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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

The first National Coming Out Day was on October 11, 1988. This year marks 35 years of the LGBTQIA+ community fighting for equality.

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of National Coming Out Day

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feature Reporter October 13, 2023

The fight for LGBTQIA+ rights is an ongoing battle that is fought every day. Although there have been bumps and hiccups along the road, there have been many notable triumphs in the history of the LGBTQIA+...

Members of EIU pride start on their personal craft.

Connecting with Books and Crafts at EIU Pride

Jacob Adcock, Reporter October 10, 2023

Every month, Booth Library lets two Registered Student Organizations, RSOs, to create a book display. During October, EIU Pride had the opportunity to put together a book display with the theme: Queer...

EIU Pride celebrates Bisexual Awareness Week

EIU Pride celebrates Bisexual Awareness Week

Jacob Adcock, Reporter September 20, 2023

On Sept. 18, EIU Pride hosted its weekly Monday meeting to celebrate Bisexual Awareness Week. The meeting was held in the Arcola/ Tuscola room on the third floor of the Union building from 7 p.m. to 8...

Emery Johnson poses for a photo.

Emery Johnson: A woman in the LGBTQ+ community

Christina Holman, Junior Campus Editor March 1, 2023

Emery Johnson, a freshman English education major, is a former homecoming princess contests as well as a former member of Pride Club at Eastern. Pride Club is a Registered Student Organization, RSO,...

EIU Pride allows students to feel safe amongst one another

EIU Pride allows students to feel safe amongst one another

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 15, 2023

Pride Club is a Registered Student Organization, RSO, that students can join regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The club’s purpose is to allow people to feel comfortable amongst each other and...

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Joining EIU Pride allows Pilar Barrio to feel comfortable

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 15, 2023

EIU Pride’s purpose is to allow students to feel comfortable and to provide a safe space. Members of the Registered Student organization, RSO, host activities for students throughout the year. One of...

Student Body President Lucy Ade, a junior interpersonal communication major, works on Student Government Election marketing in her office in the Student Life Offices in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday afternoon.

Lucy Ade finds identity in EIU Pride

Chandler Smith, Reporter February 15, 2023

Lucy Ade expressed her gratitude towards EIU Pride explaining the importance the Registered Student Organization, RSO, brought to her since Ade is a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Ade explains how EIU...

Cayleigh Rath, social chair for Eastern Illinois Universitys Pride group, poses for a portrait in the greenhouse Monday afternoon.

EIU student opens up about hardships of being queer

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor February 15, 2023

Self-identity is a way of knowing who you are as a person and who you are meant to be. For some, they know exactly who that is. And for others, they have to do a little bit more soul searching to find...

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...

The Doug DiBianco floor will celebrate its one year anniversary of being founded Friday, Oct. 21, 2021.

Doug DiBianco LLC celebrates one-year anniversary

Kay Reno, Campus Reporter October 5, 2022

This coming Oct. 24 will mark the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Doug DiBianco Living Learning Community in McKinney Hall.   After a push from LGBTQ+ students and allies for gender-inclusive...

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...

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...

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