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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

Eastern University President David Glassman stands and waves to the crowd after finishing his last State of the University Address of his presidency term Thursday afternoon in the Dvorak Concert Hall. Towards the end of his speech, he started to get emotional reminiscing his time at Eastern.

‘It feels very sad’: Glassman gives his last State of the University Address

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 30, 2022

University President David Glassman gave his last State of the University Address on Thursday before his retirement at the end of June. A year ago, Glassman announced his decision to retire at the end...

Student Senate Speaker Jasmine Yusef, a senior English major, announces the committees senators are on during the Senates first meeting on Sept. 7 in the Arcola Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill.

Student Senate holds first unofficial meeting with unmet quorum

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter September 29, 2022

The Student Senate did not meet quorum at their meeting on Wednesday, meaning that this was the first unofficial meeting of the school year. At the meeting, there were 13 total senators. In order to...

Students sell different flavors of jarritos soda including pineapple, mandarin and strawberry in celebration of Latino Heritage Month Thursday, September 15 outside of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Eastern is ‘Unidos’ for Latinx Heritage Month

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor September 28, 2022

Latinx Heritage Month lasts from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and Eastern is hosting events to honor it. The events that are being held or have been held include:  Taco Giveaway Kickoff at Doudna...

Budika the African Spurred tortoise, basks in the sun on Tuesday afternoon behind the greenhouse.

Budika: The secret tortoise in the Secret Garden

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 27, 2022

For the last year, Eastern’s biology department has been keeping a secret within the Secret Garden and the H.F. Thut Greenhouse. Her name is Budika, and she is a 15 year old African Spurred Tortoise. Budika...

Morgaine Cornish, a sophomore political science major, locks her bike on Monday afternoon.

UPD urges students to register bikes, prevent theft

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor September 27, 2022

Eastern’s Police Department recently posted on social media advising students to register their bikes. They say that the registration can help students recover their bike if it is lost or stolen.   Students...

Send Silence Packing and Behind the Backpacks provide a display of backpacks with personal stories written on them about people who have lost their life to suicide and those who have survived. The display aims to prevent suicide and have others read these messages. The display lasted from 9 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon on Monday.

Send Silence Packing sees large turnout, spreads awareness

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey September 27, 2022

Send Silence Packing, an event that raises awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, occurred Monday in the Booth Library Quad from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The event displayed numerous backpacks...

Lily Ames, a masters art student, looks around the photo gallery which features black and white pictures by Gene Wingler from when the Tarble Arts Center was in the process of construction on Friday night.

Tarble opens first art exhibit of the year, celebrates anniversary

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor September 24, 2022

On Friday, the Tarble Fine Arts Center celebrated their 40th anniversary from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with an art exhibit, To Bear the Mark of Time, open from Friday to Jan. 28. The Tarble Fine Arts Center...

The Jazz Showcase performs in the Theatre Thursday night.

Jazz Showcase shows off Eastern’s jazz department

Kay Reno, Campus Reporter September 23, 2022

On Thursday night, Eastern’s music department held its 2022 Jazz Showcase showing the department’s four different jazz groups. The jazz groups included were the EIU Jazz Lab Band, Birdland Sexlet,...

Students walk outside the Human Services Building Monday afternoon.

Sarah Bush to operate on-campus pharmacy

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2022

Eastern's administration and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center are in the process of making arrangements for SBLHC to begin operating out of Eastern's health center in order to provide continuity care for...

Brianna Hull-Dennis, a senior political science major, introduces herself to new senators at Student Governments orientation Wednesday night in the Arcola Room in the Union.

Senate fills empty vice president seats

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter September 22, 2022

Nidhi Patel and Brianna Hull-Dennis, a junior finance major and senior political science major respectively, were sworn in as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Student Affairs...

Skylar Oliver, a junior elementary education major, hands Stephanie Riera, a freshman criminology major, bags of various food such as cereal and crisps from the food pantry inside McAfee on Friday afternoon.

Eastern food pantry celebrates 1-year anniversary

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter September 21, 2022

Nearly a year ago, on Sept. 30, 2021, University President David Glassman and Vice President of Student Affairs Anne Flaherty cut a blue ribbon outside the gymnasium, signifying the grand opening of the...

The City Council have their meeting Tuesday evening.

City Council files Title 6 amendment for public inspection

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 20, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday to put on file for public inspection an amendment to Title 6 city ordinance adding a new chapter regarding low-speed electric and gas-powered...

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