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

A tribute at the front enterance of the memorial service that people could view. As part of the tribute, pictures of Jason Aguilar and teammates and other mementos were placed.

EDITORIAL: You aren’t alone

Editorial Board November 9, 2022

On Oct. 30, 2021, Jason Aguilar, an Eastern track athlete, took his own life on campus. While we often provide news coverage of one-year anniversaries like the opening of the food pantry and the Doug...

Fidget toys like squishy balls and silly puddy are available to students to alleviate stress during therapy sessions at the Counseling Clinic.

EDITORIAL: Eastern: time to be proactive, not reactive

Editorial Board September 16, 2022

Mental health isn’t new, but you don’t need us to tell you this. The effort to break the stigma around mental health is slowly being spread across the nation.  Eastern students aren’t the exception...

Kate Stevens is a senior sports media relations major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Mental health is just as important for student-athletes

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 14, 2022

As we focus our issue on mental health this week, I am writing this as a reminder that the mental health of athletes and student-athletes is incredibly important.  ​Personally, I am a huge advocate...

Eastern Cheerleader Katie Frankovich, a sophomore communications disorders holds her hands in her face symbolizing being overwhelmed at OBrien Field Monday afternoon.

‘How many does it take for something to change?’

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

Collegiate student athletes often use their respective sport to cope with the pressures of balancing academics and their athletic performance.  However, student athletes here at Eastern said that when...

Daniela Munoz, a senior fashion merchandising and design major, pulls a raffle ticket out of a bin during the Latinx social event sponsored by Easterns Latin American Student Organization on Sept. 8 in the Library Quad.

Minority students say Eastern needs to step up

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter September 14, 2022

Minority students discuss Eastern’s lack of acknowledgment for student minorities’ mental health. Daniela Munoz, a senior fashion merchandising and design major, says that she likes to give herself...

Counseling Clinic associate director: Ways to stay grounded

Counseling Clinic associate director: Ways to stay grounded

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor September 14, 2022

Editor's Note: The job title for Jessica Milburn was corrected within the story and headline to be her correct title. Eastern's Counseling Clinic Associate Director Jessica Milburn understands that...

Eastern faculty speak on own mental health

Eastern faculty speak on own mental health

Drew Coffey, Campus Reporter September 13, 2022

Mental health for college students has become a highly prevalent topic of discussion when it comes to education.   Countless assignments, approaching deadlines and trying to find time for activities...

Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael offers Jason Aguilar’s father a framed track uniform in honor of his son. The memorial service for Aguilar took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom on Nov. 18, 2021.

How Eastern supports athletes’ mental health

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2022

In a year where Eastern athletes have gone through the effects of a pandemic, the loss of a member of the athletic community and all of the regular stressors of college, Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael...

Sasha Redmond, a freshman theatre major, poses for a picture outside the Union Monday afternoon. Mond said Eastern has done a good job with addressing mental health. You know, some of us are working, some of us have other responsibilities, Mond said. But I do feel like administration really puts us first as people instead of just, you know, as students.

Students comment on how admin address mental health

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 13, 2022

Tise Ogundeji, a freshman computer and information technology major, poses for a picture in Lawson Hall Monday afternoon. Ogundeji said that although he doesn't have any mental illnesses himself, and...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Mental health in students, teachers

Ellen Dooley, Columnist April 12, 2022

Mental health in the school setting has been a widely talked about topic in recent years. With COVID-19, students were in the spotlight of how they were coping and handling the pandemic. But, during the...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Everyone, I’m proud of you

Katja Benz, Columnist April 11, 2022

Since the pandemic hit two years ago, I’ve noticed that I’ve been a lot more down. Down as in I’m not really feeling myself and I miss the pre-pandemic world. I’m sure other people are feeling...

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