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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

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: If you actively choose not to use the crosswalks, we have problems

Will Padgett, Columnist November 18, 2022

I’m not even kidding either; I genuinely feel that way. I know we all have a grand ol’ time hee-ing and haw-ing at all the wacky things I write in the paper but I could not be more serious about this...

Kyla Moton is a junior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Student burnout

Kyla Moton, Columnist November 17, 2022

It’s come to the time of year in which I find it very difficult to stay motivated. I know I can’t be the only student that feels this way, I think it might actually be a universal feeling for college...

Brie Coder is a graduate student studying graduate student in communication and leadership and can be reached at bmcoder@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: 2022, a great year for Red Hot Chili Peppers

Brie Coder, Columnist November 16, 2022

This has been an excellent year for music listeners. While there have been major losses, there have also been many gains, including two back-to-back Red Hot Chili Peppers studio albums. Earlier this...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Bill Burr at the Peoria Civic Center

Dan Hahn, Columnist November 16, 2022

Bill Burr is a comedian famous for a blue-collar style of comedy but can also be a powder keg of outrage over minor annoyances. He’s edgy, pushes buttons, and presses topics that are not for audiences...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television and video production major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Face/Off”: an exciting and shameless action extravaganza

Drew Coffey, Columnist November 15, 2022

Realistic Plot? No. Realistic acting? No. Realistic action?  Definitely not. A fun and exciting film? Absolutely.  This film is “Face/Off” starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, and Dominique...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Our voices matter more than we think

Katja Benz, Columnist November 14, 2022

So, people voted on Tuesday. They could vote for governor, state representatives and senators. While Illinois has counted all of its votes, not every state has. Neither Arizona nor Nevada have votes reported,...

Trent Jonas is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The view from across the street

Trent Jonas, Columnist November 12, 2022

Sheer hell. That’s what it looked like to me, standing in front of the shuttered Dr. Smoothie, watching folks clamber for a place in the line snaking out of the bright and shiny damn Dunkin’ that just...

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Not enough places sell soft pretzels

Will Padgett, Columnist November 12, 2022

I was reading this joke article the other day on Reductress titled “Study Finds There Just Aren’t Enough Places to Buy Soft Pretzels” and, having read said article, I found myself completely agreeing. How...

A tribute at the front enterance of the memorial service that people could view. As part of the tribute, pictures of Jason Aguilar and teammates and other mementos were placed.

EDITORIAL: You aren’t alone

Editorial Board November 9, 2022

On Oct. 30, 2021, Jason Aguilar, an Eastern track athlete, took his own life on campus. While we often provide news coverage of one-year anniversaries like the opening of the food pantry and the Doug...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Lessons learned in residential solar

Dan Hahn, Columnist November 9, 2022

In the community where I live, we have participated in a group buy program allowing residents to leverage a bulk discount for purchasing solar panels. In conjunction with the group buy, Illinois has Solar...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Akira,” the film that popularized anime in America

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist November 8, 2022

"Akira" is an 80’s cyberpunk film and after its release, it was spread across America due to its impressive animation style and the topics addressed. The movie takes place after World War 3 that happens...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Life after school

Katja Benz, Columnist November 7, 2022

I graduate in May. That’s a few short months away. Unfortunately, I have no idea what I’m doing after I walk across that stage. You know, I’ve always had a plan for my next step: go do more school....

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