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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

From left, Tiffany Gibson and her daughter Piper Gibson cross the finish line at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Races for all Paces Saturday morning at OBrien Stadium. When asked why she participated, Tiffany said Why not? Its a great day and its an awesome feeling. Its a good promotion of healthy habits for sure. Piper noted that she couldnt wait to get some water.

SBLHC hosts first Races for all Paces since COVID-19

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2022

The 80-degree summer heat didn’t stop more than 800 runners from participating in the first Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Race for all Paces since COVID-19 Saturday morning at O’Brien Stadium. Through...

Eastern Head Football Coach Chris Wilkerson talks to the team after the Alumni Social Spring Game Saturday afternoon at OBrien Field. Wilkerson said he was impressed with the teams energy and enthusiasm, feeling the whole effort put forth as a team.

Panthers wrap up seasonal workouts with spring game

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor April 23, 2022

After a month of preparation, the Eastern football team hosted their annual Alumni Social Spring Game Saturday afternoon where spectators got a taste of what the 2022 season could hold for the Panthers.   Head...

Eastern sophomores Akiya Kollore (right) and Shanisa Stinson jump side-by-side while competing in the womens 100 meter hurdles at the EIU Big Blue Classic held at OBrien Field on April 1. Kollore placed first with a time of 14.21 and Stinson came second at 14.33.

Track teams off and running in outdoor season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 6, 2022

With the EIU Big Blue Classic now in the rear-view mirror, the 2022 outdoor track season is officially underway for the Eastern men’s and women’s track and field teams. The Classic, held April 1 at...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

The Panther Marching Band performs its pregame and halftime shows before the first awards ceremony on Saturday evening at O’Brien Field during the PMB Festival. During the PMB Festival, there was a rain delay that pushed back performance times for large high school bands by 45 minutes. The PMB later performed its pregame and halftime show, which included songs from the rock band “Queen,” around 10 p.m. before presenting awards to high school bands.

FEATURE PHOTO: Performing while the field is still dry

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor October 6, 2019

The Panther Marching Band performs its pregame and halftime shows before the first awards ceremony on Saturday evening at O’Brien Field during the PMB Festival. During the PMB Festival, there was a...

David Boggs, assistant director of bands, adresses the Panther Marching Band after a Sept. 27 rehearsal at the Greek Court parking lot. The PMB Festival will be Saturday, and the first performance is at 9:30 a.m.

PMB Festival set for Saturday at O’Brien Field

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor October 3, 2019

The Panther Marching Band Festival will bring a variety of high school band performances and classic rock songs from “Queen” to O’Brien Field Saturday. The first performance of the festival is at...

Eastern holds First Night at O’Brien Field

Corryn Brock, Hannah Shillo August 18, 2019

Students spent the evening in O’Brien Field listening to speeches, watching performances and competing for prizes during Eastern’s tradition, First Night, Sunday night. Half of the stands were filled...

O’Brien Field to host IHSA girls track, field state semifinals, finals

Staff Report May 15, 2019

The Illinois High School Association’s Girls Track and Field state semifinals and finals are coming to O’Brien Field Thursday through Saturday. All the semifinals in class 1A will be held on Thursday. The...

The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps perform during a rehearsal Saturday at O’Brien Field.

Cavaliers prep for season with game-inspired show

Sydney Edwards, Staff Reporter June 14, 2015

After months of auditions, training and rehearsals, the Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps from Rosemont gave a crowd at O’Brien Field a sneak peek of its upcoming tour with an annual season kickoff and...

Cavaliers to present drum, bugle show at Eastern

Chris Picazo, Staff Reporter June 11, 2015

The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps will premiere its 2015 production titled “GAME ON” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at O’Brien Field. The Cavaliers began work for the new season on May 15 at Benedictine...

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