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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Lindsey Zike (middle), a sophomore art education major, looks up from her painting of Frog and Toad at the Winter Welcome Days Paint and Sip in the University Ballroom Tuesday night. Her friends all said they wanted to buy the painting because it looked so good.

Students prepare for new semester with Winter Wonderland event

Christina Holman and Cam'ron Hardy January 11, 2023

With the semester just beginning, many students attended the Winter Wonderfest. The event took place in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Ballroom from 7-9 p.m. Activities such as painting,...

Lugging multiple totes into Taylor Hall on Friday afternoon during Welcome Weekend with his parents Kobe Jones, a sophomore accounting major, said he is excited for the new semester. He said he hopes to meet new friends and is looking to get involved in campus life.

Upperclass, alumni give tips for new students

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor August 24, 2022

In the midst of the August heat, universities and students are preparing for the fall semester. At Eastern, classes began Monday with an influx of freshmen and transfer students attending for the first...

Students walk to their classes on the first day of the Spring semester on Monday afternoon.

Students reflect on first day of classes

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter January 10, 2022

Classes for the spring semester began Jan. 10 and despite the continued obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are ready to get started. That includes Justus Lopresto-Jackson, a sophomore computer...

Tips for coming back to school

Karena Ozier January 13, 2020

Going home for winter break is a great way to de-stress. It is a time where students can relax and catch up on sleep that was lost during exam week.   The bad part about being on winter break, however,...

Students talk first day back to school

Allison Little, Staff Reporter January 13, 2020

Despite the anxiety that some students have starting a new semester, some Eastern students said their first day exceeded their expectations, or at least met them. Natalie Seals, a junior television and...

Ice breakers, post-it notes, new faces; students return to classes at Eastern

Allison Little, Staff Reporter August 19, 2019

Prowl is done, First Night is over and now it is time to really get into the swing of things at Eastern; that is right, the first day of classes. Walking into classes can be nerve racking, and depending...

David Thomas (left), a junior physical education major, Adam Swanson (middle), a freshman criminal justice major and Nathan Jones (right), a sophomore computer science major, are settled in and playing video games after moving in on Thursday.

Move-in weekend kicks off at Eastern

Corryn Brock, News Editor August 18, 2019

Move-in Day 2019 was filled with excitement, anxiousness and sadness for some families. Stephanie Olysav said moving her first child had been physically easy but emotionally difficult. “I’ve...

Eastern holds First Night at O’Brien Field

Corryn Brock, Hannah Shillo August 18, 2019

Students spent the evening in O’Brien Field listening to speeches, watching performances and competing for prizes during Eastern’s tradition, First Night, Sunday night. Half of the stands were filled...

Anticipating one last ride at Eastern

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor August 18, 2019

It feels great to be back at Eastern! For those of you who do not know me, I am the Opinions Editor at The Daily Eastern News. I previously served in this position last year, and I will serve in it gain...

EDITORIAL: Enjoy what we have to offer at Eastern

Staff Editorial August 18, 2019

For those of you who are just stepping on campus and beginning your education here at Eastern, there are so many activities you can partake in and enjoy. We at The Daily Eastern News want everyone to...

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