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

Pictured from left to right: Promise Anderson, Faith Johnson, Kymoni Dixon, Brianna Hull-Dennis and Jaedah Franks, the 2022 Ms. Black EIU contestants.

2022 Ms. Black EIU contestants to compete in 50th anniversary Saturday night

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 25, 2022

Five Eastern students are competing in the 50th anniversary Ms. Black EIU pageant Saturday night in the Grand Ballroom. The 2022 Ms. Black EIU scholarship pageant will be in the Grand Ballroom in the...

Black History Month events to be held throughout February

Black History Month events to be held throughout February

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter January 28, 2022

Eastern’s is celebrating Black History Month by having African American Heritage Month with events throughout February. The first event is Black Lives Matter Speaker Series: Bias in Professionalism...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior political science major, walks down the aisle at the Homecoming Coronation Oct. 18 in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom. Boyd-Johnson is a part of several campus organizations such as the Black Student Union, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the Student Police Advisory Board, and the search committee for the Chief of Police.

Eastern student advocates for change

Rege'nte Myers, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

The 2021 Homecoming King Jeremiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior from Chicago, Ill., is majoring in political science with a minor in pre-law studies. Boyd-Johnson is involved in many organizations on campus.  “These...

Jaedah Franks, a sophomore biology pre-med major, and Kayla Ruth, a senior early childhood education major, sing “Ignition Remix” by R. Kelly on Monday night at 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. Team 2 won the competition 3-2. Ruth said that they wanted to support the BSU and that they feel like it is a great place to come and celebrate together and just chill.

Battle of the Aux competition with BSU

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 8, 2021

Two teams competed during Battle of the Aux, an event put on by Eastern’s Black Student Union on Tuesday night. The competition, which took place in the 7th St. Underground, featured two teams of...

BSU talks mental health, lists resources at forum

Bre Celestin, Cultural and Campus Reporter October 23, 2019

The Black Student Union continued its week by hosting a mental health awareness forum in the Lumpkin Auditorium Tuesday night. BSU President Jay Caver and other executive board members presented a slide...

Students sing, dance, recite poems at open mic night

Bre Celestin, Staff Reporter October 22, 2019

Eastern's Black Student Union kicked off its BSU week by hosting an open mic night in Seventh Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday night. Eastern students came to present...

BSU to host bowling, ice cream social on Tuesday night

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter August 26, 2019

The Black Student Union will host a bowling and ice cream social on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the EIU Lanes in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Jay Caver, a senior corporate communications...

Black Student Union talks about unity, leadership

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer August 29, 2017

Topics such as Black unity, getting involved on campus and leadership were all topics of discussions at a Black Student Union panel called Real Talk with BSU. The panel was made up of Yolanda Williams,...

Essence of a man seeks quality after postponement

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor November 30, 2015

After 13 years of a pageant dedicated to showcasing the talents of males around campus, Essence of a Man has been rescheduled to the Spring Semester for revamping. The pageant is now set to happen...

Forum presents solutions to racial tensions

Torri Griffith, Staff Reporter November 12, 2015

To bring awareness to race culture and issues involving minorities, several organizations banded together to discuss issues and potentially come up with solutions. The National Pan-Hellenic Council,...

Black Student Reunion returns to campus

Torri Griffith, Staff Reporter November 2, 2015

To raise money for scholarships and to assist the minority students on campus, Eastern’s Black Student Reunion will return to campus. Black Student Reunion will be at several different locations on...

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