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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

Caleigh Miller, a freshman sports management major, and Kristina Robinson, a freshman communication disorders and sciences major, relax in a hammock outside of the Library Quad Thursday afternoon. Miller and Robinson were hanging out in the hammock while their friends played music and chatted with them from a nearby bench.

FEATURE PHOTO: Hammock weather

Melissa Jabek, Photographer March 6, 2020

Caleigh Miller, a freshman sports management major, and Kristina Robinson, a freshman communication disorders and sciences major, relax in a hammock outside of the Library Quad Thursday afternoon. Miller...

Snow, freezing rain expected for Friday

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor January 17, 2020

Charleston will see snow, freezing rain and sleet Friday afternoon, making commutes home for the long weekend potentially dangerous. Everett Lau, WEIU News Watch’s Sky Watch Local Forecaster, said the...

First day of spring: Students’ thoughts and what to know

Tony Elias-Cadena, Contributing Writer March 20, 2019

What is the Spring Equinox all about? According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the spring equinox is an astronomical event that took place Wednesday. “The spring equinox is also known as March equinox...

Use nicer weather to get yourself motivated

Staff Editorial March 20, 2019

This week’s weather has been drastically different than what we’ve been used to. While the flowers may not be in full bloom quite yet, it has been nice to be able to ditch the heavy jacket and walk...

Take care of your fur babies; keep them in warmth

Staff Editorial February 19, 2019

Far too often, we see animals outside during this time of year when we are experiencing what can be frigid temperatures. We at The Daily Eastern News disapprove of the way many animals are being treated...

Students share opinions on changing temps

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor February 4, 2019

After last week’s polar vortex, Charleston has been experiencing warmer temperatures going into the mid-fifties. Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s local forecaster, said these temperature changes are...

Ways people ‘predict’ the weather besides Groundhog Day

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor February 4, 2019

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Saturday, which, according to legend, signifies an early spring. Groundhog Day, celebrated annually on Feb. 2, was first celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania,...

Wind Chill Advisory issued for Thursday, Friday

Staff Report January 23, 2019

A Wind Chill Advisory was issued by The National Weather Service and will be in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 12 p.m. Friday. Central, east central and west central Illinois are expected to be affected...

Winter weather advisory issued for Thursday

Staff Report January 16, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 9 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday. Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s Local Forecaster, said Charleston can expect snow, freezing...

Freezing rain likely to cause slippery roads, sidewalks

Staff Report January 14, 2019

The National Weather Service in Lincoln issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, and west central Illinois. Overnight into Tuesday morning a weak weather...

WEIU’s Everett Lau: ‘bundle up’ for weekend weather

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor January 9, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of central, east central, southeast and west central Illinois. Wind chills are expected to be in the single digits early...

Winter weather advisory in effect until Thursday evening

Staff Report November 14, 2018

A winter weather advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday. According to Weather Underground, there will be mixed precipitation Thursday. Total snow accumulations will be around three to five...

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