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

Michael Godard, introduces himself to students during his presidential interview for Eastern Illinois Universitys next presidential in the Arcola/Tuscola room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday afternoon. Godard is a first generation student and said he wants to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Michael Godard concludes student interview for new president

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 24, 2023

Michael Godard concluded the student interviews for the presidential candidates on Monday in the Arcola/Tuscola Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 3 p.m. until 3:50 p.m. He has sat...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Our voices matter more than we think

Katja Benz, Columnist November 14, 2022

So, people voted on Tuesday. They could vote for governor, state representatives and senators. While Illinois has counted all of its votes, not every state has. Neither Arizona nor Nevada have votes reported,...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The Forward Party needs to back democrats this time around

Dan Hahn , Columnist October 26, 2022

The Forward Party is a new political party that supports ballot initiatives for open primaries and ranked choice voting. I think many will question the strategic viability of a new national third political...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Tuesday an important precursor for polls

Staff Editorial March 2, 2020

Illinois’ presidential primary date is still two weeks away (early voting is open, however), but Tuesday’s “Super Tuesday” voting day will tell Illinois voters a lot about what to expect when they...

Yeakel elected new speaker for Student Senate

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter February 5, 2020

Student Senate voted 16-0 in favor of electing Seth Yeakel, a senior math and computer science major, to be the speaker of the senate during its Wednesday meeting. There were no other candidates for the...

Lahr, Newell reelected as councilmen

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor April 2, 2019

Charleston City Councilmen Jeffrey Lahr and Tim Newell won the elections to their positions April 2. Lahr received 38.66 percent of the votes (665 votes), and Newell received 34.19 percent of the votes...

Election judges help voters on Election Day

Election judges help voters on Election Day

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor November 6, 2018

As people hit the polls on Tuesday, Linda Kirby sat at the 19th precinct table in the Newman Catholic Center with other election judges and reminisced on how her life had intertwined with voting. The...

Candidate forum held for sheriff, state representative races

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor October 16, 2018

The Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce held a candidate forum for the Coles County sheriff race and the 110th District State Representative race Tuesday night. Four candidates were invited to...

Letter to the Editor: Register to vote

Karen Clausing September 3, 2018

It’s easy to register to vote in Coles County. You need to be 18 years old, born in the U.S. or be a naturalized citizen and have two forms of ID: a state issued picture ID card, driver’s license or...

Those who were registered to vote Tuesday night received an I Voted sticker after turning in their ballot.

Election judges, constituents discuss primary elections

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , News Editor March 20, 2018

As people gathered to cast their votes in the primary elections, election judges and community members shared their opinions on the candidates, why it is important to participate in the elections and how...

Students raise questions about Trump’s 1st year

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer November 1, 2017

Whether it was for extra credit or for curiosity, students packed the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to hear a discussion about President Donald Trump’s first year...

Students can reflect on election at UB panel, discuss past election and analyze Trump’s presidential timeline

Chrissy Miller, News Editor October 31, 2017

Students can have their questions about major political issues answered by a panel at “One Year After the Election: The Trump Timeline” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin...

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