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

Comic depicts lack of feminine hygiene products.

EDITORIAL: Pink tax is out of control, what is Eastern doing?

Editorial Board November 15, 2023

Students are using low-cost feminine hygiene products provided by campus in academic halls, but it does not seem to be enough. Over the last few years, the cost of living has been increasingly inching...

EDITORIAL: Plan 2028 is promising, looking forward to improvements

EDITORIAL: “Plan 2028” is promising, looking forward to improvements

Editorial Board October 11, 2023

President Jay Gatrell gave his input on how he hopes to lead Eastern with the “Plan 2028” at his first Fall Update as president on Sept. 27. This plan spans the next five years and is a “blueprint...

EDITORIAL: What is hazing and why we report on it?

EDITORIAL: What is hazing and why we report on it?

Editorial Board October 5, 2023

It’s 2023. So why is hazing still a problem? There is a distinct difference between hazing and being part of a light-hearted tradition. The News reports on hazing so we can expand the knowledge...

EIU PD Squad Car 42

EDITORIAL: Inform students, even if it’s redundant

Editorial Board September 21, 2023

In a story by The News, one of our reporters explored Alert EIU.  The alert system is part of a larger system called the Eastern Illinois University Campus Emergency Notification System, which is composed...

EDITORIAL: Welcome to The News

Editorial Board August 21, 2023

If you are reading this then there is a good chance you know who we are but if you don’t… we are The Daily Eastern News, Eastern’s student-run newspaper. We have been fortunate enough to still continue...

EDITORIAL: As strike inches closer, no changes occur

EDITORIAL: As strike inches closer, no changes occur

Editorial Staff April 12, 2023

EDITOR'S NOTE: This editorial was published in the March 29 print edition prior to the beginning of the strike. Eastern's chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, have been negotiating...

Members of Eastern Illinois Universitys of University of Professionals Illinois attend the Board of Trustees meeting in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

EDITORIAL: Union members need to vote to strike

Editorial Board March 8, 2023

EIU-UPI will vote on the ability to strike Wednesday and Thursday and we at The News encourage members to vote both in general and in favor of the strike. Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals...

EDITORIAL: Women in journalism numbers rising, sexist views not

EDITORIAL: Women in journalism numbers rising, sexist views not

Editorial Board March 1, 2023

The women at The News have had a myriad of experiences as women in the journalism field in our short time in the work field. We have also witnessed the experiences of other women journalists as well. While...

EDITORIAL: Gatrell for president: Pros and cons

EDITORIAL: Gatrell for president: Pros and cons

Editorial Board February 5, 2023

With the announcement of Eastern’s 13th university president, Jay Gatrell, we at The News have had our own interactions and experiences with Gatrell.  These interactions have given us our own thoughts...

EDITORIAL: Believe scientists about science issues

EDITORIAL: Believe scientists about science issues

Editorial Board January 25, 2023

Typically, science is a field of fact and researched studies, but it has increasingly become a topic of debate. The thing is- there is nothing to debate.  COVID-19 and women’s health has specifically...

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., write important messages on posters and encourage others to as well, to hold up while walking in the march for the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. program on Monday evening.

EDITORIAL: Commemorate buildings with meaning

Editorial Staff January 17, 2023

With Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Day celebrations wrapping up for another year, we at the News took time to reflect on how well Eastern has commemorated MLK Jr beyond the university union being named...

This is the conveyor belt from the folding unit which conveys the cut and folds into the newspaper that comes off the printing press line.

EDITORIAL: One year later of weekly content

Editorial Board January 11, 2023

Last year, The Daily Eastern News ran its last daily print edition due to changes within the journalism department. Several factors weighed in on the decision; Eastern’s reduced enrollment led to...

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