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

Column: Juneteenth’s legal recognition is performative activism

Destiny Blanchard, Opinions Writer June 22, 2021

This past Saturday we, African Americans, celebrated Juneteenth. This holiday celebrates the freedom of our ancestors and when the last of our enslaved people found out about their freedom on June 19,...

Students gather in front of Old Main during Wednesday’s unity march. Instead of walking downtown, the group stayed on campus to promote their message to fellow students.

Students, community members march for unity against hate

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter March 12, 2020

Following the incident involving racial hate posters that were found around campus, dozens of Eastern students, faculty and Charleston residents participated in a walkout on Wednesday to portray a message...

NAACP members talk ‘#DayOfOutrage’

Corryn Brock, News Editor October 28, 2019

People across the country wore black Monday to demand justice for Atatiana Jefferson, who was shot by a police officer in her home on Oct. 12. The officer, Aaron Dean, resigned from his job and was charged...

There are still good cops in the world

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist August 25, 2019

As I was scrolling through my social media last Friday, I saw that an Illinois state trooper, Nick Hopkins, died in an exchange of gunfire in East St. Louis. All he did that morning was go to a house to...

Student safety addressed, Glassman’s plan

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2019

Eastern President David Glassman said he wants to meet with African-American student organizations on campus to understand what they mean by “not feeling safe” on or off campus. Glassman also said...

Senators sit during the Student Senate meeting Wednesday night in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Council to be utilized to decide on BLM flag alternatives

Logan Raschke, News Editor February 20, 2019

Sophia Sarver, a graduate assistant for the Student Life Office, said the alternatives to the Black Lives Matter Flag that Student Senate voted on during their Dec. 5 hearing will not be decided until...

The crowd listens to the panel’s discussion during Black Queer Lives Matter Wednesday night in the 7th Street Underground.

Pride members discuss struggles of being both black and queer

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter February 13, 2019

Being black and queer in a predominantly white community is the moment when those who identify as that are aware the most about their identity. Three Pride members and an adviser of the organization...

Remember: Black lives matter, start showing it

February 1, 2019

There’s a lot happening this weekend that warrants attention, but there is one thing that should get more attention than the rest. No, it’s not the Super Bowl, regardless of its popularity or historical...

Alicia Matusiak, the Student Vice President of Student Affairs, swears in the new student deans at Wednesday night’s student senate meeting in the Arcola-Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Student Senate votes down endorsing BLM Flag, votes to find alternatives instead

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2018

The Student Senate voted to consider alternatives instead of raising the Black Lives Matter flag in the South Quad during African-American Heritage Month. The resolution also calls for the creation of...

Letter to the editor: Fly the BLM flag

December 4, 2018

On behalf of (the Black Student Union), we as an organization fully support the raising of the (Black Lives Matter) flag and what it represents. Due to the recent events that have taken place around the...

4 resolutions regarding BLM flag presented to Student Senate

Analicia Haynes , Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2018

Four different resolutions were introduced to the Student Senate Wednesday regarding what members should recommend doing with the Black Live Matter Flag Initiative on behalf of the student body. Morgan...

Student Senate approves emergency bills

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2018

A timeline and several deadlines were created for the process and potential recommendations and suggestions regarding the placement of a Black Lives Matter flag underneath the American Flag in the South...

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