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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

A member of the University Police Department stands and safeguards any potential trouble at an unaffiliated Unofficial house party Saturday afternoon.

Ways the police enforce safety during Unofficial

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 10, 2023

Unofficial is one of the biggest student events on not on campus for Eastern students. It is the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day for the community of Charleston, but with students being off campus...

A Saint Patricks Day display of different kinds of alcoholic beverages was put out at Gateway Liquor.

What drinks are popular during Unofficial

Chandler Smith, Reporter March 8, 2023

Liquor sales have kept strong for local business owners in Charleston that have been through the COVID-19 pandemic, Carl Wolff and Ethan Wolff explain more about the liquor sales during the holidays and...

The 2023 Unofficial house crawl started at 9 a.m., with the first party going until noon, then the second from noon to 2 p.m., then the final house party from 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Preparing for Unofficial takes months to organize

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 8, 2023

Unofficial is one of the biggest events of the year and there is much organization and preparation that goes into the day. Unofficial took place March 4 and the day is filled with parties at multiple...

The 2023 Unofficial house crawl started at 9 a.m., with the first party going until noon, then the second from noon to 2 p.m., then the final house party from 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

It’s Borg time: Unofficial takes over Charleston

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 6, 2023

The annual Unofficial event took place Saturday morning and entailed a broken porch, roof climbing, one ambulance call, a house ending the party almost two hours earlier than planned and many Borgs. Unofficial...

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...

COLUMN: CFD movie night made for good Unofficial

COLUMN: CFD movie night made for good Unofficial

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 10, 2022

On Saturday during Unofficial, the Daily Eastern News had editors do ride-alongs with the Charleston Police Department and Charleston Fire Department.  I was the sole editor who rode along with CFD...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Introducing myself as CPDs overlord

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Introducing myself as CPD’s overlord

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

One of the most frustrating things I have come to learn in my four years at the Daily Eastern News is that, despite our efforts, we cannot educate those who do not wish to be educated. Why? Because some...

Charleston Police Department Lt. Bret Compton talks to a partygoer after they allegedly told someone to run before the individual was ticketed for alleged obscene conduct, in a backyard at the second house of the crawl on Saturday.

Unofficial ‘uneventful,’ police say

Corryn Brock and Madelyn Kidd March 7, 2022

Members of the Charleston police and fire departments say Unofficial 2022 was less chaotic than in years past. Daily Eastern News editors traveled with both departments as they responded to calls both...

Students enjoy a beautiful Saturday afternoon for 2020 Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Unofficial is an annual event in Charleston.

Police, fire departments give tips for a safe Unofficial

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2022

Ahead of Eastern's favorite pseudo-holiday, officials from the University Police Department and Charleston Fire Department want students to know how they can stay safe while having fun. CFD Chief Steve...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: See you at Unofficial (as always)

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: See you at Unofficial (as always)

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

Eastern’s favorite annual pseudo-holiday will be back this March and there have been many people wondering if the Daily Eastern News will be covering it in light of last year’s attempt to keep the...

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