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

Hayes Cummins, guitarist, plays in the CORDIS: Condition Blue concert inside Dvorak Concert Hall.

CORDIS returns to Eastern

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 5, 2021

The Dvorak Concert Hall hosted the second-ever performance of “Condition Blue” by the Boston-based quintet CORDIS Tuesday evening. Synth stabs, played by Jeremiah Costa, coalesced with cymbals...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 4: What I Like About DIIV’s ‘Deceiver’

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 5, 2021

DIIV's third album 'Deceiver' celebrated its two-year anniversary on October 4th, and I talked about what I like about it and what it means to me in the scope of the shoegaze genre.

The legendary Burl Ives, perhaps Easterns most famous alumnus, tells a crowd at the Art Studio, which bares his name, that hes happy returning to his Central Illinois roots. Photo published in The Daily Eastern News April 30, 1990 issue.

The person behind Burl Ives Studio Hall

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 4, 2021

Since 1990, Eastern’s arts department has had Burl Ives Studio Hall as a place for students who are planning on completing their Master of Arts.   With its 18 individual studio spaces and critique...

COLUMN: An honest critique of Owl City

COLUMN: An honest critique of ‘Owl City’

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist October 4, 2021

A few nights ago, my friend invited me to their room to listen to "Owl City." We just wanted to go through the entire discography and see if we could find out if he deserved to be a one hit wonder. After...

The Richland County High School Marching Tigers color guard perform as part of “The Greatest Show.” It featured songs from “The Greatest Showman,” and props that evoked a circus theme. The show opened with band and color guard members pantomiming a circus and audience. They placed fourth in the 3A division.

High school marching bands take O’Brien

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 26, 2021

Instruments shone in the sunlight, flags rippled in the wind and music filled the stadium during the Panther Marching Band Festival on Saturday. High school bands from around central Illinois entered...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 3: Revisiting “Nevermind” 30 Years After Its Release

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 26, 2021

Episode 3 sees me looking at Nirvana's famous album 'Nevermind' in honor of its 30th anniversary.

COLUMN: Sky Blue Sky underrated collection of styles

COLUMN: ‘Sky Blue Sky’ underrated collection of styles

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Manager September 20, 2021

Lately, I’ve been enjoying Wilco’s 2007 album “Sky Blue Sky.” Not every song is perfect, but there are some great moments on the record, particularly some guitar solos that I assume are being played...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 2: My 4 Favorite Albums Go Head to Head

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 16, 2021

In this episode, I compared some of my favorite albums in a bracket style. The four albums I chose were "Turn On the Bright Lights" by Interpol, "Hot Fuss" by the Killers, "High Violet" by the National...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 1: Billy Yost of The Kickback

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 16, 2021

Editor's note: This podcast contains some strong language. This is the first episode of Creative Outlet. I had the opportunity to chat with Billy Yost of Chicago rock band the Kickback to discuss Billy's...

Dynamo to perform Wednesday

Dynamo to perform Wednesday

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter August 31, 2021

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is kicking off its concert season with a performance from Nashville touring band Dynamo Wednesday night at 7:30. According to the band’s website, Dynamo’s music “fuses...

Column: Looking at The Kickback’s previous albums in anticipation of new music

Ryan Meyer, Opinions Writer May 20, 2021
I imagine after almost a four-year hiatus the band will sound even more developed and emerge from their break with another batch of amazing songs.

Pop music is just bigger than rap

Dillan Schorfheide January 27, 2020

The Grammys came and went, and as seems to be the case with any award show over recent years, there is controversy over those who won. The Oscars have received criticism for being whitewashed, with...

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