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

Amanda Feder, host, and Marita Metzke, guest, of the Older, Wiser, and Smarter discussion, talk about spirituality and religion and how it connects with sexuality.

Older, Wiser and Smarter discuss sexuality, religion

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 13, 2021

The discussion series titled Older, Wiser and Smarter had its first discussion Wednesday afternoon, where participants discussed their attitudes, beliefs and values regarding sexuality. The series is...

Discussion series on human sexuality, belief systems kicking off

Discussion series on human sexuality, belief systems kicking off

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 12, 2021

The first meeting for the discussion series titled Older, Wiser and Smarter is being held in Buzzard Hall Wednesday. These discussions revolve around different topics within human sexuality and human...

Lent can be a good time for reflection

Zoë Donovan, Columnist February 27, 2020

The pious Ash Wednesday has passed, overshadowing the parties of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Those of us who were raised Catholic can feel a sort of sentimentality to the days, even if we no longer attend...

A group of students organize for a Bible study through Campus Outreach on Thursday night in the Andrews Hall basement. There were about 40 students in attendance Thursday for the group’s large meeting. The students meet for Bible studies at different locations every week in smaller groups.

FEATURE PHOTO: It’s study time

Zach Berger, Photographer January 17, 2020

A group of students organize for a Bible study through Campus Outreach on Thursday night in the Andrews Hall basement. There were about 40 students in attendance Thursday for the group’s large meeting....

Ministries, churches available for Eastern students

Rege’nte Myers, Contributing Writer October 13, 2019

There are multiple organizations at Eastern to support students through faith and fellowship. Campus ministries provide the opportunity for students to strengthen their spirituality and faith while being...

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs, sex and streaking.

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor October 8, 2019

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs,...

Women have the right to get safe abortions

Jessica Stewart, Columnist May 17, 2019

If you’ve been paying attention to the news or social media lately, you’ve probably seen a lot of discussion about abortion. Many states have been passing legislation recently that restrict women’s...

Reflecting on religion after death, turmoil

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2019

A lot of horrible things happened to me these past couple weeks. On April 29 at night, my mother's birthday, I got a call from my father--a call I've been dreading since the beginning of the Spring...

Educating on“Queering Religion”

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter October 23, 2018

Queering Religion, a discussion-based event focused on educating people about religion and the gender and sexual diversity community, was open to students Tuesday night. Queering Religion began with a...

Question your beliefs, strive for goodness

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor April 24, 2018

When I was thinking on what to write for my last column of the semester, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to tackle. There’s plenty of challenging issues facing our nation, but it’s hard to cut through...

Extremism is on the rise

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor April 3, 2018

There has been a disheartening rise in religious, as well as ideological, extremism in America. You can see it in the comment sections of Facebook. You witness it when someone you once respected uses...

Religion should not mix into politics

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor March 6, 2018

For those of you who read my columns, the left-leaning political musings of a college student, I’ll have to ask you to skip this week’s column. Because this week, I want to write on a topic that is...

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