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: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity

COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 21, 2022

I’ve spent my day absorbing New York band Geese’s debut album “Projector,” and after months of only listening to “First World Warrior,” I’m kicking myself for not hopping on this train earlier. The...

COLUMN: The internet may be replacing religion in forming communities

COLUMN: The internet may be replacing religion in forming communities

Gisella Mancera, Columnist January 20, 2022

Religion has been the driving factor of social cohesion for centuries. Empires and governments have been based on religious values and the mores associated with it. Religion is deeply seeded in the roots...

COLUMN: Losing yourself in an online persona

COLUMN: Losing yourself in an online persona

Theo Edwards, Opinions Editor January 19, 2022

Some media at the time it is created grows more in relevance as time goes on. The psychological thriller, “Perfect Blue,” and its themes fit this exactly.  “Perfect Blue,” released in 1997, is...

COLUMN: Are we as free as we think?

COLUMN: Are we as free as we think?

Ian Palacios, Columnist January 19, 2022

Suppose your friend forgot to pick you up from work. You may rightly say, “You were supposed to pick me up today! You could have, but instead you forgot.” Though this seems like common sense, we might...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Too much and not enough time

Ellen Dooley, Columnist January 18, 2022

Sitting...waiting...until the clock strikes. I can finally get out of this class. Do you ever have a class that drags on and feels like it will never end?   At my high school we had eighty-minute blocks...

COLUMN: Dear America, lower your cost of living

COLUMN: Dear America, lower your cost of living

Katja Benz, Columnist January 17, 2022

If you don’t make it to the bottom of my articles, I’m an English major. I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, she wants to teach.” There are so many connotations of English majors. The biggest...

COLUMN: High expectations for third Fontaines D.C. record

COLUMN: High expectations for third Fontaines D.C. record

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 14, 2022

The band that had my favorite record of 2020, Fontaines D.C., just announced the upcoming release of their third record, “Skinty Fia,” the record that will likely be my favorite of 2022. They’ve...

COLUMN: I Am Not Okay With This did not deserve to be canceled

COLUMN: ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ did not deserve to be canceled

Ian Stoubaugh, Columnist January 14, 2022

I know that a lot of people haven’t seen the show “I Am Not Okay With This” on Netflix. I don’t blame anyone. I think it’s a brilliant show, but Netflix didn’t push the show out as much. I...

COLUMN: Astrology is a pseudoscience and why that shouldn’t matter

COLUMN: Astrology is a pseudoscience and why that shouldn’t matter

Gisella Mancera, Columnist January 13, 2022

Astrology, a concept that originated in 3,000 B.C., has reemerged throughout millennia and seems to be particularly suited to 21st-century internet culture. But just like everything else on the internet,...

COLUMN: The danger of Minecraft’s hidden ideology

COLUMN: The danger of Minecraft’s hidden ideology

Ian Palacios, Columnist January 12, 2022

One idea that has permeated Western culture for thousands of years is the view that the world and all of its parts—the forests, the animals that live within them, the mountains that tower over us and...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: What readers can expect in the Spring 2022 semester

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: What readers can expect in the Spring 2022 semester

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2022

Last semester, I told you of the updates our publication would be seeing. This semester, I am proud to tell you more about where our publication is headed and what you can expect from us this semester. A...

COLUMN: Hong Kong journalists and the psychology behind governmental control

Theo Edwards, Opinions Editor January 11, 2022

It is said that humans can be selfish creatures, but as displayed through many protest efforts in history time again, people don’t speak out just for themselves but for the hope that life will be better...

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