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

Homecoming court nominations open for voting

Homecoming court nominations open for voting

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor October 3, 2022

Eastern’s 2022 Homecoming starts next week on Oct. 10, and Eastern has opened the survey to vote for the 2022 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Court Coronation is on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Grand...

Justin Thomas, a senior wide receiver, leaps over Franky West, a sophomore defensive back, to avoid the tackle. The Panthers lost to the Redbirds 7-35 Saturday night at Illinois State University.

Shoffner leads football team to victory

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 25, 2022

Dom Shoffner answered the call.  When the Eastern football team needed a change in its offense Saturday night against Murray State, senior UNC Charlotte transfer quarterback Dom Shoffner took over...

Number 33, Nile Hill, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver catches the ball during football practice Wednesday afternoon at OBrien Field.

Football team to open OVC play on the road

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

Eastern football head coach Chris Wilkerson said that the team will make every effort possible to take care of the football Saturday afternoon as it will take on Murray State to open OVC play.   The...

Number 11 Kaitlyn Flynn, a sophomore outside hitter,  spikes the ball during the volleyball game against the Illinois State University Redbirds at Lantz Arena Wednesday evening. The Panthers lost 3-0 to the Redbirds.

Volleyball team loses 3-0 to No. 25 Fighting Illini

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team lost 3-0 to No. 25 Illinois Wednesday night in Lantz Arena, dropping the last two sets by two and three points, respectively. The Panthers are now 5-6 overall and in fourth...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: EIU Students: you pay a fee, so show up to games

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 7, 2022

Remember back in 2020 when all we wished for was to go to an athletic event of some sort? It is so weird that we had to wish about going to those events. But now we are finally able to fully attend athletic...

Members of the Eastern mens cross country team begins the 8K race in the EIU Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 3, 2021, at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. Both the mens and womens teams won the meet.

EIU cross country to begin season as they host the EIU Walt Crawford Open Friday

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 1, 2022

EIU, the defending Ohio Valley Conference cross country champion team, will begin their season Friday at home in the Walt Crawford Open hosted at the Tom Woodall Panther Trail. EIU returns this season...

Clarissa Sager (right), a senior business management major, prepares herself before Heaven Bonelli (left) inserts the needle to draw blood Tuesday afternoon in between the Doudna Fine Arts Center and the Union. Bonelli has worked with ImpactLife since January as a phlebotomist for more than two years.

Eastern students help save lives by donating blood

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter August 31, 2022

Dozens of students, faculty members and members of the Charleston community donated blood during Eastern’s first blood drive of the fall semester on Tuesday afternoon.   Eastern partnered with ImpactLife...

Literary Divas: Time to read, discuss books

Literary Divas: Time to read, discuss books

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter August 30, 2022

Literary Divas is a group at Eastern offering a biweekly discussion on a variety of books being read by group participants. The organization, only open to 10 members per meeting, meets every other Tuesday...

Junior Midfielder Jenna Little celebrates after the womens soccer teams first win of the season against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Lakeside Field Sunday afternoon. Little had scored two goals within two minutes of each other during the middle of the second half. Little had three shots on goal and played for 56 minutes. The Panthers won 2-0 against the Mastodons.

Women’s soccer picked up first win of season over Mastodons

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 21, 2022

EIU women's soccer finds their first win of the season, shutting out Purdue Fort Wayne 2-0 in a highly defensive game. In the middle of the second half, midfielder Jenna Little scored two goals within...

COLUMN: An interview with the president, tips for a successful year

Katja Benz, Columnist August 21, 2022

I had the pleasure of interviewing the university president, Dr. David Glassman, Friday night at the Silent Headphone Party. It is his last year as president of the university. In the interview, Glassman...

Goalkeeper Daniela Bermeo, a fifth year player, clears the ball during the Panthers first game of the season on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Valparaiso University Beacons tied.

Women’s soccer opens season with a tie

Autumn Schulz and Kate Stevens August 18, 2022

The Eastern women's soccer team opened their 2022 season at home Thursday evening with a tie against Valparaiso. Head coach Jake Plant said that opening the season with a clean slate is more than ideal. "Anytime...

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