The Daily Eastern News

‘Tis (not) the season of Christmas cheer

Natalee Reynolds, Columnist

November 6, 2018

November is here, but it is not the time for Christmas cheer just yet. I don’t mean to rain (or snow) on your parade, because trust me, I also love the Christmas festivities and the joyous spirit—but it is not okay to start the festivities this soon. It’s only November, people. Every year, ...

Students gear up for holiday season

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017

Many Eastern students are preparing for the upcoming holiday season by decorating their dorms and planning their activities over winter break. Sam Beuligmann, a senior science education major, said he and his roommates took a creative spin when decorating for the holiday season. “We never took...

Always cherish loved ones during the holiday season

Liz Stephens, Columnist

November 5, 2017

The holiday season has finally set in, and so have the bittersweet feelings that come along with them. Thanksgiving and Christmas this year will be bittersweet and emotional for me, and I am sure they will be for many other people for similar reasons. Next week, my childhood best friend Colton comes h...

Eastern students preparing for holidays

Chrissy Miller, Campus Reporter

December 8, 2016

  With winter break right around the corner, students are getting in the holiday spirit and anticipating a few weeks away from schoolwork. Laura Renken, a freshman elementary education major, said creating her own glowing Christmas sweater made the holidays feel closer. Renken said her sweater...

Students read ‘Grinch’ in more than five different languages

Students read ‘Grinch’ in more than five different languages

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

December 6, 2016

  The Grinch stole Christmas at Eastern again this year as part of Sigma Tau Delta and the foreign languages department’s reading of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Melissa Caldwell, English professor and adviser for Sigma Tau Delta, said the English honors fraternity...

Sophomores step up to organize ‘Holiday Hustle’

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2016

Four sophomore students sharing the same passion for giving back to the community organized the fifth annual Holiday Hustle 5K run/walk. Sophomores Samantha Boomgarden, Audrey Rex, Brianne Ed and Katie Ervin met as incoming freshmen through the Presidential Scholars Scholarship program, which involves...

Charleston to catch Christmas spirit

Kennedy Nolen, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2016

­ Charleston will be making spirits bright from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Saturday with the annual “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” celebration on the square. Free food, music and visits with Santa Claus and a reindeer from Southern Illinois will be open to the public. Some stores on the square...

Booth Library taking donations for One Stop Community Christmas

Staff Report

November 6, 2016

The Booth Library is taking donations of books, toys or money to benefit the One Stop Community Christmas program. One Stop Community Christmas works collaboratively with different organizations in the area to help families in need. The program consists of different organizations that serve Clark,...

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ to be read in different languages

Kevin Kroll, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2015

Students will have the opportunity to find out how the Grinch stole Christmas in many different languages from around the world. Sigma Tau Delta and the foreign language department will be presenting the book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The Christmas story will be read in English as...

Annual gatherings set to begin this week

Annual gatherings set to begin this week

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

December 7, 2015

Six Christmas trees will be on display in Old Main in preparation for the traditional holiday gatherings. Community members are able to come and join the Eastern community during the annual event. The gathering at Old Main is planned to take place from 10a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11th and 5p.m. to...

Children’s crafts to precede Christmas festival

Mallory Kutnick, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2015

The Charleston Carnegie Library will host a children’s crafts activity Saturday from 10:30-4 p.m. in the KidSpace Atrium, culminating in Charleston’s traditional Christmas celebration at 4:30 p.m. Joan Spencer, the information desk clerk, plans and prepares the crafts event, entitled the Make...

Community service office has more end-year events planned

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 30, 2015

Even with the fall semester coming to a close, the Student Community Service Office still has opportunities for students to get involved. Rachel Fisher, the director of student community service, said a few more key programs will be taking place over the next couple of weeks. The fourth annual...

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