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

The best worst decision I ever made

The best worst decision I ever made

Katja Benz, Columnist May 24, 2022

I started college in May 2018, even before I graduated high school. College was amazing (don’t worry, I still like it).  Prior to March 2020, I was on track to graduate in May 2022. I was excited...

Robert Rob Le Cates

COLUMN: Growing my hair long helped me appreciate myself

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2022

When I came to college last year, I had a few goals to test out my newfound freedom. While obviously being financially responsible and more independent was a given, some of these goals were quite simple. During...

COLUMN: Sonder is a testament to student creativity, filmmaking

COLUMN: “Sonder” is a testament to student creativity, filmmaking

Luke Taylor, Columnist May 19, 2022

This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of “Sonder: An Anthology of Loss,” along with my roommate whose friend was involved in the production. The premiere, which was held in the...

COLUMN: Away from campus blues

COLUMN: Away from campus blues

Ellen Dooley, Columnist May 18, 2022

Usually, I would be writing from my ever-so-comfortable Andrews Hall, but I am back home in my Chicago-land suburbs. After being home for about a week, I have felt the need to re-adjust back home. I did...

COLUMN: So it turns out I love summer school

COLUMN: So it turns out I love summer school

Katja Benz, Columnist May 17, 2022

I’m staying in Charleston for the summer. I’m interning on campus (which is a required ‘class’ for my major), taking my senior seminar while continuing to give tours and write for the News. The...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coles County Faith-Based Coalition for Racial Justice thankful for Douglas Hall name change

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coles County Faith-Based Coalition for Racial Justice thankful for Douglas Hall name change

We would like to thank Eastern Illinois University President Dr. David Glassman and the Board of Trustees for their unanimous support to choose the name of Powell-Norton Hall as the new name for a residence...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is visually innovative

Drew Coffey, Columnist May 3, 2022

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” was released on March 11, 2022, and was directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. It stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis. It...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The end of my reign of terror

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The end of my reign of terror

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

About four years ago, Analicia Haynes took a chance on a brand-new baby freshman and made her Associate News Editor for the Daily Eastern News. Last night, after four years of holding editorial positions...

Ryan Meyer

COLUMN: New Fontaines D.C. release is their best yet

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 29, 2022

Last week Fontaines D.C. blessed us with a record better than I ever could have expected. “Skinty Fia,” the band’s third album, is another addition to a discography that shows a band getting exponentially...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Zella Powell is a woman well worth honoring

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Zella Powell is a woman well worth honoring

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

In September 2020, University President David Glassman asked me during an interview on Douglas Hall what name I thought would be best if the university decided to rename the building. Having looked around...

EDITORIAL: It is too late to take credit

EDITORIAL: It is too late to take credit

Editorial Staff April 27, 2022

It finally happened. After over a decade, Douglas Hall was renamed. And all we at the Daily Eastern News can say is good riddance to the old name. Soon, Eastern will not have the stain of having a building...

Adam Tumino

COLUMN: “Winning Time” captures NBA’s soap opera energy

Adam Tumino, Columnist April 27, 2022

How much creative liberty is too much? According to the creators of the HBO series “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” the answer seems to be that there is never too much. The show so...

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