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Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Rachel and Lisa Mette, daughter and mother, talk in Rachel’s new, undecorated dorm room in Andrew’s Hall. Rachel was one of many freshman and transfer students who moved into Eastern on Thursday.

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 19, 2018

A box slid off her precarious structure as Rachel Mette dove to make sure nothing got broken in the fall. Rachel Mette, accompanied by her mother, father and brother, walked into her new home for the first time and prepared to say goodbye. She, along with many other freshmen and transfer students...

Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Freshman graphic design major Rachel Mette and her mother Lisa Mette, talk in Rachel Mette's undecorated dorm room in Andrews Hall Thursday morning during Eastern's move-in day. Rachel Mette was one of many freshmen and transfer students who moved into Eastern on Thursday.

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 16, 2018

A box slid off her precarious structure as Rachel Mette dove to make sure nothing got broken in the fall. Rachel Mette, accompanied by her mother, father and brother, walked into her new home for the first time and prepared to say goodbye. She, along with many other freshmen and transfer stu...

Video: Students move in to EIU

Video: Students move in to EIU

August 16, 2018

Students and their families unload their belongings Thursday at Eastern's move-in day.

New year means new perspective, horizons

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

August 15, 2018

It really feels good to be back at Eastern. I am excited to start out the year in a new position as Opinions Editor, and I am anxious to see how the year goes. Last year was my first year here as a junior transfer student, and to say I was petrified is an understatement. I really did not have any i...

Stay hopeful, confident this year

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

August 15, 2018

As you say goodbye to your parents, and maybe even siblings or significant others, and move in to a new life at Eastern, remember one thing: stay strong. I am sure a lot of you were ready to leave the nest and be on your own, but shortly you will realize that you will miss home and the comfort of the peo...

Welcome to the next 4 years, freshmen

Staff Editorial

August 15, 2018

The Staff at The Daily Eastern News would like to welcome all first year students to Eastern. We recognize that right now is a scary, yet exciting, stage of your young life. College is such a unique experience, and everything from move in until graduation will contribute to the rest of your adult exi...

Eastern searches for new general counsel

Staff Report

May 31, 2018

Eastern is looking for a new general counsel to replace Robert Miller, who accepted a job opportunity at a different institution.   Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell said advertisements for the position have been posted on recruiting venues as well as Eastern's website and a search committee has...

Over 300 Eastern students to volunteer at Special Olympics

Makayla Digan, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2018

 Over 300 Eastern students are set to volunteer at this year’s Special Olympics, scheduled to begin 7 a.m. Friday at O’Brien Stadium.  Eastern has been hosting the Area 9 Special Olympics for 36 years now, though it was canceled last year because of rain. “It is always a very special day,” ...

Sean Says: An open letter to the DEN, thanks for all the memories

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 26, 2018

Sunday is my last night at The Daily Eastern News. When I was applying for an internship after my freshman year of college, I remember looking up to my editor at the time, Aldo Soto, and writing in my cover letter that I wanted to be the Sports Editor of the DEN by my senior year. I was able to ...

Times were good, bad

Kennedy Nolen, Columnist

April 24, 2018

Since I finish college next week, I will explain my favorite and least favorite things about my time at Eastern or college in general. Get ready to relate, y’all. My favorite things include: Some classes. I obviously really hated some, but the classes I really loved included Art Appreciation with St...

Art festival to ‘celebrate’ return after 2 years

Paige Gemein, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2018

As another school year comes to an end, Dan Crews, interim director of programming, publicity, and promotions for the Doudna Fine Arts Center, thinks it is only right to celebrate with an "end of the school year party." It has been 40 years since the festival began.  After being canceled for the...

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