The Daily Eastern News

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 or vernal equinox,” The Old Farmer’s Almanac says. This takes place all over the world, but more p...

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 outside without wishing we were indoors. For many people, the weight of seasonal depression is...

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 in this weather. Regardless of what some people may think, these animals are not to be kept out in...

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 not normal for this time of year. “It’s not uncommon to see temperatures shoot up for a few day...

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, according to the History Channel. The day originally began in 1887, when a newspaper editor...

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 with the 15 to 25 degrees below zero wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia are possible, and ac...

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 rain and then rain during the time of the advisory, but it will most likely begin around midnight. ...

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 system will “produce patchy freezing drizzle,” according to the report. Roads and walkways ...

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 Thursday. Light snow is expected Friday and Saturday, and several inches of accumulation is possi...

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 inches with a light glaze of ice accumulations. Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s Sky Watch Local Fo...

What students have to say about the weather

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2018

Early Tuesday morning it began raining in Charleston, leaving Eastern’s campus with standing water and several students wet from the downpour for a part of the day. This is not the first time students at Eastern have dealt with the effects of heavy rainfall, leading several of them to have their own...

Spring forward, take advantage of weather

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

March 26, 2018

As spring arrives, I am reminded of the beauty of the Earth and the smells of nature. Finally, we can say goodbye to seasonal depression and look forward to six months or so of being outside in nice weather. Although the past few days have been dreary outside, I know that will soon fade away and we...

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