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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

COLUMN: Political ideologies and responses to vaccine mandate

COLUMN: Political ideologies and responses to vaccine mandate

Gisella Mancera, Columnist January 25, 2022

Americans are diverse in their composition, yet mainstream political ideology is boiled down to two perspectives. It is absolutely ridiculous to think 329 million people can be squeezed into the confines...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: COVID-19 is a hindrance, not an excuse

Ellen Dooley, Columnist January 25, 2022

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has affected all of us in some way or form. We all missed life milestones and experiences. It has impacted how we learn and grow. One thing that will be impacted for...

COLUMN: Dear Universities, how much does safety really cost?

COLUMN: Dear Universities, how much does safety really cost?

Katja Benz, Columnist January 24, 2022

I’m sure you’re all aware that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. It doesn’t seem like the pandemic will be wrapping up anytime soon, especially since we all still have to wear masks to class,...

COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity

COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 21, 2022

I’ve spent my day absorbing New York band Geese’s debut album “Projector,” and after months of only listening to “First World Warrior,” I’m kicking myself for not hopping on this train earlier. The...

COLUMN: The internet may be replacing religion in forming communities

COLUMN: The internet may be replacing religion in forming communities

Gisella Mancera, Columnist January 20, 2022

Religion has been the driving factor of social cohesion for centuries. Empires and governments have been based on religious values and the mores associated with it. Religion is deeply seeded in the roots...

EDITORIAL: Powell, Nortons best options for renaming

EDITORIAL: Powell, Nortons best options for renaming

January 19, 2022

As Eastern’s Board of Trustees meets Friday, a discussion will be had on the renaming of Douglas Hall. This comes after the Naming Committee reviewed several individuals for their fitness...

COLUMN: Losing yourself in an online persona

COLUMN: Losing yourself in an online persona

Theo Edwards, Opinions Editor January 19, 2022

Some media at the time it is created grows more in relevance as time goes on. The psychological thriller, “Perfect Blue,” and its themes fit this exactly.  “Perfect Blue,” released in 1997, is...

COLUMN: Are we as free as we think?

COLUMN: Are we as free as we think?

Ian Palacios, Columnist January 19, 2022

Suppose your friend forgot to pick you up from work. You may rightly say, “You were supposed to pick me up today! You could have, but instead you forgot.” Though this seems like common sense, we might...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Too much and not enough time

Ellen Dooley, Columnist January 18, 2022

Sitting...waiting...until the clock strikes. I can finally get out of this class. Do you ever have a class that drags on and feels like it will never end?   At my high school we had eighty-minute blocks...

COLUMN: Dear America, lower your cost of living

COLUMN: Dear America, lower your cost of living

Katja Benz, Columnist January 17, 2022

If you don’t make it to the bottom of my articles, I’m an English major. I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, she wants to teach.” There are so many connotations of English majors. The biggest...

COLUMN: High expectations for third Fontaines D.C. record

COLUMN: High expectations for third Fontaines D.C. record

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 14, 2022

The band that had my favorite record of 2020, Fontaines D.C., just announced the upcoming release of their third record, “Skinty Fia,” the record that will likely be my favorite of 2022. They’ve...

COLUMN: I Am Not Okay With This did not deserve to be canceled

COLUMN: ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ did not deserve to be canceled

Ian Stoubaugh, Columnist January 14, 2022

I know that a lot of people haven’t seen the show “I Am Not Okay With This” on Netflix. I don’t blame anyone. I think it’s a brilliant show, but Netflix didn’t push the show out as much. I...

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