The Daily Eastern News

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pride Month is beneficial

Staff Editorial

April 8, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With April being Pride Month for students at Eastern, several activities are being planned. Although, the question arises, “What is so beneficial about Pride Month?” Pride Month is dedicated to support students in the LGBTQA+ community. So many people in this community are judged and criticized...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Cherish this week, keep working hard, stay optimistic

Staff Editorial

April 7, 2019


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This week is one that all of us at Eastern need to cherish and enjoy while it lasts. There are a lot of things that will be coming up soon, and this week can provide us all with the opportunities to relax while we can. There are only four weeks left in the semester before the long-awaited summer break, a...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Medication for opioid addiction is needed

Staff Editorial

April 4, 2019


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Medications to treat people with opioid use disorders (OUD) need to be more readily available at substance use disorder facilities. If these medications do not become available soon, the opioid crisis has no clear end in sight. There are three FDA-approved medications that help save the lives of people wi...

Diversity is needed in politics

Staff Editorial

April 3, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

History has been made after the landslide victory of Lori Lightfoot for mayor of Chicago, making her the first African-American woman and openly gay mayor in Chicago history. According to The Chicago Tribune, Lightfoot swept all 50 of Chicago’s wards, winning 74 percent of the unofficial vote. While...

Value the opinions that matter

Staff Editorial

April 2, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Each person has their own way of perceiving life and their own goals for the future. However, the future is not always forseeable, especially during these temporary years of college when there is still much uncertainty over where life may go. There are some things you know you want to bring with...

Study hard; relax, take a moment to breathe

Staff Editorial

April 1, 2019


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As the end of the semester is near, most students will be spending this last month studying hard and preparing for final exams. We at The Daily Eastern News believe that  it is good for everyone to make time to study and work hard to do well on their exams, but we also feel that students should try to...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Celebrate different heritages, learn from the cultures

Staff Editorial

March 31, 2019


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Times are tough for many people right now, and specifically, for minorities in the United States. According to USA Today, anti-black incidents are on the rise in the country. Today reported in February that the FBI said hate crimes in America increased 17 percent last year, which is the third straight y...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Respect all students’ religions

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2019


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It is totally fine and acceptable to allow Muslim students, or any religious students for that matter, to pray voluntarily and independently on Eastern’s campus. We at The Daily Eastern News understand that school-sponsored prayer at public schools is unconstitutional. That does not mean religious studen...

Do service work and help others

Staff Editorial

March 27, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

They say nothing feels better than when you lend a hand and help others. We at The Daily Eastern News are in total agreement with this statement. When you take time out of your life to do some kind of service work, you are not only doing a good deed, but you are also making an impact on so man...

Challenge yourself on a regular basis

Staff Editorial

March 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Editorials

It has become increasingly common over recent decades for people to take the easy route when making choices. Whether it is something as major as buying a house already furnished or as simple as traveling one block by car, most people opt for the most convenient option without even thinking. With...

EDITORIAL: Be positive and stop complaining all the time

Staff Editorial

March 25, 2019


Filed under Editorials

Every day you will come across a situation that brings you stress. More often than not, there is a solution to this problem. The problem about this is that so many people in the world love to complain. It is as if they get a high from complaining. Because of this, when they are offered a solution...

EDITORIAL: Honesty is always the best policy

Staff Editorial

March 24, 2019


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“Tell the truth and don’t be afraid.” It is the motto we at The Daily Eastern News live by and will uphold with our reporting. Being truthful is a great virtue to have and live by. After all, it is the very thing the president of Illinois is famous for (Honest Abe). Even the first president...

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