The Daily Eastern News

Arts section stays ‘On the Verge’ of entertainment

Kalyn Hayslett, Verge Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Special Sections

In the 1970s, as always, Daily Eastern News reporters were busy day after day with breaking and hard news coverage, but some staff members thought arts and entertainment stories were not being covered as they should be. And, thus, On the Verge of the Weekend was born. The first edition of the weekly sup...

Alumni recall gaining valuable news skills

Sydney Edwards, Copy Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Special Sections

Throughout the past 100 years, The Daily Eastern News has been the training ground for quite a few students who went on to become big names in the journalism field. One of those names is Chris Sundheim, who graduated in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in history and journalism. Sundheim is a t...

Newsroom travels far, wide to find permanent home

Katelyn Siegert, Managing Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Special Sections

According to John Ryan, former adviser for The Daily Eastern News, The News has been housed in at least nine different locations across campus since its founding in 1915. The Normal School News was founded on Nov. 5, 1915, in the Bails family home across from Old Main where there is currently a ban...

Website carries coverage into 21st century, beyond

Jason Howell, Online Editor

November 4, 2015


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Created during a time before the likes of Twitter and WordPress, the Web presence of The Daily Eastern News has seen different versions during its 14-year existence stored on a server. The first iteration of the website was used as an online repository for stories that appeared in the print version...

Streakers, ninjas make interesting headlines

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Special Sections

The Daily Eastern News has covered some of the most hard-hitting, breaking news events at Eastern since the newspaper’s inception in 1915. The News has covered the hiring of presidents, budget crises, layoffs, fires and many other big headlines. But along with the serious news, generations of...

The News begins centennial celebrations

The News begins centennial celebrations

Jason Howell, Online Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Showcase, Special Sections

Reminiscing and reconnecting will be the focus of the weekend as The Daily Eastern News celebrates 100 years of publication. More than 200 alumni are set to participate in the festivities, which include a meet-and-greet between alumni and current students on Friday and tours of the newsroom and pres...

Minority editors reflect on experiences

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Special Sections

Throughout its 100-year history, The Daily Eastern News has had roughly 10 minority editors-in-chief, but despite the expected racial barriers, some said their ethnicities did not affect the way they ran the paper. In 1973, African-American student Anthony Blackwell was named editor-in-chief for ...

Former editor reflects on past News era

Former editor reflects on past News era

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2015


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As an Army Air Corps soldier in the final years of World War II, Robert Sterling was in charge of closing down military bases and found that reading and writing helped to pass the time. “First of all, the service is very boring, and so I loved to read,” he said. “I read a lot of books during that...

Rolling through history in style

Rolling through history in style

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Showcase, Special Sections

The smell of ink wafts out from the pressroom in Buzzard Hall, while across the hall, the staff of The Daily Eastern News puts the finishing touches on the next day’s edition. Negatives of the pages are being printed and cut while pressman Tom Roberts prepares the press for another night of prin...

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