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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

Silver Damsen, a co-chair of Coles Progressives, delivers her speech on gun reform during the March For Our Lives rally held at the Coles County Courthouse on Saturday.

More than 60 rally in downtown Charleston on gun restrictions

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 11, 2022

As one of two Democrats on the Coles County Board, Gail Mason said she is shocked by recent gun violence and felt she needed to be involved with these issues.  Mason has traveled to more than 40 countries...

Hate is not the answer to problems

Liz Stephens, Contributing Writer March 25, 2018

I am appalled by the amount of comments on Facebook telling Emma Gonzalez, a Florida student and survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who is advocating gun violence prevention,...

People hold up signs during March For Our Lives Saturday afternoon in the Library Quad. Students, community members and activists alike listened speakers talk about their issues and experiences with gun violence during the rally.

Students share experiences, activists rally against gun violence during ‘March for Our Lives’

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2018

Alex Seymour, a student at Mattoon High School, remembers seeing her art class huddled in a cornfield, crying to their parents over the phone in the aftermath of a shooting that happened in her school’s...

Organizers of Eastern’s March for Our Lives picks speakers for rally

Staff Report March 21, 2018

Speakers for Eastern’s March For Our Lives rally have been solidified. The rally is in solidarity with the March For Our Lives events going on across the country and is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at...

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