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

At First night the crowed tries to catch toy footballs and bracelets thrown by Eastern illinois Football team Sunday Night

Jay Gatrell’s first of many First Nights as President

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feature Reporter August 21, 2023

The loud music echoing across the campus from Eastern’s Panther Marching Band started off this year's First Night Spirit Rally. As they made their way to O’Brien Field the school’s spirit was...

Team Leader Kennedi Hall, a first-year graduate student majoring in human services program administration, applies the first coat of paint to a lamppost at The Square Saturday morning. Volunteering is important to hall on many fronts. First she is a Christian and believes giving her time to people who need help is essential to her life. Second, she is the Vice President of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club, so volunteering is a part of their morals.

Conjoining Charleston and Eastern through volunteering

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor August 19, 2023

With the 2023-2024 semester approaching, the Eastern and Charleston community worked together for the Jumpstart Community Service Projects. Buses departed from Eastern at 9 a.m. and concluded around 1:30...

Stephanie Buck, a sophomore elementary education major, poses for a picture in the Library Quad after attending the Christian Faith Communities Find Your Fit session Sunday afternoon.

Eastern provides communities for new students to join

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter August 22, 2022

“Find Your Fit” was the theme of an event hosted Sunday afternoon at spots all around campus to help new students find a community they could connect with on Sunday as a part of Welcome Weekend. Students...

Abbey Vollmer, a junior communications disorders and sciences major, and volleyball player TaKenya Stafford, a sophomore journalism major, dance the Cha Cha Slide during First Night at OBrien Field Sunday night.

The last First Night with University President Glassman

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor August 22, 2022

Eastern’s First Night of 2022 on Sunday night is marked as University President David Glassman’s last First Night before he retires. The 2022-23 academic year is set to be Glassman’s last year...

During a friendly competition, two friends get ready to duel against each other during last years Quakin the Quad

Zipline, rock wall cancelled amidst Welcome Weekend

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor August 20, 2022

Eastern's University Board cancelled Quakin' the Quad on Saturday afternoon due to oncoming thunderstorms and rain in the evening. During Eastern's Welcome Weekend, Saturday night the event Quakin'...

More than 100 new and old students piled into the Grand Ballroom Thursday night to dance and make friends during the New Student Mixer Silent Dance Party for part of the Easterns Welcome Weekend.

Eastern welcomes students with silent dance party

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor August 18, 2022

The first night of Welcome Weekend held a silent disco in honor of welcoming the new 2022 freshmen and transfers Thursday at Eastern.  Held in the Grand Ballroom inside of the Martin Luther King Junior...

Students quake in the South Quad Saturday

Students ‘quake’ in the South Quad Saturday

Rob Le Cates, Campus Reporter August 23, 2021

Chaotic screams filled the south quad Saturday night for the Quakin’ the Quad event while students try to tame one of their favorite attractions, the bull ride. Attractions included bingo, Velcro...

Welcome to The News

Welcome to The News

Editorial Board August 23, 2021

Welcome to The Daily Eastern News, Eastern's student newspaper. The News covers a variety of things on and around Eastern's campus and you will likely see us out and about throughout the semester. As...

Omar Solomon, Eastern admissions counselor and hype man talks to the crowd during First 
Night on Aug. 22.

First Night kicks off Fall 2021 semester

Luke Taylor, News Editor August 23, 2021

Students danced, cheered, and competed for prizes during Eastern’s “First Night” pep rally events on Sunday, the evening before classes start. The event was held outside at O’Brien Stadium,...

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