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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.

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Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter

Ryan Meyer is a senior journalism major. He previously served as the Opinions Editor for The News.

All content by Ryan Meyer
The Eastern men’s basketball head coach Marty Simmons (seated left) instructs players on what to do during a timeout during the Panthers’ game against Murray State on Jan. 17 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 72-46 to the Racers.

How life, basketball brought Simmons to EIU

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
April 20, 2022
Students talk mental health during COVID

Students talk mental health during COVID

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
April 13, 2022
From left, Julie Campbell , an English professor, congratulates Kristen Paape, a studio 2D art major, on winning an award for her artistic work depicting queer stories and womens stories on Wednesday nigh in the Coleman Hall auditorium. Paape added, I was just really excited to apply it at all. And when I heard that, like feedback, specifically when they werent telling me like their comments up on stage, it was just like really fun for me and made me feel really good.

Art major wins 2 WHAM Awards

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
March 30, 2022
Stay safe during Spring Break

Stay safe during Spring Break

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
March 11, 2022
Aja Black, vocalist and emcee for The Reminders sings the final song in the performance “Coming Home” in the Dvorak Concert Hall Thursday.

The Reminders set stage at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
March 10, 2022
Last Eastern events before Spring Break

Last Eastern events before Spring Break

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
March 7, 2022
From left, Savanna Wooten, a junior music education major, and Daniel Torres, a junior music performance major, play in the Birdland Quintet at the Jazz Combos at the Dvorak Concert Hall on Thursday.

Jazz Combos performs at Doudna Thursday night

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
February 25, 2022
Sophomore guard Dan Luers controls the ball while being guarded at the men’s basketball game against Tennessee Martin on Feb. 12 at Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 82-70 against the Skyhawks.

Panthers lose 66-52 in road game against Cougars

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
February 21, 2022
Guard Kashawn Charles celebrates during the final seconds of a win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday at Lantz Arena. Charles had a career-high of 27 points in the game, which the Panthers won 82-70 against the Skyhawks.

Charles leads Panthers to big win against Skyhawks

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
February 12, 2022
Freshman forward Paul Bizimana shoots a ball at Thursdays mens basketball game against Tennessee Tech at Lantz Arena. Bizimana led with 17 points and had 4 rebounds. The Panthers lost 73-62 to the Golden Eagles.

Panthers suffer home loss to Tennessee Tech Thursday

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
February 11, 2022
Joy Okokon, a graduate student studying art, peels clay off of a drying towel in the Ceramics Studio in Doudna Fine Arts Center on Saturday.

Black artists ‘make magic’

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
February 2, 2022
Paul Bizimana, a freshman forward, gets picked up by his teammates after making a late basket in the men’s basketball game on Saturday against Tennessee State Tigers at Lantz Arena. Bizimana had 20 points and 6 rebounds. The Panthers won 62-57 against the Tigers.

Panthers get 1st home win of conference season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
January 29, 2022
Eastern forward Paul Bizimana puts up a shot in the Panthers’ game against Belmont on Monday in Lantz Arena. Bizimana scored 20 points in the game, which Eastern lost 90-56.

Panthers drop home game against Belmont 90-56

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
January 24, 2022
Eastern guard Kejuan Clements handles the ball in transition in the Panthers game against North Park on Dec. 4, 2021 in Lantz Arena. Clements had 25 points and 11 assists in the game, which Eastern won 76-71.

Panthers go 0-4 over break, have 3 games canceled

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
January 11, 2022
Angela Gausmann, a junior vocal performance major, and Makayla McPhedran, (right) a senior music major, talk with Mrs. Claus during the Holiday Winter Fest in Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday night.

Holiday Winter Fest at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
December 2, 2021
Lumpkin Hall is named after Richard Lumpkin, a man who supported Eastern through financial contributions. The building was named after Lumpkin in 1990.

Richard Lumpkin and his namesake hall

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
November 28, 2021
Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV makes a move in the paint during Thursday nights game against Rockford in Lantz Arena. Friday IV set a new career high with 21 points in the game, which Eastern won 96-64.

Panthers beat Rockford 96-64 for 1st win of season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
November 18, 2021
Eastern forward Jermaine Hamlin (34) jumps to deflect an inbounds pass in the final seconds of Easterns loss to Central Michigan on Nov. 15. The pass was gathered by Central Michigan guard Jermaine Jackson Jr. (10) who scored on a layup as time expired, giving the Panthers a 62-61 loss.

Panthers lose at buzzer in home opener

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
November 16, 2021
Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV battles with two Chicago State defenders in the paint in a game last December, which Eastern won 78-56.

Men’s basketball team to play home opener Monday

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
November 14, 2021
Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV attempts a layup agaisnt Morehead State on Jan. 14, 2021, in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost that game 87-61.

Panthers lose to Billikens in 2nd game of season

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
November 12, 2021
Students play the clarinet at Thursday night’s Wind Symphony Band performance at Doudna Fine Arts Center in Dvorak Concert Hall.

Wind symphony band performs at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
November 12, 2021
Jaedah Franks, a sophomore biology pre-med major, and Kayla Ruth, a senior early childhood education major, sing “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. Ruth said that they wanted to support the BSU and that they feel like it is a great place to come and celebrate together and just chill.

Battle of the Aux competition with BSU

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
November 8, 2021
Eastern forward Sammy Friday IV attempts a layup agaisnt Morehead State on Jan. 14, 2021, in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost that game 87-61.

Men’s basketball team opening season at Northwestern

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
November 8, 2021
Sam Fagaly plays the saxophone as bassist Andrey Gonçalves looks toward him during Sunday evening’s Jazz Faculty Concert in Dvorak Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Jazzy faculty play Doudna Sunday night

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
November 7, 2021
Eastern mens basketball Marty Simmons (center) poses with Eastern President David Glassman (left) and Athletic Director Tom Michael in his introductory press conference on April 1, 2021 in Lantz Arena.

Simmons discusses Panthers’ preparations

Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter
November 4, 2021
Photo from the 1941 Warbler. Coach Lantz controls his emotions.

The history of Lantz Arena

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
November 3, 2021
Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major,  is honored by the crowd at Homecoming Coronation. Coronation was held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom. Williams said when it was announced that she won, she couldn’t believe she had won and that she stood there shocked for a moment.

Homecoming events for the weekend

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
October 21, 2021
Maynard Pat OBrien

O’Brien Stadium’s namesake remembered

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
October 19, 2021
Two couples posed by Lake Ahmoweenah, with Old Main in background, July 1902. Pictured from left to right are Frank Henderson, Ethel Carnes, Grace Moore, and Charles Henderson.

Old Main, Livingston C. Lord’s history

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
October 17, 2021
Campus closed for fall break

Campus closed for fall break

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
October 13, 2021
H.F. Thut Greenhouses namesake

H.F. Thut Greenhouse’s namesake

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
October 7, 2021
Hayes Cummins, guitarist, plays in the CORDIS: Condition Blue concert inside Dvorak Concert Hall on Oct. 5.

CORDIS returns to Eastern

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
October 5, 2021
Some of Easterns wealthiest alumni

Some of Eastern’s wealthiest alumni

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter
October 3, 2021
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