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

Homecoming Queen Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major,  is honored by the crowd at Homecoming Coronation. Coronation was held Monday night in the MLK Union Grand Ballroom. Williams said when it was announced that she won, she couldn’t believe she had won and that she stood there shocked for a moment.

Homecoming events for the weekend

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 21, 2021

Homecoming weekend has arrived, and Friday and Saturday will see events like the parade take place. This Friday will see the weekly Selfie Fridays Photo Contest continue, where participants can post...

Community members run on the corner of Broadway Street and 16th Street in Mattoon, where The Girls on the Run 5K running route began, Saturday morning. The run had approximately 400 race participants.

Eastern students volunteer to mentor, cheer on girls at 5K

Corryn Brock, News Editor November 11, 2019

Eastern students volunteered with the annual Girls on the Run 5K on Nov. 9, as well as the programming leading up to the race. Girls on the Run of East Central Illinois describes its mission as “(inspiring)...

Ariel is not real; leave her alone

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor July 9, 2019

Race is a subject that should not be thrown around willy-nilly; it is a delicate subject with real, powerful meaning. Even me and my fellow student journalists here at Eastern are taught to not mention...

Tim Engles, an English professor, speaks at an event on Tuesday night called “White Man, Listen!” The event was held in room 4440 in Booth Library. “Angry white men… That’s basically my topic here,” Engles states after mentioning how he studies white masculinity. Engles spoke about white life novels, and read about Savage Holiday, a book by Richard Wright.

Presentation discusses white male privilege, Kavanaugh

Tom O’Connor, Staff Reporter February 13, 2019

Eastern professor Tim Engles highlighted Richard Wright’s diagnostic of the resentment fueling white men in his novel “Savage Holiday,” citing the parallels between an angry white character and Supreme...

2nd annual Tour de Charleston set for Saturday

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor May 30, 2018

The second annual Tour de Charleston kicks off Saturday morning with an expected 230 cyclists racing. Cindy White, the president and CEO of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, said registration...

Editorial: Remember MLK’s sacrifices, keep his vision alive

Staff Editorial January 17, 2017

April 4th, 1968, 48 years ago: the day a hero was killed because of what he stood up for, because he said something that challenged the status quo. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the leaders of the...

Students, UPD share thoughts on viral video

January 9, 2017

By Mallory Kutnick Campus Reporter | @DEN_News Eastern remains calm in the wake of last Tuesday’s viral hate crime from Chicago, University Police Chief Kent Martin said Monday. Streaming live...

Column: Police, social justice must both change

Juan Nevarez, Staff Reporter September 28, 2016

It has been brought to public attention that the All Lives Matter movement is a nonsense manifestation that spawned out of opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement. It is a development of anger from...

Column: ‘Black lives matter,’ not ‘only black lives matter’

Gretchen Neal, Staff Reporter August 25, 2016

The recently-ended summer saw its share of tragedy, not the least of which was the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, fueling activists to protest, once again, the unnecessary killing of black...

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