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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

Viewers in Martinsville stare up at the solar eclipse Monday afternoon.

Surrounding communities admire solar eclipse

News Staff, Reporter April 9, 2024

Charleston saw around a 99% solar eclipse today, but many people travelled south to experience totality. Here are reports from around the state.  Carbondale  The eclipse celebrations have officially...

The EIU Womens basketball bench gets excited as the team scores and advances to the next game Thursday.

EIU looks to make OVC championship for first time since 2010

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter March 8, 2024

The games are all finished for round two of the women’s basketball Ohio Valley Conference tournament, and the games are now set for the semifinals.  The No. 4 Panthers are set to face the No. 1 seed...

Sophomore guard Ellie Buzzelle dribbles the ball while looking for a pass during the womens basketball game against the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Thursday evening at Groniger Arena. Buzzelle scored 8 points and had 4 rebounds. The Panthers won 72-52 against the Redhawks.

EIU to face Tennessee State in the OVC tournament

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter March 7, 2024

The final whistle has been blown on the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Championship in Evansville, Indiana. The first round was played on Wednesday, March 6, and...

Simone Cummings is one out of four candidates for the provost position, interview speech in Doudna Fine Arts center Recital Hall

Dean at Webster University interviews for provost position

Kimberly Carroll, Reporter January 30, 2024

The second open interview for the provost position was held in the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. interviewing Simone Cummings.  Cummings is one of four candidates running for...

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...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 49: Her

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey January 19, 2024   Drew and Cam talk about one of Cam's favorite movie of all time, Her.

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 47: The Debate on If Die Hard Is A Christmas Movie

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey January 13, 2024 Cam and Drew talk about their thoughts on the 1988 action film, Die Hard, featuring special guest Nolan Fogarty.

Members of the Hello Dali improv comedy show end the Up All Night performance with a piece where the contestant has to guess what person or object the other three members are by asking them a series of questions.

“Hello Dali” shows off comedic chops in final show

Drew Coffey, Reporter December 11, 2023

Plenty of laughs were had in the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Thursday from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. as “Hello Dali” performed their last show of the semester. Starting...

Karrin Estes sings while Jacob Ramage plays the guitar to Ramage’s composition titled Home.

Composers’ Forum shows students’ semester-long work

Alli Hausman, Reporter December 11, 2023

The Composers’ Forum was hosted at Doudna Fine Arts Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to showcase the work of this semester’s composition students.  The performance featured the compositions of five...

Jayci Stewart and Maggie Bullinger present their Snoozin’ Like a Panther” presentation to form an informational presentation about how to improve a student’s sleeping habits on Monday afternoon.

HERC holds ‘Snoozin Like A Panther’ presentation

Gabriel Newman, Reporter December 1, 2023

Eastern’s Health Education Resource Center (HERC) sponsored a presentation about how to get quality sleep on Thursday in the Mattoon/Charleston room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies: Ep. 43: Is Interstellar The Best Sci-Fi Movie Ever? ft. Special Guest

Cam'ron Hardy, Luke Brewer, and Drew Coffey November 17, 2023   Drew and Cam talk about the science and greatness of the 2014 sci-fi movie, Interstellar, featuring Luke Brewer.

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