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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

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...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘It Comes at Night:’ many questions, few answers

Drew Coffey, Columnist April 3, 2024

A mystery is only as good as its answers. While that may be a pretentious film quote, I believe it rings true. That is why I think the 2017 mystery/horror film “It Comes at Night” has become understandably...

COLUMN: Start appreciating your professors

COLUMN: Start appreciating your professors

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist April 2, 2024

At the beginning of this semester, I became a graduate assistant for an English class. I was a bit nervous at the beginning because I had been a substitute teacher for elementary and middle schools, but...

Luther Yoder

COLUMN: The hip-drop tackle ban is good for the NFL

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor April 1, 2024

This past Monday, the NFL banned the hip-drop tackle, making the tackle a flag for 15 yards and an automatic first down. According to USA Today, in a hip-drop tackle, “The defensive player approaches...

Patrick Schmitz

COLUMN: The hip-drop tackle ban is bad for the NFL

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter April 1, 2024

Defenses in football have had to adapt to changes in tackling for years. Older players have had to adjust how to tackle people, since they cannot lead with their heads anymore. Now, defenders cannot wrap...

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