The Daily Eastern News

Turkey shortage will not impact campus dining

Shravani Akula and Srisha Baikan, graduate students in technology, serve turkey, ham, and mashed potatoes at Thomas Hall’s Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday night.

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

November 18, 2015

A national turkey shortage has affected 21 states because of the avian flu, which caused turkey prices to increase and the food item to be scarce on the market. More than 7 million turkeys have been infected with the disease; however, the traditional bird was not missing from tables during Eastern’s...

Greek step show unites alumni, students

Members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity perform a step routine at the Annual Step Show on Saturday in McAfee Gym.

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

November 8, 2015

Cloaked in all black and sunglasses resembling characters from “The Matrix,” the men stepped while sitting on the ground with unwavering frowns and yellow lights flashed behind them. These were the men of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity who performed two theatric step performances; in the second performance,...

Drag show engages audience

Kelasia Karmikal, of Champaign, Ill., performs a routine in a self-made gown at the Diva Drag Show: Greek Gods and Goodesses on Monday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 27, 2015

Posed in a white and jeweled flowing gown, Kelasia Karmikal, lip synced music while swaying down the T-shaped runway in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Walking bit by bit in a gown with a slit up the thigh, Karmikal opened her, what looked to be, a gown to reveal...

S.L.U.T. Walk brings awareness to rape culture

Brody Wilt, a junior sociology major, grabbed the S.L.U.T. Walk sign and led the walk around campus Tuesday.

Torri Griffith, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2015

Students strutted around campus clad in pieces ranging from racy pajamas, underwear and fishnet stockings with shorts, during this year’s annual S.L.U.T. Walk. Students carried signs reading “It’s not consent if you make me afraid to say no,” and “Blame rapist for rape” as they marched...

Homecoming royalty crowned at Coronation

Winners of the 2015 Homecoming Court pose for photos after the announcement on Monday in McAfee Gymnasium. In order from left to right: Shaun Hughes, Homecoming Prince, Astoria Griggs- Burns, Homecoming Princess, Kelsey Hosea, Homecoming Queen, and Darien Ghoston, Homecoming King.

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

October 19, 2015

Members of Eastern’s different registered student organizations cheered and applauded for their favorite nominees as they made their way across the stage in McAfee Gymnasium during Eastern’s Homecoming Coronation. Darien Ghostone and Kelsey Hosea were announced as this year’s Homecoming king...

Video: ROTC rappel training

Video: ROTC rappel training

October 11, 2015

Eastern's ROTC men and women trained people how to rapel from a building on top of Klehm Hall on October 9, 2015. This is the ROTC's annual event in which ROTC soldiers get better at rappelling and anybody on campus has the opportunity to rappel off the building. The event normally brings in about 300...

Glassman gives State of the University address

President David Glassman addresses student, faculity, staff, and community members about budget, enrollment, and community during the State of the University Address Monday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Dounda Fine Arts Center.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 29, 2015

Eastern President David Glassman said he expects the university enrollment to grow and stabilize by 2017 during his State of the University Address on Monday. Glassman also said athletics would report to the Office of the President as opposed to Student Affairs. Glassman said the transition would...

Kids paint colors at park for annual art day

Memphis Jaxon, 3, paints his name on a t-shirt with the help of his sister Kiari Sanders, 14, at the Kids Art in the Park day at Morton Park Saturday.

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

September 13, 2015

Families gathered in Morton Park for the annual Kids Art in the Park day put on by the Coles County Art Council Saturday morning. Kids were able to go to stations where they could paint a picture, make a wood sculpture or learn a dance. Josh Stewart, 5, painted a picture with watercolor paint. “I’m...

Video: ROTC cannon crew

Members of Eastern's ROTC scramble to fix the cannon as new members of the Cannon Crew become acquainted with the process on Thursday between Klehm Hall and the Human Services Building.

September 11, 2015

Lake View Trail at Lake Charleston

Lake View Trail is a bike path with routes that rise, decline, twist and turn located next to Lake Charleston.

Tony Komada, Online Producer

September 7, 2015

Located south east of the main area of Charleston, Lake Charleston has a bike trail running around various paths next to the lake, called Lake View Trail. The trail can be reached by traveling to the end of McKinley Avenue. The trail is open sunrise to sunset and dog walking is permitted, but motorized...

Video: Pantherpalooza gets students involved

Shirmeen Ahmad ran the Eastern student government table at Pantherpalooza on Wednesday, asking passers by to follow them on social media.

Tony Komada, Online Producer

August 28, 2015

Pantherpalooza showcased groups, clubs and organizations affiliated with Eastern on Wednesday at the south quad. Many organizations said they had good turnout, even at the beginning of the mild day.

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