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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

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...

Students gather around Jason Aguilar’s ofrenda to honor his memory during the Dia de los Muertos ofrenda exhibit inside the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Eastern observes Day of the Dead

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter November 2, 2021

The final event of Latino Heritage Month, an observance for Day of the Dead, took place Tuesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 6 to 7:30 p.m. It was...

Talk highlights LGBTQ, Latinx communities

Talk highlights LGBTQ, Latinx communities

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter September 30, 2021

As part of the Latino Heritage Month events, the Latino Heritage Month committee presented "Latinidad in the LGBTQA+" on Wednesday, which informed attendees about the ways the two communities can come...

COLUMN: In defense of the term Latinx

COLUMN: In defense of the term Latinx

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist September 26, 2021

This Latin Heritage Month, I have had more discussions than ever about how we should be referring to those from Latin American countries, considering the community can be defined using several terms.   For...

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...

Brejona Hutchinson, a sophomore majoring in computer and information technology, enjoys Latino Heritage Kickoff by waiting in line for a taco.

Celebrating Latino Heritage Month

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter September 15, 2021

The Latino Heritage Month Kickoff occurred Wednesday at the Library Quad from noon to 1:30 p.m, where members of the Eastern community ate tacos that were served at the event. The slogan of the month...

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...

Column: “In The Heights” fell short in diversity goal

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Opinions Writer June 17, 2021

Editor’s note: This writer uses “Latine” as a gender-neutral word for people of Latin American descent. Some people prefer this term as it is easier to pronounce than “Latinx,” another popular...

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...

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