The Daily Eastern News

Column: Resisting the urge to reopen the country for the summer

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2020

It is finally beginning to feel like summer outside. But the weather is the only thing about summer that is starting to feel normal. Many people around the world are still isolating at home, only going out infrequently and carefully. But some people seem so desperate to enjoy their summers after several...

Column: ‘Empire’ still striking after 40 years

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2020

Over the last 43 years, the “Star Wars’ franchise has been a cornerstone in American popular culture. It has produced 11 films, most of which are very good. Some of the magic has been sucked out of the franchise in recent years by a ravenous fandom and tedious fan theories that run amok online,...

Column: Honoring a music legend

Ryan Meyer

May 20, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020, was the 40th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis, a lyrical mastermind and singer of the band that was at the front of the post-punk musical movement, Joy Division. There is a mythical aura surrounding Curtis and his band, as there is with many artists who perish too early....

Column: ‘The Last Dance’ was entertaining but flawed, much like its subject

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

It sure is nice to have some sports content to talk about. Sunday night saw the end of ESPN’s 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance,” which provided a look into the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a sixth NBA Championship and into the mind of Jordan. The final product was thoroughly entertaining...

Letter to the editor: Eastern administration must be held accountable for handling of sexual assault cases

Jack Cruikshank

May 18, 2020

This letter was submitted by Jack Cruikshank. A little less than three weeks ago, former Eastern soccer player Malorie Henderlong posted a video on YouTube where she explained she was sexually assaulted by a fellow Eastern student-athlete in 2017. Two weeks, a report came out of a similar story of...

PODCAST: Stream Fiends (‘You’ S2, E3+4)

April 26, 2020 • This podcast episode is also available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and five other platforms! We're not as disappointed in these next couple of episodes in the continuing "You" series as we were in the previous two. However, the Henderson storyline does seem pretty forced, and Joe...

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose “Kyle” Ignalaga

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose

Jose Ignalaga

April 21, 2020

My name is Jose Leo Carmona Ignalaga, but my friends call me Kyle. Currently, I am a second semester junior, and I am a computer information technology major as well as a digital media minor. Prior to the quarantine, I recall having a routine that kept me active, healthy and quite punctual, in the...

DEN at Home: Letter from Nate Carlson

DEN at Home: Letter from Nate Carlson

Nate Carlson

April 19, 2020

There are few moments in our lifetimes when we experience a collective reality- moments when the veil of self is torn away, when the simulation crashes, when we realize our lives are so desperately and delicately interconnected to everyone who surrounds us. These moments, the moon landing, the JFK assassination,...

DEN at Home: Letter from Elijah Snyder

DEN at Home: Letter from Elijah Snyder

Elijah Snyder

April 19, 2020

My name is Elijah Snyder, and I am a senior majoring in TV and video production and I am a photo journalist for the DEN. One of the things I was assigned to do this semester was to create, film, and edit a TV Pilot that would be broadcast on local TV. Sadly, with COVID-19, the project that I created...

“DEN at Home”: Letter from Corryn Brock

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 17, 2020

All of this happened so fast and so slow. It was only a month ago I was enjoying time working at The Daily Eastern News and spending time with Alpha Sigma Tau sisters. It feels like everything has changed so quickly these past few weeks and yet the days drag on. As one of th...

‘DEN at Home’: Letter from Hannah Killough

'DEN at Home': Letter from Hannah Killough

Hannah Killough

April 17, 2020

Dear DEN, I am a student of Eastern Illinois University and a citizen of Coles County.  I live with my parents on the edge of Ashmore and drive 7 minutes to campus every day.  Due to me living at home, I didn't realize how lonely I would get when I wasn't on campus all the time. I miss being...

‘DEN at Home’: Letter from Logan Raschke

'DEN at Home': Letter from Logan Raschke

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

April 15, 2020

Should I love or hate spring? Or both? I guess I have a pretty love-hate relationship with spring. I used to look forward to spring, but lately it seems like spring just keeps getting worse and worse each year. Last spring, my grandmother — one of the most influential and empowering people...

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