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The Daily Eastern News

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

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor

Rob Le Cates is a freshman journalism major. This is his first semester at The News.

All content by Rob Le Cates
Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson gives the council an status update about the Naming Committee at Thursday afternoon’s meeting. Wilkinson mentioned that someone withdrew from the Douglas Hall renaming consideration.

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December 2, 2021
Student Senator Conner Mellott, a freshman human geography major, asks a question about the bylaws revision by indicating he has a question by moving his name plate at Wednesday night’s Student Government meeting.

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December 1, 2021
Doudna Fine Arts Center put their Chirstmas tree up Tuesday in preparation for the holiday season. The tree is the tallest Doudna has had and is 25 feet tall.

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November 30, 2021
The tree topper for the Doudna Fine Arts Center Christmas tree. The tree was put up Tuesday and is the tallest tree Doudna has had in the years they have put up a tree; the tree is 25 feet tall.

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November 30, 2021
An ornament hanging on the Chirstmas tree in Doudna Fine Arts Center. The tree was put up Tuesday and is the tallest tree Doudna has had in the years they have put up a tree; the tree is 25 feet tall.

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November 30, 2021
An view of the Christmas tree outside of Doudna Fine Arts Center.

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November 30, 2021
Connor Baltz, the director of operations for Doudna Fine Arts Center puts the topper on the Chirstmas tree in the Doudna lobby Tuesday afternoon.

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November 30, 2021
Connor Baltz, the director of operations for Doudna Fine Arts Center prepares to put the topper on the Chirstmas tree in the Doudna lobby Tuesday afternoon.

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November 30, 2021
Connor Baltz, the director of operations for Doudna Fine Arts Center trims the top of the  Chirstmas tree in the Doudna lobby area to put the topper on Tuesday afternoon.

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November 30, 2021
Connor Baltz, the director of operations for Doudna Fine Arts Center strings lights on the Chirstmas tree in the Doudna lobby Tuesday afternoon.

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November 30, 2021
Faculty Senate member Steve Scher, a professor in physical sciences, shares his report from the Naming Committee. Scher gave descriptions of all the candidates that are being chosen from.

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November 30, 2021
Faculty Senate Chair, Todd Bruns opens the Faculty Senate meeting with the executive reports at Tuesday afternoon. This meeting, the Senate talked about the recent mental health days and the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

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November 30, 2021
Murray State Maurice Greene, defensive line, is assisted by the athletic trainers after an injury at Saturday’s football game at O’Brien Field.

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November 20, 2021
Freshman linebacker Colin Bohanek celebrates after tackling  Murray State quarterback DJ William. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

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November 20, 2021
Freshman running back Harrison Bey-Buie, runs the ball at Saturday’s game at O’Brien Field. Bey-Buie ran for a gain in 54 yards. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

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November 20, 2021
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Chris Katrenick hands the ball off to freshman running back Harrison Bey-Buie at Saturday’s game at O’Brien Field. Katernick threw for a season-high of 216 yards. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

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November 20, 2021
A tribute at the front enterance of the memorial service that people could view. As part of the tribute, pictures of Jason Aguilar and teammates and other mementos were placed.

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November 18, 2021
Eastern President David Glassman extends hug to Jason Aguilars mother, at the memorial service Thursday afternoon. The service took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom.

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November 18, 2021
Teammate Jahleel Perrin, a sophomore sports management major, is comforted by a friend at the end of teammate Jason Aguilar’s memorial service. The memorial service took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon.

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November 18, 2021
Members of various athletic departments attened the memorial service held for track and field team member Jason Aguilar. The memorial service took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom.

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November 18, 2021
Jason Aguilar’s brother, Joanquin Aguilar and a friend tell a story about him and his brother at the memorial service held for Jason at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon.

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November 18, 2021
Family members of Jason Aguilar take pictures of one of the framed track and field uniform that was gifted to the family. The memorial service took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon.

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November 18, 2021
EIU Athletic Director Tom Michael offers Jason Aguilar’s father a framed track uniform in honor of his son. The memorial service for Jason Aguilar took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon.

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November 18, 2021
Jahleel Perrin, a sophomore sports management major, wipes his eyes as he tells a story about him and Jason Aguilar. The memorial service took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon.

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November 18, 2021
Jason Aguilar’s family walk pass a tribute for him before they sit for the service. The memorial service took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon.

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November 18, 2021
Director of Track and Field Keith Roberts speaks at the memorial service for Jason Aguilar Thursday afternoon. The memorial service took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom.

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November 18, 2021
Michael Kindel, a freshman construction management major, lowers his head as “What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole plays at the memorial service for Jason Aguilar Thursday afternoon. The memorial service took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom.

