The Daily Eastern News

Stay safe this Halloween

Staff Report

October 26, 2017

It is the spookiest time of the year, and the air is filled with spirits, tricks and treats. Although Halloween allows us the chance to overdose on sugar and step into someone else’s shoes, it is important to remember to take this weekend with caution. The staff at The Daily Eastern News has...

Power through the cycle, prioritize education and experience

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2017

Classes are important. They often open people’s eyes to different ways of thinking as well as help them develop skills that are needed to succeed in whatever field they choose. Education is life-changing, but not all lessons can be taught in classes. While classes provide the foundational concepts,...

We need leaders and we need answers

Staff Editorial

October 23, 2017

It is not yet election season, but there has already been some talk about possible candidates in upcoming races. Shirley Bell, a retired communication studies professor, announced her intention to seek the nomination for state representative of the 110th district at a Trivia Night, according to The...

Continue Homecoming spirit throughout the semester

Staff Report

October 22, 2017

Homecoming may be over but the memories created this Homecoming by passionately participating in activities with friends and family will be an integral part of many students’ college experience. For activities after the festivities of Homecoming, it takes that passion for Eastern and the dedication...

Committee meetings should be open

October 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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