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

Students walk from Andrews Hall to Old Main Saturday afternoon. The students walked in protest of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who was killed by five members of the Memphis, Tenn. at a traffic stop.

EDITORIAL: There needs to be a change

Editorial Board February 1, 2023

Another police brutality has affected the Black community, once again. Tyre Nichols was killed by police officers on Jan. 7 and died Jan. 10. Tragedies like these are happening too often, but you don’t...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television/video production major. He can be reached at akcoffey@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ an undebatable classic

Drew Coffey, Columnist January 31, 2023

Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito, and the actor who voices chucky from “Child’s Play?” These are a few of the actors in the award winning 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s...

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

COLUMN: Learning is supposed to hurt, it is how we grow

Trent Jonas, Columnist January 30, 2023

I am what you might call a veteran of higher education.   I have an undergraduate degree, two graduate degrees, and am here at EIU working on a third graduate degree. I like to think of myself as...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: Pears are the worst fruit

Will Padgett, Columnists January 27, 2023

Yep, we’re back with food opinions because they’re just so easy to write and they get you all upset which really makes writing these columns worth it.   This time, I’m laying down a hard truth...

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

COLUMN: From campground to college, science and tech changed little

Dan Hahn, Columnist January 26, 2023

My favorite thing to do on vacation is to go camping. I like to “rough it” as it is called. I cook food over an open flame on the ground, sleep in a tent, and use primitive versions of a bathroom...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kkbenz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: What would have happened?

Katja Benz, Columnist January 26, 2023

Last night, instead of falling asleep, I was thinking about the future.   I found out that I graduate at 10 a.m. on May 6. That made me wonder what would happen in the fourteen hours that I get stuck...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: ‘Nope,’ nothing spectacular, but a satisfactory movie

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

Jordan Peele’s third movie does not live up to the hype or to the standard of his previous films.   Going into this film, the thought of underlying messages and having to think critically were expected,...

EDITORIAL: Believe scientists about science issues

EDITORIAL: Believe scientists about science issues

Editorial Board January 25, 2023

Typically, science is a field of fact and researched studies, but it has increasingly become a topic of debate. The thing is- there is nothing to debate.  COVID-19 and women’s health has specifically...

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

COLUMN: What if AI wrote this column?

Trent Jonas, Columnist January 23, 2023

That is a thing now, you know.   There are content generating (because everything is “content” now, i.e., crap that is used to fill up space on pages, screens, and, most particularly, social media...

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

COLUMN: Global warming is a reality that is fast coming

Katja Benz, Columnist January 21, 2023

It has been a wacky year.   In July, gas was over four dollars a gallon and it felt like a bajillion degrees out. But in January, approximately six months later, it will be twenty degrees one day and...

two dudes talk movies

Two Dudes Talk Movies Ep. 16: I, Tonya, feat. Special Guest

Cam'ron Hardy and Ashanti Thomas January 20, 2023

Drew and Cam discuss the 2017 drama and autobiography film, I, Tonya, with special guest, Ashanti Thomas.

Rob Le Cates is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Complaining should not be necessary to get proper service

Rob Le Cates, Photo Editor January 20, 2023

Last summer, I dropped my laptop, which shattered the screen. Before you say “you need to take better care of it,” trust me, I know. I tried my insurance to fix the issue but was kicked back because...

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