The Daily Eastern News

City Council approves purchase of playground

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2017

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved resolutions for the purchase of a playground to be at Lake Charleston and to set aside $120,000 for the restriping and resurfacing of 10th and 14th streets Tuesday night. A playground will be placed at Lake Charleston to continue an ongoing effort the city...

Air Fair to bring balloon fun

November 1, 2017

Balloon animals, funnel cake fries, cotton candy and popcorn will all be featured in University Board’s Air Fair Make it and Take it activity 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Sienna Mark, the UB special events coordinator, said she h...

Students raise questions about Trump’s 1st year

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2017

Whether it was for extra credit or for curiosity, students packed the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to hear a discussion about President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Dennis Malak, a member of the Charleston city council, and Kevin Anderson, a political...

Flash talks shine light on relevance of literature

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2017

After a three-year hiatus, Gothtober lectures have returned, as the idea of walking uteruses quickly shifted into a discussion about President Donald Trump’s hands. Sigma Tau Delta and English Club organized the lecture, where five English professors gave five-minute flash talks about The Handmaid...

Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017

Staff Photographers

October 23, 2017

The following is a photo gallery recapping Homecoming Week at Eastern. The events photographed are "Rumble in the Jungle", "Homecoming Coronation", the tailgate for the Homecoming football game, the Homecoming Parade and the 18th annual Homecoming 2.5K Race. These were photographed by various phot...

Flu Shots and Health Fair to aid Eastern, Community

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

Free flu shots and a health fair will be provided by the Health Education and Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom to promote a healthier community. The health fair will include booths from university departments and health resources...

Health Service consolidations, cost-savings heard at CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2017

The Health Service, Counseling Center and Student Insurance have been consolidated as of Aug. 1. Eric Davidson, interim director of Health Service, detailed this change and cost-saving measures the departments are taking during a report at a meeting of the Council on University Planning and Budgeting...

Student print sale showcases student creativity

Senior sociology major Lauren Eberle watches as her roomate and Art Association member Clair Gentry creates a button for the first time.
“It’s a really personalized conceot to where you can just walk up and pick a very personalized image,” Gentry said.

 Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 8, 2017

Student artists learned how to sell and market their work at the print sale on Friday, Oct. 6. Eastern’s Student Art Association member Travis White, who is also a senior graphic design major, said the proceeds earned go back to the students who created it. White said it could help students show...

Shannon McNamara 5K raises awareness of sexual assault

Bailey Flesner, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2017

The Shannon McNamara 5k run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 as a way to honor the memory of an Eastern student who was sexually assaulted and murdered at her off-campus apartment in Charleston 17 years ago. The event will be at the Rolling Meadows High School in her hometown of Rolling Meadows,...

Businesses come together for Fall Festival

Sharon Hunter, owner of 18th St. Garden Stop, sells flowers to a couple of customers at the 18th Street Fall Festival on Saturday afternoon.
Hunter said the business was “super busy” at the festival, and it is exciting to see people supporting local businesses.

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2017

All along 18th Street, customers perused items as local businesses and shops showed their wares at the annual Fall Festival. Sharon Hunter, owner of the 18th St. Garden Shop, smiled as she served customers and watched children play with the sand she had set up for them. Saturday’s festival was...

Donations accepted all week for hurricane victims in Dominica

Staff Report

October 1, 2017

A drive to support relief efforts that will help those in Dominica affected by Hurricane Maria will take place this week. Donations can be brought to the College of Education and Professional Studies Dean’s office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday this week. Those interested in helpi...

Eastern hosts 41st annual Panther Marching Band Festival

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2017

Flags flew and symphonies rang through O’ Brien Stadium as hundreds gathered to watch 33 high school bands from all over Illinois compete in the 41st annual Panther Marching Band Festival Saturday Sept. 30. Bands were divided into divisions based on school size. Schools with fewer than 700 students...

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