The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Attack hard topics through performance

Staff Editorial

August 30, 2016


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The Monday edition of The Daily Eastern News contained a follow-up on comedian Ester Steinberg’s recent show here at Eastern. Because of, or maybe for the benefit of, her mainly female audience, Steinberg used part of her show to talk about street harassment and catcalling. Audience members reported...

Editorial: Seek out the fun in, around Charleston

Staff Editorial

August 25, 2016


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At The Daily Eastern News, we always try to encourage students to get involved on campus, whether it is through volunteering, joining a registered student organization or taking all the opportunities that are offered through various academic departments. While getting to know the school you live in ...

Editorial: Respect, support authority, do not compromise morals

Staff Editorial

August 24, 2016


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Eastern in is transition. Within the week we will have a new chief of police, who, in turn, will be expected immediately to deal with a growing scrutiny of law enforcement on top of the existing issues that come with a college population—all while in the midst of an unprecedented budget crisis. It...

Editorial: Represent your school tactfully, gracefully

Staff Editorial

August 23, 2016


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Knowing how to act in public is a trait that many of us should already have embedded in our systems. Being reminded of it as young adults seems almost juvenile considering that most of us have had our parents indoctrinate us with this trait since exiting the womb. However, it seems as though tactfulness...

Editorial: Volunteering is a vital civic, economic responsibility

Staff Editorial

August 22, 2016


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In grade school, we were implored by teachers to volunteer. We were encouraged and sometimes forced to get involved in our communities. Classes and busloads of us took time out of the school day to clean roadsides, soothe the elderly and ailing, care for animals and create care packages for any variety...

Editorial: All readers should set goals

Staff Editorial

August 17, 2016


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Goals and resolutions are not just for New Year's Day. In fact, the staff of the Daily Eastern News was too anxious to wait for the New Year to roll around. New school year, new News-- the office now proudly displays a list of the Daily Eastern News staff's hopes and aspirations for the semester and...

Editorial: Hey Springfield, enough is enough

Editorial: Hey Springfield, enough is enough

Staff Editorial

June 29, 2016


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A war is being fought on the soil of our very own state. Some living within the borders may have so far escaped the bloodshed. Others absolutely have not. On one side of the ideological war are the Republicans, along with Gov. Rauner, pushing his so-called “Turnaround Agenda.” On the other...

Editorial: Appreciate, help take care of the Earth

Staff Editorial

April 22, 2016


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Earth Day is today, and it is important for everybody to take an interest in it. At The Daily Eastern News, we encourage everyone in the community to embrace the holiday. Throw away your trash instead of just leaving it out. If something needs to be recycled, actually take the time to recycl...

Editorial: No budget, no paychecks for legislators

Staff Editorial

April 21, 2016


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On Sunday, Comptroller Leslie Munger announced that she would delay paychecks for members of Illinois’ General Assembly and Constitutional Officers until a budget is passed. In a press release, Munger stated the facts everyone in Illinois already knows well. The budget impasse has led to massive...

Editorial: Spring concerts should take priority

Staff Editorial

April 20, 2016


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On Friday, Eastern saw a sold-out spring concert for the first time in several years. According to an article in The Daily Eastern News called “Spring concert sells out, sees positive response,” Ceci Brinker said she has only seen two or three sold out student-focused concerts during her time i...

Editorial: Raise in tuition could be necessary

Staff Editorial

April 19, 2016


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As the 2016 fiscal year nears its end on June 30, many people have probably noticed that this year was a bit different from other years. What was so different though? A trip to Ilbudgetclock.com can provide the answer, and it shows that Illinois has now gone through nine months and 13 days without...

Editorial: Lack of budget still causing problems

Staff Editorial

April 18, 2016


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In the wake of the layoffs that affected about 177 civil service employees on Eastern’s campus, the ones who were not laid off are still feeling the effects of these staffing cuts. Many have had to work longer hours, take work home, and know the stress of taking on the duties and responsibilities...

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