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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.

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Students gathered at El Mercadito in Coleman Hall on Friday, Sept. 15 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.

El Mercadito kicks off Latino Heritage Month

Audra Gullquist, Assistant News Editor September 18, 2023

The smell of free tacos and the rhythms of Latino music filled Coleman Hall 1150. “The atmosphere was so positive," said Corrina Hernandez, a sophomore Spanish major. "It was like you could feel each...

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...

Students attended the “In the Heights” movie night Friday for Latino Heritage Month sponsered by LASO.

‘In the Heights’ movie night showcases Latinx cultures

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 10, 2021

The Latino Heritage Month events continued with a screening of the movie In The Heights Friday night. The movie night was held in the Buzzard Auditorium, where dozens of Eastern students gathered to...

Kristal Muñoz and Angel Enriquez make dog toys during LASO Volunteer Event on Feb. 26, 2021 at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Every year LASO has a volunteer event where they make dog toys for “pups in need” and write letters to future Latinx Panthers.

Latinx students to share their culture, what it means

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2021

As Latino Heritage Month continues, five students are preparing to be on a panel to talk about their experiences as Latinx students on a panel from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Arcola-Tuscola rooms in the Martin...

Brejona Hutchinson, a sophomore majoring in computer and information technology, enjoys Latino Heritage Kickoff by waiting in line for a taco.

Celebrating Latino Heritage Month

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter September 15, 2021

The Latino Heritage Month Kickoff occurred Wednesday at the Library Quad from noon to 1:30 p.m, where members of the Eastern community ate tacos that were served at the event. The slogan of the month...

EDITORIAL: Celebrate and honor Latino culture

EDITORIAL: Celebrate and honor Latino culture

Editorial Board September 15, 2021

National Latin Heritage Month began Wednesday, kicking off a month for recognizing and celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx community.    Latin Heritage Month began...

Luis Paniagua, a senior graphic design major, and the recruitment chair and secretary for Alpha Psi Lambda, shows his excitement after raising the Latino Heritage Flag.

Latino Heritage Month set to begin Wednesday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

Latino Heritage Month will kick off Wednesday in the Library Quad from noon to 1:30 p.m. LHM begins on Sept. 15 each year and ends on Oct. 15. The mid-month start to the celebration is because of...

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