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September 28, 2017

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

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

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

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 —...

EDITORIAL: Commitment to safety should not stop

Staff Report

September 5, 2017

Eastern has recently received the honor of having Charleston be named the second safest college town in America by SafeWise for the second year in a row. However, it is important to keep in mind this data is based off of information gathered in 2015. It does not take into account the tragedies which...

Take chances, get involved before it is too late

Staff Report

August 22, 2017

In today’s issue of the Daily Eastern News, we wrote about two events that happened that might not seem similar at first, but serve similar purposes- the minority reception happening on Tuesday. Events like these help bring people togeth- er, and help students to get more involved on cam- pus. Thro...

Have fun but stay focused on your goals

Staff Report

August 20, 2017

As the sun rises Monday morning, sleepy students will wipe the crust out of their tired and heavy eyes and roll out of bed, dress and make their way to the first class of the day. For some, the first day of school can be nerve wracking, for others it’s a walk in the park but whatever the case is,...

Editorial: Get to know Booth Library before papers begin

Staff Editorial

January 24, 2017

The library is the heart of the university. Universities invest a great deal of money into building, maintaining and staffing them. This is not because university administrators are old-fashioned and like the smell of books. The reason is simple: libraries are extremely useful. Therefore, you should...

Editorial: Eastern’s break tragically short

Staff Editorial

January 18, 2017

As many students have found out by now, Eastern has begun the second week of the spring semester at the same time that many of the neighboring institutions are starting their first week back from winter break. Other students at neighboring schools had an extra week for break and were eased back into...

Editorial: Remember MLK’s sacrifices, keep his vision alive

Staff Editorial

January 17, 2017

April 4th, 1968, 48 years ago: the day a hero was killed because of what he stood up for, because he said something that challenged the status quo. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated on the day history wept and a whole nation was reborn. The...

Editorial: Luck’s power comes from belief

Staff Editorial

January 13, 2017

Everyone has a routine or a habit that they repeat in hopes they get the outcome they want. Whether this is the recipe for insanity or a plot to remain on luck’s good side, people hold forms of superstitions near and dear their sentimental hearts. In wake of 2017’s first Friday the 13th, we at The...

Editorial: Vitalization project results still important

Staff Editorial

January 11, 2017

After a long semester, with everyone nervously anticipating the results of the vitalization project, Workgroups have finally posted their recommendations online for the campus to see. While the last thing the News staff wants to do is spread fear, as journalists we also have the responsibility to...

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