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

Brie Coder is a graduate student studying graduate student in communication and leadership and can be reached at bmcoder@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: 2022, a great year for Red Hot Chili Peppers

Brie Coder, Columnist November 16, 2022

This has been an excellent year for music listeners. While there have been major losses, there have also been many gains, including two back-to-back Red Hot Chili Peppers studio albums. Earlier this...

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Mr. Brightside” is the greatest song ever made

Will Padgett, Columnist November 4, 2022

I don’t care what anyone says, “Mr. Brightside” is the greatest song ever made. Imagine this- you’ve been coming out of your cage and you’ve been doing just fine. However, you’ve got to...

Brie Coder is a graduate student studying graduate student in communication and leadership and can be reached at bmcoder@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Slipknot, far from sell-out

Brie Coder, Columnist October 19, 2022

There's one term, I think, that's run its course for far too long- "sellout." You hear it all the time. It doesn't matter the medium in which the word is used. To me, this term is as irksome as nails on...

COLUMN: Yungblud’s self-titled album speaks to the emotions

Brie Coder, Columnist September 7, 2022

Before writing this album review, I had to familiarize myself with the hyperactive punk named Yungblud. What I can appreciate is the fact that this artist is not afraid to dip his toes in different genre...

COLUMN: Marching band molded me into the person I am today

COLUMN: Marching band molded me into the person I am today

Katja Benz, Columnist July 15, 2022

There are marching band clinics going on around campus this week. I found out the hard way when about 200 teenagers were sprinting into Taylor Dining shortly after I had arrived, gotten my food and sat...

Drew Cagle and The Reputation performed during their acoustic tour Haunted earlier this year.

Eastern student to open for multi-platinum record band Sunday

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 6, 2022

Drew Cagle, a senior public relations major, and his band Drew Cagle and The Reputation are one of three bands opening for Puddle of MUDD on Sunday at Corn Crib Stadium in Normal. Tickets are available...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 9: Tyler Jordan of Good Looks

Ryan Meyer May 2, 2022

I heard about Good Looks on Twitter by way of music writer Steven Hyden, and once I listened I was not disappointed. Their debut record, "Bummer Year," has been one of my favorite releases of 2022 and...

Ryan Meyer

COLUMN: Good Looks “Bummer Year” is worth a listen

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 15, 2022

This column has essentially become updates for what I’ve been listening to, so I feel obliged to inform you, dear reader, of my recent spin: “Bummer Years,” the debut record by Texas band, Good Looks. The...

Ryan Meyer

COLUMN: Continuing to come around to Wilco

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 8, 2022

As the weather begins to get warmer (hopefully), I’ve turned to Wilco’s “Summerteeth,” their great third record, released in 1999. Having only really known this album as the one containing “A...

Ryan Meyer

COLUMN: Jerkcurb’s “Air Con Eden” a great rediscovery

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 1, 2022

A recent revisiting to a record I’ve only scratched the surface with has been the soundtrack playing for me the past couple of days for me. Jerkcurb’s jazzy, dreamy “Air Con Eden” resides in a...

Ryan Meyer

COLUMN: In retrospect, “Pressure Machine” might be really good

Ryan Meyer, Columnist March 25, 2022

Inspired by a recent listening to an episode of the podcast Indiecast, I’ve begun revisiting The Killers’ most recent record “Pressure Machine.” It’s vastly different from the rest of the band’s...

Ryan Meyer

COLUMN: In defense of Coldplay’s early material

Ryan Meyer, Columnist March 11, 2022

Yeah, Coldplay is titling songs with emojis and have collaborated with the Chainsmokers, but damn is there a case to be made for their first four records. Their debut, “Parachutes,” gave the world...

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