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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

Kyla Moton is a junior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Black women are the blueprint

Kyla Moton, Columnist February 27, 2023

As an African American woman, I have always grown up around Black women and girls. I was always fascinated with the way my mom, aunts, and older female cousins would style their hair, the music they listened...

Eastern’s first Southern Majorette team performs at the homecoming parade.

Elite Elegance brings majorette-style dances to Eastern

Will Simmons, Campus Reporter November 4, 2021

If you look up “Majorette Dancing” online, you will see mentions of baton twirling, dancing and even knife juggling. This, however, is not the case for Eastern’s new majorette dance club. Iyanna...

Members of the Soul Street Dance Company perform in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday night.

Soul Street Dance Company breaks backward Tuesday night

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor November 14, 2017

Soul Street Dance Company brought the hip-hop dance culture to Eastern during the “Breakin’ Backward” event Tuesday at The Theatre in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. They performed many dance acts...

Latin American dances to be taught for Latin Heritage Month

Staff Report October 5, 2017

Students can learn traditional Latin American dances from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Krishna Thomas, an admissions specialist in...

Pink Panthers pump up the pride

Abbey Whittington , Associate News Editor October 20, 2016

Captains for the Pink Panthers Dance Team Alyssa Wurtzinger and Sarah Cowger have scheduled emergency dance practices and coached their teammates during their busy week to prepare for their performances...

LASO to offer a taste of Latino heritage

Alex Seidler, Staff Reporter September 15, 2016

A taste of the Latin-American heritage through music and dance is at the forefront of the Latin American Student Organization’s mission to bring cultural awareness to the campus and community. This...

EIU Dancers will be showcasing dances from various decades Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

EIU Dancers celebrate decades through “Timeless” performance

Jason Franc, Staff Reporter March 22, 2016

EIU Dancers are bringing back the styles of dance from each decade through their upcoming show "Timeless", a performance 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Theatre The...

Latin American dances begin month of celebration

Cheyenne Fitzgerald, Staff Reporter September 14, 2015

Eastern students can dance their way into Latin American Heritage Month by attending a three-part series of Latin dance lessons. The sessions will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Recreation...

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