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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

Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major,  is honored by the crowd at Homecoming Coronation. Coronation was held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom. Williams said when it was announced that she won, she couldn’t believe she had won and that she stood there shocked for a moment.

Homecoming events for the weekend

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 21, 2021

Homecoming weekend has arrived, and Friday and Saturday will see events like the parade take place. This Friday will see the weekly Selfie Fridays Photo Contest continue, where participants can post...

Remainder of Red, White, Blue Days festivities to begin this week

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief July 3, 2019

People can celebrate Independence Day with the rest of the Charleston community over food, live entertainment, fireworks and more at the rest of the Red, White and Blue Days festivities this week. The...

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening.

FEATURE PHOTO: Conducting the Community Band

Raine Zhu, Photographer July 2, 2019

Director Ginger Stanfield conducts the Charleston Community Band as it performs “Pop Culture” and “The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits” in the Band Rehearsal Room of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Tuesday...

Mattoon Light Up the Night Parade kicks off Friday

Sara Maddox, Contributing Writer December 6, 2018

The City of Mattoon is hosting its annual Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Light Up the Night Parade and Festival Friday, Dec. 7. The festival and parade will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and be held in...

People dressed up as Uncle Sam and the American bald eagle wave to people, Wednesday afternoon at the Fourth of July Parade.

Community celebrates with Fourth of July Parade

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief July 4, 2018

Members of the community came out, despite the intense heat, to watch the Fourth of July Parade Wednesday afternoon. As the fire truck horns started to ring through the air, children started to...

An Eastern cheerleader is held up along side the marching band at the homecoming parade on Seventh street.

Charleston bundles up and hits the parade route

Analicia Haynes and Jordan Boyer, Managing Editor and Photo Editor October 22, 2017

  The sound of drums and horns echoed down Sixth and Seventh streets, hitting the Charleston Square and rattling the leaves off the trees early Saturday morning during this year’s Homecoming...

Streets closed due to homecoming

Staff Report October 21, 2016

Because of the Homecoming Parade, several streets will be closed off from parking 3 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Vehicles parked in the area during this time are subject to be towed. These streets include:...

Homecoming Parade to bring out community

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter October 20, 2016

The annual Homecoming Parade is coming back to Eastern to create school spirit for the students and community alike at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday on 6th Street -Division Street. Tyler Vollmer, a graduate...

Homecoming Parade seeks more inclusiveness

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter October 2, 2016

Homecoming is two weeks away, and with it participants in this year’s Homecoming parade will soon be marching through the streets of Charleston. Applications to be in the parade from the community...

Homecoming parade applications being taken

Samuel Nusbaum , Administration Reporter September 29, 2016

Applications are currently available for organizations in the Eastern and Charleston area to join in the annual Homecoming parade. Homecoming will be during the week of Oct. 17 through Oct. 22. The...

A Bagelfest banner was walked down the parade after the emergency vehicles to signal the beginning of the rest of the parade, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the event.

Picture gallery: Bagelfest parade

Tony Komada, Online Editor July 18, 2015

The Bagelfest parade kicked off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mattoon's unique event to signify their importance with Lender's Bagels.

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