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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 News won 34 awards at the Illinois Collegiate Press Association 2024.

EDITORIAL: The News wins 34 state awards

Editorial Board February 21, 2024

The Daily Eastern News staff won 34 awards at the Illinois Collegiate Press Association this past weekend in Chicago. The staff beat its previous record of 28 awards set at last year's ICPA in both...

Ryan Hendrickson during the open interviews in Buzzard Auditorium. He is one out of four candidates for provost position Thursday morning.

EDITORIAL: We endorse Hendrickson as next provost

Editorial Board February 13, 2024

The Editorial Board majority endorsed Eastern’s current Interim Provost Ryan Hendrickson to serve as the official provost. After weeks of interviews, Eastern heard out the four provost candidates...

EDITORIAL: Should you trust the mystic, weather-predicting rodent?

EDITORIAL: Should you trust the mystic, weather-predicting rodent?

Editorial Board February 5, 2024

Groundhog Day is a celebration celebrated on Feb. 2 every year. The celebration's main focus is on a wise, ancient groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. Every year, they drag Phil out a of deep winter's...

Students from Eastern Illinois University take pictures together during Block Party Pep Rally event at O‘Brien Stadium Friday night.

EDITORIAL: Eastern needs a devoted provost

Editorial Board January 25, 2024

As students, we need someone who will be able to guide us and the university we devote much of our time to. As a provost, academics and students are the main priorities.  If Eastern is educating...

EDITORIAL: The importance of local voting

EDITORIAL: The importance of local voting

Editorial Board January 23, 2024

When voting, most people think about the biggest election race-- the presidential race. But sometimes when we walk into the booth, we forget about the smaller positions and names on the ballot.  When...

EDITORIAL: Students need healthier, more flexible late-night food choices

EDITORIAL: Students need healthier, more flexible late-night food choices

Editorial Board January 17, 2024

Have you ever finished writing a ten page paper at midnight and asked yourself "what is even open right now?" There are countless pizza places open. There are the usual fast food places like McDonald's...

EDITORIAL: New Year, new resolutions

EDITORIAL: New Year, new resolutions

Editorial Board January 9, 2024

To start off the New Year, people often set New Year's resolutions. Some of our new and returning staff will introduce themselves and share their New Year's resolutions with readers.   Hello...

COMIC BY JENNA MINOR | THE DAILY EASTERN NEWS
Comic depicts lack of feminine hygiene products.

EDITORIAL: Pink tax is out of control, what is Eastern doing?

Editorial Board November 15, 2023

Students are using low-cost feminine hygiene products provided by campus in academic halls, but it does not seem to be enough. Over the last few years, the cost of living has been increasingly inching...

Jason Farias, a senior history education major, leads a group throughout campus during a student walkout demanding a free Palestine at the Mellin Steps in protest of the Israel genocide on Palestinian civilians Wednesday afternoon. Farias said there were around 100 other schools in the nation participating in the walk.

EDITORIAL: Local, student activism matters

Editorial Board October 28, 2023

To give a voice to people halfway across the globe, especially some who aren’t able to speak for themselves, is brave and inspiring.  We at The News support the students who participated in the National...

EDITORIAL: Breast cancer awareness and education

Editorial Board October 24, 2023

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and multiple groups on campus have been holding events. Some are focusing on fundraising for cancer research and some are doing more with educating people about...

EDITORIAL: Plan 2028 is promising, looking forward to improvements

EDITORIAL: “Plan 2028” is promising, looking forward to improvements

Editorial Board October 11, 2023

President Jay Gatrell gave his input on how he hopes to lead Eastern with the “Plan 2028” at his first Fall Update as president on Sept. 27. This plan spans the next five years and is a “blueprint...

EDITORIAL: What is hazing and why we report on it?

EDITORIAL: What is hazing and why we report on it?

Editorial Board October 5, 2023

It’s 2023. So why is hazing still a problem? There is a distinct difference between hazing and being part of a light-hearted tradition. The News reports on hazing so we can expand the knowledge...

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