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

Homecoming parade brings campus, community together

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 24, 2021

Eastern and its surrounding community took part in homecoming festivities this past weekend, including the first homecoming football game since 2019. This year’s theme was “Close or Apart, Panthers...

Eastern running back Jaelin Benefield avoids a Tennessee State player while running the ball in the Homecoming Game against the Tigers. Eastern lost 28-0 to Tennessee State at O’Brien Field.

Turnovers hurt Panthers in Hoco loss

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor October 24, 2021

Turnovers continued to haunt the Eastern football team throughout the 2021 Homecoming Game Saturday afternoon, resulting in a 28-0 loss to Tennessee State. Head coach Adam Cushing said that they ultimately...

Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major,  is honored by the crowd at Homecoming Coronation. Coronation was held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom. Williams said when it was announced that she won, she couldn’t believe she had won and that she stood there shocked for a moment.

EDITORIAL: Racism towards Homecoming Court not OK

Editorial Board October 24, 2021

For over 100 years,  Eastern has chosen individuals from the campus community to "reign over" Eastern for Homecoming. Individuals from a variety of organizations now vie for the positions of Homecoming...

Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major,  is honored by the crowd at Homecoming Coronation. Coronation was held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom. Williams said when it was announced that she won, she couldn’t believe she had won and that she stood there shocked for a moment.

Homecoming events for the weekend

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 21, 2021

Homecoming weekend has arrived, and Friday and Saturday will see events like the parade take place. This Friday will see the weekly Selfie Fridays Photo Contest continue, where participants can post...

Eastern quarterback Otto Kuhns (left) drops back to pass in the Panthers game against Tennessee-Martin on Oct. 16 at OBrien Field. Kuhns threw for a touchdown and ran for another in the game, which Eastern lost 28-17.

Panthers to play Tigers for Homecoming

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor October 21, 2021

O’Brien Field will be the place to be this Saturday as the Eastern football team faces off against Tennessee State in the 103rd Homecoming Game. Eastern head coach Adam Cushing said that he expects it...

Maynard Pat OBrien

O’Brien Stadium’s namesake remembered

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 19, 2021

O’Brien Stadium will hold its 51st homecoming game on Saturday since the completion of the building in 1970. The stadium was named in honor of Maynard “Pat” O’Brien shortly after his retirement...

Amairany Bueno, a freshman management major, Evodie Tshipamba, an electrical engineering major, and Diana Maggi, a freshman biology major, compete against each other in inflatable jousting during the Kick-Off in the Library Quad.

THROUGH THE LENS: Homecoming Kick-Off

Jessica Nantes, Photographer October 18, 2021

Paulina Sanchez, a junior spanish major, throws a tennis ball at the dunk tank target.

Homecoming’s week-long events

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 18, 2021

Eastern’s 2021 Homecoming includes a series of virtual and in-person events which will continue through the entire week. To get students engaged on social media, the Homecoming Committee created hashtags...

The 2021 Homecoming Court.  Homecoming Coronation held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom.

Homecoming Court crowned Monday night

Rege'nte Myers, Contributing Writer October 18, 2021

Eastern’s 2021 Homecoming Royalty was announced and coronated on Monday night. The 2021 Homecoming Queen is Jacqueline Williams, a senior majoring in kinesiology. Williams is also the Student...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Attend homecoming week events

Staff Editorial October 21, 2019

This is a big week for Eastern as we celebrate homecoming with all the school spirit we can possibly have. What we at The Daily Eastern News want to stress to the rest of the students and faculty is that...

Homecoming Week sees changes this year

Brooke Schwartz and Corryn Brock September 18, 2018

Planning for Eastern’s Homecoming, which is taking place Oct.15 through Oct. 20, is underway, and students will see some differences from past years. The most notable difference is that the “Yell...

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