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 be on the roads, unless they absolutely have to be somewhere. We at The Daily Eastern News agree tha...

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 as winter arrives early this year, there are several tips students should follow when it comes t...

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...

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 Clyde’s Animal Clinic, said she would recommend keeping dogs outside little while conditions ar...

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 decided to write about fashion, I wanted to encourage people to dress however they wanted and convince them that...

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...

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 sweaters and even thinner pants immediately leads us to assume that the “dumb kid” did not chec...

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 freshman year of college, three years ago already, dang I’m graduating. Wow. Anyways, that is ...

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 counties in east central Illinois including Coles County starting at 6 p.m. Friday night. The warning, set to expire 6 p.m. Saturday, is in anticipation of heavy snow with accumulations of 4-7 inche...

Workers place salt strategically

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

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 salt supplies ran low amid the snowy weather. This year, things turned out differently. Tim...

City salt supplies prepared for winter

Eastern groundskeeper Greg

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 last year’s. Ron Croy, a maintenance equipment operator within the grounds operations departmen...

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