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

Jacob Kimsey poses with Ethan Lozada dressed as Jesus at a counterprotest against religious protester Chris Svochak.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A queer student’s perspective on the March 7 protest

Jacob Kimsey, Guest Columnist March 8, 2024

EIU’s courtyard in front of the library is deemed a free speech area, and as such, protesters are welcome to speak their minds on campus in this area. However, March 7, a certain protester armed with...

Sophomore Kenzie Harrell, a sport management major (left), and sophomore Abbey Boyars, a neuroscience major, argue with Chris Svochak protesting sins in the Library Quad Thursday.

Religious protestor draws crowd at EIU

Jacob Hamm, Reporter March 8, 2024

Editor’s Note: This story was edited to include the full name of the protestor Chris Svochak. Previously, he had only identified himself as Chris. A religious protestor on the Library Quad drew dozens...

Eastern Treasurer Paul McCann walks down Lincoln Avenue on Aug. 19, crossing the paths of protesters seeking a contract for members of The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981.

AFSCME continue protests for contract

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor August 23, 2021

The union representing Eastern clerical, dining and building service workers picketed over contract negotiations on Thursday, August 18. As students moved in for a new academic year, the workers stood...

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.

Students, community members march for unity against hate

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...

Community rallies for climate change awareness

Corryn Brock, News Editor September 22, 2019

Around the world people are participating in Climate Strike 2019, including people in Charleston. Approximately 70 people attended a rally against climate change at Morton Park Friday evening. David...

Members of the Coles County community protest government policies and local white supremacy at Morton Park Thursday evening.

Community members protest immigration policies, white supremacy

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief July 19, 2019

Members of the Coles County community carried signs and lined up near Lincoln Avenue to protest immigration policies and white supremacy at Morton Park Thursday evening. Mathematics professor Charles...

Don’t jump to extremes over Nike

Staff Editorial September 4, 2018

The first amendment is absolutely an integral and necessary part of our society, and we implore everyone to embrace it to its fullest. And while we are glad people are exercising their right to free speech...

“I’ve been stressed, confused and shocked. We need to work together to make sure [Donald Trump] doesnt take away our rights”
- Maya Lee, sophomore psychology major, as she holds a sign that reads, “Build bonds, Not Walls.” Lee picked up her sign after speaking at unity rally protesting the president elect, Donald Trump Friday.

Unity Rally held to protest Trump

Kalyn Hayslett and Cassie Buchman November 11, 2016

Days after they were shocked by Republican nominee Donald Trump winning the presidential race, students and community members convened on the Doudna Steps to protest the now-President Elect at a Unity...

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