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

COLUMN: There is still time to save the Earth

COLUMN: There is still time to save the Earth

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist July 22, 2022

Nowadays it seems like I can’t check the news without learning yet another way climate change is ravaging our globe.  The latest climate change news is that a ferocious and life threatening heatwave...

COLUMN: My love hate relationship with burnout

COLUMN: My love hate relationship with burnout

Katja Benz, Columnist July 19, 2022

I’m very thankful the summer is closing out now because of my summer class and internship. Choosing to do both in the same semester was nothing short of awful. I truly enjoyed both my class (it was...

COLUMN: Marching band molded me into the person I am today

COLUMN: Marching band molded me into the person I am today

Katja Benz, Columnist July 15, 2022

There are marching band clinics going on around campus this week. I found out the hard way when about 200 teenagers were sprinting into Taylor Dining shortly after I had arrived, gotten my food and sat...

COLUMN: Puerto Rican protesters, environmental activists are inspiring

COLUMN: Puerto Rican protesters, environmental activists are inspiring

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist July 15, 2022

After a long battle to keep Puerto Rican beaches accessible for all, environmental activists in Puerto Rico have celebrated a victory against developers, corporate interests, and the rich people buying...

Take big business out of education

Take big business out of education

Ellen Dooley, Columnist June 29, 2022

If there was one thing I learned in high school, college will be expensive and I must stand out. It was always having the best SAT or ACT scores, doing extracurricular activities, or making connections....

COLUMN: Overturning Roe v. Wade is not pro-life

COLUMN: Overturning Roe v. Wade is not pro-life

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist June 25, 2022

The Supreme Court overturned the landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade, which gave Americans the constitutional right to abortions after 49 years, on Friday.  This ruling means that the decision regarding...

COLUMN: Weight loss programs arent being sensitive

COLUMN: Weight loss programs aren’t being sensitive

Katja Benz, Columnist June 22, 2022

Last week I watched The Devil Wears Prada on Hulu. For those, like me, who don’t pay the additional $6 a month to watch ad-free, there are scheduled ad breaks, throughout the program. One commercial...

I really hope graduate school isnt scary

I really hope graduate school isn’t scary

Katja Benz, Columnist June 14, 2022

I have a really busy summer between my internship, my senior seminar and writing for the DEN. I have to take my internship “class” and my senior seminar this summer to graduate in May. And the fact...

COLUMN: Id appreciate if we didnt ruin the world

COLUMN: I’d appreciate if we didn’t ruin the world

Katja Benz, Columnist June 10, 2022

The Earth is dying. I’m sure that we all know that and I hope that we know it’s true and bound to happen. That scares me, as a young person who wants to have a future on a planet that won’t blow...

COLUMN: The unhealthy and dangerous media presence of the Depp v. Heard trial

COLUMN: The unhealthy and dangerous media presence of the Depp v. Heard trial

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist June 9, 2022

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial came to an end, and I am glad to stop hearing people talk about it. Seeing the way people spoke of the trial on social media disturbed me for many reasons, but mostly...

COLUMN: Our health systems are overwhelmed

COLUMN: Our health systems are overwhelmed

Ellen Dooley, Columnist June 7, 2022

This past weekend, I had to make a trip to the emergency room. When I arrived, I went straight to a triage room so they could access the level of my severity. I was not actively having cardiac arrest or...

COLUMN: Thoughts and prayers isnt enough

COLUMN: Thoughts and prayers isn’t enough

Ellen Dooley, Columnist June 2, 2022

I saw an ad on YouTube the other day. It was not for the next big video game or an extravagant pair of shoes. It was for a bulletproof shield that slips into a backpack. A shield that is supposed to protect...

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