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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

At First night the crowed tries to catch toy footballs and bracelets thrown by Eastern illinois Football team Sunday Night

Jay Gatrell’s first of many First Nights as President

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feature Reporter August 21, 2023

The loud music echoing across the campus from Eastern’s Panther Marching Band started off this year's First Night Spirit Rally. As they made their way to O’Brien Field the school’s spirit was...

Abbey Vollmer, a junior communications disorders and sciences major, and volleyball player TaKenya Stafford, a sophomore journalism major, dance the Cha Cha Slide during First Night at OBrien Field Sunday night.

The last First Night with University President Glassman

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor August 22, 2022

Eastern’s First Night of 2022 on Sunday night is marked as University President David Glassman’s last First Night before he retires. The 2022-23 academic year is set to be Glassman’s last year...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

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...

Omar Solomon, Eastern admissions counselor and hype man talks to the crowd during First 
Night on Aug. 22.

First Night kicks off Fall 2021 semester

Luke Taylor, News Editor August 23, 2021

Students danced, cheered, and competed for prizes during Eastern’s “First Night” pep rally events on Sunday, the evening before classes start. The event was held outside at O’Brien Stadium,...

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