The Daily Eastern News

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

People hold up signs during

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 cafeteria.Seymour was not in the cafeteria, but her best friend was. "She saw him pull out t...

Mattoon alumni reflect on shooting

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

A phone call, a text and some rumors of shots fired at Mattoon High School interrupted Eastern students and community members’ days last Wednesday. Student Body President Luke Young and freshman biological sciences major Carson Gordon, both alumni of Mattoon High School, could not believe it when...

Board of Trustees addresses Mattoon shooting, praises teacher

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2017

The shooting at Mattoon High School was among one of the topics talked about at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, where math and physical education teacher Angela McQueen was praised for being the one to step in and subdue the shooter. At approximately 11:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Mattoon...

Safety should be a priority

Staff Editorial

September 21, 2017

With the recent school shooting at Mattoon High School, the importance of having safety procedures in place is something that has been brought to the forefront for public consideration. Kent Martin, chief of the university police department, said in Sept. 19’s meeting of the Faculty Senate that...

Coles County School Facility Tax wins popular vote

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016

  The Coles County School Facility Tax referen­dum, which was presented on the ballot three times before, won the popular vote by 54.09% in the general election Tuesday night. The unofficial count of votes according to the Coles County Clerk’s Office was 11,564 yes votes compared to the...

Student involvement goes beyond the major

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 12, 2015

Student involvement on and off campus is something that is frequently seen when people walk through Eastern campus. Some students will start a Registered Student Organization, and others will improve on some that they are already involved in. Derek Pierce, a sophomore finance and accounting major,...

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