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

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Hidden and open pride within schools 

Ellen Dooley, Columnist April 5, 2022

There are all forms of life that enter the public school system. There are so many diverse people from diverse lifestyles. But one that has been becoming less taboo in schools is students who identify...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear LGBTQ Community, I’m glad I’m part of you

Katja Benz, Columnist April 4, 2022

On Feb. 7, I came out in a column as part of the LGBTQ community. I’ve known, as I say in that column, that I’ve been part of that community since the age of 14. I’ve never really talked about...

Column: Pride shouldn’t be a commercial holiday

Theo Edwards, Opinions Writer June 14, 2021

Pride month has rolled around again and with that comes businesses coming out of the woodworks to produce LGBT+ inspired merch from which something often called “rainbow capitalism” is born.  Rainbow...

Students explain, celebrate bisexuality pride

Caitlyn Craig, Staff Reporter September 23, 2020

Bisexuality Day, celebrated on Sept. 23, recognizes and empowers the bisexual community, a group of individuals who are often misunderstood due to stereotypes and a lack of information. Bisexuality is...

Students bring song, dance, drag to Grand Ballroom

Luke Taylor, Campus Reporter November 8, 2019

*Editor’s Note: This story contains some profanity in the names of certain drag queens/kings. Drag kings, queens and royalty performed in the Grand Ballroom on Thursday night. There was a total of...

Eastern’s Black Student Union and Pride groups joined together Wednesday in Coleman Auditorium to talk about the LGBTQ+ community. One of the things the panel mentioned was that cartoons do not represent the LGBTQ+ community as much as they should.

FEATURE PHOTO: LGBTQ+ panel

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor October 30, 2019

Eastern’s Black Student Union and Pride groups joined together Wednesday in Coleman Auditorium to talk about the LGBTQ+ community. One of the things the panel mentioned was that cartoons do not represent...

Brother Jed makes his comeback: Students engage with provocative campus preacher

Corryn Brock, Luke Taylor September 18, 2019

Condoms, counter-preaching and criticism. These were all topics of discussion in the Library Quad Tuesday afternoon. Jed and Cindy Smock, campus preachers, returned to Eastern for their 47th year...

Reflecting on my experience with Pride parades; they’re important

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter July 4, 2019

The hot summer sun beats down on the thousands of parade participants and what is estimated at a million or more attendees on a Chicago Sunday. The forecast calls for rain, but that’s for at least...

Rosa Coit (left), a sophomore from Charleston High School, colors patterns on a coloring sheet during Celebrate Pride at the Rotary Room of the Charleston Carnegie Public Library on Monday afternoon.

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrate Pride

Raine Zhu, Photographer June 18, 2019

Rosa Coit (left), a sophomore from Charleston High School, colors patterns on a coloring sheet during Celebrate Pride at the Rotary Room of the Charleston Carnegie Public Library on Monday afternoon. She...

Carnegie Public Library to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2019

People can mingle over cupcakes while celebrating LGBTQ pride at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library's second Celebrate Pride social gathering next week. Library associate Daniel Briscoe said the...

Marketing the rainbow can be dangerous

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter June 9, 2019

Pride month has begun, and with comes a time of reflection, remembrance, shared experiences and shameless cash grabs from companies like Oreos to Smirnoff. The first Pride parade took place on June...

Pride Month educates about LGBT people, GSD issues

Blake Faith, Contributing Writer April 15, 2019

Every year in the month of June, the U.S. celebrates LGBT Pride Month to remember and honor the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan in 1969, according to the Library of Congress. Since 2009, Jessica Ward, director...

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