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Keynote begins WHAM at Eastern

Haylee Brickey, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program kicked off Women’s History and Awareness Month Wednesday night with a keynote presentation from Lynne Curry, a retired Eastern history professor. Curry spoke about the 19th Amendment, ratified 100 years ago. Curry discussed women’s rights bef...

Senate denounces white power propaganda

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Student Senate voted unanimously in favor of approving the joint resolution condemning the propagation of white supremacy disinformation Wednesday evening. Seth Yeakel, speaker of Student Senate and senior mathematics major, said that he is hoping this resolution gives a unifying voice for the university.  ...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2020

Today is March 4, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. City Council approves marijuana tax The Charleston City Council approved a tax on all marijuana sales in Coles County at its meeting Tuesday night. The tax is not to exceed three percent and comes even tho...

Students discuss staying happy around midterms

Emilie Bowman, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Despite midterms quickly approaching, students around campus are finding ways to make themselves and those around them happy. Students are juggling intense classes, work and athletics while also trying to find some much-needed alone time and time to spend with friends. While psychology does not c...

Senate to discuss safety resolution

Jelan Buchanan, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Student Senate will be discussing a resolution over student safety at its Wednesday meeting in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 7 p.m. The Staff, Student and Faculty Senates together sent in a letter to the editor over the white supremacy posters, which ran in...

City Council implements tax on marijuana sales

City Council implements tax on marijuana sales

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 3, 2020

The Charleston City Council approved an ordinance implementing a maximum three percent tax on all retail sales of cannabis. The tax will be imposed on all people engaged in the sale of cannabis unless said cannabis is purchased under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program. Currently the ...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

Today is March 3, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Eastern alumnae in China talk coronavirus experience Two Eastern alumnae living in China detail their experiences living in China during the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  Full story: https://...

EIU attorney assists with legal issues

Rosy Rivera, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2020

From traffic tickets to criminal felonies, Eastern’s legal service attorney is available to assist students with their legal issues. Kirsten Bays, an Eastern alumna, received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Eastern, earned her juris doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis and...

Alumnae talk experiences living in China, COVID-19 breakout

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 2, 2020

Two Eastern alumnae shared their stories as educators in China during the COVID-19 outbreak, commonly known as coronavirus, as one lives in China and one is stuck in the U.S., unable to return to her students. According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses range from common colds to severe...

City Council to vote on adopting cannabis tax

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 2, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on adopting and levying a cannabis tax during its meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. If approved, the ordinance would implement a maximum 3 percent tax on all retail sales of cannabis. The tax would be imposed on all people engaged in the sale...

National holiday encourages people to make others’ days

National holiday encourages people to make others’ days

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

Students were encouraged to make a stranger’s day for National “I Want You to be Happy Day” on Monday. While paying a compliment or a friendly gesture to a stranger is the point of the national holiday, some students think opening up to strangers is easier said than done. Claire Conrady, a s...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Today is March 2, 2020. Here are five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Sanford crowned Miss Black EIU Junior biology major Mikayla Sanford was crowned Miss Black EIU Saturday night. The pageant was hosted for the 49th year in a row on Eastern's campus. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/01/sanford-crowned-miss-black-eiu/ 2. $21,000 raised for Special Olympics EIU's Glow Plunge raised $21,000 for the Special Olympics of Illi...

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