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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

COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity

COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 21, 2022

I’ve spent my day absorbing New York band Geese’s debut album “Projector,” and after months of only listening to “First World Warrior,” I’m kicking myself for not hopping on this train earlier. The...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 7: Wander

Ryan Meyer January 18, 2022

Editor's note: This podcast contains some strong language. In this episode, I talked to Wander, a Filipino-American post-rock band from the Bay Area in California. This was one of my favorite episodes...

COLUMN: High expectations for third Fontaines D.C. record

COLUMN: High expectations for third Fontaines D.C. record

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 14, 2022

The band that had my favorite record of 2020, Fontaines D.C., just announced the upcoming release of their third record, “Skinty Fia,” the record that will likely be my favorite of 2022. They’ve...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 6: Kelsey Ferrel a.k.a. Feral

Ryan Meyer January 12, 2022

In this episode, I talked to California-based musician, standup comic and podcaster Kelsey Ferrell. We talked about the differences between performing comedy and performing music, bad dates, comparisons...

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COLUMN: Theory: Paul McCartney of The Beatles is dead

Ellen Dooley, Columnist November 17, 2021

There are many outrageous conspiracies out there. Don’t lie, we all love a mind-boggling conspiracy theory. Well, I am no random YouTuber doing a video, but buckle in because this about to get a...

Students play the clarinet at Thursday night’s Wind Symphony Band performance at Doudna Fine Arts Center in Dvorak Concert Hall.

Wind symphony band performs at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 11, 2021

Eastern’s Wind Symphony and Concert Band shared the stage with an American flag on Thursday for a concert that showed its support for veterans through performances of pieces like “The Star-Spangled...

COLUMN: Real Estate concert in Bloomington review

COLUMN: Real Estate concert in Bloomington review

Ryan Meyer, Columnist November 11, 2021

This week I had the opportunity to see Real Estate in concert at the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, Ill. Given the facts that the venue was unfamiliar to me, it was a Tuesday night and I had never seen...

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The Movie DEN Ep. 10: Baby Driver & Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Adam Tumino and Luke Taylor November 10, 2021

Baby Driver and Scott Pilgrim vs the World have different plots and wildly different tones, but Edgar Wright's style and thoughtful directorial choices shine through in both. Adam and Luke found very...

Six awards for research funded by the Council on Faculty Research

Six awards for research funded by the Council on Faculty Research

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 1, 2021

The Council on Faculty Research has announced the faculty members who received an award to fund a proposed project. Twelve faculty members applied for the award and the council was able to fund six...

COLUMN: A letter to the Fine Arts students

COLUMN: A letter to the Fine Arts students

Killeen Reidy, Columnist November 1, 2021

Hi, my name is Killeen Reidy, and I used to be a music performance major.   Here’s a little more background. It was winter of senior year during high school, and I had been learning percussion for...

Ralston String Quartet performs Friday

Ralston String Quartet performs Friday

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 31, 2021

The Ralston String Quartet received a standing ovation after their performance in the Recital Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Friday night. With a nearly sold-out show, the group performed three...

String quartet at Doudna Friday

String quartet at Doudna Friday

Ethan Schobernd , Campus Reporter October 28, 2021

The Ralston String Quartet will be performing three pieces at Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.  The quartet will be playing works that range from the 18th-century...

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