The Daily Eastern News

Charleston developing bike, pedestrian network; looking for feedback

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018

The city of Charleston is currently developing a bike and pedestrian network, and is looking for recommendations on where to create a bike path through campus. This plan is also intended to link the campus to the city, and eventually connect to the Lake Charleston trails and the Lincoln Prairie Trail that...

Union, Textbook Rental Service still feeling effects of impasse

Brooke Schwartz, Campus reporter

February 4, 2018

Reports from both the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union and the Textbook Rental Service highlighted the cutbacks made by both places over the past few years during the budget impasse. Mitch Coe, the bookstore manager who presented the budgetary findings of the Textbook Rental Service, said the...

It is not about whether you believe it, it is about respecting others’ beliefs

Carol Hodorowicz, Opinions Editor

January 28, 2018

The amount of complexities we will never understand and questions we will never have the full answer to in this world is infinite. Is there a heaven and a hell? Too bad the dead cannot speak. Can the stars really determine how we are going to feel or where our life is headed? In my opinion, I think...

Taking a break from vitamin D

Liz Stephens, Columnist

January 28, 2018

Recently I was inspired by a fitness blogger that I follow named Stacey D (#StaceyDTaughtMe) to do a certain “cleanse.” Most people will immediately read that and assume it implies refraining from having sexual relations with men, but that’s the farthest from what Stacey D means. Stacey D is...

Pianist to make east central Illinois debut in Doudna

Staff Report

January 25, 2018

Pianist Joel Fan has performed on four continents, and will make his east central Illinois premiere in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall. According to a press release, tickets are limited.  Along with the Kennedy Center, Fan has also toure...

Overall student enrollment up for spring semester

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2018

Overall spring enrollment went up from 6,673 students in Spring 2017 to 7,016 in Spring 2018, making for a five percent increase according to tenth day numbers. This includes increases of 13 to 24 for first-time freshmen students, 153 to 192 for first-time domestic graduate students and 260 to 1,335...

Students enjoy warmer weather

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

January 22, 2018

With a warmer atmosphere hitting campus, several students have taken advantage of the 50-degree weather to spend time outside after experiencing formerly freezing temperatures. Nadh Alsubaie, a graduate student studying biological sciences, said since it has gotten warmer she has been happier and...

Accepting yourself is the mark of maturity

Carole Hodorowicz, Opinions Editor

January 21, 2018

The older I get, the less I feel inclined to achieve the degree of the “perfection” my peers, society and the world deems mandatory. The less I feel inclined, the more I cringe thinking about how much I used to care about what people thought of me. Having insecurities is a part of being human. They can feel a...

“Freak Show” highlights Couture Models’ passion for fashion

Cassie Buchman | The Daily Eastern News Couture model Asante Willis, a junior computer information technology major, walks down the runway during the Couture Models’ fashion show Saturday night.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2018

Couture Models delighted and frightened audience members as they turned the Grand Ballroom into a “Freak Show” for their latest performance Saturday night. The show was hosted by an emcee dressed up to look like a ringmaster, complete with a shiny red jacket and black top hat. Outside the Grand...

Role models inspire and challenge us

Abbey Whittington, columnist

December 7, 2017

As I am getting my grave and tombstone ready for finals week, I have been looking for ways to stay sane and positive so I can be productive. I mostly find long "self-help" lists that tell me to put on a face mask and run a bath. While this can be relaxing, self-help does not always call for a spa...

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to offer swing, jazz vibes

Staff Report

December 5, 2017

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will brings its world-renowned live show to Eastern at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. For nearly 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has performed their unique take on American swing and jazz music for audiences around the world. Arrangements of classics in Big ...

BGSA mentors students, give them career help

Torri Griffith, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2017

Members of the Black Graduate Student Association hope to provide mentorship, professional development and career planning students. B. James Griffin, TRiO adviser as well as former member of BGSA, asked Zachary Booth, the current president, as well as Maliya Smith, the vice president and Secia Larnce,...

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