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November 18, 2021
Natalie Mitlyng, a senior pre-med major, represents Easterns Student Government External Affairs Committee at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Mitlyng spoke to introduce herself and to update the council on what the committee has done for the past few semesters.

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November 16, 2021
Redshirt senior outside hitter Danielle Allen and her family celebrate the volleyball team’s senior night at Saturday afternoon’s game at Lantz Arena. Allen lead with 22 kills and had two blocks during the match. The Panthers lost 3-1 against Austin Peay.

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November 16, 2021
Senior setter Bailey Chandler and her family celebrate the volleyball team’s senior night at Saturday afternoon’s game at Lantz Arena. Chandler had 20 assists during the match. The Panthers lost 3-1 against Austin Peay.

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November 14, 2021
Senior middle hitter Kameryn Sillmon and her family celebrate the volleyball team’s senior night at Saturday afternoon’s game at Lantz Arena. Sillmon had 6 kills during the match. The Panthers lost 3-1 against Austin Peay.

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November 14, 2021
India Rials, a freshman fashion merchandising and design major, helps Monique Peterson, a senior public relations major decide what nails would suit her. Rials started also has other services she offers as well like hair and makeup. Rials said she just started doing nails about a month ago and shes been doing hair and makeup for all her life. “I just kind of like seeing other people’s reactions when I’m done,” Rials said. “Just seeing them go from zero to 100 and feeling themselves just makes me feel better knowing that someone else feels better.”

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November 14, 2021
Student Trustee Payton Ade, a sophomore interpersonal communications major, asks about the Doug Di Bianco presentation at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. . Ade asked how the student representatives presenting felt about living on the floor.

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November 14, 2021
Council of Academic Affairs members listen CAA Chair Richard Wilkinson give a closing statement before ajourning Thursday afternoon’s meeting. CAA is held in Witter’s Conference Room every Thursday at Booth Library, on the third floor.

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November 14, 2021
Raina Rincker, a junior language arts education major, and Cory Meadows, a freshman criminology major, celebrate as the Student Government approves of their Multicultural RSO Wednesday night. Student Government was held in Thomas Hall’s lobby as part of the “Senate on the Go” program. This was the Senate’s first on-the-go meeting. Rincker said that the goal of the organization was to be as inclusive as possible. “We hope to educate people more about like, what is white passing, what is multiciacial, biracial, because some people don’t really know what that is,” Meadows said.

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November 10, 2021
Upperclassmen cheer from the bench during Monday night’s women’s basketball game at Lantz Arena against Lindenwood University. The Panther won 86-30.

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November 10, 2021
Freshman forward Taris Thornton prepares to throw the ball in bounds at Monday night’s women’s basketball game at Lantz Arena against Lindenwood University. Thorton played 15:12 and scored 10 points. The Panthers won 86-30.

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November 10, 2021
Lariah Washington, a junior guard, jumps for the ball at the tipoff for the women’s basketball game Tuesday night against Lindenwood University. Washingotn led the team with 16 points. The Panthers won 86-30.

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November 9, 2021
Members from Team 2 from the Battle of The Aux, hosted by the Black Student Union, sing and dance to “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus on Monday night in 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. The teams competed in genres including: country, hip-hop rap, gospel, rock, and reggae.

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November 9, 2021
Kyla Moton, a sophomore English major, sings “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus on Monday night in 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. Team 2 won the competition 3-2.

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November 9, 2021
Members from Team 1 from the Battle of The Aux, hosted by the Black Student Union, sing and dance to “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X on Monday night in 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. Team 2 won the competition 3-2.

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November 9, 2021
Kyla Moton, a sophomore English major, suggests a song for the country genre. Team 2 won the competition 3-2. The teams competed in genres including: country, hip-hop rap, gospel, rock, and reggae.

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November 9, 2021
Jaedah Franks, a sophomore biology pre-med major, sings “Ignition Remix” by R. Kelly on Monday night at 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. Team 2 won the competition 3-2. Franks said that she came out to have fun and start her week off right and hang out with BSU.

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November 8, 2021
Kirsten Hetzel, a sophomore music education major, plays the saxophone in honor of National Saxophone Day. Hetzel has been playing saxophone for nine years Hetzel said she plays because of the self improvement quallities. “I fell in love with playing it for myself and now I really enjoy playing it and challenging myself with new areas of the instrument.”

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November 8, 2021
Kirsten Hetzel, a sophomore music education major, plays the saxophone in honor of National Saxophone Day. Hetzel has been playing saxophone for nine years Hetzel said she plays because of the self improvement quallities. “I fell in love with playing it for myself and now I really enjoy playing it and challenging myself with new areas of the instrument.”

