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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

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 timeout.com 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...

Students share Valentine’s Day plans

Caitlyn Craig, Contributing Writer February 13, 2019

Feb. 14 is a day that is commonly filled with candy, flowers and gifts. According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, the holiday roots back to the 14th century, but the history behind it is not precisely...

Singles speak out about Valentine’s Day

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter February 13, 2019

While couples embrace each other on Valentine’s Day, roommates Danielle Allen, a freshman education major, and Hannah Sieg, a freshman public relations major, said they plan on embracing the single life...

Flower power: Local flower shops prepare for Valentine’s Day

Katelyn Eddington, Contributing Writer February 12, 2019

Roses are red, violets are blue and Valentine’s Day is all around, especially at Charleston flower shops. Franda Newkirk and her husband Rick own and run Noble Flower Shop and said a few Eastern students...

Love yourself, others this Valentine’s Day

Staff Editorial February 13, 2018

Today is the holiday everyone loves — or more commonly, loves to hate. Candy hearts in hues of pinks and reds, notes dripping in sappy clichés and commercials encouraging viewers to go see the newest...

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