The Daily Eastern News

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 a man in an apartment building on the corner of A Street and Buchanan Avenue at approximately 3:15 p...

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, March 17 at 1 p.m. •  All residents in Residence Halls and Greek Court have a checklist to complet...

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 and just take the leap into something that would actually benefit us. Naturally, the “somethi...

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 and various registered student organizations from Eastern. This weekend was more than just a place...

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 friend showed her the picture he had taken of the N-word, which was written in the stairwell in big,...

Prospective students explore campus for open house

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 from prospective students this year than in the past. At “application stations” set up in...

Student Senate focuses on student outreach

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

The Student Senate set up a table outside of the Doudna Fine Arts Center to survey students about possible campus improvements. This table will be set up every Thursday of every month for the rest of the semester. Senators had students fill out a sheet of paper that asked about any areas of campus...

PantherLife app made available for students and public

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

August 22, 2017

A new app created over the summer aims to provide Eastern students and the community with information on campus events and resources. The idea for the app, called “PantherLife,” had previously been rolling around for over a year, Jeremy Alexander, interim associate director of housing and dining,...

Booth Library offers tours

Staff Report

August 21, 2017

The Booth Library will be having tours of its facilities at 10 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays until Sept. 14. Tours will begin at the reference desk located on the north end of the library and last approximately 20 minutes each. According to a press release, there is no mandatory...

Family Weekend can still be fun without family

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

September 22, 2016

The campus has been abuzz lately. Like the coming of any big weekend, organizations and individuals are getting ready for the fanfare of Family Weekend. The Verge is chock-full of activities and articles to serve as a guide for navigating this chaotic time. The University Board has some family-friendly...

Safety Walk to follow up on issues

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect a new day for the follow-up. It will be Nov. 16.   A follow-up University Safety Walk will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in front of Old Main to see if the issues brought up in the last safety walk were addressed properly. Th...

Girls State chooses Eastern student representative

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2014

She was chosen to work for the 74th Session of Illini Girls State on Eastern's campus. Picked from a selection of 400 people to council, Kelsie Abolt, a sophomore family and consumer sciences major, has been working the past week as a counselor for Girls State. Abolt feels that coming back as a...

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