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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

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...

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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...

Students learn black culture, heritage at game night

Jayla Cannon, Staff Reporter February 18, 2020

The Black Card Revoked Proud Family: Black by Popular Demand game night was held to spread African-American history and culture awareness Monday night in the Coleman Auditorium. Jaidan McCarley, a junior...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Remember, honor Black History Month

Staff Editorial February 6, 2020

February marks Black History Month, and we at The Daily Eastern News want everyone to challenge themselves to go beyond the typical social construct of the month. This is the month to commemorate and...

Tilly-Ana Ceriser, an Eastern alum and motivational speaker, discusses how students can address mental health issues in Lumpkin Hall on Monday evening.

Speaker discusses mental health, how to find ‘PEACE of Mind’

Olivia Swenson-Hultz  , Associate News Editor February 12, 2018

After years of struggling with mental illness herself, Tilly-Ana Ceriser wanted to return to her alma mater, Eastern, to help others who might be experiencing the same challenges. Ceriser talked about...

African-Amercian Heritage Month starts Wednesday

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter February 1, 2017

Artwork displays, poetry readings and a comedy show will begin the celebration of African-American Heritage Month Wednesday night in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The African-American...

City council votes to destroy, archive recordings

Liz Stephens, City Reporter January 18, 2017

The City Council met briefly on Tuesday and voted to authorize the destruction of both audio and video recordings of closed-session meetings and will release some of the closed-session meeting minutes. Anything...

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