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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

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...

Eastern redshirt senior Dustin Hatfield (24) competes in the men’s 5,000-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic on April 1 and O’Brien Field. Hatfield did not finish the event, but set a school record in the 5,000 meters the previous week at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 13:53.21.

Naming DEN’s 2021-22 Athletes of the Year

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

1. Dustin Hatfield The name Dustin Hatfield can be found all over the Eastern track and field and cross country record books.  Hatfield had several school records in his crosshairs during the 2021 cross...

Eastern sophomores Akiya Kollore (right) and Shanisa Stinson jump side-by-side while competing in the womens 100 meter hurdles at the EIU Big Blue Classic held at OBrien Field on April 1. Kollore placed first with a time of 14.21 and Stinson came second at 14.33.

Track teams off and running in outdoor season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 6, 2022

With the EIU Big Blue Classic now in the rear-view mirror, the 2022 outdoor track season is officially underway for the Eastern men’s and women’s track and field teams. The Classic, held April 1 at...

Members of the Eastern track team compete in the men’s mile at the John Craft Invitational on Jan. 15, 2022 in the Lantz Field House. Eastern’s Jamie Marcos (3) finished the race with a time of 4:12.83, placing first out of 18 runners.

Track and field teams to host EIU Big Blue Classic

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor March 31, 2022

The 2022 outdoor track season is underway, and the Eastern men’s and women’s track and field teams will host the EIU Big Blue Classic Friday at O’Brien Field.  The men’s team opened its season...

Eastern’s Breanna Sheldon runs the women’s mile at the John Craft Invite meet on Jan. 15 in the Lantz Fieldhouse. She finished with a time of 5:36.24.

Eastern track, swimming teams continue seasons

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor January 25, 2022

The Eastern track teams and swimming teams are coming off weekend competitions with more coming up this weekend.  The men’s and women’s swimming teams participated in a meet at Wabash College over...

Eastern runners Adam Swanson (left) and Dustin Hatfield compete in an event in the Lantz Fieldhouse during the 2020 indoor track season.

Track teams to open season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor December 9, 2021

The Eastern men's and women's track teams will open the 2021-22 indoor season Friday with the EIU Early Bird Meet held in the Lantz Fieldhouse.  The Panthers will be hosting Southern Indiana and Central...

Programs were handed out at Jason Aguilar’s memorial service that took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon. On the front of the program was listed a poem written by teammate Za’Quan Singleton a junior organizational devlopment major, in honor of Jason titled “Jason’s Purpose.”

THROUGH THE LENS: Memorial service for Jason Aguilar

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor November 18, 2021

Eastern junior Jeremy Bekkouche (left) and sophomore Nick Oakley compete in the EIU John Craft Invite Jan. 18 in the Lantz Field House. Both the men’s and women’s teams placed first in the event.

Rowan, Carlson move up leaderboards

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor February 17, 2020

Redshirt senior Grace Rowan and senior Lindsey Carlson move up to No. 2 and No. 4 on the Eastern all-time list for the 3000-meter as the men’s and women’s teams combined for two total first-place finishes...

IHSA boys track, field state semifinals, finals to come to O’Brien Field

Staff Report May 22, 2019

The Illinois High School Association’s Boys Track and Field state semifinals and finals will take place at O’Brien Field Thursday through Saturday. All the semifinals in class 1A will be held on...

Eastern runner in familiar place at state track meet

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor May 19, 2019

If it were during the academic year, he probably would have been on the other side of the starting blocks. Even then, he actually may not be using the blocks, seeing as how he runs middle distance events...

Sophomore Amber Vroman from Seneca High School throws her arms up in celebration as she crosses the finish line during a preliminary heat of the 4x800 meter relay, solidifying her squads first-place finish in the heat Thursday at OBrien Field during the Illinois High School Associations Girls Track and Field semifinals.

FEATURE PHOTO: Celebrating success at semifinals

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor May 16, 2019

Sophomore Amber Vroman from Seneca High School throws her arms up in celebration as she crosses the finish line during a preliminary heat of the 4x800 meter relay, solidifying her squad's first-place finish...

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