The Daily Eastern News

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 Frye, Earth Wise vice president and senior physical geography major, said he was surprised by the number of people in attendance. “I feel r...

LASO to host rally in support of DACA

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 7, 2017

A rally to support the immigration policy Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and DACA recipients is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday in Morton Park. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump ordered an end to DACA, a program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation, according to the New Yor...

Community unites together against hate

People stand along Lincoln Avenue to promote love and tolerance following events in Charlottesville, Virgina and across the country.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

August 27, 2017

During the “United Against Hate” Rally Saturday in Morton Park, Charleston resident Shelley Epperson had her parents on her mind. She was especially thinking about her father, whom she said fought the Nazis in World War II. Though losing her parents was a horrific experience, Epperson said...

Rally aims to show solidarity

Staff Report

August 24, 2017

Local groups have once again organized a rally to denounce hate groups and bigotry and to show solidarity for those who have experienced it. “United Against Hate” is set for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Morton Park. According to a Facebook page for the rally, it is meant a peaceful display...

Thousands to attend “Teach Out” rally in Springfield

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 25, 2017

In 1975, the state of Illinois paid roughly 82% of the cost for students to attend college. Over four decades later, Illinois now pays roughly 38% of that cost. Billy Hung, media coordinator of Eastern’s chapter of the University of Professionals of Illinois and assistant professor of biology,...

Social media contest to promote budget awareness

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 11, 2017

To raise broader awareness of the statewide budget impasse, Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) is sponsoring a student social media campaign competition called “Education is a Human Right.” The first prizewinner will be awarded $250, followed by second place with...

Springfield rally to push for higher ed funding

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

February 8, 2017

A rally will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor rotunda of the Capitol building in Springfield to advocate for support for higher education. The Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education, an umbrella group for colleges and universities and their supporters, is hosting the rally. According...

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