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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

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Angela Gausmann, a junior vocal performance major, and Makayla McPhedran, (right) a senior music major, talk with Mrs. Claus during the Holiday Winter Fest in Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday night.

Holiday Winter Fest at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter December 2, 2021

The Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Holiday Fest began Thursday evening with the Holiday Art Sale and a performance by Eastern’s jazz ensemble. The art sale was the first since 2019, after COVID-19 prevented...

Connor Baltz, the director of operations for Doudna Fine Arts Center trims the top of the  Chirstmas tree in the Doudna lobby area to put the topper on Tuesday afternoon.

THROUGH THE LENS: Christmas falls on Doudna

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Edior November 30, 2021


In the play “Blood at the Root” at Doudna Fine Arts Center Theatre, immediately after a fight breaks out, everyone is gossips about who started it, what happened, and why.

‘Blood at the Root’ examines racism, social justice

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter November 14, 2021

'Blood At The Root,' a play by playwright Dominique Morisseau, debuted in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Theatre Thursday, Nov. 11, with it wrapping on Sunday. The play fictionalized events that took...

In “The Impresario” by Mozart, Ms. Scruples, the head of the opera, played by Angela Gausmann, a junior vocal performance major, listens to Madame Goldenthrill portrayed by Mikayla Beck, graduate student studying vocal performance, who is trying to appeal to them. The show was performed at the Recital Hall in Doudna Fine Arts Center.

THROUGH THE LENS: The Impersario

Jessica Nantes, Photographer November 14, 2021

Blood at the Root premieres Thursday

‘Blood at the Root’ premieres Thursday

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter November 10, 2021

Eastern’s Theatre Department is putting on a play titled "Blood at the Root." The shows will take place from Thursday through Sunday. The Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m....

Sam Fagaly plays the saxophone as bassist Andrey Gonçalves looks toward him during Sunday evening’s Jazz Faculty Concert in Dvorak Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Jazzy faculty play Doudna Sunday night

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 7, 2021

Four members of Eastern’s jazz faculty took the stage Sunday night in the Dvorak Concert Hall for a performance mixing original compositions and covers. The quartet was made up of Sam Fagaly on the...

Ralston String Quartet performs Friday

Ralston String Quartet performs Friday

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 31, 2021

The Ralston String Quartet received a standing ovation after their performance in the Recital Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Friday night. With a nearly sold-out show, the group performed three...

Breathing exercises help students relax, deal with stress

Breathing exercises help students relax, deal with stress

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 25, 2021

“Inhale, one, two, three, four, five. Exhale, one, two, three, four, five,” Ann Coddington, an art professor, said in a soft voice, helping guide a group of students through breathing exercises Monday...

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...

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