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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

Be respectful to those trying to make a difference

Abigail Carlin, Columnist February 21, 2018

This week, in an effort to support our friends in the Vagina Monologue Show, EIU FEM has been asked to sell Vagina Pops. Both the cast of the Vagina Monologues and EIU FEM have worked to dismantle stigmas...

Students stand outside of Old Main at the 5th annual S.L.U.T Walk Wednesday afternoon. President of EIU Pride Siobhan Doherty said, the most empowering thing about this march is, seeing the look on people’s faces as they drive by; and forcing people to acknowledge a problem they don’t see often.

S.L.U.T Walk promotes stand against rape culture

Travis Moody, Contributing Writer October 5, 2017

Dozens of Eastern students gathered at the south entrance of Coleman Hall to participate in Eastern’s annual S.L.U.T. Walk Wednesday evening. The S.L.U.T. Walk, which stands for Satirically Lessening...

Community to break the silence about sexual assault

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter October 3, 2017

In 2011, a police officer in Canada said women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like sluts. This started a revolution around the world to fight victim blaming and slut-shaming, which EIU FEM...

“Dark Girls” shown for African-American Heritage Month

Molly Smith, Contributing Writer February 8, 2017

A documentary on the attitudes and biases dark-skinned women face, “Dark Girls,” will be shown as a part of African-American Heritage Month. “Dark Girls” is set to start 7 p.m. Thursday in the...

Jeannie Ludlow, a professor of womens studies and Yolanda Williams, an academic advisor answer questions on abortion at the discussion after the viewing of the film Silent Choices. Williams addresses how the issues affect to African American community.

Silent choices discusses abortion in African American community

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter January 25, 2017

A discussion about the problems in African American communities in regards to abortion followed the documentary “Silent Choices” Tuesday night in Coleman Auditorium and was led by Jeannie Ludlow, the...

March to unite women, fight for rights

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2017

  Women from across the nation will come together to send a message to President-elect Donald Trump and his administration during the Women’s March on Washington Saturday. The Champaign County...

Students and community members chant, “claim our bodies, claim our right, take a stand, take back the night,” during the S.L.U.T Walk Tuesday in front of Old Main.

S.L.U.T. Walks take to the streets

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter October 4, 2016

Mattoon resident Sue Dhermy was among the first participants to show up with a megaphone and SACIS shirt in hand to participate in EIU FEM’s fourth annual S.L.U.T. Walk Tuesday night. Dhermy was...

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