The Daily Eastern News

$14,230 raised for Special Olympics

$14,230 raised for Special Olympics

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2019


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Students and alumni got a chance to submerge themselves in frigid water on a wintry Sunday night near the campus pond for Eastern’s Polar Plunge. This year was the first one to be glow-themed, which meant participants would jump into a pool lit with black lights, rather than the pond itself, with glow...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

Staff Report

March 3, 2019


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The Charleston Fire Department extinguished an attic fire at a residence located at 319 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring, according to the press release. Prior to the fire department’s arrival, the Charleston Police Department reported smoke coming from t...

‘Mr. Marmalade’ play makes weekend run

Hannah Sieg, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2019


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The first performance of “Mr. Marmalade” took place at the Black Box Theatre in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Feb. 28 and its last performance was noon Sunday. “Mr. Marmalade” is a dark comedy about four-year-old Lucy and her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade. The cast has been rehearsing since...

Student safety addressed, Glassman’s plan

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


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Eastern President David Glassman said he wants to meet with African-American student organizations on campus to understand what they mean by “not feeling safe” on or off campus. Glassman also said he plans to have the Student Government, the different vice presidents and the deans to participate in...

Brinker talks future of Diversity Action Council

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 1, 2019


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Student life director Ceci Brinker said she would meet with student affairs president Alicia Matusiak to discuss action the student life office will take to establish the new Diversity Action Council during the weekend after Student Senate’s Feb. 27 meeting. The Diversity Action Council, after it has b...

Eastern to host first ‘EIU Glow Polar Plunge’

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

March 1, 2019


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Panthers will be “freezin’ for a reason” Sunday night during Eastern’s first “EIU Glow Polar Plunge” near the Campus Pond.  The event begins at 7 p.m. Sunday and registration to be a plunger starts at 5 p.m., although participants can register online at www.tinyurl.com/EIUglowplungers. ...

It’s official: Chucktown Unofficial 2019 kicks off Saturday morning

It’s official: Chucktown Unofficial 2019 kicks off Saturday morning

Gillian Eubanks, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


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The pre-St. Patrick’s Day house-crawl returns for another year Saturday as the people behind the scenes of Chucktown Unofficial 2019 prep for the 11 a.m. debut. Ashlee Pilipovich, a neuroscience major and one of the event planners, said Unofficial is a huge party; one that last all day long and s...

CAA approves 15 items including new minors

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 1, 2019


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The Council on Academic Affairs tabled two agenda items and approved 15 during their meeting Thursday. Item numbers 19-027, THA 3335: Musical Theatre Performance and 19-028, THA Course of Study, were both tabled during the meeting. CAA Chair Marita Gronnvoll said there was a request to table the items...

Before, during and after: The Black Lives Matter Flag petition, aftermath

Analicia Haynes and Logan Raschke

February 28, 2019


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*Editor’s Note: This story documents what happened with the petition to raise the Black Lives Matter Flag on campus during African-American Heritage Month and the decision that was made in the end. In Friday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News we will publish another story that documents what the un...

Graphics class redesigns logos, websites for local businesses

Graphics class redesigns logos, websites for local businesses

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019


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Eastern’s Graphics IV students redesigned local businesses’ logos, their websites and created a product, for a class project. Students presented their designs to four local business owners Monday and Wednesday afternoon at Doudna in Room 2710. Two of the businesses that showed for the redesign ...

Senate tables vote to form Judicial Research Committee

Senate tables vote to form Judicial Research Committee

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 27, 2019


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Student Senate voted to table bill 18-19-07, which would approve the formation of a Judicial Research Committee, to next week’s hearing. Senators also voted to approve resolution 18-19-07, which serves as a congratulation to and acknowledgement of the contestants of the Miss Black EIU pageant that ...

Sexual health resources, contraceptives available to students

Victoria Wasiloski, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019


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At Eastern, students can get contraceptives at the Health Services Medical Clinic and at the Health Education Resource Center. According to Eastern’s website, oral contraceptives start at $25 per cycle, but the Medical Clinic does not stock all brands. Personal items, such as first aid supplies, ...

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