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November 7, 2021
Francis Akosah Akwaboa, a graduate student studying art, works on a metal sculpture piece about the extinction of indigenous species Thursday night Doudna Fine Arts Center. Akosah Akwaboa chose the elephant because it is the largest endangered species on earth and they take 22 months to reproduce. Akosah Akwaboa said that elephants have a huge impact on the ecosystem and that if something isn’t done now to prevent their extinction it would be “determental to the ecosystem” and “almost past the point of no return.”

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November 7, 2021
Francis Akosah Akwaboa, a graduate student studying art, works on a metal sculpture piece about the extinction of indigenous species Thursday night Doudna Fine Arts Center. Akosah Akwaboa chose the elephant because it is the largest endangered species on earth and they take 22 months to reproduce. Akosah Akwaboa said that elephants have a huge impact on the ecosystem and that if something isn’t done now to prevent their extinction it would be “determental to the ecosystem” and “almost past the point of no return.”

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November 7, 2021
Papa Cock sings “Spooky Scary Skeletons” by Undead Thomstone Remix at at the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom at the EIU Pride Drag Show Saturday night. “I was so stressed out about this becuse I’m technically in charge of it,” Papa Cock said. “So I’m glad that everything ran smoothly.”

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October 31, 2021
Nezha sings “In the Next Life; ” by Kim Petras at the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom stage at the Saturday night drag show. “I think [the audience] loved it because I think I was the only one who really went there with a whle Halloween spooky thing, especially with the blood,” Nezha said.

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October 31, 2021
Apollo Device flips their hair and sings “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac at the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom stage at the EIU Pride Drag Show Saturday night.

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October 31, 2021
Chanel Lanae sings “BO$$” by Fifth Harmony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom stage at the EIU Pride Drag Show Saturday night. “I hope everyone enjoyed the show, and support local queer artists and happy Halloween.”

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October 31, 2021
Chanel Lanae sings “BO$$” by Fifth Harmony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom stage at the EIU Pride Drag Show Saturday night. “I hope everyone enjoyed the show, and support local queer artists and happy Halloween.”

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October 31, 2021
Chanel Lanae sings “BO$$” by Fifth Harmony at the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom stage at the EIU Pride Drag Show Saturday night. “I hope everyone enjoyed the show, and support local queer artists and happy Halloween.”

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October 31, 2021
Nezha sings “Everybody Dies” by Kim Petras at the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom stage at the EIU Pride Drag Show Saturday night. “I think [the audience] loved it because I think I was the only one who really went there with a whle Halloween spooky thing, especially with the blood,” Nezha said.

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October 31, 2021
Apollo Device sings “Used to the Darkness” by Des Rocs at the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom stage at the EIU Pride Drag Show Saturday night. “I really enjoyed doing it my second time, and I can’t wait to do it again,” Apollo Device said.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern senior Forrest Baumgartner competes in the 100 yard backstroke against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Baumgartner finished with a time of 55.47. The men’s swim team lost 161–95.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern sophomore Kennedy Darensbourg competes in the 500 yard freestyle against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Darensbourg finished with a time of 5:22.37. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern sophomore Pheobe Croston competes in the 500 yard freestyle against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Croston finished with a time of 5:37.74. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern sophomore Joshua Hoh competes in the 100 yard backstroke against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Hoh finished with a time of 55.95. The men’s swim team lost 161-95.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern sophomore Abbie Wydra competes in the 100 yard backstroke against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Wydra finished with a time of 1:05.03. The women’s swim team lost 174-84.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern sophomore Phoebe Croston competes in the women’s 200 yard freestyle. Croston’s time for the event was 2:01.85. The women’s swimming team lost 174-84 to Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern senior Jarod Farrow competes in the 1000 yard freestyle against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. Farrow finished with a time of 10:31.01. The men’s swimming team lost the meet 161-95.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern freshman Emma Ballantyne competes in the 1000 yard freestyle in a meet against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. The women’s swimming team lost the meet 174-84.

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October 31, 2021
Eastern freshman Emma Ballantyne competes in the 1000 yard freestyle in a meet against Ball State on Oct. 29 at Padovan Pool. The women’s swimming team lost the meet 174-84.

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October 31, 2021
Sebastian Klein, founder of the Angel Forever Foundation, presents a suicide talk Thursday night at Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Black Box. Klein spoke of stuggles of suicide and drug abuse, and offered advice to those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors. When talking about the stigma around suicide and mental health Klein said, “Hope is always available, we just have to stop letting the veil, the shroud, cover everything that we are feeling.”

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October 31, 2021
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