The Daily Eastern News

STAFF EDITORIAL: Be easy on the pot when it’s legal

Staff Editorial

December 4, 2019

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, adults 21 years old and over can legally buy marijuana for recreational use, and we at The Daily Eastern News are excited but would like to remind students that they cannot and should not bring the drug to Eastern’s campus. Like many of our fellow college students, the Ed...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Ohio House bill showcases ectopic pregnancy misconceptions

Editorial Staff

December 3, 2019

Conversations about re-implanting ectopic pregnancies into women’s uteruses are drawing nervous laughter, skepticism, anger and confusion, and we at The Daily Eastern News, as we can imagine other people are feeling the same, are left scratching our heads in bewilderment that this is still something state ...

Editorial: Chicago deserved better than Johnson

December 2, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Monday that police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was fired from his position for lying about circumstances surrounding him being found asleep in his car in October. Johnson was found asleep at a stop sign in his car by police in October and originally he claimed...

EDITORIAL: We’re back from break; let’s make this count

Staff Editorial

December 1, 2019

One week. We all have just one more week of classes before finals week. Just. One. Last. Week. A semester of hard work, late nights, tests, quizzes, papers, dining hall food, parties and work have culminated and come to this final week. We at The Daily Eastern News are not sure about you, but we have a fee...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t dream of holidays; live them

Staff Editorial

November 21, 2019

 Can you imagine it?  Passing by relieved pupils with happy faces in the halls, packing your things for a great trip and making the drive back home in the cold of November. A relief from the tumult of work and school is needed. We’re seeing the beginning of that relief now. Can you imagine...

Editorial: Give back this season

November 20, 2019

As students start gearing up to head home for the long-awaited Thanksgiving break, the season of giving thanks will set upon us. With that, the season of giving should come with it as well. With a week off classes, getting in to the habit of taking time for yourself over break may be a bit easier...

Charleston City Council to vote on loan agreement

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 18, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on a loan agreement during its meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The loan will be used to purchase an ambulance and should not exceed $226,500. The loan would come from First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust and last for a period of five years at an interest rate of ...

Editorial: More mass shootings, more silence

November 18, 2019

Stop us if you have heard the following before: Four people were killed and six were injured in a shooting in Fresno, California Sunday evening and three are dead after a shooting at a Walmart in Oklahoma. There was once a time where that news would have jostled people, or at the very least sparked...

Editorial: Senator Johnson’s comments concerning

November 17, 2019

United State senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin went on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday and made comments about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that were as concerning as they were out of touch. Johnson said on "Meet the Press" that the whistleblower who took information about Tr...

STAFF EDITORIAL: There are more vital things to argue about

Staff Editorial

November 15, 2019

It is important to be grateful for kind words from others in a world that does not have much kindness to spread. Everyday headlines and video clips flash before our eyes that show the horrors of the day from mass shootings to famine to war; there are so many negative things to see in the world. So, when...

Staff Editorial: Strip away partisanship from inquiry

November 13, 2019

The first round of the public impeachment hearing was held on Wednesday in Washington, where democratic and republican members of congress took 45 minutes each questioning witnesses William B. Taylor and George Kent. The testimony given by Taylor, who is the U.S. diplomat to Ukraine and Kent, who is th...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Stay safe in treacherous weather

Staff Editorial

November 11, 2019

With the heavy snowfall and blustery weather we have recently received, it is safe to say that the roads are rather dangerous. Local police officers have expressed that it is not worth it for people to be on the roads, unless they absolutely have to be somewhere. We at The Daily Eastern News agree tha...

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