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

Two empty seats, unfilled by student senators, preventing Student Government from reaching quorum to conduct official business at the Student Government meeting Wednesday night.

Student Senate fails to meet quorum for second week in a row, cannot vote

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 13, 2021

For the second meeting in a row, Student Government was unable to officially hear Speaker of the Senate nominations or appoint multiple people to various committees on its meeting Wednesday night. If...

Amanda Feder, host, and Marita Metzke, guest, of the Older, Wiser, and Smarter discussion, talk about spirituality and religion and how it connects with sexuality.

Older, Wiser and Smarter discuss sexuality, religion

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 13, 2021

The discussion series titled Older, Wiser and Smarter had its first discussion Wednesday afternoon, where participants discussed their attitudes, beliefs and values regarding sexuality. The series is...

Campus closed for fall break

Campus closed for fall break

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 13, 2021

Friday’s classes are canceled as this weekend is Eastern’s Fall Break, and there are going to be some changes in the hours of operation for some of the university’s dining halls and other facilities. According...

Tyler Warner, a freshman graphic design major, practices his craft, playing frisbee, during his free time and enjoys the nice weather outside.

THROUGH THE LENS: Frisbee Free Time

Janiya Fair, Photographer October 12, 2021

Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science major and student senator, presents her powerpoint presentation during the Student Government meeting Wednesday night.

Student Senate hears Speaker of the Senate nominations, appoints senators to committees

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 6, 2021

The Student Senate heard nominations for Speaker of the Senate during their meeting Wednesday. Senator Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science student, was nominated for Speaker of the Senate....

Eastern forward/midfielder Niondina Nystrom kicks the ball upfield in a match against Chicago State on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern won the match by a score of 1-0.

OVC women’s soccer in action Thursday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 6, 2021

As conference play continues for the women's soccer teams of the OVC, eight of the conference's nine teams will be in action Thursday.  There are four OVC matches on the schedule, with only Southeast...

Eastern outside hitter Kylie Michael connects on a kill attempt in a match against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Oct. 5 in Lantz Arena. Michael had 7 kills in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Conference play continuing for OVC volleyball teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 6, 2021

The volleyball teams of the OVC are getting deeper into conference play.  Most of the conference now has five matches under their belts, with a few teams having played four matches in OVC play. Only...

Yolanda Lejuste, a graduate student studying dietetics and nutrition, packs bags full of the food pantry staple items for students.

Food pantry now open to students

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 3, 2021

The EIU Campus Food Pantry opened its doors for all students and faculty at room 1347 in the McAfee Gym on Friday, Oct. 1. The food pantry is open for anyone who is experiencing food insecurity or may...

Some of Easterns wealthiest alumni

Some of Eastern’s wealthiest alumni

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 3, 2021

Editor's Note: This is a reflection of available information is not meant to represent the entirety of Eastern alumni. Some alumni may not be included based on the information available on their net worth. Eastern...

Tarbles grand opening will showcase new exhibitions, renovations

Tarble’s grand opening will showcase new exhibitions, renovations

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor September 23, 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tarble Arts Center had to close its doors, finding different ways to continue sharing art and hosting events for the Eastern community to enjoy. Now, after...

Tanya Willard, Coordinator for the Gender and Sexual Diversity Center, presents a slideshow on what pronouns are and how to use them during the Wednesday Student Government meeting.

Student Senate discusses pronouns, gender diversity

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter September 23, 2021

Eastern’s Student Government welcomed a guest speaker to discuss pronouns and gender diversity to the student senators on Wednesday at 7th Street Underground. After calling the meeting to order and...

Family Weekend 2021 brings Eastern

Family Weekend 2021 brings Eastern

Rege'nte Myers, Contributing Writer September 20, 2021

This past weekend Eastern Illinois University hosted the annual Family Weekend.  Family members of Eastern students were invited to participate in events, providing them with the opportunity to...

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