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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

COLUMN: COVID-19 is still rampant

COLUMN: COVID-19 is still rampant

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist October 25, 2021

These past few weeks my dad has been complaining about how he felt sick. It even got to a comical point, where all he would respond with was, “I am sick.” He went to get tested for COVID, and the rapid...

Member of the ensembles watch their director, Kellie Clark, give instruction for vocal cues. The concert took place Sunday afternoon and was called “Through Darkness to Light.” Clark said the selection of music was one of the hardest parts for this concert and that she wanted it to reflect the recent pandemic.

Choral ensembles sing about getting through dark times

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 24, 2021

The Eastern choral ensembles had their first concert of the semester Sunday afternoon, singing songs with a specific message in mind: we can get through dark times and find the light. Some of the choirs...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Class of ’20 burnt out from COVID-19

Ellen Dooley, Columnist October 13, 2021

COVID-19. Everyone is sick and tired of hearing about (important) COVID-19 regulations and rules. It seems like this should have been over ages ago. For some students, it seems like we should still be...

Lindsey Carlson, a grauduate assistant at th Health Education Resource Center, partipates in a group discussion about the upcoming Flu Clinic in a Writing for News Media class.

HERC’s flu clinic, free flu vaccine

Madelyn Kidd, Managing Editor October 7, 2021

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to further clarify information about the flu clinic and vaccine availability. A clinic with free flu shots for faculty and staff provided by Eastern’s...

President Glassman delivers his State of the University address in the Dvorak Concert Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Glassman addresses Eastern, talks concerns, goals

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

University President David Glassman spoke on the six goals he has for the university in the current academic year during his State of the University address Wednesday afternoon. His goals included the...

COLUMN: Vaccine hesitancy is dangerous

COLUMN: Vaccine hesitancy is dangerous

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist September 20, 2021

If you have been on Twitter at all last week, then you probably saw the discourse that started when rapper Nicki Minaj was asked by a fan if she was attending the Met Gala and she replied saying no. She...

Coles County announces six more COVID-related deaths

Coles County announces six more COVID-related deaths

Staff Report September 16, 2021

The Coles County Health Department announced the death of six residents with COVID-19 Thursday afternoon. These additional deaths bring the total COVID-19 deaths up to 112 in Coles County. The Coles...

EDITORIAL: Have a fun and safe Family Weekend

EDITORIAL: Have a fun and safe Family Weekend

Editorial Board September 16, 2021

Family Weekend is almost here. Where students get to show their family around campus, get their face painted, go bowling, play games and more. However, while being on-campus again might make everyone...

Glassman announces updated COVID-19 policy

Glassman announces updated COVID-19 policy

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor August 31, 2021

In an email sent to all Eastern students on Tuesday, Aug. 31, President Glassman said that Eastern’s COVID-19 guidelines will change slightly after Governor JB Pritzker issued an Executive Order with...

Should we all become half-maskers now?

Should we all become ‘half-maskers’ now?

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter August 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life challenging for Americans. Fortunately, this year has seen a tremendous number of people receiving their vaccinations. Not only do they reduce the chances of catching...

You aren’t safe from COVID-19, act like it

You aren’t safe from COVID-19, act like it

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor August 30, 2021

Recently, I was scrolling through TikTok when I came across a video from user @nurse_sushi that started with, “Did you guys know that Covid has a sound?” She went on to say that once a patient is intubated...

SBLHC activates Internal Disaster Plan

SBLHC activates Internal Disaster Plan

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2021

Sarah Bush Lincoln Center is activating its Internal Disaster Plan due to a surge of inpatients, according to an email sent to hospital staff by SBLHC President and CEO Jerry Esker. The Education Center...

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