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

Three different graduation ceremonies were held for the different colleges Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2022, in Lantz Arena; Lumpkin College of Business and Technology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Education all held ceremonies for the students in the respective colleges.

Seniors prepare for graduation

Kimberly Carroll, Reporter April 25, 2024

Excitement is rising for many seniors as the 2024 academic year comes to an end. While some are experiencing feelings of fear or stress, others know exactly where they’re headed following the...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major and can be reached at 581-2912 or

COLUMN: Journalism is a crucial tool in society

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor April 26, 2023

As a senior journalism major, I have spent a lot of my time recently reminiscing and reflecting on my year here at the News and my two years at The Warbler. I am so proud to be a part of these groups...

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Corryn Brock, News Editor March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman announced the cancellation of the May commencement ceremony, an announcement that has left many seniors filled with a variety of emotions. Many seniors have expressed...

Cassie McCleery, a senior majoring in family consumer science with a focus in education, twirls during a Library Quad performance before a September football game.

McCleery ‘twirls’ her way toward graduation

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor November 4, 2019

Cassie McCleery has a decision to make: to continue her competitive baton twirling for the last year or to focus on her future career in teaching. The senior family and consumer sciences major with a...

Ceremony recognizes minority students

Elizabeth Wood, Contributing Writer April 21, 2019

Seniors lined up next to the stage and, with a slight delay, the graduation fanfare softly floated through the room. Students walked over to the podium, some giving a wave or gesture to the crowd, before...

Don’t procrastinate, finish the year strong

Megan Keane, Columnist April 17, 2019

With the end of the semester vastly approaching, we’re all slumped with the papers we’d been warned with in our syllabi and the final exams we’ve been dreading. Some of us are just starting to...

Coping with leaving college behind

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist April 17, 2019

Being a senior two weeks away from graduating is giving me the most tumultuous emotional rollercoaster ride of my life. The past four years have felt like four minutes and now I have adult life waiting...

Why is graduating ‘on time’ an expectation?

Jessica Stewart, Columnist October 23, 2018

Anyone who has ever met with an adviser has probably heard the phrase “graduating on time,” especially if they’ve changed their major. Why is it an expectation to graduate “on time,” and why...

Stay optimistic about the future

Tom O'Connor, Columnist September 5, 2018

The contours of any one person’s highs and lows do not adhere to an easy to follow course of development, nor will they ever be predictable. For juniors and seniors in college, it can be quite easy...

Times were good, bad

Kennedy Nolen, Columnist April 24, 2018

Since I finish college next week, I will explain my favorite and least favorite things about my time at Eastern or college in general. Get ready to relate, y’all. My favorite things include: ...

Time may fly, but we have our memories

April 23, 2018

The cliché saying that “time flies” is one we should not take lightly. Life has felt like it has been on fast forward since the moment I got here. When I arrived for my first weekend at Eastern...

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