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Analysis: Panthers made big plays at right time to clinch semifinals appearance

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Lariah Washington rises above her defender for a shot attempt. Eastern defeated Jacksonville State 49-46 to advance to the semifinals Friday in the OVC Tournament.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

March 5, 2020

EVANSVILLE, IND- Eastern’s women’s basketball team was predicted to finish tenth in the preseason poll and finished last season with an 11-18 record. This season the Panthers finished fourth in the conference making the OVC Tournament for the first time since 2015, and won their first game in...

3 men’s basketball players earn OVC awards

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Josiah Wallace, Mack Smith and George Dixon were recognized Tuesday with OVC awards, as the OVC announced men’s and women’s awards before the conference tournaments start Wednesday. "Very happy for them. It's well-desreved," Eastern head coach Jay Spoonhour said. "When you look at the names they'...

Lent can be a good time for reflection

Zoë Donovan, Columnist

February 27, 2020

The pious Ash Wednesday has passed, overshadowing the parties of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Those of us who were raised Catholic can feel a sort of sentimentality to the days, even if we no longer attend church or believe the teachings. The paczkis are also always a welcome treat. Lent is meant ...

Column: Chicago’s ‘Dialogue (Parts I and II)’ among bands best pieces

Adam Tumino, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Hidden amongst the vast discography of the band Chicago are seemingly countless gems and mini masterpieces. Beginning with their 1969 debut album, Chicago mixed unmatched musical ability with a surprising amount of thoughtful lyrics. These are on display numerous times, but perhaps no more impressively...

Panthers have 10 top-10 finishes at Friday Night Special

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2020

Junior MaKenna Wilson set the Eastern all-time indoor record for the shot put as 14 athletes placed in the top ten at the EIU Friday Night Special last week. Wilson recorded a personal-best throw of 50-9.25, topping the previous record of 50-6 set by Kandace Arnold back in 2010, and Wilson’s m...

Men’s basketball remains undefeated at Lantz Arena

Eastern guard Marvin Johnson attempts a layup against Tennessee Tech Jan. 18 at Lantz Arena. Johnson had six points and four assists in an 84-59 win for the Panthers.

Blake Faith, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 18, 2020

Eastern’s men’s basketball team defended their unbeaten record at Lantz Arena defeating Tennessee Tech 84-59 winning their second straight game and conference game. Junior guard Kashawn Charles led the Panthers in scoring with 23 points shooting 63% from the three-point line for the game. The...

Students de-stress at the Union before final exam week

Rylee DeLong

December 4, 2019

With finals around the corner, so is the overwhelming amount of projects, papers and exams. This year Student Senate held "De-stress the Test, Everything in One" located in the Bridge Lounge in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday night to help combat the stress of finals. The event...

CAA to vote on new history capstone

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

November 13, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote Thursday on approving a new course called HIS 4377: Professional Development Capstone for Departmental Honors Students and a revision to an online course policy. The rationale for approving the one-credit capstone course is to provide students with just the “p...

Student senate voting on new speaker, hear reports

Zoe Donovan, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

Eastern’s Student Senate will see speaker of the senate nominations at their 7 p.m. meeting on Wednesday in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Michael Perri, a junior political science major, is the current Speaker of the Senate. The last two meetings of the...

Talk on inclusion given on campus by Pichichero

Christy Pichichero, an associate professor at George Mason University, asked questions and presented discussion points to all attendees at the “Creating Inclusive Spaces at EIU” event in Booth Library Tuesday afternoon.

Allison Little, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

Students, faculty and administrators were able to learn how to create inclusive spaces at Eastern at a workshop with Christy Pichichero, associate professor of History and French at George Mason University.  The workshop was held on Tuesday in the Center for Student Innovation on the first floor ...

Eastern searching for vice presidents, deans

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

November 12, 2019

Eastern announced several interim positions will be made permanent by next semester as part of an ongoing effort to fulfill vitalization project recommendations.  The positions are vice president for business affairs, vice president for student affairs, dean for the College of Education, dean fo...

Opinion: Sometimes friendships grow apart t

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

November 12, 2019

Not every friendship can last forever. Even the ones that you think will last a lifetime sometimes come to an end too soon. This is sort of a sensitive subject, so it isn’t talked about very much. But it is important because it is actually quite common. Some friendships just don’t last forever. The...

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