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Editorial: College bribe scandal is insulting to students

Staff Editorial

March 18, 2019


Filed under Editorials

The biggest scandal of the year so far is no doubt the college admissions scandal. On March 12, 50 people, including wealthy celebrities, were charged with allegedly scheming to influence colleges into admitting their children. These parents, two of which being actresses Lori Loughlin, best known for her role in ...

How to: filling NCAA tournament brackets

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

March 18, 2019


Filed under Columns

March is unquestionably, without a doubt, 100 percent the best month of the year. No, it isn’t because spring begins, or because of St. Patrick’s Day, or even because it’s Justin Bieber’s birth month. March is the best because of basketball. The past week has been full of college basketball’...

Here’s my ‘bad decision’ from spring break

Karena Ozier, Columnist

March 18, 2019


Filed under Columns

Now that spring break has come and passed, college students are left to reflect on the decisions that they’ve made. Some good… And most, not. My bad decision was not intentional. The much anticipated 12-hour drive back from my spring break destination in Texas proved to be quite a challenge. All al...

Family isn’t always supportive

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Columns

It truly is amazing how some of your own family members can be the ones that aim to bring you down. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced this tragedy practically my entire life with certain people in my family. I guess it really only got worse when I came out of the closet. These people thrive to make sure that ...

If you like soda, pop, taste Ski

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Columns

The cultural divide between Eastern students from southern Illinois and northern Illinois has plenty of differences, but none bigger than soda. In reality, that is not the biggest difference, but it is certainly one that always happens to come up in conversation whenever students from the different are...

Editorial: Break is already over; time to hustle

Staff Editorial

March 17, 2019


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The age-old battle students everywhere face has come upon us Sunday, into Monday, and standing your ground is the only way to combat the opponent. St. Patrick’s Day and spring break are fresh in everyone’s mind still, though both are now thoughts in the past. Even though they are in the past now...

Steve Irwin educated people, leave him be

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 7, 2019


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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) criticized Steve Irwin on his birthday, Feb. 22. He would've been 57 if he was still alive today. PETA tweeted in response to Google Doodle’s tribute to Irwin’s legacy, saying that his work should not be celebrated. “#SteveIrwin was killed...

Addiction can’t be dealt with alone; try to seek help

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Columns

One thing we always hear in recovery in the 12 steps is that the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that you are powerless over addiction. Believe it or not, a lot of people have trouble accepting this. They think that they control whether or not they stay clean and sober, believing they...

Editorial: Recharge, but stay prepared on break

Staff Editorial

March 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials

The long week of assignments, last-minute chores and packing before leaving Charleston has left many of us students sleep-deprived and ready for a week of fun. For some, spring break has already started. For many of us, we’re almost there. The Editorial staff members at The Daily Eastern News ha...

Volunteering comes with all kinds of benefits

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Everyone should volunteer at least once. Volunteerism is a good thing all around, and it really does make an enormous difference. Crystal Brown, assistant director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said the state of Illinois values one hour of volunteer service as a $25 donation to ...

Stop searching for love; let it come to you

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

So many times we find ourselves wishing we found soulmates or people to share our lives with. I am sure everyone has wondered when they would find true love at least once in their lifetime. The thing is, love comes when you least expect it, and it is not a good idea to jump into anything or rush anyth...

Be open to new learning methods, experiences

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Around 85 percent of the classes I have taken here at Eastern are usually lecture intensive courses with or without the aid of some type of technology like PowerPoint. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, I kind of like this type of curriculum. It is simple, and the information is easily comprehe...

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