The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Eastern made right choice in moving to online-only classes

March 12, 2020

Eastern announced on Wednesday a sweeping series of decisions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak including the extension of spring break until March 29 and the move to online-only classes when school resumes. Other changes include the cancelation of Eastern’s Spring Concert, cancelation of Greek Week...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Do not expose people to illness

Staff Editorial

March 12, 2020

With the coronavirus getting closer to us, it is important that we take the necessary precautions to make sure we do not catch it and that we avoid getting others sick as well. As of now, the university has not made any finite decision, but it seems that it could very well be possible that we shift...

Editorial: Early voting is an option for us all

March 10, 2020

Election Day for the general primary election is on Tuesday, March 17. Most of us plan to vote that day at our local polling place, but there is another option that may be more convenient. With Election Day falling during spring break, some students will be gone on vacation and may not be able to...

STAFF EDITORIAL: CAA’s OMA vote was right decision

Staff Editorial

March 9, 2020

Eastern’s Council on Academic Affairs voted unanimously at its Thursday meeting last week to reject a bylaw change that would make it no longer subject to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The proposed bylaw change was a controversial one, in which we at The Daily Eastern News expressed our disagreement w...

EDITORIAL: Liking a different candidate is fine

March 8, 2020

The democratic presidential race is essentially down to two candidates now: former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. And democrats, particularly those on Twitter, are split on opinion. Sanders has a very devout following and his supporters, especially those on Twitter, w...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Be safe Saturday during Unofficial

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2020

“Chucktown Unofficial” will be making its annual visit to Charleston on Saturday. This is a day that many students look forward to because they can forget about their schoolwork, or at least try to, and hang out with their friends. It means a day of drinking, partying and, sometimes, illegal a...

Officials should respect the press

Staff Editorial

March 5, 2020

The press is an arm of democracy, and in order for it to do its job and inform the public, elected officials need to speak to and have respect for journalists. This is also true for those working in student media. Elected officials (presidents, congress people and even local leaders like mayors, board...

Editorial: Remember struggles of women this month

March 3, 2020

March is Women’s History Month, and we at The Daily Eastern News implore everyone on and off campus to challenge themselves and reflect on the contributions that women have made to the country and the world that have been overlooked or ignored. One of the best ways to learn more about women’s his...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Tuesday an important precursor for polls

Staff Editorial

March 2, 2020

Illinois’ presidential primary date is still two weeks away (early voting is open, however), but Tuesday’s “Super Tuesday” voting day will tell Illinois voters a lot about what to expect when they go to the polls March 14. Moderates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg both dropped out of the race ahead of T...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Congrats to Eastern basketball

Staff Editorial

February 28, 2020

The editorial board of The Daily Eastern News would like to congratulate Eastern’s men’s and women’s basketball teams on both making the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Eastern’s women’s team clinched a tournament berth last week with a win over Murray State, and Eastern’s men’s team clin...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Cease making excuses; just vote

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2020

The excuses remain the same in almost every election cycle when people say why they did not vote. “Don’t care.” “My vote doesn’t matter.” And the infamous “I didn’t have time.” None of those excuses hold much water, but the excuse with the most holes in it election after election i...

Editorial: We must change to save climate

February 25, 2020

The effects of climate change are becoming unavoidable and potentially “catastrophic,” according to a report produced by the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel on Climate Change. It’s time to stop denying the dangers of climate change. It’s time to start lobbying for laws that...

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