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

Gordon Baltazar, a freshman biology major, poses for a headshot in the South Quad on Monday.

What does Eastern want in a president?

Luke Taylor, Multimedia News Editor February 23, 2022

  Benjamin Drake, junior history major “I think that the next university president really needs to be someone that cares for students and student involvement. I think that’s something...

Lindsey Zike, a freshman art education major, signs her name on a rainbow door for National Coming Out Day.

GSD Center celebrates National Coming Out Day

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 11, 2021

Staff from Eastern’s Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity rolled out the rainbow door for people to sign in recognition of National Coming Out Day. Each year, members of the LGBTQ+ community use...

COLUMN: Experiences as someone who is aromantic and not asexual

COLUMN: Experiences as someone who is aromantic and not asexual

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist October 11, 2021

For those who may remember my column about being aromantic, you may have seen the part where I mentioned how I’m not asexual. I feel like a lot of people glossed over that part or ignored it. But it’s...

Amy Rosenstein, department of special education, asks a question about the textbook rental meeting staff at the Sept. 30, 2021 CAA meeting.

CAA approves American Sign Language courses

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 30, 2021

The council of academic affairs approved three new additions to the course offerings at Eastern on Thursday. American sign language will now be offered as a foreign language class beginning in the Spring...

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: Be more understanding of those who are aromantic

COLUMN: Be more understanding of those who are aromantic

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist September 6, 2021

In my room, I have a pride flag. It’s a flag that has five stripes: dark green, light green, white, grey and black. When most people see it hanging on my wall, they ignore it or don’t notice it at...

Column: Pride shouldn’t be a commercial holiday

Theo Edwards, Opinions Writer June 14, 2021

Pride month has rolled around again and with that comes businesses coming out of the woodworks to produce LGBT+ inspired merch from which something often called “rainbow capitalism” is born.  Rainbow...

Column: Pride month is time for celebration, remembrance

Karina Delgado, Opinions Writer June 1, 2021

I remember standing in my living room with goosebumps all over my arm. I watched the interns run to the press while people cheered. Then the news anchor announced that same-sex marriage is a constitutional...

Don’t take advantage of your secret

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor February 6, 2020

Since I came out of the closet almost nine years ago, I have experienced and come across several men who are in the closet. Some of these men are not sure what they are; some are bi and some are flat-out...

Charleston’s PFLAG here to support LGBTQ community

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief June 20, 2019

Charleston's PFLAG chapter, established in 2015, is a safe place for members of the LGBTQ community to go to for support, education and advocacy. Co-president Judy Looby said she and her husband became...

Pride Month educates about LGBT people, GSD issues

Blake Faith, Contributing Writer April 15, 2019

Every year in the month of June, the U.S. celebrates LGBT Pride Month to remember and honor the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan in 1969, according to the Library of Congress. Since 2009, Jessica Ward, director...

Students share thoughts on LGBT history education bill

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer March 25, 2019

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that would require public schools to teach lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history to school children, grades K-12. Education majors at...

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