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

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: “Father Stu” is a heartfelt biopic

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 19, 2022

“Father Stu” was released on April 13, 2022 and was directed by Rosalind Ross. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver and Teresa Ruiz. The film tells the true story of an amateur boxer...

Gisella Mancera

COLUMN: The internet may be replacing religion in forming communities

Gisella Mancera, Columnist January 20, 2022

Religion has been the driving factor of social cohesion for centuries. Empires and governments have been based on religious values and the mores associated with it. Religion is deeply seeded in the roots...

Gisella Mancera

COLUMN: Astrology is a pseudoscience and why that shouldn’t matter

Gisella Mancera, Columnist January 13, 2022

Astrology, a concept that originated in 3,000 B.C., has reemerged throughout millennia and seems to be particularly suited to 21st-century internet culture. But just like everything else on the internet,...

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...

Sister Cindy preaches on campus on November 23, 1982.

Sister Cindy is TikTok famous, but Eastern knew her before

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 8, 2021

Students at Eastern know Brother Jed Smock and his wife, Sister Cindy Smock, as campus preachers who make yearly appearances to spread their beliefs and converse with students, but Cindy has found recent,...

Lent can be a good time for reflection

Zoë Donovan, Columnist February 26, 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 16, 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 16, 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...

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