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

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Kristal Muñoz and Angel Enriquez make dog toys during LASO Volunteer Event on Feb. 26, 2021 at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Every year LASO has a volunteer event where they make dog toys for “pups in need” and write letters to future Latinx Panthers.

Latinx students to share their culture, what it means

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 23, 2021

As Latino Heritage Month continues, five students are preparing to be on a panel to talk about their experiences as Latinx students on a panel from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Arcola-Tuscola rooms in the Martin...

Latinx professors talk experiences in Charleston

Latinx professors talk experiences in Charleston

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter September 22, 2021

While there are many activities during Latino Heritage Month aimed for students, there are also professors at Eastern who are in the Latinx community and celebrate the month. Many people find their...

EDITORIAL: Celebrate and honor Latino culture

EDITORIAL: Celebrate and honor Latino culture

Editorial Board September 15, 2021

National Latin Heritage Month began Wednesday, kicking off a month for recognizing and celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx community.    Latin Heritage Month began...

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.

Latino Heritage Month set to begin Wednesday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

Latino Heritage Month will kick off Wednesday in the Library Quad from noon to 1:30 p.m. LHM begins on Sept. 15 each year and ends on Oct. 15. The mid-month start to the celebration is because of...

Higher education talk set for Latino Heritage Month

Staff Report September 18, 2019

Latino Heritage Month will continue with “First Generation Latinx Students on Higher Education” by Ana Maria Hernandez, a graduate student from the University of Illinois in the minority student affairs...

Latino Heritage Month kicks off at Eastern with free tacos, engagement

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor September 16, 2019

Latino Heritage Month kicked off at Eastern Monday afternoon in the Library Quad with a celebration of the Americas. Students had the opportunity to purchase sides to eat with the tacos they received...

Hispanic Heritage Month needs our respect

Staff Editorial September 12, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month starts Sunday, and with that, Eastern will be having events to commemorate it. The first event is Saturday, at the Newman Catholic Center, where an “Independence Dance” will...

Students play Loteria during “Loteria and Game Night” Monday night at the Cultural House. Loteria is a game similar to bingo, except instead of numbers on ping pong balls there are images on a card.

Students play Loteria Monday at Game Night

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter October 8, 2018

Celebrating some of the final events of this year’s Latino Heritage Month, the Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi hosted Loteria and Game Night in the Cultural House on Ninth Street on Monday at 7...

Jackie Renteria, a junior pre-nursing major, gets her lunch after waiting in a line of over twenty people for food from Vita’s Mexican Food Truck, which is a part of Latino Heritage Month. Renteria said she enjoyed having the food truck on campus. “I think it’s cool that a lot of people on campus get to experience authentic Mexican food,” said Renteria. The next Latino Heritage Month event will be the “What is Latinx?” student discussion panel that will take place Thursday in the Charleston-Mattoon Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Student panel to discuss ‘What is Latinx?’

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter October 3, 2018

A student discussion panel called “What is Latinx?” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Charleston-Mattoon Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The Latin American Student Organization,...

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