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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

Just let people enjoy the holidays

Katelyn Eddington October 31, 2019

Halloween was the other day, Thanksgiving is this month and Christmas is next month.  Obviously, everyone knows that, or do they? On social media, I have seen multiple articles and people talk about...

Students share best, worst of Halloween

Allison Little, Staff Reporter October 31, 2019

From dressing up to sweet treats, students shared their favorite, and least favorite, aspects of Halloween. Zack Archey, a freshman political science major, said he enjoys Halloween for all the costumes. “I...

A trick-or-treater smashes a pumpkin during the Greeks and Treats event at Greek Court on Thursday. People were able to purchase pumpkins for only $5 at the event. The proceeds went to HOPE, the Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center and the Charleston Food Pantry.

FEATURE PHOTO: Sometimes you just need to smash pumpkins

Zach Berger, Photographer October 31, 2019

A trick-or-treater smashes a pumpkin during the Greeks and Treats event at Greek Court on Thursday. People were able to purchase pumpkins for only $5 at the event. The proceeds went to HOPE, the Sarah...

Students share best, worst of Halloween

Allison Little, Staff Reporter October 31, 2019

From dressing up to sweet treats, students shared their favorite, and least favorite, aspects of Halloween. Zack Archey, a freshman political science major, said he enjoys Halloween for all the costumes. “I...

Pictured is the front of Pemberton Hall. Mark Hudson, director of housing and dining, tells stories of Eastern's legendary ghost Mary Hawkins.

Pemberton Hall legends continue to flourish

Corryn Brock, News Editor October 30, 2019

While many versions of the legend of the ghost of Pemberton Hall exist, the truth behind the legend may be more interesting. As one legend has it, Mary Hawkins was restless one cold night in 1917 and...

This is how adults celebrate Halloween

Megan Keane, Columnist October 30, 2019

If you’re anything like my family and me, Halloween is a big deal. In my household, we love horror movies, scary decorations and freaking each other out. When my siblings and I were younger, our parents...

Embrace death; it’s a part of life

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter October 30, 2019

As young vibrant college students, we don’t usually think about death on a regular basis as anything more than an abstract concept. For the most part we aren’t writing wills, choosing caskets or thinking...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Trick or Treat in a safe way

Staff Editorial October 30, 2019

Halloween is a night that we at The Daily Eastern News all look forward to. The costumes, the candy and the spookiness of it all makes this holiday a special one for not just youngsters but adults as well. With...

Eastern celebrates Halloween

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter October 31, 2018

In modern America, Halloween is a time for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and embracing all that is spooky in the world, but it was not always as simple as that. Halloween is deeply rooted in history,...

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