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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

Joey Veronico, a junior marketing major from Hoffman Estates, walks past the Greenwood School Museum on March 31, 2010.

The history of Charleston’s schoolhouse, Greenwood

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 1, 2021

If the 48 stars on the American flag don’t illustrate the age of the Greenwood School in Charleston, Illinois, then maybe the decrepit bookshelves or the toys at the front of the room will. The one-room...

COLUMN: Working students are not lazy

COLUMN: Working students are not lazy

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist October 18, 2021

In high school, I worked at Panera for 35 hours a week for $9 an hour. I was a straight A student with a 3.9 GPA at the time, but everyone told me that since I was 16, I needed a job. People told me...

Destiny Blanchard

COLUMN: Inaccessibility when applying to schools

Destiny Blanchard, Columnist September 30, 2021

This is my final school year at Eastern and I’ve been considering my options following my graduation next spring. I had been toying with the idea of working for the next couple of years and then going...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: A safe place in the classroom

Ellen Dooley, Columnist September 22, 2021

Do you remember your kindergarten classroom? Was it decked out in bright colors and fun posters? Did your teacher hang up everyone’s art projects? It seemed like a fun and exciting room, right? If your...

Word of advice: do not lose focus

Rayshaun Stevens, Columnist March 5, 2020

Since I’ve been back from winter break, it has been hard trying to keep myself motivated in school.  When I returned the first week, I had to go home immediately because I had surgery. After returning...

Reflecting on college during midterm

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter February 27, 2020

In boxing, there is the term “catching that second wind.” The second wind refers to getting past the first burst of tiredness and getting back and doing another round. Currently we are ending week...

Surround yourself with the right people

Karena Ozier January 27, 2020

Ever since grade school I have been told to surround myself with good people. People that have good values and do good things. I was told that the people that I do surround myself with will have a huge...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Snow days should stay snow days

Staff Editorial December 5, 2019

It is usually exciting to find out that your school is closed for a snow day.  Students anticipate being able to sleep in, having an extra day to get their homework done or just being able to lay around...

Prioritize health as much as school

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist April 16, 2019

With finals around the corner and presentations and projects due in a few weeks, don’t forget to relax. These past two weeks have been killer. I have four presentations in one week coming up, and I just...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Cherish this week, keep working hard, stay optimistic

Staff Editorial April 7, 2019

This week is one that all of us at Eastern need to cherish and enjoy while it lasts. There are a lot of things that will be coming up soon, and this week can provide us all with the opportunities to relax...

Cheers to the start of a new semester

Megan Keane, Columnist January 9, 2019

Welcome back, Panthers! I hope everybody’s first week back wasn’t too stressful. I wouldn’t describe mine as profusely stressful, per se. I also wouldn’t describe it as exactly overwhelming, but...

Beth Preston and Benjamin Shank converse on Wednesday morning at the Fall Education Job Fair, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

School districts, Eastern students connect at Fall Education Job Fair

Faith Morris, Contributing Writer November 7, 2018

As students think ahead to graduation, events like the Fall Education Job Fair held Wednesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union showcase not only which school districts are hiring but give...

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