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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

Jason Farias, a senior history education major, leads with a speech during a student walkout demanding a free Palestine at the Mellin Steps outside the Doudna Fine Arts Center in protest of the Israel genocide on Palestinian civilians Wednesday afternoon. Farias said there were around 100 other schools in the nation participating in the walk.

COLUMN: Finding your people in student organizations

Jason Farias, Columnist February 2, 2024

Eastern hosts over 150 Resident Student Organizations (RSOs) on campus, but one glaring issue haunts every organization: the problem of gaining and retaining members. RSOs are truly a reflection...

Student government fails to meet quorum again

Student government fails to meet quorum again

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter March 9, 2023

Student Government failed to reach quorum for the sixth time in a row.   Mark Hudson, Eastern’s director of Housing and Dining, gave a presentation during the student senate meeting Wednesday.   Hudson,...

Raina Rincker, a junior language arts education major, and Cory Meadows, a freshman criminology major, celebrate as the Student Government approves of their Multicultural RSO Wednesday night. Student Government was held in Thomas Hall’s lobby as part of the “Senate on the Go” program. This was the Senate’s first on-the-go meeting. Rincker said that the goal of the organization was to be as inclusive as possible. “We hope to educate people more about like, what is white passing, what is multiracial, biracial, because some people don’t really know what that is,” Meadows said.

Student Senate approves three RSOs

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2021

The Student Senate approved three emergency bills that added three new registered student organizations to Eastern Wednesday night. Eastern’s newest RSOs are Elite Elegance, Creative Writing Club...

Eastern’s first Southern Majorette team performs at the homecoming parade.

Elite Elegance brings majorette-style dances to Eastern

Will Simmons, Campus Reporter November 5, 2021

If you look up “Majorette Dancing” online, you will see mentions of baton twirling, dancing and even knife juggling. This, however, is not the case for Eastern’s new majorette dance club. Iyanna...

Jordan Holmes, a senior criminology major, and Kassandra Garcia, a senior human services major, study for their classes during their Criminal Justice club meeting.

Criminal Justice Club prepares students for law enforcement

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 20, 2021

Criminal Justice Club is one of the registered student organizations on Eastern’s campus. Like the many other RSOs at Eastern, Criminal Justice Club is a space where students can meet people with similar...

Raven Ramsey, senior construction management major and Katherine Farrell, a graduate student studying sociology, cut wood in a project for the Construction Club.

Construction Club builds connections between students

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 3, 2021

Construction Club is a service-based registered student organization that helps students learn the skills they need in a career in construction. It started as a way to create an environment where students...

Student Senate approves Study Abroad Club

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

Student Senate voted 16-1 in favor of approving the Study Abroad Club as a new Registered Student Organization Wednesday evening. Some senators expressed their concerns approving the RSO because of its...

Student Senate to vote on 2 RSOs

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter November 6, 2019

Student Senate will vote Wednesday on the approval of two new registered student organizations at its weekly meeting in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 7 p.m. Samira...

Ribbon cutting to show eSports arena

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter September 19, 2019

Eastern is unveiling a new eSports Arena Sept. 23, a project that has been in the making for less than six months. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center, and...

RSOs, clubs to mingle at Student Involvement Fair

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor August 26, 2019

Eastern students have heard about getting involved on campus, and Tuesday they can start by attending the Student Involvement Fair at the Library Quad from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In case of rain, the fair...

EDITORIAL: Check out Eastern’s RSOs, make new friends

Staff Editorial August 25, 2019

One of the best experiences of college life is being able to get involved with different clubs and organizations. Eastern provides students with a variety of groups that may be interesting to them. This...

Indian Student Association approved as RSO

Logan Raschke, News Editor March 27, 2019

Student Senate voted unanimously to approve the Indian Student Association as an official registered student organization during its meeting Wednesday night. Executive Vice President Zac Cohen said...

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