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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

From left, Theo Edwards, Ronnie Kosciuk and Emery Johnson walk with a crowd in the slut walk near Lawson Hall Thursday.

Slut walk combats sexual assault, harassment at EIU

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 28, 2024

Around 50 students came out Thursday to walk in a slut walk against sexual assault and harassment. Sophomore human services major Emery Johnson took it upon herself to start the slut walk after being...

Left, Eastern Illinois University President Jay Gatrell holds petition for all-gender restrooms, hand delivered by graduate student Theo Edwards while petition signers stand in support in the Martin Luther King Jr., University Union.

Students hand deliver petition for all-gender restrooms to Gatrell

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 26, 2024

Dozens of students rallied at the Mellin Steps before handing off a petition to Eastern’s President Jay Gatrell to include all-gender bathrooms on campus Thursday. Graduate student Theo Edwards led...

The Kat Walk models walk in the Denim Day Fashion show in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Wednesday, April 24.

Denim Day fashion show brings awareness to sexual assault

Jacob Hamm and Morgan Finch April 26, 2024

The halls of the Doudna Fine Arts Center were transformed into a runway of empowerment and advocacy as the Denim Day fashion show took center stage on Wednesday night. This event was a vibrant celebration...

Redshirt junior infielder Dylan Drumke prepares to bat at the EIU baseball game in Coaches Stadium on Sunday.

EIU splits doubleheader with USI

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 25, 2024

Eastern split a doubleheader against the University of Southern Indiana on Thursday at Coaches Stadium, winning game one 4-2 and losing game two 8-1.   Junior right-hander Casey Perrenoud went...

Three different graduation ceremonies were held for the different colleges Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2022, in Lantz Arena; Lumpkin College of Business and Technology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Education all held ceremonies for the students in the respective colleges.

Seniors prepare for graduation

Kimberly Carroll, Reporter April 25, 2024

Excitement is rising for many seniors as the 2024 academic year comes to an end. While some are experiencing feelings of fear or stress, others know exactly where they’re headed following the...

Freshman right-handed pitcher Slater Wilcox throws the ball at the game against Bradley University Tuesday

Nine-run first inning too much for EIU to overcome

Gabe Newman, Sports Reporter April 24, 2024

Eastern couldn’t overcome a nine-run first inning by Butler University, losing 10-6 to the Bulldogs on Wednesday at Coaches Stadium.   Four batters into the ballgame, the Panthers were down...

Grace McClellan, a senior majoring in art education, was named Artist of the Year for the Blueroom arts magazine during a ceremony at Doudna Fine Arts Center April 1.

Art revolves around McClellan

Rylee Kurth, Reporter April 24, 2024

Grace McClellan, a senior majoring in art education, was named Blue Room Magazine's Artist of the Year during a ceremony at Doudna Fine Arts Center April 1. McClellan was nominated for the award by the...

Emerson Gausmann (right) and Kaumi Stuart (left) perform as the party crashes in a short play titled The Party during the New Works Symposium on Friday night April 19,2024.

New productions displayed at symposium

Chandler Smith, Reporter April 23, 2024

Three student led plays were presented during the New Works Symposium at Doudna this past weekend including "Scrap of Life" by Kierstyn Budz, "The Party" by Monica Brown and "Try Not to Cry" by Newton...

Freshman catcher Sophia Olman catching a pitch on Saturday April 20 2024 against Tennessee Tech.

Catcher talks about being a black belt in Q&A

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 23, 2024

Freshman catcher Sophia Olman discussed how she is a second-degree black belt and why she ended up choosing Eastern.    Q: When did you start playing softball?  A: “I started playing softball...

Vice Chairperson for Easterns board of trustees Christopher Hicks, speaks during the board of trustees meeting Friday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom.

Board of trustees removes out-of-state tuition for US residents

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 22, 2024

The EIU board of trustees approved a proposal removing out-of-state tuition charges for US residents, raised tuition and room and board and approved several new majors in its meeting Friday. This...

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Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 61: The Social Network: Nice Guys Finish Last

Cam'ron Hardy and Drew Coffey April 21, 2024

https://youtu.be/sr43nKkMzX0?si=QHjLagrOUU-arypd Drew and Cam talk about the 2010 biopic, The Social Network.

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EIU softball loses nine-game winning streak to Tennessee Tech

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 21, 2024

Eastern softball lost their nine-game winning streak after losing to Tennessee Tech University 7-1 on Sunday.  The Panthers started slow while Tech was able to open the scoring right away by hitting...

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