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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

Spring 2024 staff portrait of Payton Liggins.

Celebrating Freedom: The Significance of Juneteenth

Payton Liggins, Reporter June 19, 2024

Happy Juneteenth!  Juneteenth, a combination of the words "June" and "nineteenth", commemorates a significant date in American history.  This day, which falls on June 19 every year, honors the...

For The Culture, a way to get out for students

‘For The Culture’, a way to get out for students

Nero Jones, Reporter October 16, 2023

On Friday, the Black Student Union (BSU) and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) hosted “For The Culture” game night. The event took place at the student recreation center on Court 5. The event...

The Black Student Union provides a welcoming space for students

The Black Student Union provides a welcoming space for students

Payton Liggins, Reporter September 20, 2023

Being the President of the Black Student Union was not on Senior, early childhood major, Ashley Mickens’ lists of things to do coming into her college years.  Mickens’ freshman year was online...

Shay Edmond, a senior sociology major, plays volleyball in the South Quad as one of the activities for Black Student Unions Kickin It On the Quad field day event Wednesday evening.

BSU concludes welcome events with Kickin it On the Quad

T.J. Seputis, Reporter August 30, 2023

On Wednesday August 30, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Black Student Union concluded a week’s worth of welcome events by hosting “Kickin’ it On the Quad”, an event located on the...

EIUs Black Student Union hosts Whats the Scoop?, a free ice cream and bowling social in the bowling alley of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday night

BSU aims to unite on-campus community

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feautre Reporter August 28, 2023

The transition from a school or neighborhood full of people who look just like you to a PWI, predominantly white institution, in a rural town can be difficult and a bit of a culture shock for African American...

Attainea Toulon, a graduate student studying college student affairs, concentrates while painting during the Hip Hop and Paint and Sip in the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Wednesday evening.

Hip-Hop paint, sip event celebrates Black History Month

Christina Holman, Junior Campus Editor February 24, 2023

As Black History Month is coming to a close, the University Board and Black Student Union, BSU, collaborated on an event entitled, ‘Hip Hop Paint and Sip.' This event took place in the Martin Luther...

BSU to host spirit week

BSU to host spirit week

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 21, 2023

Eastern’s Black Student Union will be hosting a spirit week. On Monday, there was a black celebrity day in which students would be able to dress like famous black celebrities. On Tuesday, students...

BSU hosts black history bingo to kick off black history month

BSU hosts black history bingo to kick off black history month

Christina Holman, Campus Events Junior Editor February 3, 2023

To start off Black History Month, the Black Student Union, BSU, hosted Black History Bingo . The event took place at late night pizza in Thomas Dining Hall from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event included...

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...

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...

Eastern’s Black Student Union and Pride groups joined together Wednesday in Coleman Auditorium to talk about the LGBTQ+ community. One of the things the panel mentioned was that cartoons do not represent the LGBTQ+ community as much as they should.

FEATURE PHOTO: LGBTQ+ panel

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor October 30, 2019

Eastern’s Black Student Union and Pride groups joined together Wednesday in Coleman Auditorium to talk about the LGBTQ+ community. One of the things the panel mentioned was that cartoons do not represent...

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...

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