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The Daily Eastern News

Committee meetings should be open

October 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Higher education is now in a time of transition. Eastern is not an exception. Earlier in the week, we reported on the staffing and subsequent first meeting of a review committee that will look at Workgroup no. 8 and 9’s recommendations. Both workgroups made recommendations that could change the...

Still be aware of pressing issues this Homecoming week

Staff Report

October 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Homecoming, Opinions

When hard times come upon us, people are often asked to step up and do more than they usually do to continue to make sure everything functions smoothly. It can be easy to ignore things that are not as they should be during Homecoming week. After all, it is a time for celebrating school pride and relieving...

Go ahead, celebrate but stay responsible

Staff Editorial

October 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Homecoming Week is officially upon us and along with wearing blue to celebrate school spirit; many students are taking it upon themselves to go the extra mile to welcome in homecoming. What better, stereotypical way to ring in homecoming than chugging gallons of booze and getting blackout drunk everyday...

Clean up trash on and off campus

Staff Report

October 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The amount of litter that gathers along the side of the streets, especially up and down seventh and sixth streets, is appalling. The trash resembles thick cottonwood in late July; actually, it makes cottonwood more desirable to keep around. From crushed and smashed solo cups to shattered beer bottles...

It’s so much more than bathrooms

Staff Report

October 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Among other hotly debated topics involving transgender people, gender-inclusive bathrooms have been something people have shown strong approval and disapproval of in recent years. In Thursday’s edition of the Daily Eastern News, it was mentioned there is currently at least one gender-inclusive bathroom...

Be respectful to those coming out, open minded to people as a whole

Staff Report

October 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Wednesday marks National Coming Out Day, when people are generally encouraged to let others they care about know that they are a part of the LGBTQA+ community. While it is important to be honest with ourselves, coming out is a personal decision that is different for everyone. Not everyone will come...

Sexual assault should not be tolerated

Staff Report

October 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In Thursday’s article of The Daily Eastern News, EIU FEM President Alana Reinhardt took a stand against rape culture by marching in the fifth annual S.L.U.T. walk. “We march because consent isn’t sexy,” Reinhardt said. “Consent is required.” We live in a society that has not shown full ...

Take control of your time, life

Staff Editorial

October 3, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

As the days turn into months, it is easy to allow time to escape from your clutch. As students, we recognize that time is of the essence and therefore to waste it doing mundane tasks is unbearable and has consequences that we may not particularly care for. As a result, with so much going on at...

Support the work SACIS does

September 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Since The Daily Eastern News delivers news and sports content to a primarily college-based audience, the staff is familiar with the unfortunate fact that sexual assualt has been a reoccurring (not to mention unnecessary) problem on college campuses. Therefore, with a staff made up of primarily women, w...

Bystander intervention is important

Staff Report

September 27, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Tragedies happen in life. This is an unfortunate truth people have to grapple with in this world. However, a small reason to hope is that in the midst of these tragedies, communities often come together, and there is usually someone refusing to stand by and watch these bad things happen. For example,...

Safety should be a priority

Staff Editorial

September 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With the recent school shooting at Mattoon High School, the importance of having safety procedures in place is something that has been brought to the forefront for public consideration. Kent Martin, chief of the university police department, said in Sept. 19’s meeting of the Faculty Senate that...

Do not repeat the mistakes of last year

Staff Report

September 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

While we never like to hyperbolize in the newsroom, there is a chance we would not be exaggerating when we say the university has been through hell and back these past few years. Eastern has taken so many hits, whether it is through low enrollment, the budget crisis, potential program deletions —...

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