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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

Staff profile for Sia Deykoontz.

COLUMN: Music for those Valentine’s Day emotions, from a radio DJ

Sia DeyKoontz, Photo Editor February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day is all about love. It is a way of celebrating the relationships we have with people. It is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912

COLUMN: Valentine’s Day is for suckers

Will Padgett, Columnist February 17, 2023

Once again, we find ourselves amidst the time of year when people rededicate themselves to their relationships, profess their love, or otherwise engage in lovey-dovey slop.   Well- I am SICK of it!...

Lynn McGrath poses in front of her flower shop called Bells Flower Corner on Monday afternoon. Her shop sells a variety of different things inside besides flowers such as teddy bears, cards, jewelry, clothing, chocolate, and more.

The price of Valentine’s Day is rising… Here’s Why

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor February 14, 2023

Valentine’s day. A day for love, a day for romance, a day for giving.  But how much can you give before you break the bank?  Dr. Teshome Abebe, an Economics Professor at Eastern, says that the...

Cynthia Kmety, a Mental Health Promotion Coordinator for the Health Education Resource Center at Eastern Illinois University, presents her presentation called Sex Is Like Pizza Tuesday afternoon in Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The use of contraceptives and different resources students can access on campus are talked about.

Sex is like pizza presentation teaches students about sexual health

Christina Holman, Junior Events Editor February 9, 2023

The Health Education and Resource Center hosted a presentation entitled Sex is Like Pizza. The event took place in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union in the Effingham room at 3 p.m. The presentation...

Amairany Bueno Benitez, a freshman management major, gets excited when she gets an answer right on a trivia question during the Cupid Competition dating game show on Valentines Day. Benitez says her Valentines Day was pretty good because [she] looked good. The event hosted by University Board was held in University Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

THROUGH THE LENS: Cupid Competition

Ashanti Thomas, Photo Editor February 14, 2022

Booth Library supplied students with a “blind date with a book” throughout the month of Feb. for those to enjoy mystery books.

Booth Library provides blind dates with books for students

Maddi Walton, Campus Reporter February 14, 2022

Booth Library has Blind Date with a Book throughout February for students to enjoy mystery books. Don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day? Look no further, because Booth Library has the perfect solution....

Ryan Meyer

COLUMN: Best love songs for Valentine’s Day

Ryan Meyer, Columnist February 11, 2022

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I looked up some of the best love songs ever and settled on a list by called “The 50 best love songs of all time” that grabbed me with its number one song,...

10 cheap date ideas for Eastern students

10 cheap date ideas for Eastern students

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 9, 2022

1. Go to the “movies” Today, going to the movies seems to cost a grand, but with some creativity, it's possible to create your own movie experience. A potential option includes getting food to go...

Musical trio to perform ‘Around the World with Love’ Thursday

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

Love will come to the Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the form of a classical music trio fronted by cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper. “It’s called ‘Around the World with Love,’...

Love’s in the air: Students talk Valentine’s Day

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

Students around Eastern are celebrating the Valentine’s Day holiday in many different ways. Both students in relationships and those who are not have something special planned for the day. Freshman...

It’s OK to be single on Valentine’s Day

Staff Editorial February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day, or as some like to call it, Singles Awareness Day, is met with a variety of attitudes every year, with 2019 being no exception. Whether it is happiness from spending time with a significant...

Embrace Valentine’s Day instead of hating it

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist February 13, 2019

Although today is filled with pinks and reds, your feelings about it may be black or white: you hate it or you love it. For a long time, I hated Valentine’s Day. One reason for this is because of my...

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