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

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Anxiety around optional masking

Ellen Dooley, Columnist March 22, 2022

Over break, Jay Gatrell, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, sent out an email saying that masking guidelines would vary from instructor to instructor. This gives the instructor power to choose...

Stay safe during Spring Break

Stay safe during Spring Break

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter March 11, 2022

This year’s Spring Break is Eastern’s first since 2019, since 2020’s never ended and 2021 saw wellness days scattered throughout the spring semester.   Marisol Gamboa, Eastern’s chief public...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Knowing how to party safe

Ellen Dooley, Columnist March 8, 2022

Ah yes, “everyone’s” favorite pseudo-holiday. For the majority of unofficial, most people were carrying on with their lives as they normally do. They were most likely studying or doing homework in...

One of the cars involved in the two-car accident at Lincoln Avenue and Ninth Street sits on the back of the tow truck Monday evening.

EDITORIAL: Please drive safely

Editorial Staff October 4, 2021

The Daily Eastern News staff had to split up yesterday in order to cover three separate car wrecks which happened within the two-hour period. Even though these wrecks varied in severity, it wasn’t...

Be careful during spring break

Karena Ozier, Columnist March 9, 2020

It is that time of the year when the midterm is in the past and spring break is the next big adventure. For some students, spring break is a time to go home and work, but for the majority of other college...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Be safe Saturday during Unofficial

Staff Editorial March 6, 2020

“Chucktown Unofficial” will be making its annual visit to Charleston on Saturday. This is a day that many students look forward to because they can forget about their schoolwork, or at least try to,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Apple should release information for safety’s sake

Staff Editorial January 13, 2020

Technology giant Apple and the U.S. government are once again clashing over privacy policies after Attorney General William Barr asked Apple to help the government gain access to the iPhones used by a...

Our dams are in dire need of fixing

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor November 12, 2019

The only type of crashing water we like to see is in the form of waves on the shore of whatever beach our family is visiting for summer vacation. So why is there such an issue in the United States right...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Stay safe in treacherous weather

Staff Editorial November 12, 2019

With the heavy snowfall and blustery weather we have recently received, it is safe to say that the roads are rather dangerous. Local police officers have expressed that it is not worth it for people to...

Mechanics give tips on car care during winter

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter November 12, 2019

On Monday, cars did not start, cars slid off the road, people had to drive less than 15 miles per hour, and students had to wear more than their sweatshirts and sweats. And with the weather taking a turn...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Trick or Treat in a safe way

Staff Editorial October 30, 2019

Halloween is a night that we at The Daily Eastern News all look forward to. The costumes, the candy and the spookiness of it all makes this holiday a special one for not just youngsters but adults as well. With...

UPD talks role on campus, safety

Dominique Brown, Staff Reporter August 21, 2019

In a town with multiple police forces, the University Police Department stands out. Chief Kent Martin, who has been with the department since 1997 and has been serving as chief of the department since...

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