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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.

The Daily Eastern News

Seniors reflect on time at Eastern

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter January 25, 2018

As they have begun their last semester, seniors are reflecting on the time they have spent at Eastern. April Pickett, a senior music major, said her professors and friends have made the biggest impact...

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Julies Garrett a freshman english major, throws a bowling ball down a lane at the “Let’s Glo Wild” Cosmic Bowling event at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Bowling Lanes Thursday night.  The event offered free food and drink, and had a raffle to give away gift cards for local businesses.

Students participate in ‘Let’s Glo Wild’ cosmic bowling

Dara McGee, Staff Reporter October 19, 2017

Students played glow in the dark bowling with a twist at “Let’s Glo Wild” Cosmic Bowling, part of a series of Homecoming events. Avid bowlers and amateurs alike were able to lace up their bowling...

BOT to discuss change in regulations, new program requests

Staff Report June 23, 2017

The Board of Trustees will discuss several program requests and a proposed revision to its regulations at 1 p.m. Friday during its open session in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr....

Katie Jenkins, a senior biology major paints Katie Saterfield’s face during Musefest at the Charleston High School art club booth.

Third annual Musefest benefits CTF Illinois, brings face painting, food trucks

Chaela Krueger, Entertainment Editor June 5, 2017

Featuring everything from dog treats to jewelry to artwork, local arts and crafts vendors came together Saturday to display their talents and businesses to the Charleston community at third annual Musefest. Musefest...

Police cars and fire engines surround the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon.

6-year-old girl injured in car accident on Lerna Road

Staff Report May 24, 2017

A 6-year-old Mattoon girl is being treated at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana Wednesday for injuries she received after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. Captain Brian Huston, from the Coles...

Girls’ track and field brings in new recruits

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor May 22, 2017

Eastern’s cross country and track and field coaches got a preview of their incoming runners at the girls’ state final this past weekend. Seniors Chelsea Paulek, Kate Bushue, Shelby Siltman and Margaret...

44 years and counting: IHSA girls’ track meet returns to Eastern

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor May 18, 2017

Eastern will host thousands of high school athletes this weekend for the IHSA girls’ track meet. Some of those athletes will come from local and surrounding high schools such as Charleston, Mattoon,...

Performances at UB open mic night

Liz Stephens, City Reporter January 18, 2017

The Ode to 2017 an open mic night is an opportunity for students and community members to set the tone for the new year by showing off their talent. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 7th...

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