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

Summerlyn Smith (8), a senior setter, puts up the ball during volleyball practice in Lantz Arena Thursday afternoon.

Smith sisters ‘set’ up for success

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 16, 2022

I-57 North is a highway that is anything but unfamiliar to Summerlyn Smith.  For two years, the senior setter for the Eastern volleyball team took the highway north to Champaign, Ill., to the birthplace...

Bradyn Wambach (right) and Gentry Cospy (left) hold the planchette while communicating with spirits through an ouija board at Airtight Bridge on Wednesday night, Oct. 12. The group performed a séance in the middle of Airtight Bridge in an attempt to communicate with spirits, with help from Tristen Marlow.  Some spirits include Diana Marie Riordan-Small, a resident of Bradley, Ill, who dissappeared from her home a short time before her remains were found in Airtight Bridges river bed.

Investigating Airtight Bridge

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2022
A local paranormal investigation crew looks into the site of Coles County's most haunting murder.
Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior political science major, walks down the aisle at the Homecoming Coronation Oct. 18 in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom. Boyd-Johnson is a part of several campus organizations such as the Black Student Union, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the Student Police Advisory Board, and the search committee for the Chief of Police.

Eastern student advocates for change

Rege'nte Myers, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

The 2021 Homecoming King Jeremiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior from Chicago, Ill., is majoring in political science with a minor in pre-law studies. Boyd-Johnson is involved in many organizations on campus.  “These...

Eastern’s first Southern Majorette team performs at the homecoming parade.

Elite Elegance brings majorette-style dances to Eastern

Will Simmons, Campus Reporter November 5, 2021

If you look up “Majorette Dancing” online, you will see mentions of baton twirling, dancing and even knife juggling. This, however, is not the case for Eastern’s new majorette dance club. Iyanna...

Joey Veronico, a junior marketing major from Hoffman Estates, walks past the Greenwood School Museum on March 31, 2010.

The history of Charleston’s schoolhouse, Greenwood

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 1, 2021

If the 48 stars on the American flag don’t illustrate the age of the Greenwood School in Charleston, Illinois, then maybe the decrepit bookshelves or the toys at the front of the room will. The one-room...

Diana Maggi, a freshman biological sciences major, creates a domestic life art project in Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Recognizing International Artist Day

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 25, 2021

In recognition of International Artist Day, students and professors from Eastern’s art department shared their perspectives on the importance of art and why they enjoy it so much.  International...

Jada Laws, a junior economics major, does work in the TRIO Student Support office.

TRiO helps first-generation students succeed

Amayah Farley, Contributing Writer October 19, 2021

Universities are becoming more diverse, and a major reason for this is the push on first-generation students. Even though Eastern has programs tailored to this group of students, life on campus still...

The legendary Burl Ives, perhaps Easterns most famous alumnus, tells a crowd at the Art Studio, which bares his name, that hes happy returning to his Central Illinois roots. Photo published in The Daily Eastern News April 30, 1990 issue.

The person behind Burl Ives Studio Hall

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 4, 2021

Since 1990, Eastern’s arts department has had Burl Ives Studio Hall as a place for students who are planning on completing their Master of Arts.   With its 18 individual studio spaces and critique...

Student Government Vice President Payton Ade adjourns the Wednesday Student Government meeting.

Life as Eastern’s student executive vice president

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor September 22, 2021

Every day we walk through campus, walking past hundreds of faces that we don’t think much about. Hundreds of people with their own struggles, goals and achievements. Hundreds of people who each have...

Senior Chelsea Lee has earned 251 kills this season. Lee has been in double digit kills in six out of the last seven Ohio Valley Conference matches.

Volleyball senior experiencing consistency

Maria Baldwin, Staff Reporter November 4, 2015

Senior outside hitter Chelsea Lee said she is proud of the consistency Eastern volleyball team has shown in her last year at Eastern. "The past few weeks have been OK, on my part." Lee said. "The team...

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