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

Eagle nest and bald eagle display located at the bottom level of the Life Science building

EIU community shares favorite campus locations

Gunnar Olson, Reporter March 9, 2024

Eastern’s campus might be small, but there are plenty of unique things around.   There are many different buildings on Eastern's campus. Some of them are similar in look; for example Ford, McKinney...

COLUMN: How to start off on the right foot this school year

Katja Benz, Columinst August 29, 2022

The first week is finally over. Everyone survived syllabus week (congrats!) and you can finally start getting into the swing of things. This, fortunately, also includes clubs getting back into the swing...

Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior political science major, presents Marisol Gamboa, a candidate for the University police, and opens the room for questions inside the Paris room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Third UPD chief candidate talks student-officer relationships

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 24, 2021

A third candidate for campus police chief, Marisol Gamboa, told students she was interested in providing personal relationships between officers and students during an open session Friday. Gamboa is...

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COLUMN: The best study places on campus

Ellen Dooley, Columnist October 6, 2021

With midterms coming up, you probably need to study. The problem is where to study though! Your dorm may have some noisy neighbors or slamming doors. There are plenty of cool spaces to buckle down and...

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COLUMN: Eastern’s campus needs bike lanes

Ellen Dooley, Columnist September 15, 2021

Have you ever been walking down the sidewalks of Eastern? That is everyone, right? While walking, you will notice that some of the students here ride a bike, skateboard or electric scooter to class. Sometimes,...

EDITORIAL: Enjoy what we have to offer at Eastern

Staff Editorial August 18, 2019

For those of you who are just stepping on campus and beginning your education here at Eastern, there are so many activities you can partake in and enjoy. We at The Daily Eastern News want everyone to...

1 person shot in Charleston

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor April 28, 2019

*The story has been corrected to reflect updated information from the Charleston Police Department. The alleged victim was misidentified. Police officers are searching for suspects who reportedly shot...

What to know before leaving for spring break

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter March 7, 2019

•  Residence Halls and Greek Court will close except for Lincoln, Stevenson, Douglas and Thomas Halls on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. •  The Residence Halls and Greek Court will re-open on Sunday,...

Get involved, stay involved in campus activities

Staff Editorial August 21, 2018

Being at Eastern is more than just going to class, eating, sleeping and then repeating all of that. It seems as though some of us are scared to leave our comfort zone or are scared to overcome insecurities...

Be part of campus, the community

Staff Editorial April 23, 2018

This past weekend, Celebration: A Festival of the Arts returned to campus after a two-year hiatus. In case you missed it, this event was three days filled with live music, food, local art vendors, crafts...

Eastern responds to racial slur written on Doudna’s Stairwell

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor February 25, 2018

After a racist slur was written in a stairwell of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, Kiara Reed, a freshman political science major, took to social media to call out racism on campus. She said when her...

Prospective students and their families walk outside the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at the open house Monday afternoon. Prospective student Katherine Hahn-Boisvert said she is interested in Eastern because of the journalism and biological science departments.

Prospective students explore campus for open house

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief October 9, 2017

Prospective students could be seen all around campus for Monday’s open house, exploring Eastern to see if it could be their new home. Admissions counselor Molly Button said they had more of a turnout...

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