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Editorial: Families need to be reunited immediately

Staff Editorial

October 21, 2020

A story from NBC News Tuesday found that lawyers appointed by a federal judge have been unable to track down the families of 545 children separated from their families by the Trump administration. The article quotes Lee Gelernt deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project as saying, “I...

Editorial: No excuses to not understand how Zoom calls work

Staff Editorial

October 20, 2020

Jeffrey Toobin, a CNN legal analyst and reporter for The New Yorker, was suspended by The New Yorker and took a leave of absence from CNN after accidentally exposing himself on a Zoom call with colleagues. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake believing I was off-camera,” Toobin said in a statement...

Editorial: NY Post makes careless decision with Biden story

Staff Editorial

October 18, 2020

The New York Post caught some criticism Wednesday with the publication of a story that they said was based on the contents of a hard drive reportedly belonging to Hunter Biden. The story claimed that Joe Biden used his position as vice president to help Hunter Biden make money and the hard drive w...

Editorial: NBC getting backlash over town hall decision

Staff Editorial

October 14, 2020

NBC News is facing criticism for scheduling a town hall Thursday featuring President Trump to be broadcast against a similar event being aired by ABC featuring Joe Biden. Critics have attacked the decision to have dueling town halls at the same time, meaning viewers will not be able to watch both o...

Editorial: Remember that you can be reinfected with COVID

Staff Editorial

October 13, 2020

A Nevada man recently became the first person in North America to catch COVID-19 twice, according to researchers at the University of Nevada. I was proven back in August that someone could become infected twice after a Hong Kong man tested positive in March and then again in August. Very little is k...

Editorial: Indigenous Peoples Day a worthwhile, important holiday

Staff Editorial

October 13, 2020

Monday was Columbus Day to many, but to many others across the country, Monday marked Indigenous Peoples Day. Fourteen states, the District of Columbia and more than 130 cities officially recognize Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day, according to USA Today. We at The Daily Eastern News b...

Editorial: Black Lives Matter flag is welcome addition to campus

Staff Editorial

October 11, 2020

About two years after a petition was created to fly a Black Lives Matter flag on campus, one was raised Friday morning as the first flag to sit on the new “We are EIU” flag pole. We at The Daily Eastern News are happy to see this flag flying on campus. It represents something very important for E...

Editorial: VP debate better than presidential disaster

Staff Editorial

October 8, 2020

Wednesday night saw Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence take to the stage in Salt Lake City for the vice-presidential debate. They discussed the coronavirus, taxes and the Supreme Court over the course of an hour and a half. Pence delivered messages similar to Trump’s from the Sept....

Editorial: Eastern’s hours policy requires adjusting

Staff Editorial

October 8, 2020

Eastern’s current Student Employee Regulations enforce a punishment in response to minor rule violations. Student employees are limited to 42 hours in a two-week pay period. This is a reasonable regulation, ensuring that all jobs will be part-time only and giving other employees a chance to get a...

Editorial: White House does not care about outbreak

Staff Editorial

October 6, 2020

Even more evidence that President Trump and his administration seemingly do not care about COVID-19 or take it seriously presented itself Tuesday. The White House will apparently not be contact tracing the attendees of a celebration of Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court that took place i...

Editorial: Lack of student votes part of problem with Student Gov. election

Staff Editorial

October 5, 2020

Student apathy is something Eastern knows all too well, and it needs to come to an end. In the Fall 2020 Student Government Election 6.8% of eligible voters voted. Only 6.8% of the entire student body voted in the election to name the individuals who represent us as students to university administrati...

Editorial: Trump acting recklessly after COVID diagnosis

Staff Editorial

October 4, 2020

After it was announced Friday morning that President Donald Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, some thought that perhaps this would make Trump begin to take the virus seriously. After several days, that appears not to be the case. We at The Daily Eastern News find some of Trump’s behavior...

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