The Daily Eastern News

FEATURE PHOTO: Chatting and chewing

FEATURE PHOTO: Chatting and chewing

Melissa Jabek, Photographer

February 21, 2020

Luz Stanislawek (left), freshman pre physical therapy major, Brianna King (middle), a freshman criminology major, and Margaret McNellis, a freshman special education major, enjoy lunch together on Thursday afternoon at the Food Court in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. King decided to st...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t dream of holidays; live them

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2019

 Can you imagine it?  Passing by relieved pupils with happy faces in the halls, packing your things for a great trip and making the drive back home in the cold of November. A relief from the tumult of work and school is needed. We’re seeing the beginning of that relief now. Can you imagine...

Be grateful that you have food

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

So often, people take the food available to them for granted. I am guilty of this too. All I have to do is drive to the store and pick out what things I want to eat and put a little plastic card into a computerized checkout machine, and then I get to eat. But many people cannot drive to the store to ge...

Food assistance available in Coles County

Abby Lee, Staff Reporter

August 22, 2019

The areas of Charleston and Mattoon have several food pantries available for anyone in need of them. There is one in Charleston called the Standing Stone Community Center and goes hand in hand with Carpenters Table. This is located at 375 North 14th St. There is one in Mattoon called the Mattoon...

Cooking meals at home has many benefits

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

June 23, 2019

When was the last time you ate a home-cooked meal? Did you cook it, or did someone else cook it for you? Learning how to cook is an essential life skill because we all have to eat. Cooking at home has many benefits, and it can be a lot of fun. Here are just a few things to remember next time you'...

Winners chosen for Edible Book Festival

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

April 8, 2019

Colorful cakes and festive fruits representing popular children’s and young adult books were on display for the ninth annual Edible Book Festival Monday, kicking off the 2019 National Library Week celebration. This year’s Judges Book Award winner was “Edible Bug Escape,” inspired by Bob Baner’s...

HERC to host session on dieting, healthy eating

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

January 22, 2019

The Health Education Resource Center will host a new informational session Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Effingham Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. “Forget the Fad Diet” will focus on the benefits of developing and using healthy habits rather than restricting certain foods when on a...

Students can eat healthy on a budget

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018

Eastern’s faculty and student community said budgeting is an important part of being a successful college student and it can be especially helpful for students who want to eat healthy food. Beth Dunahee, an assistant director for new student and family programs who majored in accounting, said bud...

Column: Flavor-changing tablets disappoint

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017

When I was in middle school, my best friend created a monthly dare. She would go to the condiment table in the lunchroom, pick up a napkin full of jalapenos, the spiciest food we could get at school, and place them before us. “Eat it,” she said to me. The tale-tell sign of childhood – someon...

Flipping pancakes to support high school youth

Carole Hodorowicz, Verge Reporter

October 20, 2016

They say the early bird gets the worm, but this weekend the early bird can get pancakes made by the Charleston Rotary Club in the parking lot of Dirty’s starting at 6:30 a.m. Students and locals can enjoy pancakes and sausage while watching the Homecoming Parade. Tickets, which can be purchased...

Taylor Hall hosts 15th annual Halloween Dinner

Taylor Hall hosts 15th annual Halloween Dinner

Lynnsey Veach, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015

Before dressing up in costumes and attending the weekend festivities in celebration of Halloween, Eastern students have the opportunity to attend Taylor Hall’s Halloween dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday evening. The night will include a variety of meal options, goodies and activities. Gail Abrams-Aungst,...

Dining hall food to incorporate safari theme

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

September 28, 2015

The dining halls will be getting in touch with their safari side at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Gail Abrams-Aungst, the associate director of hosing and dining, said Thomas, Taylor, and Stevenson dining halls would have three different meals that students will have to travel to. Thomas dining will be serving...

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