The Daily Eastern News

Focus on student’s progress, not mistakes

Abigail Carlin, Journalist

November 16, 2017

A common trend in education reform is using high-stakes exams to put pressure on the modern teacher to push students towards a mastery of skill instead of a mastery of content. From the outside looking in, this seems like a good move. Employers seek capable employees who can follow directions...

New tennis coach plans to bring ‘winning mindset’

Lois Alexis was hired as the new Eastern women’s tennis team’s head coach. Alexis said she wants to bring Eastern to a winning mindset and turn the players into champions on and off the court.

Parker Valentine, Tennis Reporter

November 14, 2017

The Eastern women’s tennis team has a new head coach with championship pedigree. Lois Alexis is the Panthers’ next coach. The hire comes after she spent two years as head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Jackson State. “I am delighted to be appointed to this prestigious...

A piece of Hollywood comes to campus

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

November 8, 2017

Buzzard Hall now has a spotlight on it as producers and crew members turned the radio station, Hit Mix 88.9, into a set for a new television show. Some students will even be featured as extras. Eastern’s campus will be the set of the show, called “Birdscomb Community Radio” until Nov. 16. “Birdscomb...

Students play games, eat with police

Jordan Boyer | The Daily Eastern News Matt Williams a senior buisness managment major plays ping pong at the Pizza, Pool, and Police event at Taylor Hall Tuesday night.

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2017

Students spent some of their leisure time with members of the campus police department in Taylor Hall Tuesday night. Pizza, Pool and Police, hosted by Residence Life and Conference Services, allowed students to get to know the university police officers. Kelsey Cripe, assistant director of Residence...

Men’s soccer team falls to Valparaiso 3-1 on road

Bryan Bund | The Daily Eastern News Eastern freshman Simeon Packer goes for a ball kicked into the box in a game Oct. 14 at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won the game 1-0 over Oral Roberts in overtime.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2017

The two players that have carried Valparaiso’s offense all season showed off their prowess for finding the back of the net against the Panthers Monday night, as the duo combined to score all of the Crusaders goals. Coming into the game, sophomore Adan Garcia and junior Rafael Mentzingen were first...

HOPE holds vigil for victims of domestic violence

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 26, 2017

T-shirts painted in bright colors portrayed the heart-breaking stories of survivors of domestic violence and hung on lines that surrounded the pavilion at Morton Park Thursday night. Whether they were students, residents or from out of town, people braved the cold to show their support for the annual...

Tarble After Hours hosts Harry Potter pARTy

Sandeep Kumar Danny | The Daily Eastern News
Grace O’Brien, a Graphics Design major, eats with friends at the Tarble After Hours Harry Potter pARTy at the Tarble Arts Center Thursday night. “I’m glad about how creatively it came out,” O’Brien said. “There are wide variety of activities, and it looks like who ever showed up is having a great time.”

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2017

  Students had a magical night at the Tarble Art Center while celebrating and enjoying a Harry Potter themed party. Tarble hosted their Harry Potter pARTy Thursday night in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter franchise. Mike Schuetz, the assistant director at Tarble,...

Student Senate discusses campus app

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2017

  Student senate heard a presentation about the PantherLife App and an upcoming business success presentation during their meeting at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Wednesday night. The presenter of the PantherLife App was Jeremy Alexander, interim associate director of Housing...

Comedy to come to Charleston Theatre

Alana Reinhardt, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2017

Just how far are you willing to go for a friend? That is the question that is presented to four women in the Charleston Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Always A Bridesmaid” directed by Scott Brooks. This comedy focuses on the trials and tribulations of four friends who made a...

It’s OK to cry, it’s not OK to give up

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 23, 2017

There is no tomorrow. At least that is what I and many adolescent youths who are not so much younger than I am convince our selves to believe especially when the going gets tough. Oh sure, it is easy to think that being 20 means I am finally an adult and these thoughts of giving up on all my hopes...

Alumni awards dinner set for Saturday

Staff Report

October 19, 2017

An alumni awards dinner is set for 7 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. It will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. The dinner will honor nine Eastern alumni. Tickets are $30 and can be ordered at http://www.eiu.edu/alumni/event_register.php?event=133. The d...

Four Panthers to compete in regional tournament

Parker Valentine, Tennis Reporter

October 12, 2017

The Midwestern ITA Regional tournament starts Thursday and Eastern is well represented. The Panther’s women’s tennis team has four athletes in the tournament, which is being held at the University of Michigan. The tourney is potentially a six-day event that goes from Thursday to Tuesday. It...

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