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

Spring 2024 staff portrait of Payton Liggins.

Pride and perseverance

Payton Liggins, Reporter June 18, 2024

Happy Pride Month! Sports have traditionally been regarded as venues for rivalry, athleticism, and friendship. However, there have frequently been obstacles, discrimination, and difficulties for LGBTQ+...

Jacob Kimsey poses with Ethan Lozada dressed as Jesus at a counterprotest against religious protester Chris Svochak.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A queer student’s perspective on the March 7 protest

Jacob Kimsey, Guest Columnist March 8, 2024

EIU’s courtyard in front of the library is deemed a free speech area, and as such, protesters are welcome to speak their minds on campus in this area. However, March 7, a certain protester armed with...

EIU Pride: Safe space for students

EIU Pride: Safe space for students

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter October 5, 2022

EIU Pride, an Eastern Registered Student Organization, offers a safe space for students on campus regardless of their gender or sexual identity. The purpose of the EIU Pride is a community that hopes...

Lucy Ade, a junior interpersonal communications major, poses for a picture Saturday afternoon in Buzzard Hall.

LGBTQ+ Eastern students share their experiences

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 5, 2022

Over the years, Eastern has had a growing LGBTQ+ community, with more and more students feeling comfortable being open about their identities. With the increase in openly LGBTQ+ students came a need for...

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