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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

Anna Sipes, a junior biological sciences major, walks through the snow storm in the midst of a snowball fight happening in the library quad.

EIU winter break recap

Audra Gullquist, Assistant News Editor January 9, 2024

During the winter break, an Eastern student and Charleston city councilperson died and a new vice president for university advancement was elected. James Robert “JR” Desco, a graduate student...

Dear Aunt T: Home for the holidays

Dear Aunt T: Home for the holidays

Tera Johnson-Swartz, Columnist December 4, 2023

This semester really has flown by hasn’t it? The clock is running down now! For some, going home to rest and rejuvenate for this long, much needed break is the best medicine. To see family and friends...

How students plan to spend winter break

How students plan to spend winter break

Will Simmons, Campus Reporter December 9, 2021

Winter break is right around the corner, and for a lot of students it can not come soon enough. Some on break will be celebrating the semester’s end, and some will be crying over their scholastic misfortunes....

EDITORIAL: Happy holidays and enjoy winter break

EDITORIAL: Happy holidays and enjoy winter break

Staff Editorial December 9, 2021

We are once again at the end of a long, difficult semester. Every semester has its challenges and its ups and downs, but each of the last four have felt different and more stressful. But once finals...

Idea’s for having a comfy break

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist December 3, 2018

Now that it is getting colder outside and winter is right around the corner, people are not going outside as often on campus unless they are headed to class. Students are taking shortcuts through buildings...

Be joyful for friends moving on, no matter how hard

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist December 10, 2017

Every time a break is just within reach, I realize more and more that the amount of returning trips to Eastern I have are limited. This realization deepens every time I think about how one of my roommates...

Don’t force memories, enjoy final moments on campus

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist December 10, 2017

Sometimes I think about when my last day visiting The Daily Eastern News newsroom will be. Will it be twenty years in the future, visiting during an alumni event? Or will I find my way back even later...

Keep hard work in mind as semester finally ends

Staff Report December 10, 2017

The smell of burnt coffee grounds, sorrow, joy and a hint of salty tears linger across campus as students brace themselves for a long week of cramming for finals, and professors grade late work as a one...

Students gear up for holiday season

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter December 7, 2017

Many Eastern students are preparing for the upcoming holiday season by decorating their dorms and planning their activities over winter break. Sam Beuligmann, a senior science education major, said...

Editorial: Eastern’s break tragically short

Staff Editorial January 18, 2017

As many students have found out by now, Eastern has begun the second week of the spring semester at the same time that many of the neighboring institutions are starting their first week back from winter...

Traveling students share transportation tips

Callie Luttman, Contributing Writer December 12, 2016

  Students have a few options when heading home for winter break. Eastern has provided its students with a bus service that can take them to and from the Chicago suburbs. The Bus and Ticket...

Eastern students preparing for holidays

Chrissy Miller, Campus Reporter December 9, 2016

  With winter break right around the corner, students are getting in the holiday spirit and anticipating a few weeks away from schoolwork. Laura Renken, a freshman elementary education major,...

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