The Daily Eastern News

Students, community members march for unity against hate

Students gather in front of Old Main during Wednesday’s unity march. Instead of walking downtown, the group stayed on campus to promote their message to fellow students.

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Following the incident involving racial hate posters that were found around campus, dozens of Eastern students, faculty and Charleston residents participated in a walkout on Wednesday to portray a message of unity among ethnicities. According to the details of the event on Facebook, the purpose of the w...

Free speech should not have to be ‘approved’ first

Kennedy Nolen, Columnist

February 6, 2018

To Eastern Illinois University, and more specifically, the Campus Scheduling Office: Why must we get fliers or posters approved to be hung up around our public university in public spaces? This is public property, and this rule infringes on our First Amendment rights. For readers who did not know t...

Students make signs in effort to counter protest

Elizabeth Wilson, a freshman 2d studio art major examines her winged sign which reads ‘Love is love’ which she made in preperation for a visit from Father Jed, whose controversial campus preaching tactics cause negative feelings. “i just think that we need to spread more love around so he dosn’t hurt anyone. I’ve been personaly insulted by Brother Jed and I know it hurts people to be told that their lifestyles are wrong” says Wilson

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

February 21, 2017

As the weather is warming up, many students are anticipating the return of Brother Jed. Brother Jed is a religious preacher known for appearing on Eastern’s campus and shouting crude comments about women and members of the LGBTQ community. In preparation for this, students, faculty members and...

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