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Students can rent textbooks at Eastern


Molly Dotson, Photo Editor

August 17, 2016

Fall semester is in the air which indicates new beginnings for all students, especially freshmen and transfer students. Two aspects that are not new, however, are Eastern’s textbooks and their rental procedure. Textbook Rental Service has provided a few tips regarding their services on th...

Students welcomed to Eastern with weekend full of events


T'Nerra Butler, Verge Editor

August 17, 2016

The University Board plans to bring in the school year with a bang through their UB Prowl weekend. “We’re Wild About EIU,” is this year’s jungle theme and the event has been in the making for the last couple of months. The festivities kick off 8 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the...

Panther shuttle assists students without cars on campus


Justin Brown, Online Editor

August 17, 2016

Eastern students may feel overwhelmed at the thought of getting around their new homes. This can especially worry students when they need to find a ride to Wal-Mart to grab those must-have items forgotten back home. To solve this problem, the Panther Shuttle offers a free service to all Eastern...

Booth Library offers global resources, gives students options

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

August 17, 2016

Sitting in the middle of campus, the Booth Library is hard to miss. The three-floor building is host to 1 million volumes of books, movies, recordings and periodicals, as well as an online database. One service the library offers is the Interlibrary Loan system. If Booth Library does not have the...

Safe sex, responsible drinking resources available

Photo Illistration by Olivia Swenson-Hultz

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor

August 17, 2016

During the first week at Eastern, new and returning students will have several resources on campus to inform themselves on safe sex and alcohol consumption. The Health Education Resource Center provides two programs — “Rubber Lovers” and “Myth Busting Alcohol” — to educate students on...

Pantherpalooza provides opportunities for students

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor

August 17, 2016

Finding where you belong in a college setting can be unsettling to students, but Pantherpalooza helps bring the different Registered Student Organizations together. Pantherpalooza has been an annual event at Eastern for over 15 years and consistently provides students a chance to explore what organizations...

Arts section stays ‘On the Verge’ of entertainment

Kalyn Hayslett, Verge Editor

November 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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