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

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...

Paul Nau, a junior music major, enjoys the warm weather by slacklining between two trees which he says he learned from watching Youtube videos on Wednesday afternoon in the Library Quad.

Nice weather prompts Student Affairs spontaneous ‘pop-up’ event

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter March 2, 2022

Student Affairs provides a break during midterms for students at the Library Quad on Wednesday afternoon with games, comfort dogs and snacks at Pop-Up Mental Health Play. Sponsored by Student Affairs,...

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...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Olympics, care more about your athletes

Katja Benz, Columnist February 14, 2022

For those that haven’t been paying attention to NBC, the Winter Olympics are going on between Feb. 4 and Feb. 20, 2022. The Summer Olympics went from July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021 and were delayed because...

COLUMN: Dear Instagram, thank you for ruining my mental health

COLUMN: Dear Instagram, thank you for ruining my mental health

Katja Benz, Columnist January 11, 2022

Holidays are the worst. From the stress of buying presents to the family gatherings, holidays can reek of stress and unhappiness. Social media never makes breaks any easier. All everybody sees is a...

COLUMN: Why we’re lonely and what we can do about it

COLUMN: Why we’re lonely and what we can do about it

Ian Palacios, Columnist December 7, 2021

Over the course of the past two years, social isolation has increased as a result of our attempt to slow down the spread of COVID-19. An unfortunate outcome of this is an increase in loneliness. Before...

Faculty Senate Chair, Todd Bruns opens the Faculty Senate meeting with the executive reports at Tuesday afternoon. This meeting, the Senate talked about the recent mental health days and the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

Faculty Senate talks campus mental health

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 30, 2021

Faculty senate discussed the pre-Thanksgiving mental health days held on campus during its meeting Tuesday. Members of the senate raised concern about the late notice given to professors about not having...

COLUMN: Holidays arent always great

COLUMN: Holidays aren’t always great

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist November 29, 2021

When most people think of holidays, they think of celebrations and a time to catch up with family and friends. All of the ads, whether it’s for Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July, show happy families...

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