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: You wouldn’t reward a dog’s bad behavior

COLUMN: You wouldn’t reward a dog’s bad behavior

Ian Palacios, Columnist September 14, 2021

Dog trainers explain that when your pet is acting out of control, the best way to get them to behave is to simply ignore them. At first he’ll run around the house barking and jumping all over you. He...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I love when Brother Jed comes to campus

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I love when Brother Jed comes to campus

Nate Carlson September 14, 2021

I love Brother Jed day. This isn’t to say that I love Brother Jed himself, or the repugnant and hateful ideology that he and his wife semiannually spew on the library quad, but Brother Jed day? Absolutely...

Sister Cindy preaches and tells stories about her life to students listening in library quad in front of the Mellin steps.

Smocks return to campus

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Reporter September 13, 2021

Brother Jed Smock and Sister Cindy Smock, both members of the Campus Ministry USA, sat in the campus designated free speech zone Monday at the center of some caution tape on the Library Quad. With Sister...

EDITORIAL: Slut shame elsewhere

EDITORIAL: Slut shame elsewhere

Editorial Board September 13, 2021

Brother Jed and Sister Cindy Smock made their annual trip to Eastern and shockingly enough received a poor reaction from students. But honestly, what did they expect? They are a punchline at campuses...

Sister Cindy preaches on campus on November 23, 1982.

Sister Cindy is TikTok famous, but Eastern knew her before

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 8, 2021

Students at Eastern know Brother Jed Smock and his wife, Sister Cindy Smock, as campus preachers who make yearly appearances to spread their beliefs and converse with students, but Cindy has found recent,...

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs, sex and streaking.

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor October 8, 2019

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs,...

Brother Jed makes his comeback: Students engage with provocative campus preacher

Corryn Brock, Luke Taylor September 18, 2019

Condoms, counter-preaching and criticism. These were all topics of discussion in the Library Quad Tuesday afternoon. Jed and Cindy Smock, campus preachers, returned to Eastern for their 47th year...

Campus Ministry USA returns

Chrissy Miller, News Editor September 18, 2017

The Campus Ministry USA, led by Brother Jed Smock, engaged in arguments with students outside of Coleman Hall. Brother Ryan Christian aided Jed in his ministry because Jed’s wife, Cindy was attacked...

Elizabeth Wilson, a freshman 2d studio art major examines her winged sign which reads ‘Love is love’ which she made in preperation for a visit from Father Jed, whose controversial campus preaching tactics cause negative feelings. “i just think that we need to spread more love around so he dosn’t hurt anyone. I’ve been personaly insulted by Brother Jed and I know it hurts people to be told that their lifestyles are wrong” says Wilson

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter February 21, 2017

As the weather is warming up, many students are anticipating the return of Brother Jed. Brother Jed is a religious preacher known for appearing on Eastern’s campus and shouting crude comments about...

Paige Roberts, the campus minister at the Wesley Foundation, posts up the Grace Space signs in protest to Mikhail Savenko and Ryan Simpkins speaks with students on Monday in the Library Quad. Roberts said the Grace Space allowed them to silently counter protest against radical evangelists.

Local churches respond to Brother Jed

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor October 12, 2015

As a man goes from state to state in order to express his thoughts to students of America, ministries around Eastern’s campus try to stay level-headed about his expressive evangelization. Brother...

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