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Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Freshman graphic design major Rachel Mette and her mother Lisa Mette, talk in Rachel Mette's undecorated dorm room in Andrews Hall Thursday morning during Eastern's move-in day. Rachel Mette was one of many freshmen and transfer students who moved into Eastern on Thursday.
August 16, 2018

A box slid off her precarious structure as Rachel Mette dove to make sure nothing got broken in the fall. Rachel Mette, accompanied by her mother, father and brother, walked into her new home for...

New year means new perspective, horizons

August 15, 2018

It really feels good to be back at Eastern. I am excited to start out the year in a new position as Opinions Editor, and I am anxious to see how the year goes. Last year was my first year here as a...

Stay hopeful, confident this year

August 15, 2018

As you say goodbye to your parents, and maybe even siblings or significant others, and move in to a new life at Eastern, remember one thing: stay strong. I am sure a lot of you were ready to leave the...

Welcome to the next 4 years, freshmen

August 15, 2018

The Staff at The Daily Eastern News would like to welcome all first year students to Eastern. We recognize that right now is a scary, yet exciting, stage of your young life. College is such a unique experience,...

First Night to happen last night before classes

August 15, 2018

Every student is welcome to attend First Night, an Eastern tradition which will be held in McAfee gym on Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. and lasting about an hour. According to student body president Rebecca...

New students get a ‘Jumpstart’ on volunteering

August 15, 2018

Incoming freshmen and new transfer students will participate in Jumpstart on Saturday as part of the Prowl activities to acclimate new students to Eastern’s campus and the community. The program offers...

EIU students to ‘Take the Lake’

August 15, 2018

Eastern students of all ages can relax and have some fun at Take the Lake on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. Students can enjoy free pretzel bites, minute to win it and lawn games, hiking, music from WEIU, and...

Resources available for students to stay healthy

August 17, 2017

Although students might find it difficult to stay healthy away from home, on-campus resources can help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Students can still enjoy what they are currently eating and...

University Board to take Panthers “Back in Time”

Welcome Back Weekend events will have a '70s, '80s and '90s theme
August 16, 2017

Three months worth of planning and hours of preparation will fall into place this weekend as the University Board unveils the annual welcome back weekend festivities. This year’s theme is called “Panthers...

Students, staff offer advice on upcoming school year

Caitlyn Atwood, a sophomore marketing major and first-year desk assistant at Thomas Hall, watches as members of hall council play pool and hang up decorations Tuesday afternoon. Atwood was sitting among keys used by students moving into Thomas Hall early. As students start moving in throughout the week, returning students and staff took some time to give them advice on the new school year.
August 16, 2017

With Move-In Weekend underway and classes beginning on Monday, new students and returning students alike will have the chance to excel both in and out of the classroom. Returning students and staff...

Students reveal favorite study spots

Josh Bost, a social studies education major, said his favorite study spaces include the Red Room in Doudna because of its openness and unique color.
August 16, 2017

With classes right around the corner, finding the perfect study spot can play an important part in jumping into the academic year. Morgan Colvin, a sophomore political science and English major, said...

New students to volunteer Saturday

Kyrsten Holderby,a senior biological sciences major, works with the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism in one of their many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. The office will kick off its semester with Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E, which allows new students to volunteer during PROWL weekend.
August 16, 2017

More than 1,200 students are set to start off their time at Eastern with community service during Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Saturday, as a part of PROWL weekend. Beth Gillespie, director of the Office of...

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