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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

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The Movie DEN Ep. 14: White Christmas & The Preacher’s Wife

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor December 21, 2021

Welcome to the Winter Break Special! Before they left campus, Adam and Luke got together to watch White Christmas and The Preacher's Wife. In reality, both of these movies are more Christmas-adjacent...

How students plan to spend winter break

How students plan to spend winter break

Will Simmons, Campus Reporter December 9, 2021

Winter break is right around the corner, and for a lot of students it can not come soon enough. Some on break will be celebrating the semester’s end, and some will be crying over their scholastic misfortunes....

Decorations and festivities surrounded the square at Christmas in the Heart of Charleston on Dec. 4. This event consisted of a parade, games and activities and performances by choirs and the Eastern Color Guard.

THROUGH THE LENS: Christmas in the Heart of Charleston

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor December 5, 2021

Biannual Radio Play at Doudna Friday

Biannual Radio Play at Doudna Friday

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter December 2, 2021

The Eastern Theatre department is hosting their biannual Holiday Romance Radio Play in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The tile of this year’s show is...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: America centralizes Christmas as its winter holiday

Ellen Dooley, Columnist December 1, 2021

As we approach the holiday season, there are some things I keep seeing. Christmas, everything is Christmas. While it is a widely celebrated holiday, it is important to realize that other winter holidays...

Connor Baltz, the director of operations for Doudna Fine Arts Center trims the top of the  Chirstmas tree in the Doudna lobby area to put the topper on Tuesday afternoon.

THROUGH THE LENS: Christmas falls on Doudna

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Edior November 30, 2021

 

COLUMN: The problems with over-commercializing Christmas

COLUMN: The problems with over-commercializing Christmas

Destiny Blanchard, Columnist November 7, 2021

It seems like every year between mid-October and early November I hear the same things. People complain about seeing Christmas decorations in stores and about how Christmas celebrations keep being pushed...

Dakota Crowder, an early childhood education senior, and Annie Crowder, a fashion merchandising and design freshman, pass out free popcorn in front Plush Boutique at downtown Charleston square during the Christmas in the Heart of Charleston Saturday night.

FEATURE PHOTO: Free popcorn for the holidays

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor December 9, 2019

Dakota Crowder, an early childhood education senior, and Annie Crowder, a fashion merchandising and design freshman, pass out free popcorn in front Plush Boutique at downtown Charleston square during the...

Keep Christmas traditions alive

Katelyn Eddington December 6, 2019

When I was little I used to think nothing could touch or harm the people I loved the most.  Well, then I grew up and life got a little complicated. Christmas time used to be the best time of year.  My...

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...

Volunteers needed for One Stop Community Christmas

Staff Report December 1, 2019

More than 1,000 volunteers are needed for the One Stop Community Christmas, which will take place on Dec. 14 at Lake Land College’s West Building. Renee Fonner, promotion director at Cromwell Radio,...

I can celebrate Christmas if I want

Jessica Stewart November 6, 2019

Christmas has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. I listen to certain Christmas songs year round. I put up decorations the day after Halloween. I love all of those cheesy Hallmark and...

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