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

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

Staff Editorial September 20, 2021

Continuing our week of recommendations for the renaming of Douglas Hall, we at The Daily Eastern News believe that Captain Charles Hall should be also be considered by the Naming Committee  Hall...

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

Staff Editorial September 20, 2021

We at The Daily Eastern News believe that students at Eastern deserve to have Douglas Hall renamed and renamed after someone truly tied to the Eastern community and someone who has done good for Eastern. This...

EDITORIAL: Have a fun and safe Family Weekend

EDITORIAL: Have a fun and safe Family Weekend

Editorial Board September 16, 2021

Family Weekend is almost here. Where students get to show their family around campus, get their face painted, go bowling, play games and more. However, while being on-campus again might make everyone...

EDITORIAL: Celebrate and honor Latino culture

EDITORIAL: Celebrate and honor Latino culture

Editorial Board September 15, 2021

National Latin Heritage Month began Wednesday, kicking off a month for recognizing and celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx community.    Latin Heritage Month began...

EDITORIAL: Slut shame elsewhere

EDITORIAL: Slut shame elsewhere

Editorial Board September 13, 2021

Brother Jed and Sister Cindy Smock made their annual trip to Eastern and shockingly enough received a poor reaction from students. But honestly, what did they expect? They are a punchline at campuses...

EDITORIAL: What more do you need

EDITORIAL: What more do you need

Editorial Board September 12, 2021

At the Board of Trustees meeting Friday, several members of the Board expressed they needed more information about renaming Douglas Hall, but what more could they need? This debate has gone on for over...

EDITORIAL: 9/11 affects Gen Z differently

EDITORIAL: 9/11 affects Gen Z differently

Editorial Board September 9, 2021

Saturday marks the 20th anniversary since the national tragedy of 9/11. At the start of the day of Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew how much our country would change from that day on. However, as the years...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Board of Trustees: you need to take action

STAFF EDITORIAL: Board of Trustees: you need to take action

Editorial Board September 8, 2021

Douglas Hall needs to be renamed, however, 139 days after the Naming Committee voted to recommend a name change, it has yet to go before the Board of Trustees.  We are left to wonder if this...

EDITORIAL: Congrats to AFSCME on new contract

EDITORIAL: Congrats to AFSCME on new contract

Editorial Board September 7, 2021

After over 400 days of negotiating with Eastern’s administration, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local #981 has an updated contract. The union members will receive...

EDITORIAL: Respect families of active cases

EDITORIAL: Respect families of active cases

Editorial Board September 6, 2021

In missing person cases as family and friends are still in search of the missing person, it is important to be respectful of how you speak about the case. There should always be respect for the family’s...

EDITORIAL: We Are EIU flagpole back in use

EDITORIAL: We Are EIU flagpole back in use

Editorial Board September 2, 2021

Eastern’s “We Are EIU” flagpole has been a welcome reminder of our campus’ diversity in the months since it was introduced. The flagpole was installed after ongoing requests to fly a Black Lives...

EDITORIAL: Be careful when drinking

EDITORIAL: Be careful when drinking

Editorial Board September 2, 2021

Drinking at college parties, an experience that some students see as integral in enjoying the freedom of college life, and that can often lead to problems, including the risk of sexual assault. According...

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