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

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 3, 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...

College won’t last forever, so enjoy it

Staff Editorial March 20, 2018

It is hard to believe that we are already at this point in the semester again. We only have roughly six weeks left. We at The Daily Eastern News are not the hugest fans of clichés, but we are also...

Attending graduation isn’t a requirement

Kennedy Nolen, Columnist March 6, 2018

Graduation day is approaching, and I cannot be more excited to finally finish college. It would have been nice to finish in December as planned, but I am dealing with it. I already have the times of...

Be joyful for friends moving on, no matter how hard

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist December 10, 2017

Every time a break is just within reach, I realize more and more that the amount of returning trips to Eastern I have are limited. This realization deepens every time I think about how one of my roommates...

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