The Daily Eastern News

Historical landmarks should be preserved

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As a history major, I appreciate the pieces of history that are still preserved in the modern day. It is truly fascinating looking at sources from past eras and imaging all the things that happened with this certain document, image, statue and so on. One thing I do fully support is the preservation of historica...

Speaker teaches audience about history of populism

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under News

Students, staff and the public got the opportunity to learn about populism in American history at the 12th Annual Barry D. Riccio Lecture. The event started with Riccio’s wife giving a history of how the event started and its history at Eastern. Michelle Nickerson, associate professor of history...

Historian to explore populism

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under News

The 12th annual Barry D. Riccio lecture, “The History of Our Populist Presidency: Traditions of Anti-Elitism in American Politics,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Lecture Hall. History professor Ed Wehrle said the lecture will attempt to offer the public a better understanding of...

Students experience 100 percent totality

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017


Filed under News

Shirley Mensah, a junior geology major, is only 20, but she has already been to two eclipses on two different continents. Back home in Ghana, she was able to see an eclipse in 2006 and on Monday, she was one of eight students who took a trip down to Chester to experience 100 percent totality. “It’s...

Hundreds come to Campus Pond for eclipse-viewing event

Hundreds come to Campus Pond for eclipse-viewing event

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Not even pouring rain stopped hundreds of people from coming out to watch what ended up being a unique and inspiring sight for many — a solar eclipse on Eastern’s campus. Though it did start to rain during the first part of an eclipse-viewing party by Campus Pond, it cleared up just in time for the eclipse to reach its peak at 1:20 p.m., al...

Deadline for women’s history book club

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under News

Thursday is the deadline to reserve a copy of “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson for a book club discussion at 5 p.m. Friday, March 24. The novel centers on the author’s childhood as an African-American growing up in New York and South Carolina in the 1960s. It was the 2014 winner of...

Historical women presented by Women’s Studies

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  To kick off Women’s History and Awareness Month, Eastern students will showcase researched presentations on a diverse group of women who made an impact on history at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rotary Room B at Charleston Carnegie Public Library. The Women’s Studies Program and Women’s...

Performers, models honor African-American women

Performers, models honor African-American women

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Singer Lena Horne and politician Shirley Chisholm were among nine of the successful African-American women presented Wednesday night by Eastern’s chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Club in Lumpkin Hall Auditorium. At “The Evolution of a Black Woman,” the Couture Models...

Column: Superstitions are better left anachronisms

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

No other day of the year brings out the superstitious among us more than Friday the 13th. It can seem like the one day that people actually care about black cats, broken mirrors and four-leaf clovers. Some people are so terrified of the number 13 that they refuse to board airplanes or even leave the...

Editorial: Remember the historic first debate

Staff Editorial

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Two nights ago, over 81.4 million Americans tuned in to the most-viewed presidential debate in American history. Newsday even suggests that, with added public viewings and streaming figures, the total viewership of Monday’s debate might have been over 100 million. This figure surpassed the prev...

New databases at Booth Library

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

September 27, 2016


Filed under News

Several new databases are now available for students to use on Eastern’s webpage, including three created by the university and one that is a state database Eastern uses. History professor Debra Reid presented these Tuesday at Booth Library because she said she noticed students do not have a strong...

Musician to sing historic Civil Rights Movement songs

T'Nerra Butler, Verge Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, The Verge

Chris Vallillo fell for music in the sixth grade, and as the years carried on, his fervent passion for the art formed into a profession, which he will share with Eastern. Vallillo is a folk musician who does a combination of old and new songs that he said has a style reminiscent of older music. ...

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