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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

STAFF EDITORIAL: Stay safe in treacherous weather

Staff Editorial November 12, 2019

With the heavy snowfall and blustery weather we have recently received, it is safe to say that the roads are rather dangerous. Local police officers have expressed that it is not worth it for people to...

Mechanics give tips on car care during winter

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter November 12, 2019

On Monday, cars did not start, cars slid off the road, people had to drive less than 15 miles per hour, and students had to wear more than their sweatshirts and sweats. And with the weather taking a turn...

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,...

How to keep pets safe during winter months

Logan Raschke, News Editor February 1, 2019

Neglecting to provide decent shelter for a pet from the below freezing weather can kill it, and it can also result in a misdemeanor charge for its owner. Sierrah McLaughlin, a veterinarian assistant at...

Fashion Friday: 5 basics for a practical winter outfit

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2018

I’ve been rather upset with myself, lately. Looking through the Fashion Friday columns that I’ve written, I cringed at how mediocre my writing was, and quite frankly, I’m embarrassed. When I...

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...

Don’t judge others before you know the facts

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor January 29, 2018

Watching students my age hunched over, their arms hugging their torsos while speed walking to class may prompt a quick chuckle from any passerby regardless of age. Seeing someone shiver in their thin...

Sean Says: keep traditions, stay impulsive

October 26, 2017

Every winter, Gary and I go to a Chicago Bulls game. I should say, we attempt to go to a Bulls game after last year’s massive debacle. As I have said, Gary and I are an impulsive duo. Mid-week of my...

Coles County under winter storm warning  (Updated)

Jason Howell, Online Editor February 20, 2015

Update 1: with tweet from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Update 2: the warning has been canceled. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Winter Storm Warning for 17 Illinois...

A worker puts down salt to ensures safety for walking students Monday near the Triad.

Workers place salt strategically

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor January 12, 2015

As the weather outside gets colder, students, faculty, and anyone else walking on campus face a common dilemma: icy sidewalks. Last year, the city of Charleston and its residents faced a problem when...


Eastern groundskeeper Greg Joe Jones Lee uses a torch to modify a bracket on a salt distributor on Thursday in the facilities building.  Lee, who has worked at Eastern for 20 years, said he enjoys all the different projects he is able to work on as a part of the grounds crew.  I have the best job on campus, Lee said. I just love the variety.

City salt supplies prepared for winter

Jack Cruikshank, Staff Reporter November 20, 2014

After experiencing shortages of salt/icemelt used to keep roads and sidewalks free of ice, both the city of Charleston as well as Eastern’s groundskeepers have been preparing for a winter as harsh as...

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