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

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...

Student Trustee Payton Ade, a sophomore interpersonal communications major, speaks during the Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 12 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. During the meeting, Ade voted against a contract extension for University President David Glassman after speaking to student leaders who said they did not believe Glassman should have a contract extension. The one-year contract was approved and Glassman plans to serve as president until the end of his contract when he intends to retire.

Pritzker appoints Ade to Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021

Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed Payton Ade, student trustee on the Board of Trustees and sophomore interpersonal communication major, to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The commission’s...

Drag performers lip-sync, dance at student drag show

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 31, 2021

Dozens of members of the Eastern community gathered in the MLK Jr. Union's Grand Ballroom to see drag performs lip-sync and dance Friday night. The Student Drag Show was hosted by EIU Pride. Prior to...

EIU Pride members talk lobbying interests

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

EIU Pride is a registered student organization with the goal of providing a safe space for LGBTQA+ individuals, as well as educating those who do not know much about the community. Lately, a huge bullet...

Student talks experience performing drag

Corryn Brock, News Editor November 7, 2019

At the Student Drag Show Wednesday, a well-known performer took the stage. Lady Deviant, more commonly known as junior music performance major Jovan Williams, drove the crowd wild with her performance,...

Marketing the rainbow can be dangerous

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter June 9, 2019

Pride month has begun, and with comes a time of reflection, remembrance, shared experiences and shameless cash grabs from companies like Oreos to Smirnoff. The first Pride parade took place on June...

Cherry Bottom, a performer in the EIU Pride Student Drag Show, takes tips from audience members Tuesday night in the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Performers were tipped by the audience throughout their performances.

Student performers take stage at drag show

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor October 31, 2018

Eight students performed in drag for the EIU Pride Student Drag Show on Tuesday night. Six performers were Eastern students, and two were local high school students. Mother Natwhore, a performer in...

After performing, Drag Queen Ceduxion Carrington thanks everybody for coming out to the Halloqueen Drag Show event Monday evening held in the Grand Ballroom in the MLK Junior University Union. “Drag is about entertainment, not orientation.” Ceduxion Carrington said.

Divas dominate Grand Ballroom Monday night

Chrissy Miller, News Editor October 30, 2017

Student drag performer Billy Rose began the 14th Diva Drag show. Putting on wolf ears and a snout in the middle of the performance, Billy Rose danced across the stage and interacted with audience members...

Illustration by Jordan Boyer | The Daily Eastern News
Lady Save the Bees performs a routine before hosting the 2nd annual Student Drag Show at the 7th Street Underground at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Thursday night. (The performers did not want to reveal their real names)

Students wow audience in student drag show

Kendra Hennis, Contributing Writer October 26, 2017

Editor’s note: The performers at the drag show did not want to reveal their identity and asked to use only their stage names.   Audience members roared and shook the 7th Street Underground...

EIU Pride to host Student Drag Show

Kendra Hennis, Contributing Writer October 24, 2017

Performers will strut their stuff at this year’s Student Drag Show, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Seventh Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Admission to the show...

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