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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

Reflecting on my experience with Pride parades; they’re important

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter July 4, 2019

The hot summer sun beats down on the thousands of parade participants and what is estimated at a million or more attendees on a Chicago Sunday. The forecast calls for rain, but that’s for at least...

Charleston to celebrate International Yoga Day with community session

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter June 20, 2019

A free community yoga session will take place in celebration of International Yoga Day at the pavilion of Kiwanis Park on Friday. The Eastern Academy of Lifelong Learning has partnered with local yoga...

Brandon Lantz, who graduated from Lake Land College this May, fishes at Lake Charleston Tuesday afternoon.

FEATURE PHOTO: Fishing at Lake Charleston

Raine Zhu, Photographer May 28, 2019

Brandon Lantz, who graduated from Lake Land College this May, fishes at Lake Charleston Tuesday afternoon.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pride Month is beneficial

Staff Editorial April 8, 2019

With April being Pride Month for students at Eastern, several activities are being planned. Although, the question arises, “What is so beneficial about Pride Month?” Pride Month is dedicated...

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...

Best Buddies builds relationships

Vanessa Saltijeral, Contributing Writer March 6, 2018

For students in Eastern’s chapter of Best Buddies, the group is more than a registered student organization. Amber Salutric, a sophomore foreign languages and communication disorders and sciences...

Recognize excellence in the Eastern community

Staff Editorial November 28, 2017

Given that Eastern is located in a small town just north of the middle of nowhere Illinois, it may be hard to believe anything remarkable could come out of such a tiny community. After all, one of the...

National Pan-Hellenic Council Week to educate campus, celebrate organization

Staff Report November 6, 2017

Throughout this week, the National Pan-Hellenic Council will host activities to celebrate NPHC Week and help educate the campus about the organization. Greek 101 will be from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on...

Girls on the Run to impact community, promote confidence

Hannah Myers, Contributing Writer November 6, 2017

Families laughing, music playing, colored hairspray and excitement will be in the air as more than 150 girls and 26 boys from 12 teams and six counties are set to run the Girls on the Run 5K Saturday...

An Eastern cheerleader is held up along side the marching band at the homecoming parade on Seventh street.

Charleston bundles up and hits the parade route

Analicia Haynes and Jordan Boyer, Managing Editor and Photo Editor October 22, 2017

  The sound of drums and horns echoed down Sixth and Seventh streets, hitting the Charleston Square and rattling the leaves off the trees early Saturday morning during this year’s Homecoming...

Emonie Jordan (left), a senior kinesiology and sports studies major and the Homecoming Kickoff Activities co- chair, and Caroline Chrzanowska (right), a senior early childhood education major and the other Homecoming Kickoff Activities co-chair, call out raffle numbers at “Rumble in the Jungle” Monday afternoon in the Library Quad. “I think this was a great idea, I think the execution of it was perfect,” Jordan said. “I think what we have right now is really great, a lot of people are having fun. They’re staying to play the games, and they’re staying to win prizes.”

Students ‘rumble’ into Homecoming

Brooke Schwartz and Chrissy Miller October 16, 2017

Students expressed excitement on the kick off day of Homecoming. Erika Murray, a sustainable energy graduate student, said her excitement over Homecoming has changed over her years in college. “In...

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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