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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

Kooper Jacobi (40) led the Panthers with 14 points and went 6-9 in field goals helping to secure the Panthers triple-digit win over University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy Saturday afternoon at Groniger Arena.

EIU scores triple digits in win

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter December 2, 2023

The Panthers scored 112 points, the most in a game since 2019, in a 112-50 win against the UHSP Eutetics. Fifth-year senior forward Jermaine Hamlin would score the opening bucket for the Panthers, and...

Eastern forward, Macy McGlone (33), attempts to jump up and shoot a layup while a Tennessee Tech player attempts to block her shot at the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon. The Panthers lost 61-66 to the Golden Eagles.

McGlone off to a great start in junior season

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter December 1, 2023

The transition to a new college can be a difficult time for many, even athletes. Junior forward Macy McGlone started at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but she transferred to Eastern after two...

Jayci Stewart and Maggie Bullinger present their Snoozin’ Like a Panther” presentation to form an informational presentation about how to improve a student’s sleeping habits on Monday afternoon.

HERC holds ‘Snoozin Like A Panther’ presentation

Gabriel Newman, Reporter December 1, 2023

Eastern’s Health Education Resource Center (HERC) sponsored a presentation about how to get quality sleep on Thursday in the Mattoon/Charleston room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union...

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 44: Why is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Talked About So Much?

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey November 24, 2023   Drew and Cam talk about their confusion behind why Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is rated so high and talked about so much.  

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Two Dudes Talk Movies: Ep. 43: Is Interstellar The Best Sci-Fi Movie Ever? ft. Special Guest

Cam'ron Hardy, Luke Brewer, and Drew Coffey November 17, 2023   Drew and Cam talk about the science and greatness of the 2014 sci-fi movie, Interstellar, featuring Luke Brewer.

The mens basketball team won their home opener 91-45 against the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Wednesday evening at Lantz Arena.

EIU looks to end road stretch on a high note

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 17, 2023

The Eastern men’s basketball team takes a trip to Oxford, Ohio this weekend where they will face Coppin State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Miami (Ohio) on Sunday at noon. Miami (Ohio) will cap...

Freshman Joe Stoddard (117) runs at the 2023 EIU Walt Crawford open.

Freshman standout Joe Stoddard

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 17, 2023

Freshman cross country runner Joe Stoddard has placed in the top five for Eastern at every meet this season, Including the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. Veteran runner and OVC champion Adam...

Ella Collins, a junior outside hitter, spikes the ball during the  volleyball game against the Illinois State University Redbirds at Lantz Arena Wednesday evening. Collins had 6 kills. The Panthers lost 3-0 to the Redbirds.

EIU gets win in last game of the regular season

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 16, 2023

The last game of the regular season for Eastern volleyball went into the fifth set. The game went back and forth until the last score, with both teams trading blows throughout the match. Eastern won...

Jay Gatrell was formally inducted as Eastern’s thirteenth university president Wednesday in the Dvorak Concert Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Jay succeeds former University President David Glassman.

Gatrell initiated through presidential investiture ceremony

Chandler Smith, Reporter November 16, 2023

The presidential investiture ceremony began at 1 p.m. Wednesday and there were students with also a lot of staff that celebrated the confirmation of Eastern's president, Jay Gatrell.   Students found...

Outside hitter/opposite Lilli Amettis (14), and middle blocker Julia Stanev (17) attempt to block the ball. The Panthers won 3-1 against Western Illinois Leathernecks.

EIU clinches first seed in OVC tournament

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 15, 2023

Eastern volleyball has clinched the first seed in the Ohio Valley Conference playoffs after beating the Western Illinois Leathernecks 3-1. The last time the Panthers clinched the first seed was in 1998. “There's...

Kim Pope, an office manager in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the President of AFSCME, sends emails in Doudna Fine Arts Center Nov. 8, 2023 on Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

AFSCME bargaining for new contract

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor November 15, 2023

AFSCME, the American Federate of State, County and Municipal Employees, has been bargaining for a new contract for six months with Eastern.   AFSCME members are in clerical-technical and service...

Sophomore Forward Casey Welage tries to steal the soccerball from Lindenwood Lions defender at Lakeside Field Thursday afternoon.

EIU sees improvements in Oakley’s second year

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor November 13, 2023

Eastern men’s soccer showed an improvement in Head Coach Josh Oakley’s second season with the team. They improved from 1-12-3 to 4-10-5, which is their best since 2019, and their conference...

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