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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

Tahani Bilkhair writes Stop the genocide on the Mellin steps during a vigil for Gazas children.

Students mourn Palestinian deaths

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor November 10, 2023

In response to the conflict between Hamas and Israel, dozens of Eastern students gathered for a vigil at the Mellin Steps to mourn the people in the Gaza Strip killed. Hassan Mavi, a kinesiology...

Jason Farias, a senior history education major, leads a group throughout campus during a student walkout demanding a free Palestine at the Mellin Steps in protest of the Israel genocide on Palestinian civilians Wednesday afternoon. Farias said there were around 100 other schools in the nation participating in the walk.

EDITORIAL: Local, student activism matters

Editorial Board October 28, 2023

To give a voice to people halfway across the globe, especially some who aren’t able to speak for themselves, is brave and inspiring.  We at The News support the students who participated in the National...

Eastern alumni Cass Manansala listens to her friend and protest organizer Jason Farias, a senior history education major, as he speaks on the genocide Palestinians are experiencing in Gaza at the Mellin Steps Wednesday afternoon. She said she showed up to help support her friend but also to stand up for a cause very important to her. She wasnt educated on what was happening between Israel and Palestine but talked to some of her friends who are Palestinian and have family impacted by the conflict and now has a passion for ending the genocide Palestine.

EIU participates in national walk out

Chandler Smith, Reporter October 25, 2023

Unrest in Israel and Palestine in Gaza has led to a national walk out around college campuses and on Eastern's campus on Wednesday.   “There have been over 100 student groups who supported Palestinian...

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