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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

Daniela Munoz, a senior fashion merchandising and design major, pulls a raffle ticket out of a bin during the Latinx social event sponsored by Easterns Latin American Student Organization on Sept. 8 in the Library Quad.

Latinx Social brings games to the quad

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor September 8, 2022

The Latin American Student Organization, LASO, hosts the Latinx Social at the Library Quad on Thursday evening. In the front of the Library Quad, there were small little games such as spikeball, volleyball,...

Black History Month events to be held throughout February

Black History Month events to be held throughout February

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter January 28, 2022

Eastern’s is celebrating Black History Month by having African American Heritage Month with events throughout February. The first event is Black Lives Matter Speaker Series: Bias in Professionalism...

Luis Paniagua, a senior graphic design major, and the recruitment chair and secretary for Alpha Psi Lambda, shows his excitement after raising the Latino Heritage Flag.

Latinx flag raised Wednesday

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter September 2, 2021

The Latino Heritage Month committee kicked off the new month by sharing their heritage with the campus Wednesday. The group performed a flag-raising ceremony in recognition of Latino Heritage Month at...

Musical storytime to be at Booth Library

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor October 29, 2015

Children who want to play with instruments and read stories can hear live music and read books at the special musical storytime 10 a.m. Saturday at Booth Library in the reference reading room in the northwest...

Jess Mathon, a junior middle level education major gets her face painted on Wednesday during the “Dia de los Muertos” celebration hosted by the Latin American Student Organization in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union.

Day of the Dead celebration honors the fallen

Torri Griffith, Staff Reporter October 28, 2015

Painted faces in colors of white, black, pink and purple strode around the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Wednesday celebrating Day of the Dead. Dia de Los Muertos translates...

Gladys Valentin, a senior elementary education major and the President of LASO, reads a book with Aubrey Malak, a three year old Charleston resident, during Latino Hertiage Story Time on Sept. 26 in Booth Library.

LASO to engage children with Niño Vamonos event

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor September 30, 2015

Members of Latin American Student Organization are getting the children of the community together to spread the Latin American culture through “Niño Vamonos: Fun and Games,” at 9 a.m. Saturday at...

Lt gov. opens up to students, sheds light on experiences

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor September 16, 2015

Born to a mother from Cuba and a father from Ecuador in a city in Florida, Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti made a way for herself before becoming the first Latina lieutenant governor in the country. Sanguinetti...

Movie to give perspectives on Latin American community

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor September 14, 2015

University Board and Latin American Studies are collaborating to put on a presentation of the movie “McFarland USA,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Library Quad. Juanita Cross, an academic advisor for...

Latin American dances begin month of celebration

Cheyenne Fitzgerald, Staff Reporter September 14, 2015

Eastern students can dance their way into Latin American Heritage Month by attending a three-part series of Latin dance lessons. The sessions will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Recreation...

LASO students ‘build bridges’ with Latin instructors

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor September 16, 2014

Through a shared heritage and culture, Latin American Student Organizations connect bridges with fellow Latin instructors for Building Bridges. Building Bridges is open for anyone on campus to come,...

Matthew Wilkie a sophomore foreign languages major serves Debra Wilson a junior accounting major a cup of lemonade promoting the Latin American Student Organization.

LASO to celebrate Latin American Heritage month

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor September 4, 2014

With Latin American Heritage month around the corner, the Latin American Student Organization will be hosting a series of events for cultural celebration. Latin American Heritage month typically last...

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