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

Alpha Psi Lambda President Luis Paniagua, a senior graphic major, hands candy to six-year-old Emma Turner  during the 2022 Homecoming Parade in downtown Charleston at the Square Saturday morning.

Students show joy for first ‘normal’ Homecoming Parade since COVID-19

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter October 17, 2022

Eastern’s Homecoming Day kicked off with a parade at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. A variety of organizations brought floats, made signs, threw candy and walked in the parade to show support for Eastern...

From left, Stanley Alston, a freshman biological sciences major, Jubril Ayoola, a freshman computer informations and technology major, and Elijah Barnes, a freshman business major, skate at the Homecoming Skating Party at the University Ballroom in the Union Thursday evening.

Students were ‘all smiling’ at Homecoming Skating Party

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor October 14, 2022

On Thursday, Eastern hosted a skating party to allow students to get excited for homecoming. The event took place in the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr University Union from 7 p.m. to...

Molly Fasnacht lets her child play around with different games at family fun night in the University Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Homecoming Week provides game night, fun for families

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 12, 2022

Family Fun Night, an event held as part of Homecoming Week, was open to families in the Eastern and Charleston community Wednesday night in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Light-up hula...

Tyeisha Mosley, a senior spanish education major, teams up with Jasmine Rivera, a graduate student with a masters in art, to compete in a one legged race on Tuesday night in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Eastern hosts Spirit Challenge for Homecoming Week 2022

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor October 12, 2022

On Tuesday, Eastern hosted a Spirit Challenge, an event for students to compete in games such as bean-bag-toss and tic-tac-toe to earn prizes at the end of the night.   Students could earn points...

Tatyana Phillips, a sophomore majoring in pre-veterinary medicine, (left) and Naomi Wright-Allen, a sophomore majoring in nursing, (right) dance at the
Library Quad at the Homecoming Kickoff on Monday afternoon.

Safety tips from HERC, UPD for Homecoming

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor October 12, 2022

For the 2022 Homecoming Week, the Health Education Resource Center and the University Police Department both shared tips on how to have fun while staying safe celebrating Homecoming. While drinking...

Members of the 2022 Homecoming Court pose for a royalty court photo after the Homecoming Coronation Ceremony at the Grand Ballroom in the Union Monday evening.

2022 Homecoming Court crowned Monday night

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter October 11, 2022

Nile Hile, a senior business management major, and Jaedah Franks, a junior biology major, became Eastern’s 2022 Homecoming King and Queen on Monday night. In the Grand Ballroom to begin the 2022 Homecoming...

Destiny Reed, a senior fashion merchandising and design major, plays tic-tac-toe with her friends in the Library Quad at the Homecoming Kickoff on Monday afternoon.

Eastern kicks off 2022 Homecoming Week

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor October 10, 2022

On Monday, Eastern hosted a Homecoming Kickoff event. The event was held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Library Quad.   Students, faculty, staff and alum were invited to join. There was free food,...

During the 2-21 homecoming pep rally on Oct. 24, students play a game of hungry hippo. Teams have to work together to gather as many balls as they can before the music stops.

Eastern’s 2022 Homecoming Week to begin on Monday

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor October 10, 2022

Eastern’s 2022 Homecoming week will take place from Monday to Saturday and Eastern is hosting multiple events throughout the week. There are four events for the entire week along with daily events...

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...

Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major,  is honored by the crowd at Homecoming Coronation. Coronation was held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom. Williams said when it was announced that she won, she couldn’t believe she had won and that she stood there shocked for a moment.

EDITORIAL: Racism toward Homecoming Court not OK

Editorial Board October 24, 2021

For over 100 years,  Eastern has chosen individuals from the campus community to "reign over" Eastern for Homecoming. Individuals from a variety of organizations now vie for the positions of Homecoming...

EDITORIAL: Make Homecoming events more appealing

EDITORIAL: Make Homecoming events more appealing

Editorial Board October 18, 2021

Homecoming Week is once again upon us, with a variety of events for the Eastern community to partake in. After a year of virtual event after virtual event, many Eastern's students were looking forward...

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