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

Tadz Mhonde, a recent graduate, walks across campus on Thursday afternoon. Mhonde said he was taking a moment to walk around campus before he begins his work as a graduate student in the fall. He said he was excited to graduate and that it felt freeing.

FYI: Virtual and in-person tours available for new students

Staff Report May 20, 2021

Students who will be starting classes at Eastern this fall have a variety of opportunities to visit campus this summer and complete orientation. The Office of Admissions has made adjustments such as...

Older students give advice for freshmen

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter October 24, 2018

Sophomore and senior students shared their experiences during their first year of college and advice for current freshman. Senior accounting major Justin Brenson said taking the successes with the failures...

Freshmen numbers up 24.5 percent from last year, total headcount up 7 percent

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief September 4, 2018

Editor’s note: An additional story will be published in Thursday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News that takes a closer look at the factors that went into the increase in enrollment, how the increase...

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...

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...

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,...

Prowl picnic lets new students get to know each other

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter August 20, 2017

The annual Prowl Picnic last Friday kicked off in the South Quad bringing together new and returning students as well as faculty and staff. The picnic had high energy, high attendance and was a great...

Have fun but stay focused on your goals

Staff Report August 20, 2017

As the sun rises Monday morning, sleepy students will wipe the crust out of their tired and heavy eyes and roll out of bed, dress and make their way to the first class of the day. For some, the first...

Dominic Recca, a freshman finance major, flips through a scrapbook detailing his time spent with his girlfriend.

Absence makes students’ hearts grow fonder

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor August 26, 2014

Whenever he gets lonely or misses her, he takes out the scrapbook they made together and flips through its pages. Before leaving for Eastern, Dominic Recca, a freshman finance major, made sure to...

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