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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

Crystal Valentine, the guest speaker for the Poetry-ish Women’s History Month event, reads her poem about how the Kardashian family culturally appropiate Black women on Thursday night in Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.


Janiya Fair, Photographer March 31, 2022

Up All Night Performance Festival showcases poetry, improv

Up All Night Performance Festival showcases poetry, improv

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 20, 2021

Saturday night saw a variety of student performances during the Eastern Department of Theatre’s Up All Night Performance Festival. The event took place in the Globe Studio, which was filled to full...

Professor to cite original work at memorial poetry reading

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter November 7, 2018

The Eastern English department will sponsor the second Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bob’s Bookstore. Creative writing professor Bess Winter will be featured reading original...

Poet connects with audience in 7th Street Underground

Mike Santoria, Campus Reporter February 14, 2018

By using a mix of personal stories and interacting with audience members, LGBTQ activist and writer Natasha T. Miller was able to connect with students at the ‘My Black is Beautiful’ poetry slam. Miller...

‘My Black is Beautiful’ Poetry Slam to be held

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter February 13, 2018

With work from students and a professional, the University Board will commemorate African-American Heritage Month with a poetry slam Wednesday at the 7th Street Underground. The UB has invited poet Natasha...

Poetry contest to honor students, late professor

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter April 20, 2017

  Nine select students will compete for money in the fifth annual Graham Slam! poetry match 4 p.m. Friday in the Tarble Arts Center atrium. Dana Ringuette, the English department chair, said...

German art school inspires poetry reading

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter April 11, 2017

An annual poetry reading will feature Mary Jo Bang, a published author and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. It will...

Poetry slam to honor Langston Hughes

February 14, 2017

In honor of African-American Heritage Month, Omega Psi Phi fraternity is hosting a Langston Hughes poetry slam. It will take place at 7:11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium,...

Annual poetry reading to be held at Bob’s Bookstore Thursday

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter October 16, 2016

The annual Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading is coming back this year after not happening last year because of a lack of funds. The English department will host the reading 6:30 p.m. Thursday at...

Morgan Tudor, a senior psychology major works on painting a picture during A Night of Empowerment in the 7th Street Underground. It represents taking a leap of faith when we feel hopeless Tudor says.

SACIS show gives message of empowerment

Cassie Buchman, News Editor September 26, 2016

At Voices and Visions of Empowerment, LaPorshia Graves told the story of a woman who has given everything to everyone for her whole life, without thinking of herself. “What does she have left? She...

Creative non-fiction class prepares for open reading

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor December 7, 2015

Students of an advanced creative nonfiction class will be performing some of their written work from in a public literary reading. The reading is titled “The Ghost of the Writer’s Present” and...

Mathew Minicucci recites his poem, “Beta”, an unpublished piece about break ups, in the Recital Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Monday.

Poets offer advice at memorial poetry reading

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor September 21, 2015

During the Allen Neff Memorial Poetry reading, Wyn Cooper and Matthew Minicucci read some of their own written work to the members of the Eastern community. The two poets maintained now only a professional...

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