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

Mikey Hanania Freshman. special education major swiping her panther card for lunch mon Jan 29, 2024

How much do meal plans cost?

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor February 13, 2024

Students with a meal plan pay around $8 per meal when they swipe into a dining hall, said Executive Director of University Housing & Dining Services Mark Hudson. Eastern currently holds five meal...

Cupquakes Ep. 4: Maybe Im a Muffin

Cupquakes Ep. 4: Maybe I’m a Muffin

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2023

The following episode of Cupquakes is a bit more personal, where I dive into the struggles of having an eating disorder, and how others have affected me during these times. Some are good are some are...

Hand painted vases from Mexico all aligned in a row. (Adriana Hernande-sSAntana)

Adventure of the Week: Arcola Hispanic and American Grocery

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2023

For today's Adventure of the Week, I went to Arcola’s Hispanic and American Grocery. Now I know what you're thinking. What's so great and special about going to a supermarket?  Humor me for a...

Cupquakes Ep. 2: The Broken Batter

Cupquakes Ep. 2: The Broken Batter

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2023

Just a disclaimer! This episode of Cupquakes does contain topics of eating disorders and may contain triggers to some members of the audience. If you or someone you know struggles with this and needs...

Cupquakes ep 1: the Dreaded Red Velvet

Cupquakes ep 1: the Dreaded Red Velvet

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-In-Chief May 26, 2023 My...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912

COLUMN: An Ode to The Snack-Bringer

Will Padgett, Columnist March 31, 2023

So I have been working in the library for a full academic year at this point and I have just got to say: the individual who drops off the free snacks is an angel.   My car could explode and I could...

For the first 100 customers, store franchisee and owner Krishna Patel handed out free insulated tumblers. Krishna said they were looking at Charleston for a long time and were trying to find the right location. “We’re looking forward to working with the community, college, everyone,” Krishna said.

Charleston’s running on Dunkin’

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

Students and “townies” alike descended on Charleston’s new Dunkin’ location this morning, lining up outside ahead of the 8 a.m. opening. Around 30 customers arrived before the doors opened, but...

Autumn Schulz is a junior sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Food in collegiate press boxes needs to be more accessible

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 21, 2022

Food should be served in all media press boxes during the collegiate football season and if food is not provided, those traveling to the respective stadium should be made aware well in advance so that...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Ranking the foods in NFL stadiums I want to try someday

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 21, 2022

Food and football are two of the biggest things that bring people in America together. Sports stadiums in general are known for their crazy food products that they sell at games, but I want to focus on...

COLUMN: Self-care shouldnt be a luxury

COLUMN: Self-care shouldn’t be a luxury

Killeen Reidy, Columnist November 8, 2021

Self-care has been a popular topic in media for quite a few years now, but what is it? You might associate it with face masks and bubble baths, but it doesn’t have to be. In reality, self-care is just...

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