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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

The Black Student Union provides a welcoming space for students

The Black Student Union provides a welcoming space for students

Payton Liggins, Reporter September 20, 2023

Being the President of the Black Student Union was not on Senior, early childhood major, Ashley Mickens’ lists of things to do coming into her college years.  Mickens’ freshman year was online...

Shay Edmond, a senior sociology major, plays volleyball in the South Quad as one of the activities for Black Student Unions Kickin It On the Quad field day event Wednesday evening.

BSU concludes welcome events with Kickin it On the Quad

T.J. Seputis, Reporter August 30, 2023

On Wednesday August 30, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Black Student Union concluded a week’s worth of welcome events by hosting “Kickin’ it On the Quad”, an event located on the...

EIUs Black Student Union hosts Whats the Scoop?, a free ice cream and bowling social in the bowling alley of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday night

BSU aims to unite on-campus community

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feautre Reporter August 28, 2023

The transition from a school or neighborhood full of people who look just like you to a PWI, predominantly white institution, in a rural town can be difficult and a bit of a culture shock for African American...

BSU hosts black history bingo to kick off black history month

BSU hosts black history bingo to kick off black history month

Christina Holman, Campus Events Junior Editor February 3, 2023

To start off Black History Month, the Black Student Union, BSU, hosted Black History Bingo . The event took place at late night pizza in Thomas Dining Hall from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event included...

Members from Team 2 from the Battle of The Aux, hosted by the Black Student Union, sing and dance to “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus on Monday night in 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. The teams competed in genres including: country, hip-hop rap, gospel, rock, and reggae.

BSU helps students express themselves among like minded individuals

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 1, 2023

Before coming to Eastern at the beginning of the Fall 2022-2023 semester and becoming the vice president of the Black Student Union, BSU, RJ Shields, a senior criminal justice major, was the social events...

Senate, LASO, BSU hosts bowling night in the Union

Senate, LASO, BSU hosts bowling night in the Union

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter October 6, 2022

The Student Senate, in conjunction with the Latin American Student Organization, LASO, and Black Student Union, BSU, to show more about these organizations through a bowling event on Wednesday night in...

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