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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

The News won 34 awards at the Illinois Collegiate Press Association 2024.

EDITORIAL: The News wins 34 state awards

Editorial Board February 21, 2024

The Daily Eastern News staff won 34 awards at the Illinois Collegiate Press Association this past weekend in Chicago. The staff beat its previous record of 28 awards set at last year's ICPA in both...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘Cube’: ‘Saw’ before ‘Saw’

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 20, 2024

Late at night, I decided to put off a handful of assignments and watch an old sci-fi/thriller film called “Cube” from 1997. Let’s just say, I’ve never been more regretful of not doing my homework. The...

COLUMN: Hot take the field

COLUMN: ‘Hot take’ the field

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist February 19, 2024

So, I will be honest, I think the Super Bowl is over-hyped. I know, I know. “Kierstyn you are crazy, football is the best sport and the Super Bowl is the best event of the year.” I just do not...

Chloe Proffitt

COLUMN: Body image within athletes

Chloe Proffitt, Sports Reporter February 15, 2024

When it comes to athletics, how far would one go to achieve their goals? As an athlete, one will do the unthinkable to achieve their standards. For me and many other athletes, our mind creates a hypothesis...

Staff profile for Camron.

COLUMN: ‘Carol:’ love always finds a way back

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist February 14, 2024

Love in any capacity is always a hard thing to manage. The 2015 romance film "Carol" exhibits the conflicts between forbidden love and managing children. Depicted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel...

Staff profile for Sia Deykoontz.

COLUMN: Music for those Valentine’s Day emotions, from a radio DJ

Sia DeyKoontz, Photo Editor February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day is all about love. It is a way of celebrating the relationships we have with people. It is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with...

Alli Hausman

COLUMN: Great Value water: More than a water; a friend

Alli Hausman, Copy Chief February 13, 2024

Earlier this week, I had to pull an all-nighter to finish a paper.   I had worked a 10-hour shift that day and needed to get the story done before noon the next day. Like your average college student,...

Zaria Flippin

COLUMN: Voss water is the best water brand

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 13, 2024

You cannot tell me all water tastes the same. Water has such a specific taste to it depending on what brand of water you drink. When I was little, I didn’t really care about what water I drank: my only...

Ryan Hendrickson during the open interviews in Buzzard Auditorium. He is one out of four candidates for provost position Thursday morning.

EDITORIAL: We endorse Hendrickson as next provost

Editorial Board February 13, 2024

The Editorial Board majority endorsed Eastern’s current Interim Provost Ryan Hendrickson to serve as the official provost. After weeks of interviews, Eastern heard out the four provost candidates...

Jason Farias

COLUMN: Don’t reduce King’s legacy

Jason Farias, Columnist February 9, 2024

If you reduce your consideration of Black history and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to just February, you miss the celebration’s point entirely.  Early versions of Black History Month, first...

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

COLUMN: The hope for ethical clarity in terms of use

Dan Hahn, Columnist February 8, 2024

People frequently share passwords to online subscription services without second-guessing the ethics behind their decision. Much of the phenomenon pertains to end user license agreements, which most...

Zaria Flippin

COLUMN: Women in sports media are also women in sports

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor February 7, 2024

Happy national women and girls in sports day! I’ve known for a while that working in the sports field is something I’ve wanted to do. Ever since I made the decision to make this my living and pursue...

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