Author Archives: Danny Damiani

Same sports, new locations

I recently took a job with the Herald and Review in Decatur, Ill, and until I graduate I’m only working part time. For the past two months high school sports have been a major aspect of what I’m covering. I can definitely say I’ve grown more comfortable finding my way around central Illinois over the past […]

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Greek Sing

As a slow trickle of brightly dressed Eastern sorority and fraternity members walk to Lantz Arena they contrast the softball fans in t-shirts and shorts at Williams field. Dashes of red, yellow and green make their way across campus for Greek Sing. Part of Eastern’s Greek Week, Greek Sing involves sororities and fraternities singing musical […]

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Working Before the Dawn

Heating up green tea in a microwave at 4 a.m. on the second floor of Buzzard Hall is how Jenny Thompson needs to start her day. Thompson, a building service worker at Eastern Illinois University, begins her workday when the only students still awake are toiling away in their books or stumbling home from a […]

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The Road Ends for Eastern Basketball

The Eastern men’s basketball team faced off against Southeast Missouri on March 6, in the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, but wasn’t able to move forward in the OVC tournament. SEMO defeated the men’s basketball team 78-68. The women’s team played on Friday, March 8, and fell against UT Martin 71-69 in the semifinal round. It was […]

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The Road to Nashville

I covered my final two Eastern home basketball games Saturday, March 2. Both the men and women faced off against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Lantz Arena. The men came out of of the game victorious, defeating SIUE 61-46. The women weren’t able to come away with the victory. Eastern lost 62-70 in overtime. I’m traveling […]

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Eastern defeats UT Martin

Monday’s women’s basketball game against UT Martin was one of the more exciting games this semester in terms of photography. I can usually come away from a game with a few good reaction photos, but yesterday seemed like a gold mine. It’s always exciting covering a game that keeps you on your toes, and I […]

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A few forgotten photos

With only about three more months until I graduate from Eastern, the job hunt has seized me in its clutches, and I’ve found myself going through some of my photos from the past year. As I went through them I realized a few of my favorites never made it to my blog.   For my entire portfolio click here. […]

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Mattoon Fire

My first breaking news event of the year found me as I was working on my resume for my upcoming job search. A structure fire in Mattoon, Ill., was reported just before midnight on Thursday, and within a few minutes a fellow photographer and I were making our way to cover it. This was the […]

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Tooth and Nail

The Eastern women’s basketball team fought against Bradley University Monday night but came up one point short in the final seconds losing 66-65 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers return to the court Nov. 19 in Lantz Arena against San Jose State. For another view of the game check out Zachary White’s blog, and for the full […]

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Eastern crowned OVC Champion

Football coach Dino Babers led the team to an OVC championship during a season dubbed the New Era by Eastern athletics. Eastern came into their game against Southeast-Missouri State 5-1 in conference play, and claimed the OVC title outright after UT Martin lost to Tennessee Tech. Eastern defeated SEMO 39-20 Saturday at O’Brien Field. The Panthers […]

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