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

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The DEN is not real, I just made it up

Will Padgett September 30, 2022

First off, just let me say…gotcha! I totally pranked every person reading this! You all thought that The Daily Eastern News was EIU’s paper for over 100 years when really it was just something I...

Luke Taylor is a senior journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: ‘Do Revenge’ could save the ‘girl movie’ genre

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2022

I am a firm believer that “teen girl movies” are an essential viewing genre for all demographics. We all know the hits: “Mean Girls” and “Legally Blonde” are at the top of the field for good...

Kyla Moton is a junior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The rise of LGBTQIA+ representation in media

Kyla Moton, Columnist September 29, 2022

Representation in media is essential. Whether viewers are 5 years of age or 60, it is so important to see people that are just like you in the books we read, the movies we view and the television shows...

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

COLUMN: ‘Gargoyles’ and the gun debate

Dan Hahn, Columnist September 28, 2022

Season 1 episode 8 of the animated cartoon series "Gargoyles" can be interpreted as an allegory for the gun control debate. The episode is titled “Deadly Force” and would have aired on US television...

COLUMN: The importance of finding a work-life balance

Allison Little, Columnist September 27, 2022

From the moment you arrive on campus as a freshman (and oftentimes even before) people are telling you to get involved with university organizations. They’ll tell you to join RSOs, Hall Council, Student...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: American Beauty, exceptional and relevant

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist September 26, 2022

American Beauty takes audience members through an experience of an average man who gets tired of living a simple and dull life and does a complete 180º turn. Lester Burnham, played by Kevin Spacey,...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Correcting a “white-washed” view

Katja Benz, Columnist September 26, 2022

The first event that I ever covered for the Daily Eastern News was the Latin American Heritage Kickoff in the fall of 2021. I covered that same event this year, which was in Doudna. There’s so much...

Ian Palacios is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Latinx or Latino, what to use

Ian Palacios, Columnist September 23, 2022

The term ‘latinx’, as Merriam-Webster notes, was created in the early 2000’s as a gender-neutral means of describing people of Latin American descent. And despite the good intentions of people using...

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: My parents should be banned from using emojis

Will Padgett, Columnist September 23, 2022

Imagine that you’re talking to one of your parents over text one random day and, at the end of the conversation, you tell them you love them only for them to respond with a thumbs-up emoji. The audacity,...

Kyla Moton is a junior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The dangers of stereotypes

Kyla Moton, Columnist September 22, 2022

During my freshman year of college, there was a huge group of people in the library quad causing a commotion. They had a sign with a long list of sins that they claimed us as college students would...

COLUMN: Arcade Fire, “WE” is a lightning-in-a-bottle album

Brie Coder , Columnist September 21, 2022

I’d like to go back to early summer and visit “WE,” the sixth studio album by the vastly experimental indie rock group Arcade Fire. Following a period of instability and isolation, thanks to COVID-19,...

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

COLUMN: No whey! Milk ingredients have no business in a potato chip

Dan Hahn, Columnist September 21, 2022

There are two types of snack aficionados: those that read ingredients labels and those that do not. I belong to the first category, and most often I will not eat anything unless I have either read the...

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