineering...

A crowd of around 40 people, students and faculty, showed up in support of the EIUs chapter of University Professionals of Illinois at Old Main as they delivered signed postcards to the administration supporting salary raises Monday afternoon.

What students should know about the EIU-UPI contract negotiations

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 22, 2023

Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, have been negotiating contracts with the university for the last year. Those involved with EIU-UPI have been protesting for over...

Cost of living vs EIU salary

Cost of living vs EIU salary

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 22, 2023

In 2022, the cost of living for a single parent was $33,602 according to Since then, the wage has increased roughly 31 percent to $43,981. With the current lack of contracts for Eastern’s...

More than 50 Illinois school districts presented tables to graduating education majors during the EIU/UIUC Spring Education Job Fair at the Union Grand Ballroom Tuesday morning.

EIU/UIUC Spring Education Job Fair allows students to get started on their careers

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 22, 2023

Eastern and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, UIUC,  collaborated in hosting a fair aimed at education majors. The event was titled ‘EIU/UIUC Spring Education Job Fair’ and was held in...

Booth opens ‘kick-ass heroine’ voting contest

Booth opens ‘kick-ass heroine’ voting contest

Madelyn Kidd , Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2023

Booth Library is providing students the opportunity to choose and “crown” their pick for the 2023 Kick-Ass Heroine Champion throughout March and beginning of April. Eastern students are able to vote...

While wearing goggles that make you see everything as if one were drunk, Lucas Cohen, a senior finance major, tries to give Kylee Backer, a junior special education major, a high five, but misses due to his temporary impairment. The darty event was hosted by student government on the Library Quad Thursday afternoon.

DDarty on the Quad promotes safety to students

Jenna Minor, Reporter March 10, 2023

When thinking about a “day party,” typically there are games, an abundance of people and alcohol, but this one was different. The DDarty in the Library Quad was centered around a campus event that...

Rhys-Maxwell Barnes, a choral conducting graduate student, follows the porvided ramen recipe and pours chicken broth into her pan during the Health and Counseling Services Cooking Thyme: Noodles and Company cooking class in Klehm Hall.

Cooking Thyme gives student an introduction to cooking

Drew Coffey, Reporter March 10, 2023

Carrots, mushrooms, spinach, garlic and ramen noodles?  Those were just a number of ingredients that were on the menu Thursday night in Klehm Hall as they had an open cooking class.   The...

A member of the University Police Department stands and safeguards any potential trouble at an unaffiliated Unofficial house party Saturday afternoon.

Ways the police enforce safety during Unofficial

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 10, 2023

Unofficial is one of the biggest student events on not on campus for Eastern students. It is the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day for the community of Charleston, but with students being off campus...

EIU University Professionals of Illinois President Jennifer Stringfellow takes the lead as she delivers, according to the Union, around 1000 signed postcards in support of increasing contract raises to University President David Glassmans office Monday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2023, on Easterns campus in Charleston, Ill.

97% of voting EIU-UPI members authorize ability to strike

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

EIU-UPI members voted to authorize a union strike if the almost year-long contract bargaining continues without reaching an agreement. Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois...

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