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Students to compete in Miss Black EIU pageant

Megan Thompson, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2020

The Black Student Union will sponsor the 49th Annual Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Since 1971, the pageant has been hosted during African-American Heritage Month and is one of the most popular cultural ...

Senate tables vote to form Judicial Research Committee

Tess McArthy, University Board coordinator, adresses Student Senate about applying for a University Board position Wednesday night in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 27, 2019

Student Senate voted to table bill 18-19-07, which would approve the formation of a Judicial Research Committee, to next week’s hearing. Senators also voted to approve resolution 18-19-07, which serves as a congratulation to and acknowledgement of the contestants of the Miss Black EIU pageant that ...

Miss Black EIU rings in 48th year Saturday

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

February 22, 2019

The 48th annual Miss Black EIU scholarship pageant is showcasing some of the hard-working young African-American women of Eastern at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door for $10 or $8 befor...

Junior crowned as Miss Black EIU 2018

Maxie Phillips (left), a junior English major and the second runner-up for Miss Black EIU, Raven Gant (middle), a junior biological sciences major and winner of Miss Black EIU and Rajah Matthews (right), a sophomore kinesiology and sports studies major and the first runner-up for Miss Black EIU, pose after Gant was crowned Saturday night in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. After being crowned Miss Black EIU, Gant said she surprised herself with what she was able to accomplish. “Me and all my sisters, we worked very hard. We stuck together through the entire process,” she said. “I’m happy for each and every one of these girls, I know we all put in the effort. It’s just a great experience.”

Cassie Buchman, Editor and Chief

February 25, 2018

Bullied as a child for her race, Raven Gant, a junior biological sciences major, overcame this challenge to embrace her heritage and become 2018’s Miss Black EIU Saturday night. Six contestants competed in the pageant on Saturday, which included a “creative expression” segment, where they po...

Student finds comfort in her own skin at EIU

Olivia Swenson-Hultz | The Daily Eastern News
Paisley Adams, a senior spansih major overcame her struggles with microaggressions to discover a newfound convidence.

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017

Though Paisley Adams, a senior Spanish major, is confident in her skin now, even competing in the Miss Black EIU pageant, she had trouble finding her identity as a black woman growing up. Paisley said she felt alone at times, though she knew what she was feeling was not OK. Paisley moved to Bloomington,...

Miss Black EIU crowned

Senior Fudia Jalloh, a family and consumer sciences major was crowned Miss Black EIU Saturday evening.

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

February 27, 2017

The journey of a new queen unfolded as Fudia Jalloh, a senior family and consumer sciences major, was crowned Miss Black EIU 2017 Saturday night. Through the Miss Black EIU pageant, she received a scholarship for $1,500. Jalloh said she is shocked and excited to be Miss Black EIU 2017. “I’m...

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