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

Napoleon Electronic Music Festival event to come, more this week

Napoleon Electronic Music Festival event to come, more this week

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 30, 2023

On Monday, an unfriending procrastination zoom will be held from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will also be held at the Gregg Technology Center. On Tuesday, Taylor Hall will be serving hot chocolate in...

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...

Daisha Mitchell (right), a junior health sciences major, walks with fellow students in protest of recent police brutality in Memphis, Tenn., which killed Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, according to CNN. The group walked around 20 minutes from Andrews Hall to the front of Old Main Saturday afternoon.

Students protest in response to Tyre Nichols’ death

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 28, 2023

On Jan. 10, 2023, Tyre Nichols died three days after five Memphis Police Officers beat him to death. He was pulled from his car during a traffic stop and was pepper sprayed and tased. After finding...

According to the Illinois General Attorneys office, former Coles County assistant states attorney Brady Allen was arrested after turning himself in at the Coles County Sheriffs Office Thursday after a warrant was put out for his arrest.

BREAKING: Former Coles County Assistant State’s Attorney turns self in for 32 felony charges

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2023

Former Coles County Assistant State's Attorney Brady Allen, 33, was arrested on 32 felony charges for misconduct and bribery from interactions with three Coles County women between the ages 18 to 35. Allen...

President Glassman address his presidential report which includes the Panther Portal Overview and Living Learning Communities in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

BOT to meet in 2 special meetings Saturday, Monday

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2023

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will meet Saturday morning at 7:15 a.m. for a special virtual meeting with another planned for Monday at 1 p.m. The agendas for both meetings only list a planned executive...

Women in STEM thrive at Eastern

Women in STEM thrive at Eastern

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 27, 2023

The science, technology, engineering and math departments was previously known to be dominated by males until the early 1990s, but according to a 2021 article, of the 1.8 million people hired to work in...

The Student Senate discussed race issues at Eastern as well as Electronic Writing Portfolio submissions for students.

Student Senate discuss race survey, EWP submission

Katja Benz , Student Government Reporter January 26, 2023

Despite two new senators being sworn in, the Student Senate did not meet quorum during the first meeting of the semester, having 11 of the 15 senators needed to meet it.   Senators Angel Adaya,...

Students eagerly refreshed their inboxes awaiting the desired class is canceled email after seeing a snowstorm Wednesday morning. Devin Melvin (right) a freshman accounting major, trudges through the snow on his way to class wearing a makeshift gator mask using a blue T-shirt in between Klehm and Lumpkin Hall. Classes were not canceled due to last weeks average temperature hanging around the upper 30s.

Students disappointed snow didn’t freeze classes for the day

Rob Le Cates, Photo Editor January 25, 2023

Eastern students woke up disappointed after seeing a snowstorm that didn't cancel classes this morning. Eastern's Provost, Jay Gatrell, said he felt the storm system didn't warrant the cancellation...

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,...

Destiny Smith, a junior environmental science major, poses for a picture.

Environment biology major describes her experience in the field

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

Destiny Smith, a junior environmental biology major, started off her scientific career path when she was in high school. She took a zoology (the study of animals) class that she was ‘obsessed with’. When...

Eastern biology faculty member Rob Colombo bikes towards the Tour De Charleston finish line Saturday morning in the Town Square.

Biology professor Rob Colombo hooked on fish ecology

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

The coordinator of environmental biology program and professor of fish ecology has been at Eastern for 14 years. Born and raised in New York, he developed a love for fishing when he was younger thanks...

Jake Crandall, an instructor in the Geology-Geography department and NASA contractor, demonstrates an extinct rock, Komatilte, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2023, in the Physical Science Building on Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill. Crandall said he loves geology, because he can create a historical book dating back billions of years. Komatilte is associated with gold and nickel deposits in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the Guiana shield, South Africa.

Geology, geography professor works for NASA

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor January 25, 2023

Whether it be working on campus or working for NASA, this Eastern professor shows that he can really do it all.  Jake Crandall, a professor from the geology and geography department at Eastern and...

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