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Students share plans for holiday break

Allison Little, Staff Reporting

December 5, 2019

Winter break is coming, and students have a lot of plans for how to spend their time off.  Kareemah Martin, a senior television and video production major, said her plans were to just chill at home as much as possible.  “I am going to sleep every single day that I possibly can; I am going to sleep,” Marti...

This is how adults celebrate Halloween

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 30, 2019

If you’re anything like my family and me, Halloween is a big deal. In my household, we love horror movies, scary decorations and freaking each other out. When my siblings and I were younger, our parents would throw a big Halloween bash for our family. We used to bob for apples, and have cute, but sca...

Carnegie Public Library to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 10, 2019

People can mingle over cupcakes while celebrating LGBTQ pride at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library's second Celebrate Pride social gathering next week. Library associate Daniel Briscoe said the gathering, which will take place on June 17 at 6 p.m. in Rotary Rooms A and B of the Carnegie Public...

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrating success at semifinals

Sophomore Amber Vroman from Seneca High School throws her arms up in celebration as she crosses the finish line during a preliminary heat of the 4x800 meter relay, solidifying her squad's first-place finish in the heat Thursday at O'Brien Field during the Illinois High School Association's Girls Track and Field semifinals.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

Sophomore Amber Vroman from Seneca High School throws her arms up in celebration as she crosses the finish line during a preliminary heat of the 4x800 meter relay, solidifying her squad's first-place finish in the heat Thursday at O'Brien Field during the Illinois High School Association's Girls Track...

Eastern celebrates Holi Festival in rain

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 28, 2019

The Saturday showers quite literally put a damper on the three-day Celebration Festival, but that did not stop Charleston from having a good time. Food trucks surrounded the Doudna Fine Arts Center; artisan stands occupied 7th Street and festival-goers sifted through, lugging umbrellas and jumbo corndogs. The...

Festival of the Arts, Holi to come to campus this weekend

People talk to each other while they finish setting up the concert stage for Celebration a Festival of the Arts Thursday afternoon outside of The Doudna Fine Arts Center. Alverson Sound Inc. was contracted to build the stage by Z’s Music & Sound.

Staff Report

April 25, 2019

Celebration: A Festival of the Arts and Holi, also commonly known as the Festival of Colors, will bring all things humanities to Eastern this weekend. Celebration is “a sure sign of the return of spring,” according to the press release, which includes music, theater, food and much more. Festival di...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Celebrate holidays by reflecting

Staff Editorial

April 21, 2019

There is no better way to celebrate a holiday than to be happy while doing so because a sad holiday celebration is not much of a celebration. So, in the spirit of keeping our spirits high at this stressful time, let us all look back on the semester and think about everything that we have overcome, b...

Ceremony recognizes minority students

Elizabeth Wood, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2019

Seniors lined up next to the stage and, with a slight delay, the graduation fanfare softly floated through the room. Students walked over to the podium, some giving a wave or gesture to the crowd, before Maggie Burkhead, director of TRiO, announced their names. Once the seniors were recognized and “...

Celebration: A Festival of the Arts returns

Staff Report

April 18, 2019

Celebration: A Festival of the Arts returns to  campus April 26 through April 28. It is a free event and will take place at south 7th Street between the Doudna Fine Arts Center and the Tarble Arts Center. Festival hours are Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday...

Eastern celebrates Chinese New Year

Raine Zhu | The Daily Eastern News
A student decorates a lantern at the Chinese New Year celebration Tuesday evening in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

February 5, 2019

“Happy New Year” was the phrase heard all throughout the night for the Chinese Lunar New Year. The Chinese Students and Scholars, Asian American Association and University Board celebrated in a get-together with students at the Chinese Lunar New Year at the University Ballroom in Martin Luther...

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...

Art festival to ‘celebrate’ return after 2 years

Paige Gemein, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2018

As another school year comes to an end, Dan Crews, interim director of programming, publicity, and promotions for the Doudna Fine Arts Center, thinks it is only right to celebrate with an "end of the school year party." It has been 40 years since the festival began.  After being canceled for the...

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