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

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

COLUMN: You wouldn’t reward a dog’s bad behavior

COLUMN: You wouldn’t reward a dog’s bad behavior

Ian Palacios, Columnist September 14, 2021

Dog trainers explain that when your pet is acting out of control, the best way to get them to behave is to simply ignore them. At first he’ll run around the house barking and jumping all over you. He...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I love when Brother Jed comes to campus

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I love when Brother Jed comes to campus

Nate Carlson September 14, 2021

I love Brother Jed day. This isn’t to say that I love Brother Jed himself, or the repugnant and hateful ideology that he and his wife semiannually spew on the library quad, but Brother Jed day? Absolutely...

Sister Cindy preaches and tells stories about her life to students listening in library quad in front of the Mellin steps.

Smocks return to campus

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Reporter September 13, 2021

Brother Jed Smock and Sister Cindy Smock, both members of the Campus Ministry USA, sat in the campus designated free speech zone Monday at the center of some caution tape on the Library Quad. With Sister...

Brother Jed takes his turn to preach after his wife, Sister Cindy, on Sept. 13. He explains stories about his life and answers questions from students.

EDITORIAL: Slut shame elsewhere

Editorial Board September 13, 2021

Brother Jed and Sister Cindy Smock made their annual trip to Eastern and shockingly enough received a poor reaction from students. But honestly, what did they expect? They are a punchline at campuses...

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,...

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