The Daily Eastern News

Lahr, Newell reelected as councilmen

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under News

Charleston City Councilmen Jeffrey Lahr and Tim Newell won the elections to their positions April 2. Lahr received 38.66 percent of the votes (665 votes), and Newell received 34.19 percent of the votes (588 votes). The incumbents were up against Quincy Combs, father of Charleston Mayor Brandon...

Student government voting begins April 1

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under News

Eastern students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite candidates for student government’s executive board and Student Senate starting April 1. Voting begins at 8 a.m. on April 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 2. Student body president Rebecca Cash said all Eastern students would rece...

Thank you to everyone who voted

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

November 12, 2018


Filed under Columns

Thank goodness, November 6 is done and over with, and I could not be more thrilled. I am thankful to have my ads on Spotify and Hulu not be sponsored by JB Pritzker or Bruce Rauner anymore. Now, pointless ads are back and running, and I have missed them more than I realized. I have nothing against pol...

Your vote does matter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Nothing in life comes easy. Yes, yes that is the biggest cliche ever, we get that, but there is some validity to that, especially in regard to voting. The day after Election Day is more annoying and difficult to stomach than any day leading up to it or the actual day of. Why? Well, it's because pe...

Be informed about candidates, your future

Staff Editorial

November 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We know you’ve heard it a million times from a million different sources, but no matter how annoyed you are with the bombard of ‘vote’ messages on your social media, the thought remains true. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. Vote like your life depends on it. Vote like the lives of your children, whether futu...

Here are 5 reasons why your vote matters

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

1. Voting means you care about your community and your state and your country—and it’s important that you vote in elections at all of those levels, because all of the people you vote for will hold positions of power over you and represent you in the place you live. You might be reading that and...

EIU-UPI, EIU Progressives to provide transportation to, from polling sites

Staff Report

November 5, 2018


Filed under News

University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 and EIU Progressives will be collaborating to provide transportation to and from polling sites Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. People who wish to vote, but who are not yet registered, can also get rides to the Charleston Courthouse for same-day registratio...

Student senate fails to meet quorum, voting for executive positions to start Monday

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under News

The Student Senate did not meet quorum Wednesday night and only gave their committee reports and executive reports during the meeting. However, voting for the executive board positions will be next Monday and Tuesday. Four students will be running unopposed for the fall student government...

Election judges, constituents discuss primary elections

Election judges, constituents discuss primary elections

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , News Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As people gathered to cast their votes in the primary elections, election judges and community members shared their opinions on the candidates, why it is important to participate in the elections and how the voter turnout compared to previous years. “It’s been a good turnout so far, but it’s...

Know before you vote: Last minute Election Day tips

Staff Report

March 19, 2018


Filed under News

The General Primary Election for 2018 will be on Tuesday. Each voter must vote at his/her precinct polling place. Voting starts at 6 a.m. Tuesday and ends at 7 p.m. that evening. To register to vote on Election Day, voters have to: Appear in person at one of the designated locations for reg...

Voice your opinion by casting your vote in primary elections

Staff Report

March 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With the primary elections just around the corner, we can’t help but stress how important it is for students to get out and vote. Voting is an important element in any democracy, but we know voter apathy is common, especially among college students. Far too often we hear our peers complain that voting ...

Spring concert to be announced March 22

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under News

The performers for the Spring Concert will be announced at noon, March 22 in the Food Court of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The concert reveal date was announced during an informal Student Senate meeting Wednesday night. University Board chair Jordan McLaren said there will be a ban...

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