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

My dog is the greatest thing in my life

Jessica Stewart, Columnist July 14, 2019

I never had a pet growing up. I had fish, but you can't snuggle fish. You can't really play with fish. I always wanted a dog, so when I started renting my first house here in Charleston, I decided...

Dogs are pets, not people

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter June 10, 2019

In a society that values change and strives to evolve, it is seemingly simple to go along with any new societal convention of the world, often mindlessly. While I appreciate so many of the advances...

Adopt a cat, your new friend

Logan Raschke, News Editor February 21, 2019

I have a black-gray shorthair cat with white mittens and a little button on his chin named Charcoal. I like to tell people, ‘I wish that dot on his chin was an off-button.’ I don’t know exactly...

Take care of your fur babies; keep them in warmth

Staff Editorial February 19, 2019

Far too often, we see animals outside during this time of year when we are experiencing what can be frigid temperatures. We at The Daily Eastern News disapprove of the way many animals are being treated...

How to keep pets safe during winter months

Logan Raschke, News Editor January 31, 2019

Neglecting to provide decent shelter for a pet from the below freezing weather can kill it, and it can also result in a misdemeanor charge for its owner. Sierrah McLaughlin, a veterinarian assistant at...

Get a pet for the right reason

Staff Editorial January 22, 2019

Don’t adopt a pet if you’re just going to use them for an Instagram post once a week throughout your college career and then drop them off at the shelter or open your car door and shove them out so...

Off-campus students find comfort in emotional support animals

Samantha Benck, Contributing Writer April 10, 2018

Students who have gone through a variety of challenges have sometimes found it helpful to register their pets as emotional support animals at their off-campus apartments and houses. Some of these residences...

Column: Hard season for relationships, fish

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor February 27, 2017

Fall snuggles and late night bonfire season has passed, Christmas lights and holiday movie marathons have come and gone, New Years kisses have dissipated and Valentine’s flowers rotting in the garbage...

Sophomore chemistry major Alexa Certa plays with her dog Penny, a 17 week Australian Shepard, during Pets on Parade in Pemberton Hall on November 18, 2014.  The event, sponsored by Student Senate, featured animals and representatives from the shelter, where those in attendence were educated about what goes on.

Last ‘Prowlin with the Prez to feature animals

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor December 7, 2015

Students can mingle with President David Glassman and plenty of pets at the Pets on Parade event at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This is the last...

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