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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

Students gather around Jason Aguilar’s ofrenda to honor his memory during the Dia de los Muertos ofrenda exhibit inside the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Eastern observes Day of the Dead

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter November 2, 2021

The final event of Latino Heritage Month, an observance for Day of the Dead, took place Tuesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It was...

Coffee is one influential drink

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter July 16, 2019

I didn’t like coffee—at least, not at first. It took several years of drinks littered with sugar and the slightest coffee taste to slowly build myself up to a point where I could drink it any other...

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A student decorates a lantern at the Chinese New Year celebration Tuesday evening in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Eastern celebrates Chinese New Year

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...

Everyone should try watching a foreign Netflix show

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist February 5, 2019

Last week, I went to German Club to watch a German Netflix Original television show called "Babylon Berlin." The show takes place in 1929 in Berlin. The main character is Gereon Rath, a police inspector...

Let kids be happy, dress up how they want for Halloween

Jessica Stewart, Columnist October 31, 2018

It’s that time of year again: the time where everyone gets offended over children dressing up as their favorite people for Halloween. I’ll never understand why people get so bent out of shape about...

Research other cultures; understand them

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor October 16, 2018

Currently I am taking an English class here at Eastern as an elective for one of my minors, and the class emphasizes the difference between western individualism and eastern collectivism. In the class...

Make an effort to learn about different cultures, groups

Staff Editorial March 26, 2018

Here at The Daily Eastern News, we value the diversity of the students on campus. The array of differences present in our community is what makes Eastern a unique and culturally-stimulating university...

Professor Patrick Barr-Melej (center), talks with C.C Wharram (left) the director of humanities center and Eastern President David Glassman (right) before he gives a lecture on his book “Psychedelic Chile” Tuesday night in Lumpkin Hall.

Speaker discusses ‘Chile’s Woodstock’

Kaitlyn Ebert, Contributing Writer March 20, 2018

Patrick Barr-Melej, a history professor at Ohio University, spoke about sex, drugs and rock n’ roll Tuesday night in the Lumpkin Lecture Hall. His book “Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and...

Students express ideas about African-American Heritage Month

Carmen Emanuel, Contributing Writer February 27, 2018

As the month of February comes to an end, students at Eastern expressed how they feel about African-American Heritage Month. “I have a lot of respect for the people that have sacrificed their time,...

Let cultural differences unite us

Staff Editorial February 19, 2018

America, for a long time, has had all kinds of people entering its borders, from all walks of life, trying to make a new start for themselves. This includes people from many different cultures, who...

Pantherpalooza a showcase for Eastern interests

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor January 17, 2018

Students from all walks of life piled into the Grand Ballroom Wednesday afternoon to share common interests and take a chance to sign up for new adventures during this year’s Pantherpalooza. Music,...

Day of the Dead to teach culture, celebrate life

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter October 30, 2017

Latino registered student organizations will turn the Grand Ballroom into a fiesta for Día de los Muertos from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Although this...

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