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 student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Gunnar Olson

‘Planet of the Apes’ an intro course on ethics

Gunnar Olson, Reporter May 30, 2024

The summer blockbuster “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” released into theaters back on May 10. Today we take a look back at where it all got started with the film “Planet of the Apes”, which...

Spring 2024 staff portrait of Payton Liggins.

Column: The ethics of AI

Payton Liggins, Reporter May 28, 2024

The incorporation of artificial intelligence into academic settings has spurred in-depth conversations regarding the ethical ramifications of this rapidly expanding field. Personalized learning experiences,...

Jacob Hamm

Dear Democrats: Take Trump seriously

Jacob Hamm, News Editor May 24, 2024

With the presidential primaries effectively over, the general election has begun. Both major party candidates have started their campaigns, with Trump and Biden both holding rallies and amping up political...

COLUMN: Journalism is not just for journalism majors

COLUMN: Journalism is not just for journalism majors

Ellen Dooley, Opinions Editor April 27, 2024

The field of journalism is a lot broader than what people normally think.  When I first joined The News my freshman year, I did not think I would be sitting here writing my last column as a second-year...

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

COLUMN: Next steps, shoes as symbols of growth

Dan Hahn, Columnist April 25, 2024

Every end of the school year, I get a bit nostalgic as I reflect on the academic year that has come and gone. This year, I’m thinking about an old pair of Xero Prio shoes I own that should probably...

Jason Farias

COLUMN: Observing my first Ramadan in solidarity with Palestine

Jason Farias, Columnist April 23, 2024

Eid Mubarak to all the Muslims around the world. Ramadan is the holy month in the Islamic calendar in which Muslims practice fasting, prayer, communal gathering and spiritual development. Eid al-Fitr...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘The Social Network:’ nice guys finish last

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 18, 2024

I’ll start by saying that I am completely aware that this film is not fully accurate. However, this film stands as one of the most entertainingly crafted and sharply made real-life biopics in the last...

COLUMN: Educators need to be more valued

COLUMN: Educators need to be more valued

Ellen Dooley, Opinions Editor April 17, 2024

There is a national shortage of teachers. It has been the same thing we have been hearing since COVID-19 hit, and there seems to be no rebound.  It is because of one thing: teachers are not being valued.  According...

Jason Farias

COLUMN: Concerns with free speech zones

Jason Farias, Columnist April 15, 2024

Contrary to popular belief, free speech zones do not actually protect free speech everywhere. Funny enough, they were created to do just the opposite. In response to the 1960s Berkeley Free Speech Movement...

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

COLUMN: The spirit of Linux and the attention economy

Dan Hahn, Columnist April 11, 2024

The New York Times article "Did One Guy Just Stop a Huge Cyberattack?" chronicles the story of Andres Freund, a 38 year-old Nebraskan software engineer who discovered and eliminated a serious software...

Jacob Hamm

COLUMN: 32-hour work weeks should be the standard

Jacob Hamm, Columnist April 8, 2024

The idea of a 32-hour work week has gained attention recently, with many companies in Europe and the United States instituting this policy.  Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont recently introduced legislation...

EDITORIAL: Class evaluations should matter

EDITORIAL: Class evaluations should matter

Editorial Board April 4, 2024

At the end of the semester, students submit anonymous evaluations about their classes and professors with aims of helping better the class for future students. As a board, we had seen a vast range of...

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