The Daily Eastern News

Column: Justice system is failing, must change

Gillian Eubanks

October 1, 2020

There are many things wrong with our justice system from mass incarceration, the dehumanizing experience of prison, the lack of rehabilitation for criminals, shoddy police work, etc. There are a lot of changes to be made that will take a long time to see results from. Today though, I want to talk abou...

Column: I just want Trump’s presidency to end

Karina Delgado

September 29, 2020

I am tired. I am tired of seeing our president in the news almost every day. President Trump always has something to say and something to do. I am unsure why the people of the United States are letting this man stay in office. I want a revolution. I want this man long gone and never seen again. Everythi...

Column: Remote socialization isn’t all bad

Logan Raschke

September 29, 2020

While the pandemic has physically separated us from others, it has forced everyone to connect in a different way: remotely. While the sudden shift from in-person socialization to online was a hard one — one that millions, if not billions, of people grapple with to this day — a lot of users have...

Column: Fall is finally here

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez

September 29, 2020

Leaves are changing into beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. There is a slight chill in the air. Pumpkin patches are beginning to open up. Eastern students are already putting up autumn-themed decorations. Fall is in the air, and I absolutely love it. Fall is the season I most look forward...

Column: Trump the Everlasting Gobstopper

Lindsey Ulrey

September 27, 2020

We have all heard about the adult children that will not move out of their parents’ basement, but have you heard about the president who will not move out of the White House? The peaceful transition of powers has been a hallmark of democracy since the inauguration of our first president in 1789...

Column: Barrett nomination sure to spark debate in Senate

Zach Bray

September 27, 2020

It’s now nomination time. Saturday afternoon, President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ginsburg. A heated battle has been set up in the Senate, where Republicans are posed to go through a swift confirmation of Judge Barrett, who in 2017 was appointed to the Chicago-b...

Column: Keep track of voting deadlines

Marguerite McHale

September 24, 2020

As the election of 2020 barrels ahead, voters await the November 3rd poll day. In Illinois, early voting opens on September 24th, which has now already passed, meaning voting is officially open. Absentee ballots have been sent out and must be sent in by October 29th to be counted towards the general...

Column: COVID-19 could bring end to theater industry

Destiny Blanchard

September 24, 2020

We’re nearly eight months into what seems like a forever-continuing pandemic. With the restrictions on going out, we have to find other ways to entertain ourselves. Many of us have spent time binge-watching and streaming hours of shows and movies. I used Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus as a personal...

Column: 2020 cannot take away Halloween

Katelyn Eddington

September 24, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control is officially canceling Halloween activities like trick-or-treating because it’s unsafe with the global coronavirus pandemic. Now I understand the pandemic, but canceling Halloween? That’s a time for kids or adults (like me) to have fun. The CDC also says don’t ...

Column: What does suicide prevention mean?

Gillian Eubanks

September 24, 2020

September is the National Suicide Prevention Month. According to statistics done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the website SAVE, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Forty-four thousand nine-hundred and sixty-five people die a ye...

Column: Fleet Foxes’ new album perfect for fall

Ryan Meyer

September 22, 2020

If there was ever a band for the fall season, it’s Fleet Foxes. Prior to the Tuesday release of their new album, “Shore,” I was only familiar with some songs off of their 2008 self-titled album. Their music is a bit of a departure from what I’m used to, as their indie folk label tended to tur...

Column: Bethesda sale surprising, alarming

Logan Raschke

September 22, 2020

Here’s another tally mark to add to the shocking number of reasons why 2020 is probably one of the strangest, most unpredictable years in history: Microsoft is buying Bethesda. This means the game franchises we love dearly, such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and DOOM among many more, will soon b...

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