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

All student workers will be paid for remainder of semester

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter April 8, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman said student workers, including those who receive federal work studies, will continue to receive payments until the end of the semester. Glassman said in an email...

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...

Action team to lobby in Springfield for students’ interests

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2019

Members of student government and other students will be heading to the state capitol Wednesday to lobby for Eastern.  They are all a part of a group called the Student Action Team, and Zac Cohen, the...

Students share their thoughts on increasing minimum wage

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer February 18, 2019

Students on campus shared mixed opinions about a bill passed by the House on Feb. 14 to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Marcus Burns, a junior majoring in applied engineering...

Top 5 things students should know about the government shutdown

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor January 7, 2019

As the days add to what is currently the third-longest U.S. government shutdown, some have expressed concerns about what the shutdown could mean for citizens as well as students in higher education. Here’s...

College can be hard for parents, too

Natalee Reynolds , Columnist October 22, 2018

Last week, I spoke to my mom over the phone for the first time in a while—that while being at least a few weeks. I told her how I was doing and we talked briefly, catching up with each other. Towards...

Selfie safety: Risks are not worth danger

October 1, 2018

We at The Daily Eastern News know all too well about the desire to get the perfect photo. Whether it be for the newspaper or for social media, it feels good seeing an amazing photo you’ve either taken...

Stay optimistic about the future

Tom O'Connor, Columnist September 5, 2018

The contours of any one person’s highs and lows do not adhere to an easy to follow course of development, nor will they ever be predictable. For juniors and seniors in college, it can be quite easy...

Students look forward to Spring Break

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter March 7, 2018

As the first half of the semester comes to a close, students are excited for spring break and the activities they plan to take part in. Kelli Slagel, a junior elementary education major, plans to spend...

Local pantries are a source of food, other necessities

Local pantries are a source of food, other necessities

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter February 11, 2018

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that the Charleston Food Pantry does not base the amount of food one gets on their family's income. Instead, it is based on the family's size. The...

Korean students share experiences

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter September 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series about international students at Eastern. One South Korean student’s love for baseball made coming to the United States for a degree an easy choice,...

Enrollment down by five percent

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief September 10, 2017

  Eastern’s total enrollment has gone down from 7,415 in fall 2016 to 7,030 in fall 2017, making for a five percent decrease from last year’s numbers. This is the university’s lowest fall-to-fall...

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