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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

Unity presentation provides students a way to come together

Unity presentation provides students a way to come together

Chandler Smith and Cam'ron Hardy February 1, 2023

Taylor Hall shared a presentation titled, “No Division: A Discussion of Commonalities and Differences.” Aaron Constanzo, a psychology major and resident assistant at Taylor Hall, hosted the event....

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Being Black at The News

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 1, 2023

I have been working at The News for about a year, and my experience has not been ideal. When I first stepped into the Daily Eastern News Newsroom, I looked forward to getting involved and working on...

Kyla Moton is a junior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The possible end of an iconic, cultural pageant at Eastern

Kyla Moton, Columnist February 1, 2023

It’s a few days before the start of Black History Month. To me, Black History Month seems like the few times out of the year where Black culture and history are celebrated with genuine energy and...

Crystal Valentine, the guest speaker for the Poetry-ish Women’s History Month event, reads her poem about how the Kardashian family culturally appropiate Black women on Thursday night in Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Events themed ‘Black Resilience’ to celebrate Black history

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 1, 2023

With Black History Month here, clubs and organizations at Eastern will be hosting multiple events to honor and celebrate the month catering to this year's theme Black Resilience. On Thursday, a Lecture...

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.

BSU helps students express themselves among like minded individuals

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 1, 2023

Before coming to Eastern at the beginning of the Fall 2022-2023 semester and becoming the vice president of the Black Student Union, BSU, RJ Shields, a senior criminal justice major, was the social events...

Assistant coach Mariah King and the rest of the team come together during a timeout at their basketball game vs. Southeast Missouri in Lantz Arena Saturday afternoon.

Eastern gives Black athletes positive experiences

Han Byer, Kate Stevens, Autumn Schulz, Photographer, Assistant Sports Editor, Sports Editor February 1, 2023

In May of 2022, the NCAA released statistics breaking down NCAA athletes by ethnicity from 2021, finding that 8.8 percent were Black women athletes and 16.5 percent were Black male athletes. Five current...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Black women, you’ve got this

Katja Benz, Columnist February 28, 2022

I’ve noticed something about the months of February and March. They show people more about experiences that they may not otherwise know about, meaning Black history or women’s history. As we wrap...

the news desk

The News Desk Feb. 4, 2022

Luke Taylor and Corryn Brock February 3, 2022

Editor-in-chief Corryn Brock joins me to discuss our special edition for African American History Month.

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

In light of Black History Month, five Eastern students studying the arts spoke on what it means to them to be Black artists and how being Black influences their art.   Eli Jones Eli Jones,...

Leaving a legacy: Life as Easterns first Black female student body president

Leaving a legacy: Life as Eastern’s first Black female student body president

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 2, 2022

Eastern’s first Black female student body president, Jacqueline Williams, represents students of color, diversity on campus and change for the history of Eastern’s Student Senate. For Williams,...

Kortney Lucius (left), a junior pre-med biology major, David Hagler (middle), a senior business management major, and Joshua Ware (right), a senior applied engineering technology major, present Just Mercy: Discussion About Wrongful Arrest Thursday at the Phipps Auditorium in the Physical Science building. The purpose of the Just Mercy theme in general is about the incarceration of Latino and black individuals ­— specifically, how it has been affecting them for too long.

Panel talks prejudicial arrests

Allison Little, Contributing Writer February 28, 2020

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. educated attendees about wrongful arrests Thursday in the Phipps Auditorium during the Just Mercy: Discussion About Wrongful Arrest presentation. David Hagler, a brother...

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