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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

Trent Jonas is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The best of 2022

Trent Jonas, Columnist December 10, 2022

Coming off 2020—and whatever year followed that one—I admit I had pretty high hopes for 2022. Unfortunately, it didn’t go quite the way I would have wanted. But there were still some highlights. I...

Charleston residents wait in line to vote at the Coles County Courthouse.

Coles County citizens, activists vote for their causes

Luke Taylor and Rob Le Cates November 8, 2022

Mary Bushar served as an election judge for the first time in 2022 after retiring from teaching physical education at Charleston High School in May. “I love the political process. I love history. I...

Get to know local candidates

Get to know local candidates

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2022

The News contacted candidates with a list of questions to learn about them and their stances on various issues. The same questions were sent to al candidates listed on the Coles County 2022 General Election...

Members of the Eastern volleyball team celebrate from the bench during a match against IUPUI on Aug. 27 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the match 3-0. The victory was the first of a three-match winning streak for the Panthers to open the season.

Lopez, Collins have three double-double matches at Butler Top Dawg Tournament

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 29, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team had two players post a double-double in each match at the Butler Top Dawg Tournament over the weekend to help the Panthers to a 2-1 victory.   Junior outside hitters Giovana...

Summerlyn Smith, a senior setter, regroups with her team after a play during their exhibition game against University of Missouri- St. Louis on Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena.

Volleyball team to open season at Butler Top Dawg Tournament

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 25, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will open its 2022 season on the road at the Butler Top Dawg Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. Friday morning.  The Panthers will play in the first match of the tournament...

Jay Vallie (right), a graduate tight end, runs around Jordan Vincent (left), a sophomore safety, during football practice Tuesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Eastern football team talks offense adjustments ahead of season opener

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 23, 2022

The Eastern football team is coming off its fall camp where they utilized that time to focus on adjusting their offense ahead of the regular season opener against Northern Illinois on Sept. 1.   Last...

COLUMN: Meet Kate, our 2022-23 assistant sports editor

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 23, 2022

Hello everyone! My name is Kate Stevens, and I am the assistant sports editor for the Daily Eastern News this year. I am currently a senior studying Sports Media Relations and Marketing. I am excited to...

The Eastern mens soccer team huddles before taking the field for the second half against Green Bay Tuesday at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Phoenix played to a 1-1 tie.

Last season recap for men’s soccer

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 22, 2022

With two pre-season games now behind them, the Eastern men’s soccer team will open their regular season on the road on Thursday. The Panthers will take on Green Bay Thursday evening at 7 p.m. while...

Junior Midfielder Jenna Little celebrates after the womens soccer teams first win of the season against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Lakeside Field Sunday afternoon. Little had scored two goals within two minutes of each other during the middle of the second half. Little had three shots on goal and played for 56 minutes. The Panthers won 2-0 against the Mastodons.

Women’s soccer picked up first win of season over Mastodons

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 21, 2022

EIU women's soccer finds their first win of the season, shutting out Purdue Fort Wayne 2-0 in a highly defensive game. In the middle of the second half, midfielder Jenna Little scored two goals within...

Number 18 TaKenya Stafford, a sophomore outside hitter dives to bump a ball during their exhibition game against University of Missouri- St. Louis on Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena.

Volleyball won 3-1 over Tritons in exhibition match

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 20, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team finds preseason success with a win over Missouri-St. Louis during an exhibition match Saturday evening in Lantz Arena. Head coach Sara Thomas said that the main focus of...

Goalkeeper Daniela Bermeo, a fifth year player, clears the ball during the Panthers first game of the season on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Valparaiso University Beacons tied.

Women’s soccer opens season with a tie

Autumn Schulz and Kate Stevens August 18, 2022

The Eastern women's soccer team opened their 2022 season at home Thursday evening with a tie against Valparaiso. Head coach Jake Plant said that opening the season with a clean slate is more than ideal. "Anytime...

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