The Daily Eastern News

Students talk quarantine successes, struggles

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Approximately two weeks ago, Gov. J. B. Pritzker issued a “stay-at-home” order for the entire state of Illinois in an attempt to slow down the coronavirus’ spread. The quarantine has been in effect since March 21 and will continue to be in effect until at least April 30. With the coronavirus outbreak, thing...

Students return to class after odd spring break

Elizabeth Taylor, Campus Reporter

March 31, 2020

While an extended spring break would usually sound like any college student’s dream, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed perspectives on many things. Instead of a chance to vacation and spend time with others, most students were forced to stay inside for the entire two weeks of break. Whether they had big plans or not, the ...

Students react to extended spring break after COVID-19 concerns

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

March 12, 2020

Eastern’s spring break officially begins at 8 p.m. Friday, when students are expected to be out of the residence halls to begin what was originally planned to be a week-long break but has since switched to a two-week-long break, followed by online-only course instruction because of the COVID-...

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 students, spring break is time for having fun. Some popular locations for spring break travel include Cancú...

FEATURE PHOTO: Hammock weather

Caleigh Miller, a freshman sports management major, and Kristina Robinson, a freshman communication disorders and sciences major, relax in a hammock outside of the Library Quad Thursday afternoon. Miller and Robinson were hanging out in the hammock while their friends played music and chatted with them from a nearby bench.

Melissa Jabek, Photographer

March 6, 2020

Caleigh Miller, a freshman sports management major, and Kristina Robinson, a freshman communication disorders and sciences major, relax in a hammock outside of the Library Quad Thursday afternoon. Miller and Robinson were hanging out in the hammock while their friends played music and chatted with them fr...

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, and hang out with their friends. It means a day of drinking, partying and, sometimes, illegal a...

FEATURE PHOTO: Life is hard; have hot chocolate

Bayleigh Grimes, junior music education major, and Josh Thor, senior management major, represented Eastern’s Christian Campus House as they gave out flyers and free hot chocolate in front of the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Monday morning.

Jalyn Long, Photographer

March 2, 2020

Bayleigh Grimes, junior music education major, and Josh Thor, senior management major, represented Eastern’s Christian Campus House as they gave out flyers and free hot chocolate in front of the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Monday morning. 

National holiday encourages people to make others’ days

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Wood

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2020

Students were encouraged to make a stranger’s day for National “I Want You to be Happy Day” on Monday. While paying a compliment or a friendly gesture to a stranger is the point of the national holiday, some students think opening up to strangers is easier said than done. Claire Conrady, a s...

Reflecting on college during midterm

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter

February 28, 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 seven of this semester, and I think my second wind is going to kick in at some point, and for other...

FEATURE PHOTO: Chatting and chewing

Luz Stanislawek (left), freshman pre physical therapy major, Brianna King (middle), a freshman criminology major, and Margaret McNellis, a freshman special education major, enjoy lunch together on Thursday afternoon at the Food Court in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. King decided to stop by at the lunch table after seeing Stanislawek and McNellis eating lunch.

Melissa Jabek, Photographer

February 21, 2020

Luz Stanislawek (left), freshman pre physical therapy major, Brianna King (middle), a freshman criminology major, and Margaret McNellis, a freshman special education major, enjoy lunch together on Thursday afternoon at the Food Court in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. King decided to st...

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 small size: three members as of Wednesday. But after discussion, some senators argued that the c...

Senate reminds students about voter registration

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

February 13, 2020

Student Senate gave updates on the voter registration events, mental health events and the Student Senate election at its meeting Wednesday night. The “EIU Votes” tabling event will be held Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside the Food Court of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Uni...

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