The Daily Eastern News

Students react at ‘Making an Activist’ event

Allison Little, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Erika Weaver, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, discussed her life experiences, the lessons she learned and answered student questions in Coleman Hall Auditorium Wednesday as part of an event for African-American Heritage Month. Many of the students in attendance said they were inspired by...

Time to study: Students give advice before last class week, finals week

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor

December 1, 2019

Eastern students shared their tips for working through the last week of classes in the semester. Find a place to study Many students like studying in quiet areas before finals. Elizabeth Hicks, a sophomore English major, said she enjoys a quiet space to study in but prefers to not study in her room. “I like goin...

Students share thoughts on daylight saving time

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 4, 2019

In 1966, the Uniform Time Act was signed into law, introducing structured daylight saving time to the country as a whole. Two states in the U.S. do not participate in daylight saving time: Arizona and Hawaii. Hawaii opted out when the Uniform Time Act was first introduced and Arizona stopped ...

Students say Alert EIU was ‘too vague’

The graphic illustrates several comments listed under the post about police responding to a 10-32 dispatch (man with gun) at Douglas Hall as well as tweets regarding the whole incident. Students reacted to the threat on social media , some questioning what was happening and some perpetuating misinformation. There was no shooter on campus, there was no gun in Douglas Hall and there was no credible threat.

Analicia Haynes and Hannah Shillo

October 15, 2019

Richard Marrero, a junior history major, said when he was in class Tuesday morning, one of his classmates told him that there was a “potential threat” on campus. That was the first time he heard about the threat, and his classmate stopped the class to tell everyone about it. Everyone was confused and...

Open house showcases Eastern to prospective students

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

October 14, 2019

Potential future panthers learned about what Eastern offers at the open house Monday. Students began checking in at 8 a.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Mya Roberts, sophomore history education major, and Shannon Rahn, sophomore psychology major, worked together at the check-in table providing stu...

Students share nice things for ‘Do Something Nice Day’

Elizabeth Taylor, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2019

Friday is National Do Something Nice Day. Each year, people are encouraged to go out of their way to do something kind and make the world a brighter place, just for one day. Freshman journalism major Ryan Meyer said the nicest thing anyone has ever done for him was something his good friend did for ...

Students talk 1st day of fall, plans for autumn

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 22, 2019

Eastern’s campus will soon be covered in color-changing leaves as fall makes its way to Charleston Monday. Some students are ready for summer to end and others are just waiting until it begins again next year. Morgan Howard, junior public relations major, is one of those students who is anticipa...

Students share thoughts on Area 51 Raid

Elizabeth Taylor, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

One of the most popular memes across the internet this summer has been the concept of a raid on Area 51. The Air Force base is known for being highly restricted and secretive, and many conspiracy theorists believe that the government is using it to hide evidence of aliens. This theory has been ...

Students discuss suicide prevention

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 9, 2019

Over 800,000 lives are lost to suicide in the world each year; that is about one life every 40 seconds. That is why on World Suicide Prevention Day, celebrated Tuesday, Eastern students think suicide prevention needs more attention. Brooke Prehoda, junior environmental biology major, said she has minimal experience wi...

Students share post-audition experiences, stories

Bre Celestin, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

The Global Theater hosted auditions for “The Mountaintop” and “The Secret Garden” in the Doudna Fine Arts Center for Eastern students Tuesday evening.  The students went off individually to go practice their lines in the building.   The group was filled with theatre majors like Samantha Grupe, a freshman theatre major. ...

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