The Daily Eastern News

New year means new perspective, horizons

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, Columns, Opinions, Special Sections

It really feels good to be back at Eastern. I am excited to start out the year in a new position as Opinions Editor, and I am anxious to see how the year goes. Last year was my first year here as a junior transfer student, and to say I was petrified is an understatement. I really did not have any i...

Stay hopeful, confident this year

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, Columns, Opinions, Special Sections

As you say goodbye to your parents, and maybe even siblings or significant others, and move in to a new life at Eastern, remember one thing: stay strong. I am sure a lot of you were ready to leave the nest and be on your own, but shortly you will realize that you will miss home and the comfort of the peo...

Welcome to the next 4 years, freshmen

Staff Editorial

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, Editorials, Opinions, Special Sections

The Staff at The Daily Eastern News would like to welcome all first year students to Eastern. We recognize that right now is a scary, yet exciting, stage of your young life. College is such a unique experience, and everything from move in until graduation will contribute to the rest of your adult exi...

Some advice for incoming freshmen

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

College is a new experience, and it is really hard to adjust to this sort of lifestyle at first. Balancing a social life, school and in some cases work, is hard at first, but you will get used to it. I know way to many people that came to Eastern and failed/ dropped out of school after their first...

See the miracles in the world

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I believe my generation has developed a nihilistic/cynical view on the world due to the many tragedies that plague our everyday lives. It is a tragedy that the war on terror, drugs and mass shootings are a part of our daily lives. Because of what has happened over the past few years, there is a...

Underrated films: ‘Rush’

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 10, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns, Opinions

"Rush" was a film released in 2013. It was written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard. The film was based on the true story of Formula One drivers Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). The film follows both Hunt and Lauda from each of their perspectives. Hunt is presented...

The toxicity of the online community

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As a person living in the age of smart phones and dumb people, I have seen my fair share of toxic people on the internet. Because of the anonymity people can use in the World Wide Web, a select group of people attack others with massive vulgarity and reckless disregard for other people's well being. I...

Independence Day is more than an excuse to party

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Scrolling through social media Wednesday (and basically every Fourth of July), I see a lot of posts from people that show them with drinks in their hands, at house parties, on a lake, at a bonfire, etc. Now I enjoy partying, don't get me wrong, but Independence Day is more than a good time with friends...

The importance of guiding the next generation of journalists

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Currently, there is a summer camp being held on campus, the Illinois Press Foundation/ Eastern Illinois University high school journalism camp. The Illinois Press Foundation is one of the largest state press organizations in the country, and they sponsor the camp, so the students attending do not...

Underrated films: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 26, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns, Opinions

I am starting a new series that brings light to criminally under appreciated films of the past that deserve recognition. "The Place Beyond the Pines" is a film released in 2012. It was directed and co-written by Derek Cianfrance, he is mostly known for directing the film "Blue Valentine". The story...

ACT or no ACT? Ask University of Chicago

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Reporter

June 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Chances are, if you have children in high school, or had children in high school, or work in a school system, you have heard the students stress over the ACT standardized test. In their minds, understandably, they think a bad, or not good enough, ACT score will derail their chances of getting accepted...

Fathers definitely deserve their own day of celebration

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

This past weekend, I surprised my dad by showing up at my parents house (the home I grew up in) unannounced to celebrate Father's Day. I wanted to surprise my dad because he never gets surprised about anything, and the look on his face was filled with absolute joy when I showed up at the house. I...

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